Well, this seems to be a common theme lately...lose my ass in Vegas, come home and win at the local casinos. I went to one of my locals, Morongo, today with the intent to pick up a free mystery gift. Once I arrived there, I decided to run a couple hundo through the high limit slots. I do not consider myself a big slot player, although I do consider myself fairly lucky with slots. Hit and run is my usual strategy. I walk up to the first $25 DD machine and stick a hundo in...tito out $150. I stick a hundo in the $25 DD machine next to the previous one...tito out $150. I then stick $200 in the $100 machine at end of the bank...tito out $500. So now I am 3 for 3 on the HL slots, up $400 and am ready to go pick up my gift and get the hell out! On the way out of HL Slots, I walked past a couple new $1 slots with big screens and Playboy Bunnies on them. Of course I need to give this a shot. I look at the max bet and it is $27...WTF?! Who comes up with these odd numbered multiline slots? Anyways, I stick a hundo in and hit a few small winners and got it up to $380-something. Normally, I would cash out, but there was something that was drawing me in. There is a free game feature, which activates when you get 3 Free Game symbols. Well, I kept getting two symbols, but the third just kept playing hard to get. Now, the machine got me hooked and I am now in chase mode trying to get this stupid free game feature. After losing the $380-something, and then feedig another $400, I finally hit the Free Game feature. It is very rare for me to chase on a slot, except for the occassional penny slot. I ended up getting 15 free spins or so and the credits started adding up a couple hundred at a time...yes, money back! Finally, near the end of the free spins, I got 7 Quick Hit symbols on the screen, which paid one of the middle jackpots, worth somewhere in the $5000's...Hell yeah, I needed that after my loss at Mandalay Bay! This is the final handpay amount after the free spins completed... I'll take it! Oh, while waiting for my handpay, I decided to play some $1 DDB. I ended up losing $100, but I got this close to my first Royal... So close, yet so far!