Today was a bit boring since I had to kill a bunch of time (not much to do other than gamble in Carson City) until about 3 when I planned on going to Jackpot Crossing casino for the poker tournament and cash games after.
I went to the Carson Nugget after checking out of my hotel. I played some old VP machines and won $10. I still love playing those coin dispensing machines when I find them, I'm not really sure why but they amuse me. I then played $5 BJ and won every double... I repeat I WON EVERY DOUBLE! It's been a long time since I ran that good on doubles lol. I ended up winning $114 after tips. I cashed out and went to Red'a 395 which is a BBQ joint that I was told to check out.
I got there and sat at the bar. They have those table top games but I didn't want to play. I ordered a Thai chicken pizza, basically spicy peanut sauce with chicken, peanuts and grated carrots on a wood fire cooked pizza. I also got to watch them make it since the wood fire was attached to the bar. The waitress told me if I signed up for a club card I get $10 FP, well I'm a sucker for FP so I signed up. I played Black Rhino and hit 5 K's for $25. I played it down until my food came and then cashed out up $23, thanks for the free food Red's. I almost forgot, the pizza was amazing! One of the best pizzas I've ever had. I'm a sucker for a good peanut sauce.
I still had a few hours to kill so I went to Max casino and played penny slots. I got bored after about 20 minutes (I don't enjoy slots very much) and left up $8. I decided to go get some soft drinks at Walmart and on the way stopped at Bodines Casino. I've never been there because they have no tables but I figured what the hell lets check it out. I played a few really cheap poker games on the penny denomination and won $10. That's tough to do betting so little.
Diet Mountain Dew was on sale, 6 500 ml bottles for $2 so I picked up 3 sets. As I was leaving the parking lot I saw a Trader Joes and got excited. Trader Joes has the best snacks. I grabbed 2 bags of kettle corn and a bag of peanut butter stuffed pretzels and was on my way.
I got to Jackpot Crossing just before 3 and talked to the dealer who was dealing last night at Cactus Jacks. She said the cash games wouldn't run but they had a $18 tournament with one table. Blech not worth my time. I got the cage to sell me $1 chips and then I played VP so that I played at the casino. I hit quad fours (I have hit an insane amount of quads this week, why am I down so much on VP lol?) for $40 as I was betting 20 nickels which was a max bet for that denomination. I left there up $26 after buying the chips.
I then drove 132 miles to Hawthorne, NV where I am staying the night. My hotel is owned by the casino so I got $10 FP and 2 $2 off coupons for the restaurant. I visited El Capitan across the street from my hotel and won $19.25 off $15 FP ($5 FP for signing up for a card) and lost $40 playing BJ which is really technically $31 since I kept 4 $1 tokens and a $5 chip from my buy in.
I ate at the cafe for dinner and had the special, a roast beef stuffed burger wrapped in bacon. It was actually pretty solid for $10 minus one coupon. Not Gordon Ramsey quality but it sufficed.
Tomorrow I am visiting Paiute Palace in California, then Mizpah for the afternoon poker game before driving to Las Vegas.
Happy Easter everyone!
Chips collected - 30 (8 for my collection)
Total miles - 1914
Gas - $152.70
Hotel - $60.05
Food - $119.55
Shopping - N/And
FP - $50 FP = $55.50
Match play - $10 = $5
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. — Amarillo Slim Preston