Banana, Seven, Cherry

Did you guess by the title what game I’m going to talk about for today’s Throwback Thursday?  Of course… It’s slots!  One time my sister and I were in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan at a casino.  We’d spent the weekend there and did pretty well at my favorite gambling game, roulette.

We checked out of the hotel, put the bags in the car, and went to the casino one last time before we hit to road.  We won a few more dollars at roulette then decided to leave while we were ahead.  However, on our way out the door, I spied a nickel lying on the floor.  I picked it up, and we decided to put it in a slot machine.

Normally, we don’t play slots because they’re basically meant to rip you off.  My Uncle Charlie, who I’ve mentioned a few times before, gambles (and wins) quite a bit, and he taught me a lot of what I needed to know.  (Plus I have quite a second sense at guessing games such as roulette.)  But one thing Uncle Charlie always told me was that slot machines are good for nothing but eating your money, and they’re called “one arm bandits” for a reason.

Anyway, Michelle and I found the room with the nickel slots, and we put my nickel in and pushed the button just for kicks.  As it turned out, we kept winning more nickels!  Since we didn’t have anything to lose and we had plenty of time to kill, we just kept playing the nickels we won, and that original nickel bought us over two and a half hours’ worth of entertainment before we lost it all!

Talk to me:  Have you ever gambled at a casino?  If so, what’s your favorite game?  Do you always make sure you break even and walk away, or if you get ahead, are you compelled to keep going until you lose everything?