Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I mentioned that over the weekend my friends taught me how to play Blackjack so that I can participate in the gambling when we go to Vegas. It was very important to me that I get to gamble with the guys while I'm there. Stephen isn't going to want to go to shows or fancy dinners while we're there but I did that a few months ago when I went with my friends. The purpose of this trip is to really experience the gambling in Sin City, hopefully win some money, and take a fun trip with My Love. :)
Last night I was still thinking about Blackjack when I got home from work so I downloaded an App on my phone so I could continue to play so I'm comfortable with certain situations and with "money". I now understand how easily it is for people to sit at a Blackjack table for hours at a time.
The app is pretty neat. You automatically start with $1000 and you control the amount of your bet. You can double down and split and Blackjack pays 3 to 2. It's been a good learning experience to watch the money go up and down so I get comfortable with streaks.
I plan on "practicing" until it's trip time - in December. I totally understand that a lot, well most, of the game is total chance and that some hands I'll never have a chance to win. But if I'm prepared for the situations when I should double or spit, I'll do better with my money.
It's very exciting.