The One Where I Won

We made it back to Las Vegas in under 3 months, which is a bit surprising nowadays.  It was a lot of fun though, even if we ended up back there in the midst of 105-degree temperatures.  There’s lots of pictures below but I’ll get right to the point of my headline:

I made money through gambling this trip!!!

Yep – on the third day we were there (Sunday), my luck kicked in first thing that morning during breakfast.  I always play Keno at that time as it’s a cheap gamble and while I rarely ever even win my money back, it’s something to pass the time.  WELL.  This time I played 3 games at $3 a pop using almost entirely random patterns to pick my 10 #s, and on the second game, BAM!  I was able to get 7 of the 10 #s I picked!  That’s $450!  (If it had been 8 #s, it would’ve been $3000….can’t even imagine that).

Later that day, we went to Margaritaville Casino to gamble for reals, and while my mom and Larry played more Blackjack, I was ready for some action at the craps tables (I always have to be clever when I write about “craps”, as I shudder to get taken out of context by saying I went to play craps and it sounds like scat humor).   After an hour and a half or so, I wasn’t really up or down, but then a woman came up with a bridal party or something, and it was clear it was her first time rolling the dice ever.  It was one of those times where beginner’s luck / lady’s luck was fully in play.  Not only did she get 4 separate points (amongst many repeats) to activate the Fire Bet which I was on for a buck, I had gone full-in with my odds bets, taking maximum, once the table was on fire.  I ended up having $600 in my rack.  It was awesome.

Finally, that evening after taking a gambling break, I was at the Flamingo Craps tables and after a few hours, walked away with $200.  So yeah, that was a very satisfying gambling day to have and one for the record books, at least with regards to my usual gambling success!

Alright, here are the pics from the trip – including the drive up, the drinking with Michancy, riding the High Roller during the day, heading to MGM Grand for David Copperfield, and taking a stroll around that part of the Strip just for a nice way to spend the day without the threat of losing money!

Day 1 – Friday, July 25, 2014

Driving Up and Arrival:

Margaritaville Dinner, Pub Crawling with Michancy

Day 2 – Saturday, July 26, 2014

Daytime Ride on the High Roller

Carlos & Charlie’s Dinner, Heading to MGM for David Copperfield

Nighttime around Flamingo

Day 3 – Sunday, July 27, 2014 aka LUCKY DAY!

Keno and Craps Victories!

Strolling Around Vegas Strip, including Caesar’s Palace, Bellagio, and Cosmopolitan

Approaching Storm at Night & Dinner at Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill in Caesar’s

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