Last week I realized that I didn’t write up all of my gambling in Las Vegas. I’d like to touch on slots here. Video Poker was good to me and Slots were ok.
I’ve had a love/hate relationship with slot machines and I’m closer to love right now, probably in the “like” zone. I guess I like the highs and lows as well as the time spent without thinking. I will play anywhere from penny slots to $5 slots. Last year I even threw away money in a $25 slot after hitting getting a royal flush in video poker.
I’m an early riser and instead of staying in my room I will head out and grab a cup of coffee and get my day started. The day usually starts with low limit slots. Along with coffee, the bright lights and loud noises give the day a kick start.
To go along with a wide selection of coffee, the Palazzo had plenty of slots from me to choose from. The casino, itself, is on the small side but there were plenty of morning slots (low limits) for me to choose from.
Millionaire Sevens was one of the obnoxious games I played. The bonus round sends you to a multiplier ladder. This was a penny slot and I walked away up $40. Not bad! I’ve only seen this once before in Atlantic City. It’s in a corner by the Harrah’s Poker Bar. There’s only one and it’s always being played.
It seems that the new thing in penny slots are layover screens. Basically, the bonuses are laid over a reel slot. Bonuses come up often to entertain and slow the bleed of money. The games I played allowed me to choose a theme. If I didn’t get a bonus after a few spins I’d switch themes, hopefully changing the RNG. All of the games are loud and fun. Jackpot Party may be the most fun and (loud) annoying of all the penny slots.
Another of the interchangeable games was Red Hot 7’s. This became another favorite.
Overall I was about even on the penny slots, never going above my $20 per machine limit. They did the job for me. I played a few other $1 slots at Palazzo. All were losers. However, my trip to Aria proved fruitful. All of the slot machines were new and I found a new $1 Top Dollar slot machine. Top Dollar is a favorite. I won a couple hundred dollars and walked out of Aria with a smile.
Up next…Video Poker