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Doc
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April 13th, 2017 at 12:56:57 PM permalink
Nah. I figured it was a Canadian thing to have a trip odometer that reads in km, so you just stated the 769 that the car showed. I understand that you were conversing with us yokels from south of that border and expressed the trip in units with which we are accustomed (just forgot to convert the digits).
PokerGrinder
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April 13th, 2017 at 1:06:54 PM permalink
I'm also listing all money spent and won/lost in USD for you crazy people 😅
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. Amarillo Slim Preston
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April 13th, 2017 at 9:44:56 PM permalink
Today I drove 662 miles from Billings, MT to Elko, NV where it is snowing...

It was a pretty uneventful day that I broke up with random casino stops for no good reason. I came out ahead $46.75 from 5 casinos which is solid. I stopped at Fort Hall casino in Idaho and played some FP and random slots winning just over $70. I also visited three casinos in Jackpot because well... why not? I won at two and lost playing craps at the third for a total loss of fifty American dollars.

I then visited the Scoredboard Casino just outside of Elko, NV to collect a chip. I won $25 playing BJ for about 20 minutes.

I was craving Chipotle (yes I know what you all think of it) today but never found one. I did however find this mom and pop burrito place for lunch where I got a decent Cajun shrimp burrito that was enormous. I also ate at the Mexican restaurant at Horseshu Casino in Elko. I had a more conventional prime rib burrito with Spanish rice and refried beans. This was pretty decent and so filling. My two Mexican stops for the day only ran me $21, not too shabby.

Tomorrow I have a short (by my standards) drive to Reno to visit the Nugget, then I'm headed to Incline Village to get a new chip up there. Lastly I am staying in Carson City and I will be collecting two chips over two days there.

Chips collected - 9 (3 for my collection)
Total miles - 1431
Gas - $105.15
Hotel - $0
Food - $46.40
Shopping - N/A
Gambling +$46.75
Poker -$124
FP - $5 FP = $4
Match play - N/A
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. Amarillo Slim Preston
LuckyPhow
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April 14th, 2017 at 6:14:45 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

Hotel - $0



PG,

You have a special knack for posting fascinating trip reports. Sorry about the snow. (Did you leave the door open when you crossed the border from Canada? Always shut the door if you want to keep the snow in Canada.)

I have a question: Two nights on the road, playing "not a whole lot" at the casinos where you stop, and you have zero cost for hotel rooms. Are the casinos THAT generous with room comps? Or, do you have points that allow you to stay free at national hotel chains? Or, something else? (Ummm... I assume you're not "skipping out" because you don't seem like someone who would defraud an innkeeper.)
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April 14th, 2017 at 7:02:28 AM permalink
Lol we actually haven't had snow where I live in almost a month. It all melted and stayed away. It is actually 15 degrees warmer at home then here in northern Nevada.

I guess I should have explained the hotels. I got 6.5 free hotel nights using points from my local grocery store plus 3 of my Vegas nights are comped at GN. My total hotel costs for this trip will be very low.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. Amarillo Slim Preston
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April 14th, 2017 at 10:28:59 AM permalink
Well I made my traditional donation to the Red Lion Casino. I've been to Elko three times and I've now lost there three times. My pocket is $50 lighter but I can't break tradition now can I?

I'm sitting at the slot casino across the street having breakfast. I saw their sign for $4.99 breakfast and I couldn't say no. Have to be frugal right? Two eggs, bacon and French toast for $5 and they probably still make money on it. If I don't post ever again it means they killed me with their "special" breakfast. Wish me luck!
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. Amarillo Slim Preston
PokerGrinder
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April 14th, 2017 at 10:39:49 AM permalink
That was some of the best French toast I've ever had! So good. I'm very full now. Off to Reno.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. Amarillo Slim Preston
Keeneone
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April 14th, 2017 at 6:02:55 PM permalink
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That was some of the best French toast I've ever had! So good. I'm very full now. Off to Reno.


No posts in 7+ hours, I guess the french toast did a number on PG...


When you stop at these various poker rooms on the road do most have some form of bonus/special hand payouts?
PokerGrinder
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April 14th, 2017 at 6:13:31 PM permalink
Some do. I don't play poker at a lot of the places. Some I stop in and play some sides to collect a chip. Most of my poker will occur at the end of days except in Vegas when I play whenever the games are good.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. Amarillo Slim Preston
PokerGrinder
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April 14th, 2017 at 6:15:44 PM permalink
Also the French toast caused me no issues. Except maybe wanting more lol.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. Amarillo Slim Preston

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