As I watch a glorious sunset from my suite, I find myself at the keyboard once more to report on the adventures of the day.
As I suspected (and hoped), my headache was merely the result of exhaustion as a good night’s sleep cleared it up. A long, hot bath in the morning cleared up any residual traces and I was ready for some breakfast. Once more, I headed to the Gold Coast to enjoy their delicious (and affordable) breakfast buffet. After a filling meal, I was hoping my peculiar luck was ready to surface and further pad my bank account.
As you may have gathered from the title, that most assuredly did NOT happen.
I could not get any serious runs going on any machine I tried. I was frequently teased with bonuses that did not manifest, fried by Godzilla on Monster Island, haunted by The Phantom of the Opera, slimed by Ghostbusters, slapped around by Superman, and blasted by Back to the Future.
Once I had taken enough of a beating, I decided to make use of the nice day and do some exploring. I decided to actually go inside many casinos that I had never stepped inside or hadn’t stepped inside for years. I made a further exploration of the Bellagio which is actually quite artistic. Many of the ceilings are decorated with butterflies and they also have some elegant gardens in the resort.
I also wandered about the Monte Carlo, New York New York, the Cosmopolitan, Harrah’s, and the Mirage. And at the Mirage, some semblance of my luck managed to show its face as I found a kindly The Twilight Zone machine which allowed me to play steadily for a long while, but didn’t net me big bucks.
After six hours of walking around, I was ready to return to the Rio and put my feet up for a bit. Upon resting for a while, I decided to take my $1 bills and give it one final shot. This was my luckiest moment as Judge Judy was quite benevolent. I ended up earning 8x my investment. It was a true pity that I only had put $5 into the machine. Ah well. A win is a win.
I ended up having my supper at the BK Whopper Bar at the Rio. Whopper Bars began appearing a few years back. Their menu is actually pretty limited as they only serve Whoppers or Double Whoppers, though they also have a traditional breakfast menu in the mornings. The big difference is that you can get fixings that aren’t available at a regular Burger King and you can also get a beer if you desire. I had a Whopper with the traditional fixings, but added pepper bacon and sautéed mushrooms.
Tonight I’ve decided to take it easy and perhaps watch the cult comedy, Kung Pow!: Enter the Fist. Tomorrow will be spent at Qua Baths and Spa, though this time I will be paying for it out of my own pocket. However, I must take a moment and put it into perspective. The Vegas casinos have been kind enough to pay for my spa visits the last three times. Including tips, that means they have paid out somewhere between $800-$850 total. They barely got a fraction of that back from me today, so I can still claim ultimate victory in the money wars. Also, thanks to the free room upgrade, I’ve actually broken even and may even be slightly ahead asset wise.
Until the next time. . .