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Unexpected Crazy Win

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by northerngirl, Oct 5, 2014.

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  1. northerngirl

    northerngirl Low-Roller

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    Four times a year, a local casino holds an invitational blackjack tournament. A group of my girlfriends and I are always invited. The casino invites 270 players, a free gift, cocktails, and an open buffet. It is always a fun afternoon with the anticipation of maybe getting in the final round. First place pays $10,000 going down to $1,000 for seventh place.

    It truly was an out of body experience when I placed first in the finals. After 40 years of marriage, hubby and I are finally upgrading from a full size mattress to a queen, we purchased a much needed garage door, helped my daughter with a down payment on a car, nice tip to the dealer, paid it forward to a few deserving friends of mine, etc. And, of course, need to put the rest aside for taxes.

    I am still in shock at being able to experience this probably once in a lifetime win.
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  2. emmas

    emmas Low-Roller

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    Congratulations and nice of you to spread it around.
     
  3. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    That is awesome!! Congratulations; be sure to put a bit aside for the August sister's and Erik trip!
     
  4. PayTriple

    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    Congratulations!
    It also good that you have spent at least some of the money,
    so you can't lose it back!
     
  5. broncofn

    broncofn VIP Whale

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    Great job and congrats!!
     
  6. LV2GAMBLE

    LV2GAMBLE Low-Roller

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    Congrats on your win!! Which casino were you playing at?? We go often to the area casinos.
     
    Always seems so far away............
  7. northerngirl

    northerngirl Low-Roller

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    Black Bear in Cloquet. The crazy part about it was the tournament is always on a Sunday afternoon. A group of us gals had our annual sister/BFF that weekend and I assumed we would just forgo the tourney. One of the gals says "we will just leave early and make it work". Obviously, huge tip went her way.
     
  8. northerngirl

    northerngirl Low-Roller

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    Thanks Bre....August trip....here we come!
     
  9. merlin

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    You go there regular, or hinkley?
     
  10. northerngirl

    northerngirl Low-Roller

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    I live 30 minutes from The Bear and 90 minutes from Hinckley. I probably go to Hinckley 2-3 times a year and The Bear only 5-6 times per year. They are both very nice casinos and help me get through the year until my annual August Vegas trip.
     
  11. LV_Bound

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    Congrats :beer: and smart girl.
    Don't forget to put some away for the next trip.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    Jordan Caveman

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    Awesome congrats
     
  15. dfalk

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    Awsome win!!

    I gotta ask though, how the hell did you mangage 40 years of a full bed?!? Sometimes I feel like a queen bed is to small when it's just me.
     
  16. northerngirl

    northerngirl Low-Roller

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    I gotta ask though, how the hell did you mangage 40 years of a full bed?!? Sometimes I feel like a queen bed is to small when it's just me.[/QUOTE]

    Lol.....it is odd that after all these years we never upgraded. Initially, we never lived in a house with a big enough bedroom to fit a queen. Once we moved into a larger home, we just never thought about it.
     
  17. blackjacknut

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    Congrats....NICE WIN!
     
  18. cmccleary1123

    cmccleary1123 Tourist

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    Congratulations!!!! Way to go!!!!:banana:
     
  19. polkarandy

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    Nice to see the Great State of MN will get a fews bucks too.....I've never been to Black Bear...might have to check it out.
     
  20. breanna61

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    Lol.....it is odd that after all these years we never upgraded. Initially, we never lived in a house with a big enough bedroom to fit a queen. Once we moved into a larger home, we just never thought about it.[/QUOTE]

    Snugglier!
     
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