I walk into a casino and I see some slot players frantically rubbing the screens of their machines as they go into a bonus round. Then I’ll walk past some VP machines and I see players with one hand on the buttons and their other on a slide rule. For the true believers, I guess it comes down to karma or math. I fall into a middle category after playing mostly VP for the past twenty years. I now play weekly at our local Hard Rock and my experience has been fairly consistent for the past five years. So, my YTD experience was lose, lose, lose from January to mid-April on all VP machines, their games and denominations. Then on 4/15, I got two handpays for 2K each, followed by another on 4/22 and two more on 4/29 for another 6K to wrap up the month. May started well for me with three handpays for 10K on 5/6, one on 5/13 for 2K and then two more for 6K on 5/20. I’ve played the same machines and games the past month as I did the first quarter of 2016 but with dramatically different results. I suppose I could say that’s random for you. What I will say is that I was in the right seat at the right moment. I just hope I’ll enjoy one more good weekend before the machines take the summer off.