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Withdrawal Tilt

Withdrawal Tilt

Leave it to me to find a new way to tilt. Actually, I'm not the tiltish type, but once in a blue moon something happens to piss me off and I should probably just log off, but instead I play poker. This time, it was Titan Poker that sent me in a spiral. Nothing major, but I'll write about it anyway.

Over the last couple of weeks I've been cashing out of most of my poker sites in preparation for Okie-Vegas next week. At Titan I had $300 and attempted to do a cash out to Neteller, but was denied as I had never done a deposit or withdrawal via that method. I deposited $50 and waited a day or two, then requested a withdrawal. I mistakenly forgot that I had deposited the $50 and made the request to withrdraw only the $300 I originally had in my account.

After the $300 finally hit my account (which takes 4+ days which is ridiculous), I went to my account and saw that I had $62 remaining. I decided to just cash out the $50 I had most recently deposited and play a few SNG's with the remaining $12. I donked off most of the $12, but was cool with it as I didn't plan on playing there anytime soon anyway. That is until I went to check on my withdrawal request earlier this week. Turns out it was denied because, unbenounced to me, they had given me a $10 bonus that required a certain number of hands to be cleared before it could be cashed out. Basically $10 of the $12 was their bonus to me. So, after donking off the $12 I had remaining, the people who approve or deny the withdrawals denied my $50 cash out because it now technically included the $10 they had given me.

The $50 went back into my account and suddenly I was pissed off at Titan and just wanted to be done with them. Yes they gave me a bonus, but at the time I didn't care. I wanted to just get my balance back above $60 so I could take my $50 and get the fuck out. Fuck them.

I ended up playing a $10 HU match and lost. I then played a $30 HU match (there is the tilt part) and took a tough beat when my KK ran into 55 and he turned a 5. So, in a span of 20 minutes I lost $40 of the $50 I had remaining. Luckily, even after my withdrawal tilt, I managed to win a few 6-max SNG's and I'm back near $40. If I can just get the balance back to $60 I'm gone from Titan. Jordan I know you dig them, and I do love the fish, but something about the way they do business gives me a stomach ache.

Seriously, why the fuck does it take 4+ days to get MY money from MY account?

Moving on...

I played in the Mookie last night and played well, but didn't really get to play very much. I saw a pretty ghastly string of cards throughout. It was tough to experience. Sometimes, however, having ass for cards allows you the chance to sit back, pick your spots wisely, and play extremely tight aggressive. I tend to be more aggressive than the way I played last night, but I refused to go out on a crap hand unless my chip stack and the blinds warranted such a move.

As a result, I ended up making the final table and making a little bit of money. I came into the final table very low on chips and think I finished either 7th or 8th. I'll take it. At the beginning of the tourney I got an IM from GCox asking how I was doing. At the time I was a little above average and the following chat ensued...

TripJax: I'm going to make the final table.
GCox: I'll see you there.
TripJax: Indeed.

Like I said above, I did make the final table and GCox not only made the final table, but ended up heads-up against Waffles and took down 2nd place. Nice play Sir. Throw in a final table appearance by Jordan and we three had ourselves a nice little outing. I do enjoy those Mookie tourneys and I have to give a hearty congrats to all the others who made the money. Thanks Mookie for a great time as always.

As a buddy of mine noted, the following could be a very dangerous legal precedent, though I don't think the guy has a chance in hell of winning the case. However, it is still a tad dangerous in that I don't want to lose the ability to get free alcohol...

Man sues casino, alleging he was allowed to bet while drunk

A Kentucky man is suing Caesars Indiana, alleging that he was drunk when casino employees offered him $75,000 in credit that he quickly gambled away in a drunken blur of blackjack and craps.Caesars officials sued Jimmy L. Vance, 64, in October for failing to repay the $75,000. Vance's countersuit, filed last month, claims he was drunk the night he accepted the credit and then lost it gambling at the casino about
15 miles southwest of Louisville, Ky."They kept serving me till I was totally intoxicated. In fact, I don't remember losing all the money," said Vance, a developer from Corbin, Ky.He maintains he was visibly drunk the night of Sept. 22, 2004, and was "induced" by Caesars employees to take several credit advances while gambling that night.His suit claims the casino is responsible for his losses and violated state law by serving him alcohol while he was drunk, impairing his ability to enter into a contractual agreement.Vance's lawyer, Larry Wilder, cited "dram-shop" laws that make taverns liable for damages if they serve an intoxicated customer who leaves the premises and harms himself or others."Does Indiana, where gambling is now encouraged and permitted, have any duty to expect its gambling boats not to serve (patrons) when they become blind, running drunk?" he asked.Vance, who says he's lost at least $500,000 over the years at Caesars, said people might think he's getting what he deserves by gambling while knocking back cocktails for hours on end.But when he has had too much to drink on occasional trips to Atlantic City, he said casino bosses refused to let him continue gambling.For its part, Caesars is seeking triple damages - $225,000 - plus 18 percent interest, court costs and legal fees from Vance for the unpaid $75,000. Its lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss Vance's suit."Vance is certainly not the first unsuccessful gambler to want his money back," Caesars' lawyer Gregory Taylor wrote.Some drunken gamblers win and sober gamblers lose big, Taylor noted, so it's impossible to pinpoint Vance's intoxication as the cause of his losses.Caesars said Vance had agreed to repay the $75,000 balance within 28 days, but his checks to cover the debt were returned for insufficient funds, according to court records.Since early last year, Caesars has filed nearly identical suits seeking unpaid credit from 14 other men and three women from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and South Carolina. Information from: The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., from: The Courier-Journal,

Dig this...not sure where it is from, but I thought it was rather cool...

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My spell checker destroyed that paragraph, obviously, but man isn't it cool how you can still read it regardless of the spelling?!

Follow-Up Thoughts From My Previous Post:

Thank you to all the people who commented. I have a pretty cool family and a great wife. I'm glad I could take a moment and give them some props.

Big Ups To These Fine Folks Who Left A Comment In the Last Post:


posted by TripJax @ 10:30 AM,


At 1:37 PM, Blogger Falstaff said...

Okay that spelling thing gave me a headache. I'm totally countersuing wherever you read that from.


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