I was sitting here last night remembering my very first encounter with a slot machine.
There had been alot of talk about casinos going up and this one was just a hole in the wall in Upper Michigan. The town of St. Ignace. Sad to say I don't actually remember the name of the casino itself. It was nothing on a scale of what I go to now, or what you would find in Vegas, but a casino, none the less. I was around 25 years of age, and how that little side trip I took out of boredom changed my life. I walked in, and stood before this flashy, noisy machine. I had exchanged my $10 bill for quarters, as I watched everyone else do in order to play these things. I put in one quarter, and pulled the handle. Round and round the reels went. I didn't know what I was playing. Didn't know what I was hoping to get, didn't know what symbols I needed to match. All I know is the thing spit out $10 in quarters back to me.
I counted them as soon as they came out. Oh, the noise of the quarters hitting that hopper. The bells that went off, if only for a moment. I was absolutley spell bound. My brain is reeling...I put in one quarter and got out 40. This was incredible to me.
Remembering this all still makes me smile. I played that machine for a long time. I did very well. One time the hopper had to be refilled.( I was suspicious of the attendant when they opened my machine, it was the first time I had seen that done.)
I am 41 now, and I have played many many slot machines since. Been to many many casinos, and even Vegas once. Yet, that first time I ever gambled, was for sure, one of the best times I ever had.
Please share your very first time gaming with us. You know, the time that it HOOKED you. Your first BET, your first time at a Blackjack table, your first time at a slot machine, your first poker game in a real casino etc etc I bet there are some awesome stories out there. I so look forward to reading them.
Thanks for reading...PMM2008
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