I just returned from a short stopover in Las Vegas on my way home for the holidays from Alberta. The airlines wanted about a grand to fly from Calgary to Windsor Ont so I figured hell lets check what it will cost going thru Vegas.. $188 into Vegas direct flight and $250 into Detroit from there 55 hours later. Done deal ( see how we justify these trips ;)
Being there by myself I had the chance to take in the casinos I wanted to this trip for the first time. That meant 4 Queens was near the top of the list to play those 10/7 ddb machines near the back. Only thing was I went down there at 3 am on Thursday morning to play. The place was dead with basically only me in that back area playing.
It was a worthwhile trip as I was able to run the one machine up to about $1700 after hitting quad Aces twice in about 40 minutes. But there was a down side to that. As I was basically the only person back there and had a large amount of credits on the machine I would guess I have requests for money from 5 or 6 people over the few hours I was there. They hey you look like your having a lot of good luck today can you spare me a $20>?
Most got THE LOOK from me that suggested no your not getting anything and it would be in your best interest to move along. All but one lady took THE LOOK for what it was and moved along. But this one lady( Iam being nice calling her a lady here)) kept on asking again and again , At first I said no I dont think I want to give you any money today and returned to my play. But she kept telling me she really would like some of my money like com on fella just a ten or twenty out of all that you have there. Enough was enough .....I got a little bit loud and said something like Look lady I am not giving you any money so move along already....well I guess it was loud enough to get the ear of one of the security fellas because he came walking by ....which got her to leave the building.
What a different atmostphere there LOL...but all I can say was these machines were very good to me that night....compared to Paris where I was staying and there sisters places right there on the strip where I couldnt seem to find a straight flush fullhouse or heaven forbid a quad. I mean at the PARIS I was also asked a few times if I was looking for SOME FUN while playing the machines to which I said not today thanks and they left me alone.
The other stop I made during this trip was to SOUTH POINT where I got my only W2 of this trip for quad Aces with a kicker....leaving behind $600 in taxes. I was also able to run a machine up to about $1500 in there the second day cashing out for about $1250 ..overall a very positive place to play this trip Not sure what my coin in was but I believe I had about $85 in credit in my account when I left....I suspect I will get some kind of offers from them in the mail the next little while as I guess I played well over $10,000 in my two visits there. I said to the fella paying me that I really needed to get my ITIN card so they wouldnt withhold that money next time....his reply was yes we still withhold it if you are Canadian with a ITIN......is this correct? His supervisor that was right there for the payout seemed to agree
Now if I would just learn to stay away from the Harrahs machines which were not in a paying mode thats for sure I could have had a great trip...next time for sure
Now to fire off that ITIN application and look for information on filing my tax return in a few months to get back my withholdings
I remember reading about this trip in the making a while back. Congrats on the positive variance! Those leaches must be annoying, I've found them at table games a few times. Never give them anything because it just encourages them to do it to other people when they succeed.
Congrats on your nice win, here. I hope you had a great time. Of course, its always a great time when you win.