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TOWNSVILLE vs VEGAS

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by TOWNSVILLE, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. ReneHorn

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    I don't normally check this board out 2-3 times a day. Really is helping with my excitement for my upcoming trip.. I have learned from this TR no need to check out "China Town". Lol
     
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  2. richardinbc

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    Whishing Townsville the best of luck dealing with cyclone Debbie. Lookin like Townsville Australia is right in path of the storm.
     
  3. TOWNSVILLE

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    Very observant richardinbc, we missed it here in Townsville, just a bit of rain and a lot of wind. The town was in lockdown yesterday being Tuesday, just in case it turned around. We had cyclone Yasi in 2011, that will do me for a lifetime, feel extremely sorry for everyone who had to endure this one. Nature can be one nasty bitch, and then comes the insurance companies, increased premiums for everyone for sure. Thanks for your thoughts.
     
  4. TOWNSVILLE

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    Day 12 continued.

    Upon entering the California Casino it was great to see the crowd of people in there playing just about every machine and table in the place. It definitely looked like it was a favoured place to go to on a Saturday night. We were to find the same thing over at the Main Street Station Casino when we returned there later on that night. l took a mental note then and there to ensure we include the California Casino on our list of places to stay when next in Las Vegas. Both of us grabbed a machine to play and in a short while l had a Cocktail Waitress beside me asking for my order, efficient service was offered for the rest of the time l was there.

    Several beers playing time, and you can guess it, the Pokie Queen had the required two hundred and fifty points for her meal voucher. So off l go in search of the Black Jack machines, the only way l am prepared to play for the collection of points. I could not find any fair paying machines in this casino, therefore l used what was available to earn the required points for my voucher. Luck should have it, the cost was minimal to achieve the required goal. Job done, we both then went up the escalator to the players desk to claim our rewards from Miss Personality 2016.

    Vouchers in hand we then go through the overpass to Main Street Station Casino to spend the rest of our night on their gaming floor, playing their machines and tables. When we get there l spotted a spare seat at the Black Jack table, so l grabbed it, meanwhile the Pokie Queen went off in search of a lucky machine. At the table there was a fair cross section of players, male, female, newbie and an old hand at the game, my guess. The game went along as l expected, win a hand, then lose a hand type of show and there was the usual small talk going on. Gradually the old hand at the first seat started to attract my attention, [ discretely of course ] he was throwing green chips down on the table. He seemed to be winning more hands than statistics suggested he should be. He had the Colonel Sanders look about him, he only drank bottled water and never said much while he was there. At one time he put a green chip on the suckers bet and miraculously won on it. That certainly caused a stir amongst the other players at the table,' someone has to get lucky ' was my comment to them all, trying to deflect the attention off him. Not long after that incident he quietly got up and left the table with his haul, tipping the dealer as he went.

    Now l am only guessing here, but l think l may have just seen a master at work, plying his trade. I was absolutely impressed by the show l had just witnessed, the things that l just wanted to ask him. However, privacy is privacy, so there was no way that l could meet and then pick the brains of this man for my education of the game. Mention must be made now about the great beers that are served here from their Triple Seven Brewery, fabulous was my opinion, good service from the Cocktail Waitresses also.

    Eventually the Pokie Queen came over to the table to see how l was going, she announced that she'd had enough of the slot machines for the night. Standing there watching me play for a bit and then deciding that she would like to have a try. Forty dollars worth of chips and she is right to go, and then the fun starts. Don't do that, you can't do that either, on it goes. Eventually somehow she has doubled her money, no she was not going to make it an even hundred, grabbing the chips off the table she goes to the cage to cash out, revenge was had. Coming back to the table l was informed that her intentions were to go upstairs to the room, so l chipped out also. Down a few dollars ,but l had been entertained, served some great beers, seen a master player or one very lucky person. Will never know worst luck.

    Now though, l had an opportunity to watch some late night American television while consuming some good Canadian whiskey and all on a Saturday night. How good does it get.


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    To be continued.
     
  5. 93 Octane

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    My love affair with The Cal and MSS began around 2009 and is still going strong....now that The Cal has renovated the sportsbook I pretty much live there two days of every vacation...doesnt hurt that Triple George is only a five minute walk either
     
  6. richardinbc

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    Townsville I think that you are right in thinking that 21player was a card counter. I am sure he was wanting fly under the radar so to speak. If he could pick up a few hundred at different casinos every day, he could do well. Another tell is if he did not use a players card.

    I saw a player hit a hot streak and was playing without a card. Next thing he knew there was three suits talking to him about getting a card. They politely explained that they wanted to be able to invite him back to play again. He explained that he was at casino to attend a wedding and just sat down for a few hands. He did get a players card as I think they would have stopped him playing.

    What they really wanted was to able to ID him.

    I have had the pit boss come to table when I was on a hot streak and change the deck of cards. Won 6 or 7 hands in a row and pushing my bets, sure enough first hand after deck change I lost.

    21 is a very streaky game and you have to take advantage when it happens.
     
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  7. TOWNSVILLE

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    Day 13 Sunday

    Sunday morning at the Main Street Station Casino could only mean just one thing, Champagne Brunch, it just had to be sampled by us. When we had gotten our morning ritual over and done with, we went downstairs to the dining room entrance to join the queue. Looking at the number of people awaiting their turn to get into the buffet just confirmed all that l had read before, regarding the meal on offer. Thirty minutes or thereabouts passed before we both got to hand over our free buffet vouchers to the waitress to gain entry into the smorgasbord of food on offer. We then proceeded to get our snouts into the trough along with our fellow pigs.

    l had a new experience at this meal, having two flutes of champagne with my first meal of the day. { the Pokie Queen does not drink alcohol, the reason for my two drinks}
    There was no appeal to me having champagne with my brunch, it just seemed wrong to me. Mental note taken to try harder next time, man up, your in Vegas.


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    When we had finished our meals we went back out onto the casino floor. Since it was Sunday morning things were a little bit quieter, so l thought that this would be my best time to achieve two things that l had wanted to do, whilst l was here. First on the list was to get a photo of the piece of Berlin Wall that was hung on the wall inside the male toilets. l had been trying for the last two days for this photo, but, it felt uncomfortable hanging around the toilets with a phone camera in hand waiting for an opportunity to take the picture. Today with the Pokie Queen beside me we waited for the right time to eventuate, just lurking outside you might say. A member of the staff came along and engaged in conversation with us, when l told her what l was trying to achieve, she burst out laughing. Seeing the funny side of my problem, while talking to her l was counting down the number of visitors to the toilet, then it hit zero. l bolted with camera in hand, photo taken, only to return to more laughter from both the females. Glad they were amused, job done. The things you do. Now to find a security guard for my second problem.


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  8. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

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    Once again the Triple George is mentioned, must visit next time when l am there. Thanks for your response 93 Octane, seems like we have similar views regarding casinos, therefore your restaurant opinion is appreciated.
     
  9. TOWNSVILLE

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    Day 13 continued.

    Upon finding a security guard l requested of him, that he take us up to see the games area on the next floor. He agreed and accompanied us up there in the lift and allowed us the time it took to take the photos for the been there, done that album.


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    The reason for my interest in this room is that a certain person played snooker here a long time ago.


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    With that item now ticked off the list of things to do, we thanked the security guard and then returned to our room to pack for our last move of the trip. When that was done we went downstairs to the front desk where we settled our outstanding amounts.


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    Out onto the street we go, dragging our bags behind us as we head along Ogden Avenue, destination being the El Cortez Casino. A six night stay was booked there, this was done to allow me plenty of time to play my beloved Black Jack game in my favorite casino. l had been saving my money for this part of the trip, hence the reason for my limited amount of Black Jack played so far on this trip. l was sure this would be the highlight of the trip for me, oh how wrong l was, which l soon found out. Silly me, l had misjudged how different casinos treat their guests and players. The life blood of their industry.


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  10. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

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    Agree one hundred percent with what you have said, however l would recognize him if l saw him again at the tables. Therefore, the staff paid to do that job would also, so l think if he won to often, he would be given the heave ho from that establishment. On this trip l was amazed at how small Las Vegas had become to me. So l think that if you won to often at the various casinos your chances of being under the radar would be very slim. Thanks for your input Richard.
     
  11. TOWNSVILLE

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    Apologies to anyone that may have been waiting for the next instalment of this long drawn out trip report. The brain has been occupied by a two week educational course that l had undertaken. Therefore time was limited. Sorry.

    Day 13 Sunday continued.

    Arriving at the reservation counter far too early for check in, our luggage was handed over to the Bellhop for safe keeping. We then went and had a quick look around the casino floor, just to reacquaint ourselves with the layout of the place. Leaving the casino, we headed back into the Fremont Street experience area. Due to the fact that we had full intentions of playing at the El Cortez Casino later that night, it made no sense for us to waste our afternoon there. Especially if a losing run was had, that would just ruin that nights entertainment for us.

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    On the way back to the Four Queens Casino we stopped in at the D Las Vegas Casino to see the Sigma Derby in action,and possibly play / have a few races. To my surprise the area around the machine was packed with people when we got there. Upon getting closer to the machine l realised that they were maintenance staff, the game was out of action for the time being. So much for that idea. A quick look through the D Casino was had before returning to the Four Queens Casino for that afternoon's entertainment.

    The Pokie Queen was on a mission, she required eighty points, from turnover whilst playing the games. This would then entitle her to a pack of cards in the metal container that she wanted from the display cabinet. l was a bit dubious about that story, l think she was comfortable there and enjoyed the range of machines that they had on offer. When the metal container encased cards were obtained by the Pokie Queen we called it quits and went back to the El Cortez Casino to check in for our room.


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    [ l dare anybody to pass by that pizza joint and not want to stop and try their pizzas. l myself did not on account of all the free / discounted food that we had on offer. The delicious aromas that emanate from this place were unbelievable. More fool me, next time. ]

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  12. TOWNSVILLE

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    Day 13 Sunday continued.

    Now, with having the room all sorted out and also freshened up a bit, we all know what to expect next. Yes, off to Binions Casino we go for the obligatory photo and daily spins of their promotional wheel. After about an hour spent there playing their machines, we decided to once again have a two for the price of one meal in the Café. Upon completion of the meal we then ventured over to the Golden Nugget Casino, intending to sign up to their club and play a bit. Having been to their buffet several times before on our previous trips but not much else with this casino had occurred, just the way things happen.

    Enrolled in their club system, we then ventured forth to find that elusive winning machine that they had hidden on the property. Well, you would not believe it, we both had dismal results playing their games, worst of the trip so far. As there is no sense in kicking a dead horse when it is down, we therefore just moved on. Having said that, the place was packed, hard to find a machine to play on. Tells you something, people aren't stupid, that to me means that our luck was not indicative of the results that others were achieving. We shall try again on our next trip. Leaving the Golden Nugget Casino we went back to the El Cortez Casino for the rest of that nights entertainment.


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    Upon entering the El Cortez Casino we found a good crowd of people in there, all playing the games that they had on offer. We both just grabbed a machine and started playing, waiting for the Cocktail Waitress to come along to take our order. When my transaction with the Cocktail Waitress was completed, l continued playing the machines, but all the while keeping an eye out for a spot at the nearby Black Jack table.

    Eventually a spare seat became available at the ten dollar double deck table, so l rushed over with my beer in hand and claimed it. Changing a hundred dollar bill for chips and then it was game on. My holiday was going to start now as far as l was concerned, my favorite game in my favorite casino. Then it happened, several hands in and the dealer gathers all the cards up and places them into some sort of cradle / mixing machine on his right hand side. W.T.F. l think to myself, he then reaches over to his left hand side and retrieves a two deck bundle of cards from a similar device to the other one, where he had just placed the previous used cards.

    "What's the go" is my loud enquiry? Two plus two equals four as far as l am concerned. l receive no response from the dealer, he made no attempt to explain the situation. Two lots of two decks kept separate was the answer l was waiting to hear. Not a word, just a stupid look on the dealers face [ yes l know they only do as they are told ]. So, are they kept separate or are they mixed, was l playing a four deck game or a two deck game? Knowing how desperate the casinos are at wanting to relieve you of your hard earned, l just grabbed my chips and walked off. An omen?

    Further around the pit area l found a proper two deck, hand held and shuffled game; so l took a seat there. lt was just the game l was looking for, friendly dealers, good drink service and pleasant fellow players. Time passed by and eventually the Pokie Queen came over to me and announced that she was heading up to the room. Telling me to stay and enjoy myself as she knew only too well that this was what l had come to Las Vegas for.

    l have it from a good source that l got back to the room in the early hours of the morning, my guess is that l must have been well lubricated by then. An enjoyable night of Black Jack as far as l was concerned. l had broken about even after tipping the dealers rather generously, they all seemed happy for me and my results. However, the suits had lost my players card and l think that they were not happy that a basic strategy player did not pay the price for his entertainment. Time would tell the story, naïve me.


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    To be continued.
     
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  13. TOWNSVILLE

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    Day 14 Monday

    Monday morning, being the start of our last week in Las Vegas. So far there had been no big wins on this trip, but, more importantly, there had also been no big losses taken by either one of us. The usual morning rigmarole was undertaken, shower, coffee etc. then it was out onto the streets for us. Shopping had been the activity chosen for today, joy. We ventured over to the bus stop and then boarded one that was destined for the Northern Premium Outlets. The Pokie Queen had high hopes of scoring a bargain there, it had been six days since our last visit. [ Should sound familiar to fellow gamblers. ]. It ended up just being wishful thinking on her behalf. l though, scored the black Adidas t shirt that l had been chasing for thirteen dollars. Reason for the desire, it had Las Vegas on the front of it, cast your minds back to what l have said previously. No one back home would have one, therefore highly desirable.

    Lunch for that day was a Subway roll in their food hall, [ yes l know.] with a can of diet cola from the drink vending machine. Hypocrite that l am, well there was no beer to be found anywhere there. After the meal we just continued to circulate around the walkways amongst the shops just to kill time, [ keep out of casinos.]. At about four o'clock l called it quits on this time killing, boring activity. The time had come, l just had to go and do what hammie had suggested [ another post of mine asking what an Aussie should try whilst in Vegas ]. Seconded by smerrian. So we went outside the shopping centre and caught a bus heading south towards the Stratosphere Casino. Naïve me once again.


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  14. TOWNSVILLE

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    Day 14 continued.

    On arrival at the Stratosphere Casino we went straight to the club desk with our enquiry regarding the Sky Lounge happy hour. Told by the staff there to go see the woman in charge of the lifts. She instructed us to go to the lifts at the rear of the lift well to gain access to the lounge, within minutes we were in the room on the one hundred and seventh floor. Upon entering the lounge l spied only one table vacant, it was grabbed by us quickly. Service from the Cocktail Waitress was excellent, our order was taken in a short amount of time. That being " Manhattan Cocktails " as suggested to me by hammie and smerrian, two for one happy hour drinks. Promptly delivered to our table and they definitely looked the part, pure class.


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    [ Note how l drank both at once, thereby making it look like the Pokie Queen was drinking one also.]

    When l had my first sip, reality hit me, what had l been thinking? Almost pure Bourbon, W.T.F. l really was not expecting that. The Pokie Queen had a little sip and then pronounced " you can't drink that ", be buggered l thought to myself, l'll drink them both, even if it kills me. She immediately order a water from the Cocktail Waitress after her little sip, mouth was burning she proclaimed.


    Now the situation l found myself in was, l had about half a bottle of straight Bourbon to drink, plus an impatient, non drinking female to amuse. So the conversation was turned to " wonder what so and so are doing right now, wouldn't they be jealous of us? ". Look at the sunset, look at the lights as they are being turned on etc. l definitely had to stall for time as there was no way that l could scoff those drinks. Eventually, with an inner warm feeling, l finished them, so it was now time for the photo session from inside the building.


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    [ Dumb and Dumber at the Cocktail Party.]


    As soon as we made a move to go outside, another couple grabbed our table. They are in high demand during the happy hour, so it appears. Therefore it may be wise to arrive early before the start of happy hour to get yourself a good seat / viewing spot. Outside we had another photo session with a different view of the city.


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    With the mission accomplished we then went back down to the casino floor, out onto the street to catch a bus back to Fremont Street. All the while this was going on, l was quietly amused, l'm sure both smerrian and hammie knew that this would happen to the unsuspecting Aussie. Then and there, l made a vow to myself that when l got home, l would practice on the Manhattans for my return trip.


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    N.B. Two Manhattan Cocktails in happy hour, cost including tip, US $20, so why pay to go up to the viewing deck?

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  15. TOWNSVILLE

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    Day 14 continued.

    On our return to Fremont Street we went straight to The Binions Casino for our daily point collecting session, that then enables us to have our free spins of their promotional wheel. Yes, of course another photo opportunity was had whilst we were there. With these daily events out of the way we then ventured over to The Four Queens Casino. Now l have not mentioned this before, but, the Pokie Queen always insists on playing those silly games that they offer at the entrances to the casinos. You know the kind l am referring to, the ones that never pay, you always loose and then they hand you a sheet advertising their properties features / offers. Well you would never believe it, she spun up twenty five dollars on this occasion. l still don't know who was more surprised, the security guard at the door or us. He told us that it was extremely rare for anyone to win anything on those machines.

    That really made her day, and of course l never heard the end of it " see, l told you so." Humbug. Therefore we were then compelled to play a bit in the casino before going and having our nightly meal in Magnolias Restaurant. The eternal gambling optimist thought her luck had changed, however she soon found that it was not true. When reality hit her she came and rounded me up for dinner, a two for the price of one of course. With the meal l sampled two of the brews from their Chicago Brewing Company. Excellent drops they both were.


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    When we had finished dinner, we returned to The El Cortez Casino. Once there, we went upstairs to the room, freshen up a bit and then ventured back down to the casino floor to start that nights entertainment. The Pokie Queen bolted off into the rows of machines looking for a winner whilst l wandered around looking for a decent game of Black Jack to play. When l thought l had found one, l sat down and got one hundred dollars of chips to play with. After playing for about ten minutes l made an enquiry about the whereabouts of the Cocktail Waitress, it was thirsty work being undertaken here. Then twenty minutes goes by and l am becoming a bit peeved about the service that l am receiving, not. Comments have been made by me to the two suits running the show, still no service. Thirty minutes arrives and that's it for me, l grab my chips off the table whilst informing the suit running the show that l was taking my money to another casino. One where they value their customers and can supply them with a dollar beer whilst they are playing their table games.

    As l was walking away from the table, another suit gestures for me to come over to him, which l did. He asks me what just happened, l explained the situation to him. Apologies were then given by him for what had just occurred, l thanked him. l then told him, that l felt if a casino was going to be that lousy, it did not deserve my business. The situation as far as l was concerned was, l'm putting ten dollars, the minimum at risk per hand, fifty hands an hour are dealt at least, making it five hundred dollars an hour potential loss for me. Then l can't get served a dollar bottle of beer, as a form of compensation for the risk taken. No way that was going to happen. l also informed him that this casino would not be getting another cent from me on this trip. Reason being, the could not care less attitude l had received at the table.

    l went and found the Pokie Queen and told her what had just occurred, she immediately took her money out of the machine she was playing. There was now two players with four more days playing time left at this casino, lost for the cost of a dollar beer and a shit attitude from the floor staff. The only good thing to come out of this, was the fact, that l now had more time to watch American television while drinking my Canadian Whiskey. Up to the room we went, five nights of accommodation left at this casino. My favorite casino was not anymore, however on this trip l had found several others that l enjoyed just as much. Fickle little bugger, aren't l?


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  16. Trix

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    Good for you!
    I'm glad you told the suits exactly why you left too! I think if enough people stop settling for lousy service it may make a difference.
    Hopefully by July when I will be there
     
  17. 93 Octane

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    Went to Level 107 at the Strat around 230am (I think) one morning and was pleasantly surprised with the setup..great views--good service--laid back..will definitely return on future trips
     
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    Thanks for the info, I was wondering if this still worked.
    It's on my list.
     
  19. TOWNSVILLE

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    Day 15

    l wish l could tell you all that we got up, showered and then went down to breakfast at Siegel's restaurant. However, we all know that could not happen now because of last night's confrontation.

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    [ l had downloaded their menu at home to help with my selections when l was there, disappointing is all l can say. ]

    Therefore, it was off to Main Street Station Casino for brunch for us. The buffet meal was to be freebie, for we had earned the required points playing there, plus using the American Casino Guide offers once again. The buffet was as good as everyone claims, excellent value, even if you paid for it with your own money. When we had finished our meal at the buffet, we went outside, and then ventured over to the Golden Gate Casino to check it out. Having never played there before, a voucher in the just mentioned book convinced us to give it a spin. Once inside the casino we went straight to the players club desk and signed up as new members.

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    With our new cards in hand we headed off in separate directions amongst the pokie machines, both in search of that elusive winning one. Plus, with the need to earn one hundred points to claim our ten dollar free play that was on offer. Having just sat down at my selected machine l was confronted by the Cocktail Waitress, who was enquiring wether l would like a beverage [ go away Sheldon ]. Now that was a bit of a silly question l thought to myself. Yes of course l would like a drink, a Goose Island beer, please, spotted when l came into the place. Having never sampled one, good beer, excellent service, my afternoon was set. However, just one thing was wrong, that being the volume of the music being played, bloody irritating. l was not sure whether l was in a casino or a night club, management should sort this one out.


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    As was to be expected the Pokie Queen came and found me to tell me she had just claimed her ten dollars free play, and was now going for the two hundred points required for the twenty five dollars of free play. American Casino Guide voucher required for that one. l, as usual, was lagging behind with the collection of points, the beer drinking was slowing me down was my excuse. Knowing the odds of these machines was the real reason, l play slow and cheaply to get value for my money.

    Eventually we each achieved our goals, that being the ten dollar free play and the twenty five dollar free play rewards. Having done that we left the casino, to our surprise it was dark outside, oops. The afternoon was gone, but, we had both been entertained without losing a great deal of money. Thumbs up for the Golden Gate Casino, we will return to play there on our next visit. Our plan now was to head back to the room at the El Cortez Casino for a bit of a break in gambling and freshen up a bit. Whilst walking by the Fremont Casino a great idea entered my head, now please do not forget that l had been enjoying Goose lsland beer all afternoon. " Lets try the ninety nine cent shrimp cocktail ". ln we go, to the Lanai Express Café, grabbing a cocktail each, the Pokie Queen was hesitant, she knows only to well how my alcohol induced ideas turn out. Sitting at the table, she only managed half of the cocktail before declaring quits, l, on the other hand, succeeded to consume two thirds of it, enough. Well, they do say that you only get what you pay for. There was nothing really wrong with them, but. lt just had to be done, a Vegas experience. Back to our room we go, should have stuck with the original plan.

    To be continued.
     
  20. TOWNSVILLE

    TOWNSVILLE Low-Roller

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    Day 15 continued.

    Around seven o'clock that night, we left the room to go and have a meal and a little more play on the machines. The Pokie Queen had touched up the make up and the hair whilst in the room, so we all know by now what that means, it was photo time at Binions Casino, once again. Hey the price was right l thought to myself, she can always throw out the ones she did not like, it could be worse for me, so l just went along with it. Yes, we both made sure we earned our two free spins of their prize wheel while we were there. When that was out of the way a meal was our next requirement, so into Binions Café we went. Both of us ordered the Philly Cheese Steak meal, first time ever, [ yes l know, five trips and this is the first time.]. l had heard / seen so much about them and the competition involved with who makes the best version of this American classic meal. Well, we were both pleasantly surprised, the ones served to us were positively delicious. l do not know how the Binions examples rate against other people's versions, but we were very impressed indeed. lt definitely made up for the Shrimp Cocktails we had tasted earlier on in the day.

    We remained at the casino for another couple of hours playing their machines [ nothing good to report there ] before returning to our room at the El Cortez Casino. On arrival we just walked straight through the playing area to the lifts, not stopping for any play on their machines or tables. l meant what l had said last night, they would not be getting another cent from either of us on this trip. Now, television, ice and whiskey for myself, diet cola for the Pokie Queen.


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    The view you need to see from your room's window, when you are staying at the El Cortez Casino for a quiet stay.