HI, I’m Max Rider, the Road Gambler, and this is my blog. I’ve been gambling since I was 16, when my parents brought me to Circus Circus casino in Las Vegas, and I placed my first blackjack wager from a $40 bankroll. For whatever reason, the dealer and floorperson didn’t check my ID.
I ended up winning $3000 that trip. For a 16 year old kid, that was a lot of money. On a subsequent trip, I ended losing all the money back. That’s when I started looking into gambling for cheap. Ideally, I should have quit, but that wasn’t going to happen. I just enjoyed the gamble way too much.
Fast forward 25 years later, and I’m still gambling. I very much enjoy it as a hobby. I definitely am not a professional gambler. I make my living by owning a business. I’ll keep that part of my life private for now.
I gamble within my means. Every year, I take out a portion of my earnings and dedicate that to my hobby, which is gambling. Some years I win, some years I lose. I’m pretty good at minimizing my losses and maximizing my winnings.
I’m quite successful at my business. I went from betting $3 a hand to having a $100,000 bankroll per year. While $100,000 seems like a lot, remember that it’s all relative.
So far in 2018, my $100,000 bankroll has swollen to $330,000 due to some incredible luck. Here is what I’m up, and if by December I’m still up, yes, my good Uncle will get his cut.
The goal of this blog is so that you can see my travels from casino to casino. Even though I have a comparatively large bankroll, I still gamble and live like a frugal person. I know the words ‘gamble’ and ‘frugal’ don’t seem to pair well together, but as you read my blog, you’ll understand. Also, while my bets bets are bigger than what most people post, there are ways to keep the house edge low, so that you lose less, and win more.
This NOT an advantage players’ blog. This is more for the casual tourist who wants to learn about gambling, and how to do it casually, but smartly, without taking the joy out of their experience.
I’m not here to tell you how to gamble, or tell you that the way you gamble is right or wrong. Some of this information you might disagree with, some you might agree with, but I hope that this blog brings you enjoyment, and somewhat satiates your desire to gamble.