Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fingering the Aces







Day 6 - Thursday Oct 27 - part 2.

One last bash at the Loose Doose was in order. Well, you can see what happened. Four Aces for $5. I was so pissed off I forgot the scratch card.
Just for fun, I got a natural straight flush. Worth $10. And a scratch card.


I wanted to get a gift card for someone at the Cal, so we tripped down to Walgreen's and picked one up. Here's a tip if you like to give gift cards to hosts or whoever - you can get Amazon cards at Walgreen's and load them up with whatever amount you want. Just ask at the cash for them.

We were invited to the video poker tournament, so back at the Cal, we registered and got our tee times. We'd double booked the Cal and the Nugget so that we could keep our Gold Cards and be in the tournament - there was one night overlapping between them.

Today was a day of schlepping around. We schlepped to the Golden Nugget and got our room number assigned - but we'd have to come back for keys.

We schlepped to the Fremont and ate from the buffet there. And you know what? Most of what they had didn't look very appetizing, and most of what I ate wasn't very good.

It's time to call it. The Fremont buffet officially sucks. It's been like this for a while now - they need to revamp the thing. Don't believe me?

I was momentarily excited at the idea of a Hamburger Bar. I had visions of a chef in one of those white 10 galley hats cooking fresh ground patties to order. Then you'd dress 'em yourself with whatever add-ons you wanted. I think they call these 'fixins'.

Look and weep.
Burger time, Burger time, Ken-l-ration Burger time!
I mean, honest to flying fucking shit, who - WHO - in charge, in their right mind, would have the stinking sweaty balls to present something that looks like this for their guests consumption? Are we on the fucking chain gang here or at a hotel?

Since there's nothing like a buffet rant, let's have one more shot. Hot dog, anyone?
I've seen better looking wieners on a daschund.
Somehow, the Quad Queen managed to carve out a healthy meal, because its hard to fuck up vegetables. She also had some roast beast, which lasted about 3 bites. Shame.
They managed not to ruin this cucumber.
I settled for some fried chicken that was about an hour past its best before stamp.

Nevertheless, we had ingested calories, and required a quick visit to the Super Times Pay machines. Whereupon nothing happened but losing.

Time the schlepp back to the Nugget and play our free play - $40 for me, and $50 for Her Nibs.

We opted to start on the old, old machines by the Grille, which were downgraded like everything else in the Nugget. Bonus Poker is 7/5. It would have to do.

I played $25 through fairly quickly, and then punched up the last $15 of my freeplay. The Quad Queen had terrible luck and moved on to greener pasture - 100 play pennies or something.

I played the $15 down to zero and on the Lazarus hand got two pairs. And then three of a kind. A full house or two. And wouldn't you know it, I got on a bit of a tear. I hit a quad and then worked the machine up to $80.

The Quad Queen dropped by and told that hey, the rooms not ready anyway, I want to play this for as long as it takes. I either hit a Royal or hit zero. It's freeplay anyway.

I ordered a beer and settled in for the duration.

Nines came my way and I was up to $90. As I was playing, a guy sat down next to me, punched up one of the Keno games and started playing. After about two minutes, his machine made a bunch of noise, and then he cashed out a ticket for about $500. Huh.

As these things happen, I did play through all the money in the machine, but it was - in the true sense of the word - an epic run.

I saw that I'd generated 151 points. That's $1520 coin it.

1208 hands of video poker. From my last $1.25 of freeplay. I'd had a blast too, sitting there hammering away for a couple of hours.

As my phone rang, a guy sat down on another machine in the bank, and a minute later let out a yip. Playing keno. Cashes out about $500. Huh.

With perfect timing, our room was now ready, and I was ready for a break after a solid two hour battle.

1 comment:

  1. Yay keno....haven't I told you this a time or two?

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