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Going to the Casino

Waking up at 4 PM, trying to reach for the coke I know I left just beside the bed. The throat and mouth hurst like hell. I know I shouldn’t be smoking when I work but it’s hard not to. I flush down the bitter taste in my mouth with the coke and leaves the place to go to the breakfast place in the same building. I smoke another ciggy before I get there and the waitress knows me so she gets me the coffee on the bar before I sit down.

This is the start of yet another day at the poker tables. I’ll have breakfast as usual, go home again and brush my teeth before I sit down for an hour in the sun and then hit the Casino again. It’s not very far from doing drugs, is it? It’s like I have to do it every night, like a drug. The only difference is that doing drugs costs a lot of money, what I do sure do bring in some cash, and it’s a living.

I live in Las Vegas the major part of the year, this is an accurate description of how glamorous the life in the Sin City really is. It’s hard work and worn out people trying to make a living, or a fortune, we are all so very tired though no matter what. The tourists are moving fast going to the strip clubs when they are done at the casinos, I crash in my bed way to sleepy. It’s a long hard gring being a poker pro, always a bit drunk and always hung over. Think twice before you consider a life at the casinos.

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