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PBguy
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October 29th, 2013 at 7:52:04 PM permalink
I'm not a big gambler but I go to casinos frequently since I take my mom to play bingo. If I have the money I play craps and vp. That said this streak started with a big win on a slot machine. After playing bingo we ate dinner and as we came out of the restaurant my mom said "Let's try this one". It was a slot that I had watched being played but never played myself. The big attraction is the multi-player pirate battle bonus. I put in a voucher for about $85 and started betting 60 cents per spin. Nothing but losing spins. When I was about $60 down I got pissed and pressed the 3x bet for $1.80 per spin. After just a couple of spins I got a bonus and hit this:



At first I didn't realize how much I had won but from the noise and animation I knew it was a lot. Here's the total for the bonus:



That was almost twice as much as I had ever won on a slot machine up until that point. It was a HUGE win for me. That was on a Monday and that win gave me a nice stake for playing video blackjack and vp. I earned enough points to have quite a few entries in the car drawing that Friday. Only I had never been called for any drawings at this casino. My mom would get called frequently even when I had more entries. Me? Never. That Friday we were there for a few hours and we didn't get called and it was about time to leave. I told my mom "Let's wait another 20 minutes until the 5pm drawing." Turned out to be a really good decision. They called my name. I got $100 free play and an entry in the midnight drawing.

I came back at midnight which guaranteed me getting another $100 free play at minimum. The 45 names called during the day were in a small drum and they pulled out 5 names - you had to be present to win. In the order they were called they chose one of 5 envelopes. I didn't expect to hear my name but I was surprised when I was called fourth. For some reason I immediately thought "I'm taking the one on the left". Of course I only had two envelopes to choose from but I almost took the one on the right, maybe because I'm right handed, then I remembered what I had thought and took the one on the left.

We all opened our envelopes at once and I was SHOCKED to see the word "CAR" in my envelope. Everyone else won money ranging from $250 to $2500. I honestly would have been happen with anything. The car I won was a Camaro but they actually give you a voucher for $30,000 good for anything at the Chevy dealer. I took the cash option instead: $21,000. They took me to the cashier and paid me in 100's. Nice. No taxes withheld. They asked if I wanted a security escort to my car but I said I was going to go play craps. I won another $300 and so did my buddy. I tipped out about $450 total that night.

The Friday after I won the car we were back again playing bingo along with my sister. My mom's name was called for the car drawing. She wasn't too happy that she had to come back at midnight for the drawing! We left the casino about 5:15pm and at 6pm my sister called me from the casino to tell me they had called my name again. Damn. Since I wasn't there they had to call another name - they called my sister! She only had 11 entries for the drawing. I had paid for her bingo that day and she had won $300 then she got $100 free play for getting her named called. We went back at midnight and they called my sister's name and she ended up with the $500 envelope. Best day at a casino she's ever had before or since. My mom was satisfied to have $200 free play.

Two weeks later I won $1,000 on bingo and got called for two more drawings. Nice streak totaling about 25 grand. That's HUGE win for me. More than I'd won total in my life! The money I gave to family and friends created even more winning. Sometimes you can spread the wealth and the luck.



I don't know if I'll ever win anything like that again. It sure was fun!

So often it seems that it's when you lower your bet that you hit something good. I was fortunate to do the opposite. Without that win I likely wouldn't have won the car.
Mission146
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October 29th, 2013 at 9:22:46 PM permalink
My God, that's incredible! Congratulations!!!
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Buzzard
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October 29th, 2013 at 9:25:04 PM permalink
" mom said "Let's try this one". "

Give Mom a big hug, and a few hundred too.

Remember, Moms only come one to a customer.
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Beardgoat
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October 29th, 2013 at 10:09:32 PM permalink
Well done sir!
Ahigh
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October 29th, 2013 at 10:34:11 PM permalink
WOW!!!!!! Now THAT is awesome. Thanks for sharing with the forum. Many people will never have such good fortune. Just be careful to hold onto it!
AlanMendelson
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October 30th, 2013 at 1:06:25 AM permalink
Congratulations. I seemed to miss the name of the casino?
AxelWolf
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October 30th, 2013 at 1:30:40 AM permalink
Quote: PBguy

started betting 60 cents per spin. Nothing but losing spins. When I was about $60 down I got pissed and pressed the 3x bet for $180 per spin..

Good old slot martingale variation. You may want to keep that on the down low and charge for the system.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Alan
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October 30th, 2013 at 4:10:25 AM permalink
Wow! It would take a helluva long time for the smile to come off my face if that happened to me. That is an awesome story, congratulations.
AlanMendelson
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October 30th, 2013 at 4:25:48 AM permalink
Quote: PBguy

I put in a voucher for about $85 and started betting 60 cents per spin. Nothing but losing spins. When I was about $60 down I got pissed and pressed the 3x bet for $180 per spin.



I noticed this was a penny machine. Do you mean that when you had lost $60 of your $85 that you bet three-times your 60-cent bet for $1.80 (dollar-eighty) and hit the payoff for $977 ??

Winning $977 with a dollar-80 bet is far better than winning $977 with a $180 bet!!!!
Alan
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October 30th, 2013 at 4:28:21 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

I noticed this was a penny machine. Do you mean that when you had lost $60 of your $85 that you bet three-times your 60-cent bet for $1.80 (dollar-eighty) and hit the payoff for $977 ??

Winning $977 with a dollar-80 bet is far better than winning $977 with a $180 bet!!!!



I noticed this too. I think there is a missing '.'.

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