Ok, so a little background: I grew up in Southwest Wisconsin, about 30 mins from Ho Chunk. I lived in Milwaukee from 2006-2011. Used to play at Potawatomi a few times a month and played there a few times while home for Brewers games during the summer. Have been to vegas 10-15 times over the last 8 years. Love double deck pitch. In the dells for Wife's work, treated as a gambling trip for me. Thurs Oct 18: I received $120 in match play from poto and wife received $10. Talk wife in to going to pogo on way from Midway Airport to the Dells for the weekend. Arrive at Poto around 9:15, head to players club for match plays and birthday points. i like to play in Solstice lounge, even though I am a red card still since they have pitch, head to VIP desk to ask for permission. They said I could head up there at 10. Considering we were still about 2.5 hours from our final destination, there was no way we were going to wait 30 mins to play. So we ended up finding a face up double deck game on the floor for $25. We stand behind the table and watch as a single looses his ass playing a reverse progressive. Busts out $400 in 3/4 shuffle. Dealer pulls shuffle card and lets us get in, I play 2 hands at $50 and the wife plays one at $25 on my money. Bought in for $600 total. First shoe is a big push for me and up a little win for my wife. I play a 1X positive progressive, wife plays about a 1/2X progressive. Next shuffle, we both kill it. I end up $600 up and wife ends up about $150 up. We both color up and walk away, of that only about $50 was made on the match play. We are on our way to the Dells, Kalahari Resort. Up $750 for the trip between us. $600 for me. 15 min play up $600. Friday Oct 19: Wife wakes up around 8 and is out of the room around 8:30 on the way to work. I am wide awake by this point and head to Ho Chunk around 9 am. Take a walk around the pits and HL room, notice nothing is open and spot a pit supervisor, she tells me the pits don't open until 10 am. Decide I am not going to wait and call my buddy who is working in Madison. End up meeting my buddy in Madison for lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings, don't have those in Rhode Island. Head back from Madison around 2 and my wife wants me to grab her dinner around 5. Head back to Ho Chunk for hopefully some good Double deck. Find a nice table with a friendly dealer, had a $1600 budget for the weekend. 5-6 shuffles later I am Starring down at my last $400 of my $1200 buy in. Pit boss comes over and says last shuffle and then we are changing cards. Ask pit boss to get another table near by shuffling for me. Take my Last $400 for the day and head to the new table. Playing 2X$50 at a $10 table. Sit down at new table with a check of $200 of my $400. Proceed to get up to $1500 in about 2 shuffles playing my 1X. Problem is I got scared as I got close to even, left at least $800 on the table not playing my game, Oh well at least I am still up. Leave at 3:30. Played 2 hours and up $900 for trip, plus a couple beers. Head to restaurant for wife at 4 pm, not open till 4:30, crap, decide to head to bar nearby for a snack and beer. Have my beer and chips before heading back to wife's restaurant for her meal. $50 and 2 more beers later I am on my way back to the hotel to meet her. Hand off the meal to the wife and am headed back to the lobby around 6 pm for the shuttle back to Ho Chunk. Drink a beer waiting for shuttle and am headed back for The tables. Arrive at same table as the first one from the afternoon session, can't play my preferred 3 rd base positions so set up shop around second base. Start off playing 2X$25 at $10 table. Win some loose some, mostly up. Drinking beer, sitting next to very nice older gentleman. I am also the highest bidder at the table by 3X. offer to by older gentleman beer next to me, he accepts and we have a beer together. My wife asked me to text her around 8:30, 9:00 and 9:30. So I set an alarm on my At&T Iphone. If you have ever been to HoChunk you know text do not work inside on At&T. After walking halfway into parking lot to get a text out, offer the lady watching next to us a drink for a text to my wife. She agrees and sends one out. I end up buying a drink for the whole table, waitress says something like $16.50, I hand her a green chip and say all is good. A few beers later I go up and down. Following texts to wife I go from down $400 to up $600 to loosing $850 in three hands, damn double downs, to back up $1800. By the time the wife shows up around 11 pm I am back to about even. Was playing 2X$100 by the time she showed up, whoops. She shows up wanting to leave. However I want to keep playing, hand her the $2k of chips in my pocket and keep buying in with the remaining cash. Convinced her to stick around until I ended up $1000 for the session. 3 hours play, Up $1000 for the session, $1300 for the day and $1900 for the trip, have $1500 in chips in my pocket. $2000 in cash. Not bad for a small indian casino. Head back to room lead by Wife, drunk. Sat Oct 20: again wife wakes up early for wife. I have to meet my grandma, brother and sister in law for lunch at 11:30. Meet them at Damon's for lunch. Show Grandma one of my blue/purple chips and she rubs it all over for good luck. And we are off to the outlet mall. Hang out there until 2 pm or so. grandma decides she wants to go to Ho Chunk for a bit. Head back to the hotel and they drop me off to drive separate. Head back to casino and find the same table, sit down and by in with a purple chip from before. Ply 1.5 shuffles, up $600, end up giving back $200 in last half of shuffle. Color up up $400. Walking by Baccarat table, decide it is time to learn, bad idea, loos $100 in <15 min. Played 40 min and up $300 for the day, $2200 for trip. Head off to find grandma and hang out with her. Find her at penny slot playing almost minimums. Watch her for a while and see her get a 100 spin bonus playing $0.01 on one line, needless to say she won $0.59 on her 100 spins, but she was having fun. She lost $4 in over an hour of play. Not too shabby. My grandma ended up lending me $1 to ply along with her. I played through that and then remembered I had $5 in free play for my birthday month. Plugged in my card but couldn't get it to work. Asked slot attendant and he said I had to put money in before it worked, I didn't have any single, only $100's. Not putting $100 in a penny slot. Go and ask my brother for a $1, ends up giving me $6. take the money and my free play, cash out with $5.99. Give my grandma her $1 back and give my bro his $4.99, since I payed for lunch, told him it only cost him $0.01. Played 30 min and up $300 for day and $2200 for trip. Head back to hotel to pick up wife to head to god daughters baptism. Leave around 4:30. Have baptism and hang with friends until 7:45. Wife has to be back in the dells by 9 so we head back. Drop her off for the speech and walk to the front desk to grab the shuttle back to Ho Chunk. Takes<30 min for shuttle to get there. find the same table I like and sit down. Again biggest better at table. by in for one purple and start playing 2X$50 at 1X progressive. Win $1050 in 2 shuffles and get up. Head to cage for cash. Ask for some small bills. Tip cashier $3 for good service. 30 min up $1000 for session, $1300 for day and $3200 for trip. <10 hours of play and up $3200. Since I didn't have time at table for a beer, I head to bar and grab 2 16 oz. cans. Head back our to shuttle. Security guard promptly tells me beer is not allowed outside, Someone on the shuttle had a roady there, thought is was ok on shuttle. So like any good gambler, head back to a table to drink me beer. Find a $10 shoe and sit down playing 2 X $20. Play a few hands and get up to $60 in red, man is that a tall stack.... Cash out up $25. Head back to Cashier with my $125. Have same cashier and give her $5 this time. Ended up getting paid $1000+ for my two beer. Head Back to Damon's at Kalahari for some beer and chips and salsa, buy some drinks for rest of the bar. Wait for wife to call me back to bed. Drove back to Madison and Midway for our return flight. Not too bad, $3200 in 3 day/nights of small play, < 10 hours of play. Off to Green Bay in a couple weeks. Oh and I won $34 on Keno tonight, keep the streak alive.