Bling Bling

Gambling with other people's money is good times, esp. when it forces you to try new extremely intimidating games. Chris, with his convoluted craps plan, was the big winner for the night (although we quickly deviated from his plan, but it worked out great). "Daddy needs a new graphing calculator" drew a few looks from the table attendents, but it was worth the extra 5%. His take...drum roll please...$33.50 (plus the initial $10). I'll take the appropriate action and finally utilize that donation box on IHJ.

Taking second place on the winner list was Sarah who doubled her money on quarter slots (not to mention the free Bud Lite that Emily got from the appropriately*-dressed cocktail waitress). We found an old school machine with actual reels and an honest to goodness pull-arm and let the money roll in. Unfortunately, it wasn't old school enough to have the coins come tumbling out. We had to deal with a printed ticket instead.

On the converse side of things, both Julie and Andrew walk away empty handed. Julie, since we couldn't find a $.25 slot machine with hearts on it, we put your dollar on a machine with dolphins (appropriate, eh?) but it went away just as quickly. Since we didn't conform to your specifications, however, you are off the hook on payback. Andrew, your bet gave us the least trouble because 17 seconds after it was placed, it was gone*. Because it was so easy, I will let you off the hook for paying me back if you agree to put it towards future debts accrued on the frisbee golf course.

As for the only bet that requires research, synthesis, and understanding, we will have to wait until February to find out how Ryan did. It does give me a reason to follow football this year, though. Go Steelers!!

All in all, a great night at the casino. The only downside is that Emily has now become afflicted with the "There's No Way I Can Lose at Craps" bug, which we all know will come back to haunt her. As for me, I think my own personal Gamblor* has been sated and Senior Tuesdays at the Northern Lights Casino will tide me over until my next Vegas Vacation.
Sunday July 29 2007File under: travel, misc

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on Mon 30th Jul, 2007 05:32 am PDT Chris said:
WOOHOOOO!!! Take that formal education and understanding of probability!! All you ever brought me was years of work and $50K in debt whereas dumb luck has once again fed me for a couple more days!
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on Mon 30th Jul, 2007 07:30 am PDT Sarah F said:
AWESOME! Although I can't beleive the coins don't come rushing out... All those quarters would make you feel rich. I was feeling soo lucky this weekend- I just knew we'd win something. I'm glad Emily got a Bud out of it too!
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on Mon 30th Jul, 2007 08:38 am PDT Sweet Julie said:
Dolphins! HOW cool is that! I thought hearts would be much easier to find in Vegas. Thanks for playing you guys! That was fun.
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on Mon 30th Jul, 2007 11:51 am PDT cardboard said:
pure madness
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on Mon 30th Jul, 2007 04:18 pm PDT Andrew said:
Dude. 00 sucks.
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on Mon 30th Jul, 2007 10:07 pm PDT Joe said:
I see you didn't try mine...the easiest money there...
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