Friday, 17 January 2014

2014 .. A year to enjoy

Been having a break, after a lot of 'stuff' during December.

Poker in Macau, is my main focus for Jan, thou, some other things have hit my radar.

Was v sorry to see 'Trigger' from Only Fools and Horses has died, from Pancreatic Cancer. It has left me faintly stunned, as, I sat next to him, for a good bit of a Test at the Oval, and he seemed in fine spirits. Shows just what a cruel disease, cancer can be.

Managed to hit a few golf courses, and have a 92 in the books. 90 is within sight, and would be well chuffed to card it somewhere.

The casino scene in Macau, is both amazing and, frankly depressing. Its just about casinos .. being a 1hr Ferry ride from Hong Kong, thou, the delays in hotel shuttles/passprt control, make the travel time, nearer to 2 hrs. The casinos themselves, are replicas of the Las Vegas parents, with the only real difference, being the restaurants themed towards Asians, and the table limits, being 2-3 times higher.

The casinos, assign most floor space to Punto Banco, which seems to be the favoured game of the locals, with no Racing/Sportsbook, and only a token interest in providing Blackjack/Roulette/Other Table games. 2 casinos .. the City of Dreams and Wynn, have Poker Rooms, but, not many, and an average wait of 2 hrs for a game, seems the norm. They just not interested .. and u can see why, when so many 'high rollers', sit with $100k plus in front of them, playing punto banco.

I saw 30+ players, have over $200k in front of them, and this wasnt even in private High Limit areas. It, just stunning .. but, u wonder how long it can last, as, lets face it, the casino is fav.