This morning, I woke up at the California hotel in Downtown Las Vegas for my last full day in Las Vegas. Aw.
I walked over to The D for breakfast, using a voucher from a mailer. I had French Toast. It was really good and after the $10 voucher, cost me $1.35. I miss when this casino loved me and sent me offers. OH WELL.
I stopped at Dunkin Donuts for some iced coffee and then played in Binions. Last full day = slot play to win big = $216 win.
I tried playing Double Double Bonus video poker on quarters, but the stupid button was stuck so I had to keep slamming it. I just cashed out. Got my voucher for a deck of cards, threw out my voucher for a deck of cards and headed back to California. I am ending a two night comped stay here and have yet to put any money through any Boyd machine. This is the beauty of knowing you are not coming back, you do not have to keep your comps. I ran through $60 and got nothing.
I checked out and walked over to the Four Queens to check in for my last night. This room was completely covered by Hotwire credit I got for my Henderson room not having the advertised casino. Score!
Dropped off my stuff and went gambling! There is a penny machine named Cirque something, near the elevators, that I have won on before. I won again! Then I went on a Buffalo slot kick and could not stop hitting the bonus. I cashed out up $220.
I got on a bus and went to Palace Station. Partly because I wanted to play here, partly because I want to buy a shit ton of cheap cigarettes before going home. I had visions of drinking Starbucks while having a huge win on my last day. Sadly, only the Starbucks dream was realized.
From here, I went to Longhorn.
I loved this casino so much. If I were returning and had no comps, I would not even hesitate to stay here again. I played some quarter Double Double Bonus video poker, some four card Cleopatra Keno and some quarter single line Cleopatra Keno. Nope, nope and nope.
Dinner was using my points. I had steak and baked potato. It was decent and for free, even more so.
I played after eating and turned $20 into $50 on Cleopatra Keno. Oh hey, let me go cash out. I get to the TITO machine and realize I didn’t actually cash out. Idiot! Luckily, the credits were still on the machine when I got back.
From here, the most obvious thing I could do was visit Cromwell one last time to play my beloved Ultimate X machine. I know I am pushing it here. There is no way this machine is still going to love me after all these tries. It has to suck up my money at some point. It is my last night here, what are the chances she still loves me?
Turned out they were very high.
I also got this cool hand that led to nothing:
From here, I walked through Flamingo to take the monorail to the 108 bus. I am willing to pay for the monorail to avoid getting on the Deuce bus. But it turns out I do not have to. Someone getting off the monorail offered me an unused ticket for free. Score!
I get back Downtown and stop at Dunkin Donuts, obviously. Then I played at The D.
I played at the upstairs bar. Whenever I play here, I always have a large iced coffee with me. Whenever I play here with a large iced coffee, the bartender will ask me over and over if I want a drink. This never used to happen to me when I drank in Las Vegas.
I quickly lost $100 and walked over to Four Queens to play some Buffalo. No matter what I did, I could not stop hitting the bonus. I left up $235.
I finally went to bed at 1:00 am and did so only because I need to get up early to go home.
Gambling Day: + $300
Gambling Trip: + $990
Miscellaneous: (breakfast, tips, coffee, cigarettes): $67.92
Comps used: California room, The D breakfast, Longhorn dinner
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Breakfast: MSS free ACG 7-3 $11.99
Dinner: Binions burger