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quote#476
Posted: 2/19/2016 10:16:17 PM

Wow... I have not looked at this post in a few years... It practical went viral :-)

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Posted: 3/15/2016 2:21:12 AM

I wouldn't say it went 'viral', it just got bumped in 2015. 

Good story, mafioso.
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Posted: 3/15/2016 3:57:26 AM
college gambler failed miserably in his endeavor 
2200 left out of 77000 he had 

and Slick was a fraud to begin with


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Posted: 3/15/2016 3:58:52 AM
Also I am not claiming I did this for a living
I did it for one miracle of a football season
After that I opened my own business with the money

rather than lose it all in other sports like so many have
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Posted: 3/15/2016 10:04:07 PM
love this thread and will offer my own story as contribution. moved out there a few years back with 5k to try to make it. floated for 6 months before i started reaching and lost it all. hit a 250-1 prop for 25$ that floated me another 6 months before i had to get a job. after a total of 1.75 years i was flat broke, with only my car to my name, sold my plasma for gas money and bounced.
it was an exciting time, but way too much time in front of computers and tvs alone. knew my roll was too low to make it but i had no job or place to stay at the time so i took my half assed shot. 
Vegas is a fun city and has a nice mix of outdoor and nightlife stuff to do with cheap rent and booze to boot. Would recomend living there, but as far as the dream goes as many have stated before youre gonna need 6 figures a solid grasp on the sports youre wagering on and a steady head. 
would never tell someone to not live out their dream, but this dream as you call it is very easily turned into a nightmare if youre not careful. honestly just happy im alive and healthy to tell my tale. bol folks
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Posted: 3/16/2016 2:06:22 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by monstergrit:

love this thread and will offer my own story as contribution. moved out there a few years back with 5k to try to make it. floated for 6 months before i started reaching and lost it all. hit a 250-1 prop for 25$ that floated me another 6 months before i had to get a job. after a total of 1.75 years i was flat broke, with only my car to my name, sold my plasma for gas money and bounced.it was an exciting time, but way too much time in front of computers and tvs alone. knew my roll was too low to make it but i had no job or place to stay at the time so i took my half assed shot. Vegas is a fun city and has a nice mix of outdoor and nightlife stuff to do with cheap rent and booze to boot. Would recomend living there, but as far as the dream goes as many have stated before youre gonna need 6 figures a solid grasp on the sports youre wagering on and a steady head. would never tell someone to not live out their dream, but this dream as you call it is very easily turned into a nightmare if youre not careful. honestly just happy im alive and healthy to tell my tale. bol folks

You did great considering how underbankrolled you were.
Actually you were phenomenal
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Posted: 3/16/2016 10:59:40 PM
thx maf. bugs me cause i still wonder what if...just like i did before, but its not a healthy life if youre not truly set up for it. helped alot that i brought my own booze with me wherever i went or played .25 cent blackjack at the bar and lived cheap otherwise. pretty sure i drank half a fifth of bullet for a dollar one night. proly the best deal in vegas if you tip decent and play relatively slow
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Posted: 5/8/2016 9:00:47 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TDHPlays:

I don't want to say too much, but I will be returning to LV before the NFL season starts.  Am retired, have a secure pension from NV and SSA, almost at 50K per year based upon my work and my deceased wife's tenure as a teacher.  Moreover, before going in a few weeks, I secured a part time job at $5k per year for 3 months work, as I don't want to work too much at my age.  I lived in LV for over 14 years during my earning years and it was very good to me and my wife as employees, but not gamblers.  Unfortunately, she died there of cancer at an early age.  Of course, that was in the late 80's and early 90's before all the minorities moved in.
With a retirement investment account which I could live on until I'm a 100 without any pension, I think it is time to try to go back and have some fun with minimal football bets.  I think this is the only way you can survive there.  Any other way, I would advise against trying to make it.  When I lived there, so many of my friends were in bankruptcy court.  So many tried to live the dream, but they ended up broke.
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  Would love to hear how this story has played out 
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Posted: 5/9/2016 1:21:51 PM
You don't need anywhere near six figures if you're not too proud to work a shiit job and live in a shiit apt.... If a man's not married, has no kids, isn't a degenerate fuk up, isn't a junkie in any way..... Why wouldn't he be living in Vegas? Seriously.
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Posted: 5/10/2016 8:06:30 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Dutch1976:

You don't need anywhere near six figures if you're not too proud to work a shiit job and live in a shiit apt.... If a man's not married, has no kids, isn't a degenerate fuk up, isn't a junkie in any way..... Why wouldn't he be living in Vegas? Seriously.
you sure can live on a low budget out there as rent is cheap and food and booze can be cheap if you do things right...that said doing things right can get pretty old after a while. not a terrible place to live and id take it over any midwest state for sure
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Posted: 8/25/2016 3:45:10 AM
you need 210k to live the dream.  10k to get out there and set up (i.e. trips to reno to load cash onto the atlantis and peppermill apps, rent apt, etc, drive across country) and 200 to bet with....be there soon boys...
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Posted: 9/12/2016 11:50:35 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by mafioso:

And god forbid the person who trys this has other vices

drugs, alcahol, other games of chance that they arent so good at or the odds are completely stacked in there favor.


oh boy. yup im out
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Posted: 2/20/2017 4:57:11 AM
Nice to see that this thread is still around 
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Posted: 3/11/2017 7:21:19 PM
Those who say "Move to Vegas to live the Dream" is probably going off the emotion and memories of their awesome vacation they experienced in Vegas.   It's no vacation when you live there. You can't get caught up in the drinking..partying...hanging out in the casino when you live there like you do when you are on vacation for 3-4 days. Its fantasy and not reality and if you do that while you live there, Vegas will eat you up and spit you out.  Too much vices in that city and 90% of us can't live there. It get's old fast. Its just like every other city when you take the strip out.  
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Posted: 3/12/2017 12:00:46 AM
Vegas is actually a real sh*th0le. The Strip is mostly expensive as hell and brimming with some very idiotic tourists. It can be good for picking up ladies if you're into that but you also have to wade through a bunch of gold diggers and lurking escorts. Go off of the Strip and you're either in a relatively seedy area or somewhere with planned neighborhoods/gated communities basically. A good portion of the people that do live here are stuck or just want to get out it seems. Not to mention, it's very uneducated. There are some perks in that everything is pretty much open 24/7, there are some really good spots to eat, housing is cheap, and there isn't any state income tax etc. etc.

Then we can get to the subject of sports betting. I personally think it's nearly impossible to make much of a living doing so out here (under the table) unless you are willing to drive all around town to place bets at different places or have runners. Keep in mind though, books with the same parent company will track you so if you personally make multiple same bets at those casinos in a day, you need to space it out a good bit- or else be prepared to provide ID and SSN when cashing. Books don't like structuring and they can see it from a mile away with their systems and cameras.

My personal advice: move to Mexico, open an account with Pinny, enjoy cheap living, good food, good weather, better women, avoid stress, avoid taxes, avoid crime (yes- depending on the place, Mexico is very safe).

Vegas is good for 6 months or as a 2nd residence, if that's a possibility for you. That's really about it. 
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Posted: 3/12/2017 3:20:05 AM
Nevermind Mexico... I've been reading up on FATCA. Shell company anyone? lol
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Posted: 5/29/2017 3:20:13 AM
I would never live in the bad part of Vegas, it seems to be very dangerous. 

I would live in a high rise near the strip. 
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