Sunday, 31 July 2011
you gotta know when to hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em
As its Vegas, we can't tell too many tales of what goes on. However, my gambling was pretty good.
I decided to splurge a full $10 on the slots and started out at the Rio, whilst collecting some tickets for a show.
I worked my way through a variety of low spend machines, winning a dollar or two as I went along. When I found a winning machine, a man popped up from behind it and started singing on a small stage. Only one number, but I wondered if it had been done to distract.
I continued and then a few minutes later a dancing girl wearing not very much popped up on the same stage whilst another started to offer me drinks. I was up to at least $16 by this point, and the machine was making all manner of excited sounds.
In the end, I had to leave, but cashed in my winnings which finally peaked at $18 - thats a full $8 profit for less that half an hour of button pressing.
I returned to the Palazzo and decided to try a similar machine to see if my luck continued.
But No. In less than five minutes my winnings were wiped out and I was down to $2 from my original $10.
I decided to save the $2 for a later gamble.
This played out when we were on our way back from a restaurant. I put the $2 into a machine and pressed the button for what amounted to 3 or 4 goes. On the third go, some lights flashed and the machine went into deep thought for what seemed like a long time.
I'd won again. This time $135. I decide to press the 'print coupon' button and triumphantly cashed the money.
At this point I could say I had gambled successfully in Vegas.
But don't tell anyone.