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cbtobe Posts: 54Subscriber
I am a winning 2/5 player - about 10bb/hr over the past 1K hours. I also have a full time job. I am thinking about taking a sabbatical from work and traveling around the country to play. I would possibly buy a camper and live in it, or at the casino hotels. Do any of you have any suggestions on a strategy for this. Bankroll of about 75K. i.e. best games for low cost of living, etc. Goal is not necessarily to crush the games and turn a huge profit, but enough to survive and then some. I currently live in Arizona. Any thoughts?.


  • BartBart Posts: 6,077AdministratorLeadPro
    edited December 2017
    If you have a camper LA is a great place to play. I have seen 5 to 10 campers at Commerce, Bike, HP parking lots and it seems like they aren't bothered. Why not play in the best games where the cost of living is high, without the cost of living?

    Honestly you could also call each card room in Los Angeles and ask them their policy about paring your camper in their parking lot.

  • workinghard Posts: 1,573Subscriber
    Also, ask them about their policy of showering in their bathrooms.
  • cbtobe Posts: 54Subscriber
    I stopped using public bathrooms to shower when I hit 40. Now that I’m north of 40, I’m too embarrassed
  • Brickowski Posts: 36Subscriber
    I've traveled a fair amount in my van playing poker and luckily haven't had any problems. I was driving around casinos in Arizona and New Mexico last summer and usually would end up sleeping in my van in their parking garage or parking lot if I didn't have a friend in the area. I feel like since most Casinos are 24hr type of places it is very unlikely that you'll be noticed or bothered. Also it can be a cheap alternative to stay in state/national parks or forests if there is one nearby. Could also consider a membership to YMCA or lifetime fitness for shower use. A few times when I got tired of staying in my Van I'll buy a motel room... If you buy it at around 6-7am you can sleep there for two nights but only pay for 1. Good luck!
  • FreeLunch Posts: 1,311Pro
    Time of year? Most campers are summer only so that would kill cold weather areas options
  • cbtobe Posts: 54Subscriber
    Thanks. Appreciate the advice. Just wanted to hear from people that have tried it.
  • TerpHimselfTerpHimself Posts: 321Subscriber
    Yeah based on your current location I'd stay West Coast. If you want a break from LA, you can drive north to Stones, and then further to the Bay Area. No reason to haul anywhere else unless you want to see the country a little. Then there are tourney series that bring action to Oklahoma and Colorado. I'd think the only other state worth having a camper to travel around would be Florida in the winter, but that's quite a haul. You could stop in New Orleans to play on your way over.

    I don't think anything in the Midwest is really worth stopping for unless you want to play big PLO. Then it's the east coast, going back and forth from Borgata to Maryland Live or MGM National Harbor. None of which is going to give you better NLHE games than LA.
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