Saturday, December 25, 2010 – Day Twelve of Nineteen: Merry Christmas!
[This is part twelve of a nineteen part trip report. If you would like to start at the beginning, go here.]
I wake up at The Orleans with my huge $35 win from last night in tact. I go downstairs with $170. This is a sure sign of degeneracy because The Orleans is off strip so there is nowhere for me to go. Thereby, I do not need that much money in ONE casino.
I managed to get it up to $220 and played back down to $170. See? I told you I was degenerate.
Quarter Double Double bonus video poker. I hit four of a kind eights into sixes and back into eights.
I head back to my room at 8:30 with a cheese Danish for breakfast.
Today is Christmas and my present to myself is a spa treatment. My appointment is at 11:00. It was so incredible. I typically go the Palms spa every time I am in Las Vegas to use the Las Vegas Advisor 50% off coupon. Since I am now Sapphire at Boyd, the spa discount + the off strip prices make this treatment cheaper. It was also so much better. Who knew?
I play some more quarter Double Double Bonus video poker afterwards and hit four of a kind sixes again.
I cash out when I am down to $65.
My next $20 gets me a $120 cash out, thanks to four of a kind twos.
It is now 1:00 and I stop for food.
I stop back at the room to apply lucky glitter on my new cash and to see just how much that new cash is. Woo! It is $250.
I put $50 away and decide I will do two $100 sessions. Someone is on the machine that blessed me with my morning wins. I kill time by getting an iced coffee at Seattle’s Best and the rat bastard is still on my machine when I get back. Fine, slots it is! I play a Carnival of Mystery slot and turn $15-$30. But I want to play Double Double Bonus video poker. But that guy is still on my machine. So I do what any degenerate gambler would not do and I go to my room for a nap.
At 9:00 I am dressed and debating staying in because I am tired. But I am also degenerate and a degenerate does what a degenerate needs. I go back out with $95.
I play nickel Keno and turn $5-$20
I play Carnival of Mystery again. Two people surrounding me each won four digits on Twice Your Honey slot machines so i had to try it. $5-$25. Never cashed out.
Back to Carnival of Mystery. Hit $180 line pay and then the bonus came immediately after.
The hotel elevators are not working, and there are more people waiting than there are dollars I have lost so far during this trip. Eventually we were escorted up in the service elevator.
Once I am in my room of course, I decide I am hungry because I never ate dinner. I only bring $35 down with me, $30 is to play and $5 will be the tip on a comped meal.
A Cleopatra slot machine steals my first $5.
Nickel Double Double Bonus video poker takes another.
Carnival of Mystery gives me $20 for two fives and then takes $15.
Dinner is at the Orleans coffee shop. I really hate: waiting to order, waiting for my food, waiting for the check. What if I am missing my intended eleventy billion dollar jackpot waiting for these things?
After eating, I put my last $20 in a Carnival of Mystery slot machine and watch as my credits go down to zero.