Senior Tuesdays

It is quite amazing how just talking to one person about what they do can so influence some people. It happens to all of us. Well, to my friend, it happened to be a professional blackjack player that did the influencing. Being the kind of guy that supports his friends in any endeavor, whether level-headed or not, I scheduled us a trip to the casino. In preparation, he sent me this link to start practicing, a great online blackjack game with tips.

Well, luck was on our side from the get go. Tuesdays are Senior Tuesday out at Northern Lights Casino with lower table limits, raffle prizes, and more. While you don't have to be a senior to enjoy the fun, if you're not a senior, you're going to be outnumbered. All my casino experience to date has been with the slot machines (mostly penny slots). I've always looked in awe at the confident table gamers, hoping that maybe someday I will work up the courage to join them. Today was that day. Dave and I found a table with a $1 minimum and said, "hit me". Well, it turns out they only say that in the movies. That was to be the first of many lessons learned.

After an hour and half at the tables, I walked away only $1.50 down, while Dave was up $10. Disregarding the $10 I lost on the slots, not bad for a couple hours of entertainment. Is anybody up for some blackjack next Tuesday?
Wednesday January 17 2007File under:

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on Wed 17th Jan, 2007 03:11 am UTC Jenelvis said:
Another lession learned the hard way: throwing gobstoppers on the roulette wheel while it's in spin is not a good idea, unless you are a really fast runner.
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on Wed 17th Jan, 2007 03:11 am UTC Jenelvis said:
I meant "lesson". der.
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on Wed 17th Jan, 2007 06:48 am UTC Saxtor said:
Vegas is a good place to go to learn a lesson, AND obtain a lesion.
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on Wed 17th Jan, 2007 06:46 pm UTC Chris said:
Unfortunately I'm guessing my boss is not going to grant me the day off and airfare if "gambling" is my official emergency reason. However, I'm hoping to be up there for the second two weeks of April and am fully prepared to drop Jonah's college fund on the table (yup, all $5.41 can be yours!)
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on Wed 17th Jan, 2007 06:51 pm UTC Wren said:
Chris, be sure to set aside a Tuesday and we'll go turn your $5.41 into $7.26. Then Jonah won't have to go to Vassar. He can be a Bates man! (Profits predicted here are not guaranteed. Your results may vary.)
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on Thu 18th Jan, 2007 12:19 am UTC dave said:
i made more money yesterday at the casino than i'm going to have to pay in taxes this year!
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on Thu 18th Jan, 2007 06:56 am UTC trista said:
I'm almost always down to hit the tables! But, unfortunately that interferes with karaoke night at Sasso's! So, to all of you not wanting to spend your wallets with the blue hairs come on down to Sasso's and bring your charisma! wahoo!
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on Mon 12th Feb, 2007 02:14 am UTC amanda said:
i'll teach you some craps if you'd like
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