H-Money can't stay away from the casino. I told him, pleaded with him and even attempted to take his debit cards and bankroll away. I screamed and yelled at him and talked until I was blue in the face, I leterally turned red screaming at him the other day.
Before I started including our results from the casino play with H-money and my other occasional NYC retirn cop friend here in the midwest, H-money was a sporadic, go and win or lose and able to 'reset and refresh' type of player. I say occasional, meaning once or twice a week, and minding his full time career/small business, etc. But after that one plunge with losing over $10k of 'non-win' money, he went overboard.
I seen it alot, just not real close to all the others or many years ago, the others had huge bankrolls and large bsuinesses where $25-$75K losses meant bascially nothing. However, they were able to regroup, forget, set-aside their losses and continue playing with clear and fresh vision and minds.
H-moeny is close to me in all other aspects of life outside the casino and he is not a long term expereinced bac player. That is the huge problem here. He is lucky his kids are grown and has no little kids like I do and week-to-week dependant things that he needs to attend to. I know that is vague but I have huge responsibility outside the casino and to myself, employees--a bsuienss to open by 7am, clients, etc., and all of an emergency nature due to my business.
I had a huge job on the interstate yesterday and we were all at the casino Friday night after an okay samll win on Thursday night. I played the first 10 hands or so and had to run to handle an all night job on the highway worth $50k. H-money was dead-set to stay and win money at the casino. He actaully won around $5k or so and then lost $15k all hyped up and chasing his lost win money and all the other money he is stressing over. Please learn from this because it is so typcial IMO, not fun and not very nice is every way.
I had to cut out yesterday afternoon when I completed my 20 plus job on the highway. I even called H-money and told him I would pay him triple time at a $20/hour base rate to dispatch today, Easter until Monday. He said he didn't feel like it. I have to spend Easter with my little boy, Easter egg hunts, movies, game arcade and all his stuff he loves that his mom will not do for him, as she is too busy with her new restuarant, etc. We have another large railroad accident job going on and I have to have someone in the office to dispatch and run the place with my equipment, log books, contractor updates and updating the client which entails receiving pictures by cell phone, resizing them, putting them into our formats and sending to the client, etc. But rather than make himself comfortable in my offices and make $60/hour, he rather sit home, dwell over his losses and cry. His kids are grown like I said, his business is zip on holidays and weekends. He simply became dangerous. It hurts but I can't be with him 24/7.