Short and bitter sweet trip! Went to my favorite Louisiana casino. Left home at 7:30am. Arrived at the casino at 10:15am. Hit the craps table at 10:30am. Waited for a new come-out roll before buying in. First shooter failed to hit the point. Second, same. Third shooter crapped out three times in a row before establishing a point while I played pass line...then failed to hit as well. I did no better, sevening out my first roll after establishing a point. Finally, the fourth shooter! He changed the momentum. Not only made me even again but brought me up by a margin. Then the next two hours were a slow, slow pain. We went around the nearly full table with only one point being hit. That trend continued with only infrequent, small wins along the way until my bankroll was looking weary and tired. Decided the table wasn't going to turn and I didn't feel like playing dark side so I cashed out my remaining chips and hit the blackjack table. Played there for about 1.5 hours and built my bankroll back up a bit. Hit a couple BJ's on big bets and generally had a blast. Decided to grab some lunch and try roulette (which I rarely play), because, why not? I discovered 'why not'. Played roulette for about half an hour before coming dangerously close to my loss limit. I was betting red, third dozen and inside numbers. Ball landed black eight straight spins before landing on the 0 and then the 00. Only hit the third dozen once. Started to realize this wasn't my day. Made me think of Martingale warnings and the bettors thought that "It'll be red eventually." Cashed out again and put my final bill into an 8/5 JoB machine, hoping I'd hit my first royal and make me whole again. Sat on that for a good while before it twisted the knife in my heart and finished off my bankroll. My best hand in an hour there was a three of a kind, which I only hit twice. I'm sad that my first ever TR was an astonishingly quick loss (4 hours total - in and out, making mostly conservative bets and playing basic strategies) but I had a great time. Good people at the craps table, friendly cocktail waitresses, and it's just nice to get away for a day. I always remember the old adage - "In gambling, the best thing you can do is win. The second best thing you can do is lose." Ha! Casino's weren't built by the winners. I'm glad to pay their rent today so it'll still be standing for me next time. Can't wait until then.