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                                            02.18.2016 Fairy Tales can come true- it could happen to you

   Hey Now! yepper, we are Young at Heart. But gettin' a bit Old of Body. I slept in till 7 a.m. Slacker. I had all the ammo I needed for the morning skirmish on account of last nights victory. So it's a kiss for luck, load up some Phish on the Ippy, and descend. I kiosk our cards and Sweet Ti gets 30x/10x and I get 8x/6x. Time to make it count. I play Sweet Ti's card at a Triple Double Diamond $1 game, and mine at a Double Diamond Deluxe $1 game. Insert hundys. Engage.

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        Oh yeah, playin' 2 dollar games at the same time. All IGT, all the time. What a blast! Turned $200 into $600.

                     I take a bathroom break, and over by the Keno Lounge I spot yet another new machine to me....

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Now I loves me some Multi- Strike. They used to have some 8/5 BP MS machines at Orleans, but took them out. These are 7/5 BP and because of the 5th hand, are $6.25 a spin. Why the hell not! I insert hundy. I'm up and down, and am dealt a straight on the 1st level. But it's also 4 to a Royal. I have practiced playing MS on VPW, but never this version. The strategy is pretty strange, you basically want to get to the next level. But I'm not sure, so I figure I'll go for it. Let's watch... Jimmy?????


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Well that was interesting. It obviously surprised me when it kicked out that $1k ticket and left the rest in the machine. Now I turn on the service light because it's once again B Loyal to the Royal day. Mar comes over and asks what the problem is. I point at the machine and she frowns. There's only $43.75 in there. I whip out my $1k and explain. Good enough. She writes me up a ticket for $100 free play. I tip her generously.  What a morning. I've turned 3 hundy into this.....

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 Over to Crack Vegas I smilingly travel, and order up. Reneee is off again, so Ethyl takes my order. Then it's up to Make it Rain on S.T.

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                            I love it! We take out the Klobs and coffee cake and break our fast.

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 Before we left home, I purchased a selfish-stick. At least that's what I call it. I had forgotten all about it. How's it work???

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 Today's travels include a quickie visit to Ellis Island, followed by another to see Ziggy. Onward down Flamingo Cheri-ola!

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 It's always gonna be the Barbary Coast to me.... We pulled into Ellis. Cheri-ola has this neato back up camera. Easy in tight spots!

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            Inside, they have really cleaned up the place! More space between machines, and new carpet. Pretty swift!

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At the Passport Club we saw an old familiar face. Richard from France. He signed me up for a card way back on '05. I ask about the old Bingo machine I no longer see. "It was on it's last legs and the Gaming Commission ordered us to fix it. But they stopped making parts for it so we canned it" 

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We used our ACG coupons for a couple of free t shirts. He asked for the free play ones as long as we were there, but I'm saving them for my next trip in May. Richard is alright. At the kiosk, Sweet Ti won $10 FSP and I won a free beer. So we bellied up to the bar. Sweet Ti activated her free play while I met today's local, Ron.

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Manny takes my coupon and I order a fresh made draft root beer. Tasty! Meanwhile, Ron is telling us how dangerous it is around here. He's a Private Investigator. He knows the dirt on everyone. I enjoy my frothy beverage and tell Ron that we know all about the hazards of this place. He splits calling back to us-  "Be Careful!". We carefully leave and carefully stop by the Rebel gas station. Cheri-ola is one thirsty girl. But gas is cheap- $1.79. She only gets about 14 mpg. We carefully navigate across Paradise to Silver Sevens. Ziggy is working the Sports Bar today. We bring him up to date on our adventures and have a blast playing with the selfish-stick.

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Once I figured out how to use it anyhow. We didn't stay too long, and on the way out found the time out spot for drunk patrons....

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                                    Bad player! No Yellow Brick Road for you! And your little dog too....

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I have an ulterior motive for my Sweet Ti. Earlier in the trip, we got her a 5 day Spa pass, but she has only used it once. So I'm taking her to Happy Feet. It got killer reviews on Yelp. $20 for an hour massage. And it's right across the street from Orleans. 

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 Talk about low key. There's not even a sign on the building with the name on it. But this was on the front door....

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 I guess they didn't have enough personnel for both locations. The ElCo Happy Feet just recently opened. maybe next trip... Wally shortys with Hank Bonefish time.

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    That's my Sweet Ti! They are doing a lot of new restaurant construction here. The Alder & Birch just opened last weekend.

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 And the Ondori is opening tomorrow. Their are plans for more too. Plus they are gonna renovate the entire lain casino. Upscale. Scary!

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While we are playing, I notice Mark the barkeep from the Mardi Gras Bar is dressed up in a suit and talking to Nancy. I ask Hank about this and he said Mark was filling in as a F&B manager because of the new restaurants opening. Interesting. Well, Sweet Ti and I are both up around 5k points each, and it's just about time for today's drawing. I stop by the kiosk and activate our entries, while Sweet Ti hits the head. We plan on a rendezvous beside the Sports Book where the drawing is held. I wander around up front to take some pics.

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Supposedly the Gator Band is toast after they upscale the place. Pity. The Nite Kings are in the house and I am drawn to the tunes.

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It's pretty near time for the drawing, so I walk on over. Not a Sweet Ti in sight. Plenty of blue hairs though. I try to call her, but she doesn't answer. I text her too. Nuttin'. Then she calls me. I tell her to get her ass over! When she shows up, she says she was listening to the band. Too funny, I never saw her. I'm surprised she isn't in that last pic. We find a spot and are entertained by Crazy Mark.

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  Crazy Mark.He kept jumping up, circling those machines, muttering to whoever would listen, and sitting back down. They are spinning the numbers on the big screen for the "virtual drawing". The first name they call is for $500. He doesn't show. They call another name. She shows. Then they start calling the $100 winners. 5 of them. They show. Next they call 5 more. They show. Then they call 7 more. The 5th name they call is me. Woohoo!!!! "Winner coming through!!!!" Tammy, our old host who is running the drawing gives me a big hug. Sweet Ti gives me a big hug. Tammy takes me info and tells me to get in line so Deborah can pay me. Meanwhile they are calling more names. I hear Sweet Ti's name called. Woohoo!!!!! We both won! Just like last time, we get Jim, who is always mucking about, to take the pictures. 

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Just like last time he has no idea what he is doing. He took 27 pics, most of the floor. I still can't believe we won.. All those locals too...

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Time to celebrate with a special dinner. But instead we hit the buffet. Hey- we have coupons! Might as well let them pay for everything! Amy is our server tonight. We imbibe the usual suspects. On the way out a couple of bananas make their way into Sweet Ti's purse. Oops.

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                                    I lost my $100 pretty quick, Sweet Ti made hers last a couple of hours.

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             We elevate as Sweet Ti is once again bushed. I hang with her for a few and enjoy our custom room decor.

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                                                 Back to the action I hit up some Wonder 4....James?


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                                                       Chocolate Land Calls. Jimmy- roll it!



 The smoke was buggin' the shit outta me. So I went to about the only place I could find  that wasn't. As. The no smoking area past the buffet. I played some upright VP that had some decent games but it wasn't happening. Time to call it. IT! Another Royal Day.

                          Totals:  RB- 10k points     Sweet Ti- 5600 points.    BR up another grand.


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