This is a trip report if you count getting into your car, stopping at the Taco Bell for a Diet Pepsi and then driving east 45 minutes to our local Seminole Casino in Immokalee, Fla. That's how we spent New Year's Eve and the first five hours of 2011 as well. We spent our time on the quarter five-play triple double games â€” absolute killers if you don't hit a biggie â€” going after some New Year's cheer. My wife Karon, who was dealt 5 royals in August â€” the third time in her illustrious video poker career having been dealt a royal â€” had dug herself a deep, deep hole in the early going. Nada, zip, zilch. Twice within three hands, for instance, she was dealt four to the royal. And neither time on the draw did she even get a flush, let alone the $1k payoff. "What the hell are we doing here anyway," she said, pulling her last Benjamin from her wallet." :Ãž "Beats me," I said, and as I always do, I say, "hey, it only takes one hand." Indeed. About three hours into the new year, up pops 4 deuces with a queen. She chucks the queen, nails a 3, a 4 and an Ace on three of the five hands and video poker's two most wonderful words flash on the screen "CALL ATTENDANT." A nice $1,700 hit and the year's first W2G.