Cheapskate special. 3/29-4/1 Three nights. First night at Whiskey Pete's in Primm...second night at the Gold Spike downtown...back to Whiskey Pete's for the third Night. 1) Accomodations- Whiskey Pete's- same as always, clean decent room. Has those connecting rooms, but we were lucky to get a quiet neighbor. We were dissapointed to get turned down for a late checkout. The clerk explained that since we were checking out friday and they were sold out that night we couldn't checkout late. Gold Spike- The Room was nicer than the casino. No cable TV. Bars of soap but no shampoo. The room wasn't ready until 4 PM(on a Wednesday). Don't think we will be staying there again. However I won't totally rule it out. 2) Gambling- Tuesday- Hit a Royal Flush at Buffalo Bill's for $1000 an hour after checking in at Whiskey Pete's and buying the kids Unlimited ride passes. 25c 8/5 bonus poker machine. Nice start!! Also caught 4 deuces on a deuces wild machine for $250 an hour after that. Not much luck later that night at Whiskey Pete's... My wife was losing on nickel slots at both places. Wednesday- Gold Spike- Lost at various nickel video poker games..none had a good pay table. Finally found a good paying pick'em video poker. Near the entrance to the Copper mine on a 5c multi game VP machine. Had a payoff of 10 coins per 5 bet for 9's or better and 55 coins per 5 bet for a straight. Lost at Blackjack. Barrick Gaming still hasn't put a players club at the Spike. Lady Luck- Thought I would get a players card and pump some coin in to see if any room offers will be forthcoming. Got a fun book that had a 500 free point offer if you earn 500 points. There were several 25c 9/6 Jacks or Better machines with that annoying double up feature(slows things down). Did OK on them but it was obvious I wasn't going to earn 500 points without putting in some time. So, like an idiot I switched to a $1 8/5 Jacks or better machine. About $300 dollars later I finally got the 500 points. After reading the Players club rules, I could've earned it faster by playing slots. $4 per point for VP and $1 per point for slots. My wife gambled only at the gold spike. Hit a jackpot in the penny area for 12,000 pennies. Thursday- Hit another Royal Flush for $1000 at Buffalo Bill's. 25c Aces bonus poker machine. WOW, I'm sure this will never happen again in my lifetime. 2 royal flushes on one trip. 3) Food- Had a couple of decent Prime rib specials in Primm for $5.99 after several tough prime ribs. Whiskey Pete's coffee shop closed around 11 PM so the only option between 11PM and 6AM was the Hot Dog at the bar. Patooey! Lady Luck- $4.99 late night Rib eye staek and eggs. OK, but wouldn't go out of my way for it. The cook was real slow. The sourdough bread was excellent! Binion's- $10.99 Steak and Lobster special. Pretty good! Smallish steak brushed with garlic and spices and OK sized lobster. I'd buy it again! Main Street Station- Lunch Buffet. Excellent! Can't wait to try the dinner buffet. Enjoyed actually touching a piece of the Berlin Wall in the bathroom. 4) Drinks- I tip a dollar a drink. Usually Beer or Virgin Mary's depending on if I have to drive or not. Buffalo Bill's- Good drink service. Whiskey Pete's- drink service brutally slow at times. Seems like a shortage of waitresses. Lady Luck- No complaints. Gold Spike- Ordered the 40 ounce draft. The waitress explained that the 40 ounce was no longer free for gamblers. I didn't want to be waiting for drinks so I paid for the first one,plus tip. There did seem to be fewer "interesting people" in the copper mine...perhaps due to the new rules on the 40 ounce draft. Side Note: At the Gold Spike I was Playing the VP machine next to the side door. I liked it because it had one of those ash trays with sand in it. The girl who came to fix a slot machine remarked to the lady next to me about how she had been playing all day. She asked the lady if she had gotten a meal comp. The lady said no and the girl wrote out a comp. Summary- Great gambling trip. Ate some decent food. I'm guessing between myself and my wife we put about 10,000 coin in at Primm. That should get us some nice offers in the mail. Will see if $2000 coin in video poker at Lady Luck gets any offers.