Friday, November 6, 2015

MY GAMBLING ADDICTION

Nope.  Never!

Yesterday my neighbor couple, Gary and Gail, invited me to come with them to Chinook Winds Casino on the Oregon coast.  They are "frequent flyers" so my room rate was $35!  The room had two queen beds and was right on the ocean.

We took a scenic trip over stopping to have lunch about 20 minutes south of where we were staying.  And we decided to have a drink at lunch.  Oh my gosh!  When we later checked in, we all took a nap!  They got up and headed over to the casino (shuttle bus service at your beck and call) about 4:30 ... I met them about 5:30.

We all played penny slot machines and my $40 was gone in an hour.  Gary and Gail are luckier than lucky! Two friends of theirs also joined us and they, too, were lucky.  Gary won over $1,000 and Ben over $700.  I should have just opened my wallet and handed them my twenty dollar bills!  It was incredible.  Every time he sat down at a new machine, by the third pull (well, button push) he would win $100!  The most I ever won was $5.  I was thinking I would have beginner's luck.

I guess bad luck is better than no luck at all!  And I don't have to worry about becoming a gambling addict ....


6 comments:

  1. My sister and her husband like to go to the casinos. He won around $200,000 a couple of years ago. Of course, I have no idea how much they spent over the years gambling, but still. Whew! They'd have to carry me out of the place. Lady Luck would probably treat me more like she did you, and maybe that's better. We won't be tempted to spend the egg money on the slots. :(

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    1. Wowza! I can't imagine winning that much! I was ecstatic with the $1,000!!!

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  2. I'm not a gambler either. But a night at the casino can be lots of fun if you set yourself a limit for losses.

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    1. And $40 was more than I was thinking! Some great news ... they treated to a fabulous prime rib dinner!!! And the next day we went driving/exploring, wine tasting and then pizza!

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  3. I never gambled in my life until I visited Vegas in 1994. Oh Lord help me. HOOKED! My friend Ernie did a Casino Crawl one weekend--lots of them around Michigan--on Indian land. I won $1,800 on only $3.00. That kept me in gambling money for years. I haven't been in 6 years and probably a good thing because, I love the noise and the lights and all of it. Can you believe? I have never, ever bought a lottery ticket.

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    1. Lots of people love it, obviously. But winning is luck and no skill when using machines. Some software engineer decides how often and how much pays out. Hmmm ... maybe I should learn black jack ...

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