There isn’t much sleeping in Vegas and Friday night into Saturday morning was no exception. I was up and out, again, by 7am. I hate being an early riser. Again, I headed down to Payards for a cup of coffee and croissant and email check. Since it was Saturday there was a lot less sitting around.
Instead of starting my day off with penny slots I went to $1 8/5 Jacks or Better video poker. I played for a while, but as I finished my cup of coffee I’d lost the last of my $100. Then it was straight to the big boy $5 slot machines. I was feeling confident after winning all day Friday. I played a variety of games including Top Dollar one of my favorites. After a few minutes I was down $700. That’s the nature of the high limit slots. I walked away tail between my legs and went to play some low limit slots. After another $50 I decided that I needed a break and headed back to the room to recoup.
I relaxed a bit and waited for my friend to clean up before heading down to the Augustus Cafe for lunch. I had a sour dough grilled cheese and chocolate chip shake. Both were really good, but I think I had about 3 sips too much of my shake.
Afterwards I decided to check out the Diamond Lounge to grab a drink. I read that the Diamond Lounges in Vegas are different than the lounges in Atlantic City. The real difference here was the lack of hot foods. The staff was very nice and the service was great. One addition in this lounge was a wall of computers. I took a few minutes to catch up on my fantasy baseball teams (still first place!). After watching the Kentucky Derby it was time to head over to the Mirage for my tickets to view the Manny Pacquiao & Ricky Hatton fight…