Welcome aboard Kat

tfaziotfazio Red Chipper Posts: 819 ✭✭✭
Great to hear you are onboard I’m sure all us subscribers will be pleased with your input.
Great podcast a great look at the life of a Vegas Grinder. I have worked with Kat and he helped me get out of an awful down swing. I don’t know if he is hanging out his shingle yet. But very nice guy to work with. Nice to see a realistic view of the life of a low stakes grinder, it’s not all glitz and glitter.

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  • WickedWicked Red Chipper Posts: 61 ✭✭
    Agreed! Great podcast, and I appreciate the help you gave me on my core question.
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,927 -
    Thanks, happy to be here.
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  • Fernando OFernando O Red Chipper Posts: 78 ✭✭
    This LV grinder podcast was the second one I've listened to in the last year - Persaudeo was the other - and I have to say it was a disappointment to hear the advertisers of our wonderful game (which doesn't need advertising) to say things like, "How to exploit tourists....How to exploit XXX." Is podcasting on how to exploit tourists (alleged suckers) and card rooms what people interested in learning poker want to hear? I don't, and I doubt any intelligent person who frequents RCP's forums does.

    As far as the the grinder who was interviewed is concerned, I appreciate his self-deprecating honesty regarding the "welfare checks and food stamps," which are highly sought after and required for survival by the Diamond Lounge lizards.

    A focal point of evolution is the elimination of the unnecessary and weak. They naturally cease to exist. But in Vegas there is a disreputable subset of poker vermin, who slither their way around town chasing free-roll tourney dollars and other promotions designed for people who gladly sell their time, because it simply isn't worth much, and get subsidized by certain casinos to fill seats in poker rooms. Perhaps the lizards help make a market in poker action but I can't imagine why a reasonable person would want to sit at a table and give money to an obvious nit who won't put in a single dollar without thinking he is nearly nutted; then whine like a fool, when they lose, and criticize the tourist he is there to provide a market for.

    Although some believe the Vegas poker underclass is needed for the games to exist, they are most likely a primary culprit (the dwindling number of games around town suggests tourists are also sick of the poker welfare class) in the slow death of poker at a number of rooms in Vegas - the game will survive in rooms where they are intended to naturally survive do to the availability of customers with money and players with some cash and desire to take risk.

    In spite of my obvious disdain for the subsidized pseudo risk takers, I am willing to concede the possibility that Vegas' Total Rewards boys and girls are like lawyers - it is better to complain about them rather than complain about not having them. Time will tell.

    F
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,927 -
    FWIW I never criticize tourists.
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  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,927 -
    Additional... while I'm not thrilled by Fernando's characterization of me as "vermin," I feel he does touch upon some important points, albeit immoderately.

    Here are some of my own observations about the shortcomings of Vegas locals... https://redchippoker.com/locals-contract-vegas-poker-blog/
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  • Fernando OFernando O Red Chipper Posts: 78 ✭✭
    "characterization of me as "vermin,"

    That was poorly written. The characterization was not directed at you - you seem like a nice guy. It was directed toward the crowd you know all too well.

    F
  • kenaceskenaces Red Chipper Posts: 1,426 ✭✭✭✭
    Nice pod - interesting to get to know a little about another guy in this little community.

    1/2NL for all those years - conjures two strong opinions
    1) Respect for being able to grind live poker 40+ hours/week at 1/2NL
    2) Move up and prosper!
  • derdonkerderdonker San Jose, CA USARed Chipper Posts: 124 ✭✭
    TheGameKat wrote: »
    Additional... while I'm not thrilled by Fernando's characterization of me as "vermin," I feel he does touch upon some important points, albeit immoderately.

    LMAO. FWIW, I'm glad the vermin keep the low stakes poker market running.
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,927 -
    derdonker wrote: »
    TheGameKat wrote: »
    Additional... while I'm not thrilled by Fernando's characterization of me as "vermin," I feel he does touch upon some important points, albeit immoderately.

    LMAO. FWIW, I'm glad the vermin keep the low stakes poker market running.

    I think one important data point that tends to get overlooked is that poker room managers clearly see value in attracting locals through local-friendly promos, else they wouldn't go to the trouble of offering them.
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