I started out the day by driving down to Harrah's Gulf Coast to take advantage of their 5X tier credit multiplier taking place during June. This was June 30 and I had already spent two afternoons down there playing VP at their 406 VP bar. Both of my previous trips had been successful. On my first trip, I hit JJJJ on my very first hand and never looked back - cashing $200 to the good. My second trip was even better as I hit FOUR 4OAK's and cashed out $380 to the good. (playing $ JOB) There is a TR about those afternoons on the Biloxi One site. Today was my third trip to Harrah's Gulf Coast and it did not turn out as well. (at least the Harrah's part) On this day, I got zero 4OAK's and hardly anything else of value. Although I was on the same machine as I was on my two previous winning trips, today this machine was intent upon destroying my bankroll and was successful in taking $400 out of my pocket. After that fiasco, I left to run one more errand on my way home. The Baboo and I were wanting to get a good apple pie for our Independence Day celebration so after I left Harrah's Gulf Coast, I went by Boomtown Casino. We have heard from multiple people that their bakery makes some fine stuff. Once I got inside Boomtown, I got the unfortunate news that their bakery was closed until further notice due to the virus. Well Shoot, that ruined our plan for apple pie. However, since they are next door to Boomtown, I decided to make my first visit to IP since January 11. My first stop was the Insomnia VP bar on the first floor. Despite there being only 50% of the seats available, I had no trouble grabbing a seat/machine. Their dollar progressive was a little over 4,300 so I settled in to take a shot at it. I played for about 45 minutes and my machine had not awarded me any daily tier credits so I asked the bartender if Boyd had stopped awarding tier credits for VP. As much as they had already devalued VP players before the virus, it seemed entirely plausible for them to completely ignore us now. The bartender didn't know so he called a slot tech. She was unsure herself so she called a suit. Soon, I had the tech and two suits trying to figure out what was going on. Eventually, they figured out that while I was getting no indication of tier credits earned on my machine, their computer software was indeed keeping track of my play. It was the old "Trust Us", we wouldn't misplace anything you have earned. I went along with it. Heck, it takes so much coin-in to get any recognition if playing VP with Boyd, I wouldn't have lost many TC's if they totally stiffed me on my play. I continued to play and was holding my own. I eventually cashed with a win of $50 at this VP bar. As a plus, one of my favorite IP bartenders was working and I enjoyed the chance to catch up with him. I did want to at least earn enough tier credits to let them know that I had been on property so I decided to run $100 thru a slot machine. Their TC requirements for slot play are at least 10 times as generous as for VP play. I am mostly a VP and table game gambler. Most of my slot play comes from when The Baboo and I play as a team attacking the slots. We take turns picking machines when we do that and I almost always choose a machine with some type multiplier. (usually a 3X,4X,5X machine) Today I found one of those and stuck in my hundred. This was one of those machines that allowed you to set your credit value at either $1, $2, or $5. I like the $2 per credit option and that is what I set things on. This machine was giving me enough small hits to keep me playing for a while. Nothing big enough to at least double my money but enough to keep me from digging back into my pocket. That is until the most unlikely of events occurred. I looked up and saw a Red 7, 2X multiplier, and a 5X multiplier. Whoo Hooo!! The machine locked up and within 30 seconds I had two suits standing there. I was so dumbfounded that I did not even notice if it was the same two that had been dealing with my VP machine not giving me credit for my play. After they verified my win, they went off to get my $2,000. (actually I got $1,940 after MS tax was taken out) So now I have a beautiful W2G on my dresser and a nice bump to my gambling budget. For someone who would never identify as a slot player, that was some pretty good gambling Paw Paw. I was still short one apple pie but I was a little over two grand (counting my $50 VP win) ahead from my visit to IP. As the old folks in Lauderdale used to say "Sometimes even a blind hog finds an acorn".