Day 14 - Sunday - part 3
What a great day! I was up even more than before, and I'd done almost $10K coin-in.
I had plans to meet Mike from the Mike's bar for dinner at Pizza Rock, and at sixish I wandered down there (after raiding the safe for another $400). I had a little fun with Mike by telling anyone who would listen at the podium in Pizza Rock that "I was here to meet my man-date".
I don't think he was impressed, but we were pretty impressed with the pizza we cobbled up. We pretty much demolished the thing, too. Delicious.
Graciously, Mike picked up the entire tab for dinner and wouldn't even let me cover the tip. Decent fella, you should look him up at the Four Queens Mike's bar. He'll take good care of ya.
I feel bad slagging the Four Queens when there are people who work there that I really like, but I have to calls 'em like I sees 'em and if the host doesn't do what he's promised to do, then to me, that's a serious matter.
Binions, on the other hand, can just suck it.
Isn't it amazing how far a few bad customer service experiences, like a Binions pit boss being a smart-ass to his customers, can reach?
Now, to be fair, many of the cocktail waitresses I encountered lately have been so sweet to me. Favorite Server Judy, when I told her this morning about the debacle the day before, patted me on the shoulder and said, "You'll do better today, good luck..."
Another favorite at the Cal was going around today not saying 'Cocktails' but singing it. 'Cock-tailllls... Dreee-eeeenks!'. I asked here why, and she said just to fight the boredom on a slow day.
I bumped into her in a place in the casino I never play, and I said, "You're stalking me."
She narrowed her eyes and with a half-smile said, "Yes. I am!..."
She was so much fun today.
Meanwhile, after dinner, I found myself extremely close to the Downtown Grand. So I moseyed in and took a shot at their bartop DDB progressive.
I had a nice time at the bar, enjoying a few cold ones, and knowing, at this point, that I was going to have a winning day, and a pretty decent winning day at that.
The Aces were up over $700, but they weren't for me, unfortunately.
However, I was dealt quad threes and got to pull for the kicker and nailed it. Over $270 on the progressive!
Savvy progressive tip - don't wait to long to hit draw in a situation like that, lest someone get it first and reset the progressive before you nail it. That's why there's no 'before' picture.
|Another view of my nice little quad with kicker.|
I kept a decent amount of profit and hit the Fremont. Started with $20 and nailed a nice dealt hand.
I had had a phenomenal amount of luck (aka Positive Variance) today. It was difficult to remember it all. I must have played 30 different machines, maybe more. No more Dump and Chump for this Savvy Hit and Run Champ!
This was my biggest daily win of the trip so far and it couldn't have come at a better time. I didn't hit $1200 profit, but I definitely made a dent.
And my God, I had enough fun for 10 Sundays. Well, as much as you can have without that golfball-eyed Susan Sarandon egging you on.
This was a very long trip, and a very long trip report. There was one day left to go. I needed that dollar Royal to turn it all around. One day would make it or break it and I'd be out on the red-eye that night...