I am wide awake at the California hotel at 6:00 am this morning. I shower and get dressed and walk over to The D to use my $10 dining voucher. Fremont Street is empty except for me and the homeless.
I saw this sign which drove me nuts. It is a huge pet peeve of mine when people spell “Fremont” as “Freemont.” I even once saw someone spell it as “Freemount”. Although I guess since prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas, all mounts should be free. Yet whoever made this sign, must work on Freeeeeeeeeemont. And here we are.
Oh hey, the coffee shop doesn’t open until 8:00. Remember when these things used to be 24 hours? I have to use my credit today as it will be expired when I return Downtown later this trip. So I get some coffee from Dunkin Donuts and sit down at my favorite Supertimes Pay machine in all of Las Vegas, conveniently located right outside Dunkin Donuts.
This machine is my baby and I have not played her in a year. When I was here briefly in September, she was always taken. I am so glad to be reunited with her. She isn’t doing too good. Her screen is shot and fuzzy. Aw, poor baby.
I turn $20 to $40 and then lose another $20 to even that out. I play some Keno and lose some more money because LOSER. Finally it is 8:00 and I head back to The D to get breakfast. I take the escalator upstairs and at the top is a woman sitting there breast feeding her kid. In a casino. Start ‘em off right I suppose.
Breakfast ended up costing me ten cents after my dining voucher / cleared out the remaining comps I have. My relationship with The D is officially over.
I did stop and play some Sigma Derby. There are twelve seats here. Three on each long side, two on each short side. I had the entire game to myself until some man comes and sits right next to me on a short side. Dude, the fucking game is empty. No need to sit right fucking here. So I bet the remaining 20 quarters I had on ONE combo that had 200 odds and lost it. Oh well.
Back to California where I decide that since I am up for the trip, I am going to go for the $8128 dollar royal progressive. That is insanely high, someone needs to hit it. As I am playing, I am talking to the machine. I am telling it that if it does not want to give me the $8128 royal, it can still give me any four of a kind. Preferably Aces, but really, anything will do. It gives me nothing. But being the giving person I am, this does not stop me from continuing to give to it. $300 later and I hate myself so much.
Back to the room to pack and get ready for my move to Sunset Station. I will be there for two nights via MyVegas. I booked before the one-per-person rule took effect.
I took the HDX bus, it took just under twenty minutes. As a person who frequents lots of off strip places, I am always asked about renting a car. I don’t even have a driver’s license. The bus works. You can take it should you chose to. And if you do not want to, then hey, don’t!
BONUS: While I was standing at the bus stop, a homeless man was approaching, screaming very loudly. It took a bit for me to realize I recognized the words he was screaming. “Heaven and Hell” by Black Sabbath. He was just not singing them anywhere near the tune. Aw, I love Ronnie James Dio.
I got dropped off in front of Sunset Station and went to check in. I got room 407. I had to walk down a very looooooooooonnnnnng hallway to get there. There is a parking lot right outside the elevator area. Seems like that would be cool for people who drive. Except you would still have to go all the way to the front desk. Not sure why this hotel is designed like this. Let’s put check in nowhere near the rooms. Yes, that is a great blueprint, let me sign off on it!
The room is a room. There is nothing at all special about it. The thermostat has seen better days and I have to push all the buttons multiple times to get them to work. Other than that though, nothing.
I go downstairs and gamble. I am instantly horrified at how packed this place is. It is hard to find any open machine and when you do, there are people surrounding it. I had no idea this was such a happening place. I hate happening places. Not enough to not gamble though so…
I played nickel Cleopatra Keno to balance out this morning’s dollar video poker loss. I win nothing.
I went back to the room to take a nap. This is where this day ends because I never woke back up. Oops?
Gambling Day: – $500
Gambling Trip: + $880
Miscellaneous: (tip, coffee the $.10 The D breakfast!): $6.47
Comps used: The D breakfast
Freebies: MyVegas room at Sunset Station
Today’s itinerary, really a joke at this point:
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Breakfast: Fremont 7-10:30 free 250 points ACG
Check into Sunset Station
Dinner: Sunset Station, 4-9 free MyVegas
Jerry’s Nugget:New Member Rewards
50 points – $5 Comp
100 points – Jerry’s Nugget T-shirt
250 points – $20 Comp
500 points – $40 Gift Card
1,000 points – $100 Free Play on Slots and Video Poker
Downtown Grand 2x points promo
Gold Coast 30x slots (kiosk)
Orleans 30x pennies (kiosk)
Joker’s Wild 25x points on first 500 points,