Creative Juices Flowing

Creative Juices Flowing

I know I haven’t been writing as much as usual but things are in the making. Winter always has my mind going and Spring brings new projects and change. I’ve created a new work space and I’m ready to take on these new projects head on. I’ve created a Twitch channel called VagabondsEdge. I’ve always loved playing games and I think it’s a great way to connect with everyone here. I will be playing some poker on there along with some other games if you are interested. We can talk about anything that is on your mind and you can ask anything you like. Feel free to stop in and say hi!

I am still on the road quite a bit and I will continue to keep you all updated on where I am headed. I have a new trip to Vegas planned for this weekend and I’m excited to get out there for WSOP season. If you’re going to be out there for Memorial Day, let me know and we’ll grab a drink. Things are always changing and it’s a good idea to never get stagnant. I know it feels crazy when things get busy and you just want to let some projects go, but don’t give up and wait till your hard work starts bearing fruit. I’m excited to take on the new projects and see where this whole thing takes me. I hope to see you all around and on my Twitch channel. Until we meet again, cheers and good luck!


-Creative Wolf

Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to the Casino

Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to the Casino

Before you run off to the casino with all of your cash in hand, there are a few things I think you should know about this place. Everyone has that dream of hitting it huge and having an extravagant trip. Here’s a list of a few things I wish someone told me before my first few times.

  • The House Will Always Win

No matter how many times I say this, people always think that they’re the exception and that they can beat the house. Let me remind you, YOU CAN’T BEAT THE HOUSE! They don’t make it a business to give away huge sums of money to everyone who walks through those doors. You need to be ok with losing that money you came with and make it a point to not keep pulling more out. The casino won’t tell you to stop giving them money!

  •  Pace Yourself

If you are going to be at the casino for a few days, don’t go big and get stuck. It’s always a good idea to budget out your money for “X” amount of dollars per day that you’re willing to lose. Not only will this limit how much you can lose, it will also make the trip a lot more enjoyable. I’ve seen too many people lose their entire bankroll within hours of getting to the casino. Don’t be that person that has to hang out in the room and watch TV while the rest of the crew is living it up. This also goes for drinks! You want to remember at least some of your trip. Don’t be blackout drunk the whole time.

  • The Game Will Always Be There

I get it, you’re on a hot streak and you want to keep stacking those chips. I’ve been there and it feels like nothing else matters. Well, things do matter away from those tables. If you brought your kids or friends or family, don’t neglect them to keep gambling. The game will go on forever. Don’t worry. Spend that time with those loved ones and don’t neglect them. If you are stuck (lost a bunch of money), don’t chase those losses and neglect your family. That’s a sign of addiction! Let the game go, have fun with your family, and you can get back in the game at any time.

  • If You’re Not Sure, Ask

You’d be surprised what you can get if you just ask. The casino is designed to keep people there and playing. They will give you discounted or free everything as long as you stay and play. You can ask for better liquor, free rooms, free food, or to even change a channel on a TV in the casino. As long as it’s not disturbing the other guests, they love to accommodate. You really just have to ask. Being polite helps a lot too!

  • Check Out The Whole Place

Casinos usually have a lot to offer other than gambling. Of course, the casino floor is their bread and butter and they would love to keep you gambling the whole time. They know that people won’t come to simply gamble the whole time and if they offer other amenities, more people will be willing to stay there. Take a few minutes when you first get there to take a look around the place and see if there are things everyone might enjoy away from the tables too. Exploring is always a good idea!

  • Have Fun

People tend to get caught up with winning money and worried about how much they’re losing. You came to the casino to have fun, so do that. Bring friends and have some drinks. Play cards or craps and keep things light. Don’t get all tilty and ruin your friends’ good time. You want to get invited on these trips more often and no one wants to invite the person who fights and gets mad. Trust me, go to have fun and enjoy what the casino has to offer. The casino always has a price, they just do a good job of hiding all of the costs!

I hope these tips help and let me know how those casino trips go. Let’s hit the tables and have a good time. Good luck!


-Wise Wolf

One Bet at a Time

One Bet at a Time

I would say that my walk as a gambler began long before I ever placed any chips on the felt. There has always been a deep-rooted desire to take the risk rather than fade out. I like to think it comes from fear of regret. I never want to look back and wonder what would have happened if I did roll those dice. I’ve always enjoyed dabbling in entrepreneurship, stocks and options, and giving people the benefit of the doubt. Some of the greatest things I’ve come to experience or earn have been from taking the odds on the underdog. I believe that everyone has to take a certain amount of risk in their life, I just enjoy dancing on the line of danger. Sometimes I think other people should take more risks, but this type of living isn’t for everyone. Different strokes for different folks.

It’s not about blowing everything on a hunch either. I think about the odds and likelihood of outcomes in order to determine the best place to put my money and time. I’ve run from blackjack to craps and ultimately ended up on poker. It’s the only game I’ve played where I can have the worst hand and still win. If you know how to pick your spots and manage your bankroll, you’ll be doing just fine. Like I said, this life isn’t for everyone but it always feels nice to have some company. Pull up a seat and let’s deal the cards. Good luck!


-Reflecting Wolf

Holdin’ Down the Fort

Holdin’ Down the Fort

Lately I’ve been laying low and haven’t ventured to any new places. I’ve been feeling that itch to get out there and create some new memories. Every now and then, there are times that I must put in a little work around the homestead. I do dream about the places I want to go and where I will be off to in the near future. I’ve been thinkin’ about some new locations and I think I have a few that are a great change of scenery with lots of new culture to dive into. It’s always important to take time into consideration. We always put things off because it’s “not the right time.” Everyone’s days are numbered and you can’t get them back. I say don’t wait too long and spend those days with people that are worth the time. There are countless excuses but the days are not. Spend them wisely and cherish them all. I will definitely keep you all posted about my new travels. Let’s make the most of it and take the world by storm. Pull up a seat and play the card you’re dealt.


-Restless Wolf

Finding the Source

Finding the Source

It’s been a little while since my last post and I’ve had a few things rattlin’ around in my head. I’ve spent the last couple weeks at home, playing some local poker tournaments and exploring the city a little more.

I was thinking about the way that people define who they are. Now, I know that a lot of people describe themselves through the things they do but there is a lot more to people than that. I was wondering about what makes people enjoy their hobbies, or habits and whatnot. For example, I was thinking about what makes me enjoy traveling to various casinos and taking chances on the tables. I believe my joy of risk comes from fear of regret. I never want to look back and wonder how things could have been if I had just taken a risk or was willing to go for it. I know that I also enjoy competition which is why I’m drawn to poker so much. I love the aspect of competing, improving, and eventually besting my opponents through practice and skill. I also love playing music and the creative process of creating something that has never existed. The rhythm and sound draws me to music. I see music as a safe place, free of competition or judgement. Music is my personal comfort zone for me to release what’s in my soul. I agree that there is a lot that you can tell from a person from what they like and choose to do. Another thing I take into account is what qualities or kinds of people that someone admires. Some people admire musicians or artists for their creativity or showmanship while others look up to professional athletes or great thinkers. These things can be a window into what someone holds in high esteem or value.

This also makes me think about self-worth. Some people struggle with self-worth because they believe that they are only as valuable as their abilities. It doesn’t really matter how well you perform in various activities and aspects of life. Everyone is a unique person and has value in their novelty and individuality. Sorry if I got a little profound and thought-provoking, I just get in my head sometimes. Every now and then I find myself taking a step back and looking at who we are. Feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts about all of this. I try not to lose myself in the things I do and remember who I am. Until next time…


-Thinking Wolf