Going into my solo adventure to Las Vegas I thought that I would end up gambling a little more than I would if I was with friends. I met that expectation.
Being with out anyone else to consider I found myself wandering to just about any slot machine that looked remotely entertaining. That was both good and bad.
Munny was located on the edge of the walkway to the rooms at the Palazzo. I put $20 in and left with $50. This is a 5 reel penny slot. There were tons of line combinations, but all that really mattered were the bonuses. The big bonus set free a lotto ping pong ball scene. Each ball had a multiplier. I got a couple of 10x balls and bingo! I played this game a few times and ended up positive each time.
I played a lot of slots in all denominations with unspectacular results, but not awful results. I played my new favorite Time Machine at Palazzo, a new version of Top Dollar at Wynn and many more.
By definition, slots include video poker. I played a good amount of video poker too and couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn. There were some nice wins like 25 straights playing multi-video poker at Planet Hollywood.
Unfortunately there was nothing better than 8/5 Jacks or Better anywhere I played. I did pretty well on my last trip to Vegas playing 8/5 JoB…
..this trip to Vegas was the complete opposite. It happens. It’s time to move away from machines to the tables.
Let It Ride
My greatest session gambling was a win of a couple hundred dollars in Let It Ride. I haven’t played Let It Ride in a while and didn’t have much of an idea what I was doing. Maybe that’s the trick.
The best gambling for me this trip was sports betting. I won about 8 of 10 games. I only wish there were more games that were that I felt strongly about. I spent a good amount of time at Legasse Stadium and I can’t wait to get this TV setup in my house. Someday…
Blackjack Switch and Blackjack
Wynn was a second home for me and I played slots, bet on games and played Blackjack Switch for the second time. Being sober helped a lot as I almost doubled my money in about 15 minutes. Not too shabby.
Blackjack is always the same for me. Up and down, up and down. I did have a great time playing blackjack at the Palazzo on my final night. I went to a table to play alone, but that changed quickly as the table filled with a variety of fun people. I doubled my money and even spotted comedian, Brad Garrett, across the way!
3 Card Poker
My worst gambling came playing 3 card poker. I did not have a winning session or even a big hand. My experience in 3CP was so bad I had to stop playing.
My downfall at 3 Card Poker began at Planet Hollywood where I fell prey to extremely hot dealers and plenty of vodka in the Pleasure Pit. I wasn’t in the section with Go-Go Dancers. That’s a bit too distracting.
I had a great time playing at the Pleasure Pit. The music, other players and dealers were all fun. Drink service, to no surprise, was very quick.
I’ve had a pretty good year and a half run gambling. I may have gotten a little reckless gambling alone, but I gamble to have fun and I succeeded at that. Moving forward I have to get back to smart gambling.