This is a solo trip of some low-rolling video poker Downtown. Not a lot of variety but why waste the pictures I took? Day One First luck of the trip was bad, about forty-five minute delay in departure. Not too bad but it took me out of the window for catching my chauffeured stretch limo, the WAX. I must have missed this guy at baggage claim so I grabbed a Lyft. Actually, it took me twenty minutes with my rusty photoshop skills to do that, so I’m using the picture. I knew I-15 was not an option at 5:30 pm so I talked the driver into taking Eastern. A few traffic lights then easy breezy. Checked into El Cortez and I thought I was booked a Cabana thru the host. When I found out the tower was available I chose second floor facing south. No view except the casino roof and that weird pagoda looking structure blocks noise from Fremont. The bank roll. The mission is to burn through two grand and/or hit a handpay royal. The first quad comes easy and strong with a cold beer at Ike’s. Always a relief to break the seal on the first session. Here I discover the light system that goes into effect on Saturday The double double bonus quarter bank progressive. It’s already packed, if it hits four thousand they bring out sign up sheets. The walk to Fremont. First time I have ever seen the lobster truck serve a customer. Seriously. Quads at the Vue Bar and Kings Bar. Serious Suited Progressive Clubs. I don’t know art, but I know what I like Weak vodka tonics at the Parlour Bar. Big hit with the pointies (credit: Royal Flusher). Time for bedtime craps. Winning session, not much but I'll take it. One more quad on the walk to the room. No more bankroll pics because fifteen hundred never leaves the safe. Started the night with five hundred in my pocket, end it with nine hundred. Enough work for tonight. This is not a live TR (took me about ten minutes to deep six that idea) but I will post more tomorrow.