MaxPen
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January 26th, 2016 at 8:23:24 PM permalink
Ever had one of those nights when everything goes right?
Wife and I went to get our new glasses on Tropicana and decide to eat at the Longhorn. After eating we get our aces and head to the Blackjack table. Both of us get a blackjack on our $5 limit bets. Wife wanted to play $10 in her favorite Asian themed slot. She heads off to it straight away. I put the $5 combining the 2.50 from each of our hands up and get another winner. Decide to leave the $10 up. Continue in same fashion and win the next 3 hands. Longhorn has a $100 limit. Let the $80 ride and get a 6and5 against dealer 4 for the double. Had to do it :-). Caught the 10 and took it home. While getting cashed out I hear my wifes name on the PA. She's over spinning the wheel for her slot section winning some hot seat thing. She gets $50 in freeplay. With her quarter at a time we're going to be a bit, lol. 20 spins or so into her freeplay she hits $80 on a quarter bet.
After that I had to head back to the BJ table. Red chipping I turn 20 into a hundred in less than 20 minutes. Everything was chalk. I decide to split off the table as the count was -10(6 deck game), not that it mattered. Wanted to try and retrieve the wife. I head back over and she's pretty much at the same point that I left her $75 in credits on the machine. Now she wants to stay to the next drawing and move to another section. Off we wnt to the other side.
I find a Munsters slot about 5 minutes before they do the thing for the wheel. Playing my 9cent and 18 cent spins on the Munsters I turn 20 into 25 and get a chip dropped on my machine as does the old lady and guy next to me by an attendant. Yeah, now I am going to get a spin on the wheel. I spun and got $10 freeplay. When playing my freeplay I accidentally hit a 90 cent spin on the Munsters and got 5 Eddie's or something for $25 + another 1.20 on another line. Cashout but there was still a couple bucks in the machine for freeplay. Decided to hit a max bet for 1.80 and got something to get to a picking bonus round. First pick was a 2x marilyn symbol and then wound up with 3 Grandpas for another $24.
At this point my wife is done and I head to cash slot tickets. She finds $5 in the restroom while I'm cashing out.
Craziest run of good variance for us ever. I know it's not as exciting as 18 Yo's in a row but I'll take it.
kewlj
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January 27th, 2016 at 12:07:58 AM permalink
Sounds like a fun night. Do you want to explain what "get our aces" means for those that may not be familiar with Longhorn? (or maybe not I don't know)

Sounds like maybe your biggest gamble of the night was the part where you said you decided to eat at Longhorn. LOL. Actually, I have never eaten at Longhorn. I know they have that steak special on the side of the building and advertised on billboards around Boulder Highway. Is the food any good there?
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beachbumbabs
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January 27th, 2016 at 2:00:05 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

Sounds like a fun night. Do you want to explain what "get our aces" means for those that may not be familiar with Longhorn? (or maybe not I don't know)

Sounds like maybe your biggest gamble of the night was the part where you said you decided to eat at Longhorn. LOL. Actually, I have never eaten at Longhorn. I know they have that steak special on the side of the building and advertised on billboards around Boulder Highway. Is the food any good there?



FWIW, I have not been to the Longhorn at Trop, but I've eaten at several. Good value for your money, ok steaks, good sides, generous portions.
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Sabretom2
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January 27th, 2016 at 6:10:17 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

FWIW, I have not been to the Longhorn at Trop, but I've eaten at several. Good value for your money, ok steaks, good sides, generous portions.



I agree but I think the discussion is about the Longhorn casino on Boulder Hwy.
DeMango
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January 27th, 2016 at 6:11:45 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

FWIW, I have not been to the Longhorn at Trop, but I've eaten at several. Good value for your money, ok steaks, good sides, generous portions.



Not the same Longhorn, Shirley!
ThatDonGuy
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January 27th, 2016 at 6:41:12 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

FWIW, I have not been to the Longhorn at Trop, but I've eaten at several. Good value for your money, ok steaks, good sides, generous portions.


Pardon me for what sounds like repeating what the previous two posts said, but I think the OP said that he was getting a new pair of eyeglasses somewhere on Tropicana Avenue, as opposed to being at the Trop itself.
DRich
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January 27th, 2016 at 7:33:02 AM permalink
The Longhorn is a casino on Boulder Highway a few block from Sams Town

I have only eaten breakfast there and I highly recommend it if you are not a snob on atmosphere. The food is good, big, and reasonably priced. I would relate it to eating at a truck stop.
DrawingDead
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January 27th, 2016 at 9:03:29 AM permalink
Now I'm a little confused, or maybe just poorly informed on the state of fine dining and big-baller gambling. I do understand where the OP was, and how those who visit occasionally as tourists probably wouldn't. That's not a dig that someone doesn't. It would be an unusual sort of tourist that did, as I suspect most people in it on any given evening live within about a mile or two of it, and half of them probably got there on foot or a very local bus. If they arrived there with luggage after taking an airplane they must've gotten screwed in epic fashion by an unusually demented cabbie and are no doubt very seriously lost. But there's apparently some other "Longhorn?" Like a chain of places somewhere of some sort? Something well known? But I'm thinking probably not anywhere around Las Vegas, right? I only know the divey dump grind-joint on Boulder, across Harmon from a Wal-Mart, which I'm real sure is not and never has been connected with anything anywhere else. At least I can't easily imagine that it would be.*

*I don't mean "dump" in a bad way; I'm in favor of dumps. Dumps serve a fine and useful purpose. Different strokes for different folks, or for me in different moods, or for low-rent company I don't want to be caught in public with. Regular Longhorn patrons don't qualify as "public." And unfortunately I've neglected to hook up with any such company that's sufficiently low-rent recently enough to reliably contribute to reviewing what's on the menu at Boulder & Harmon.

http://longhorncasinolv.com/chuckwagon-restaurant-nv.html
Nevermind.
Joeman
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January 27th, 2016 at 9:45:51 AM permalink
Quote: DrawingDead

But there's apparently some other "Longhorn?"

Yes. There is a chain of mid-priced steakhouse restaurants called Longhorn Steakhouse.

Not to be confused with the Longhorn Casino, where Max evidently had a crazy run of luck recently.

Also not to be confused with Hickory River Smokehouse, a local chain of Texas BBQ restaurants in central Illinois and beyond, whose original store was known as Longhorn Smokehouse until promptings from lawyers from the aforementioned Longhorn Steakhouse, so the story goes.

I actually was confused by the similarity of the names and purely by accident discovered what may be the best BBQ brisket outside of the state of Texas.
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DrawingDead
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January 27th, 2016 at 9:53:14 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

Yes. There is a chain of mid-priced steakhouse restaurants called Longhorn Steakhouse.

Not to be confused with the Longhorn Casino, where Max evidently had a crazy run of luck recently.

Also not to be confused with Hickory River Smokehouse, a local chain of Texas BBQ restaurants in central Illinois and beyond, whose original store was formerly known as Longhorn Smokehouse until promptings from lawyers from the aforementioned Longhorn Steakhouse, so the story goes.

I actually was confused by the similarity of the names and purely by accident discovered what may be the best BBQ brisket outside of the state of Texas.

Okay then, thanks. I should probably try to get out (of casinos, poker rooms, racebooks, etc) more. Probably not a good sign for my character & habits that this little eastside LV outpost of culture, commerce, and haute-cuisine was the one and only in my mind.

EDIT to add: Thanks to the helpful link, I used the handy "FIND A LONGHORN" tool to discover that there are apparently none in or around Las Vegas, or within Nevada more generally, or in any neighboring states this side of Albuquerque. But impressively enough, it wants to help anyways by asking if I want to learn more about their 'international locations." So apparently those Longhorns are just not a far-west thing, and I'll go with that as my excuse. I have no excuse for my companion last time I was treating someone to a breakfast at this Longhorn. But that had nothing to do with whatever the breakfast was.
Last edited by: DrawingDead on Jan 27, 2016
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