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      2014 started out really well for me. My favorite hot spot is Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Il. It is close to downtown Chicago and conveniently located next to O'Hare Airport receiving a lot of locals and travelers alike.

      Two weeks ago i had an unforgettable win that i am not sure will ever top it. But before i tell that story i have to mention that a week prior to that i hit a Jackpot on Super Triple Play Draw Video Poker for $1,400. Anything over $1,200 is hand paid so dear Uncle Sam can get his piece of the pie.

      Rivers Casino runs a drawing every two weeks for Jackpot winners. Along with your cash payout winners receive a slip to enter the drawing the next Thursday. The drawing takes place in the Cube lounge and has appetizers and live music for the Jackpot winners. There are 6 names drawn for 1 $5,000 winner and 5 $1,000 winners at 7:00pm.

      The day of the drawing i had no plans to go because i was out about and didn't think i would be home in time to go. This is where the real story begins...........

      After being out with a couple of friends a good 45 minutes away from the Casino we started to head for home. My friend was driving on the expressway and the last thing on my mind at that moment was the drawing. That was until i saw Rivers Casino to the right of us across the expressway. I looked at the time and it was 6:45. I thought quick trying to decide whether or not to ask my friend to stop in real quick for the drawing.

      We had just passed the exit for the Casino when i said OMG would you please do me a huge favor, get off at the next exit turn around and drop me off at the Casino for a drawing that is going to start in 15 minutes. I said you guys don't even have to get out of the car, i will run in, put slip in barrel and make it just in time for the drawing.

      My friend said no problem and turned the car around and dropped me off at the front door while they waited in the car. I said i won't be more than 10 minutes as it was 6:55 at this point. I made a mad dash with only minutes to spare to the Cube and dropped my name in the barrel.

      So being the gambler i am i decided to play a quick game of Super Times Video Poker while i waited for the winners to be announced. I sat down and thought ok this will be the fasted game ever slipped a $20 into the machine and played ten lines per game at .25 when all of a sudden..............

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      I got a three times multiplier and was dealt, yes dealt four 3's with the kicker that would pay on alllllllll ten lines. The machine instantly locked and flashed "Hand Pay". I was so excited i couldn't even think straight as to how much i won. Then the Jackpot amount flashed $6,000! I was so excited i was jumping up and down in my seat!

      Needless to say i didn't win the Jackpot drawing but at that point who cares! It took me about 20 minutes before i got paid out. I flew out of the casino to the waiting car. I tried as hard as i could to look disappointed. My friend rolls down the passenger's window and said did you win the drawing and i shook my head no looking all down and out.

      I hopped in the car and said nah i didn't win the drawing............BUT...........but i did win.........
      And i said hold your hand out.........and counted out $6,000 in $100 bills! I gave my friend a $100 for taking me there and waiting for me and said i wouldn't of went or won otherwise!

      It was the best win i ever had considering i played on only $20 and left the second i got paid out!







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      hahhaha an awesome story Lips.  You surely got the lucky of the Irish
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      That's the way to do it lips. Get paid and get outta there! Congrats again on that awesome win!
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          Congrats Lips,  that's awesome     Good thing you were in a hurry 'cause  who knows what might've happened  if you had more time.    Glad to hear you took it and ran.
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      Thanks bongo, the stars i guess were lined up just right. And knowing me i would of definitely given some of it back if i didn't have them waiting for me in the car!
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        Great story Lips. Get in - win - get out.  Perfect.
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        A Gambler is Born

        My first winning gambling experience was at Grand Victoria Casino. My father used to say when someone would win for the first time "a gambler has just been born". It couldn't be a more true sentiment.

        Here is my very first winning story:

        My mom who loved Casinos was initially a lover of Slots, it wasn't until later that she grew a passion for Video Poker. She had asked me shortly after i turned 21 to go to the Casino with her.  I didn't have much luck and to be quite honest didn't completely understand how the reels produced winning combinations. I didn't win and wasn't taken too much to the whole gambling world at first.

        I went back with her again for the second time and i if my memory serves me correct i believe it was a US holiday President's Day. My mom always had the luck of the Irish on her side. Walking into Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino with just $50 in my pocket we went our separate ways wishing each other good luck and were on our way to play the Slots.

        Needless to say i went through that $50 bucks in a half hour with zero luck. Roaming the Casino i went searching for my mom and found her at a machine. She had won over $1,000 on the Slot she was playing.

        She told me to go cash in her winnings and would give me a few bucks to continue to play. Heading back from the cashier to where my mom was i spotted a Slot machine that looked intriguing.



        It was a Double Diamond 3 reel $1 Slot machine with the moving diamond symbols. I couldn't help but take just a couple bucks to try it on my way back. Feeling a little guilty because i thought i should really bring back her winnings first before i run off playing! Telling myself i will make sure to let her know i did stop and throw a couple bucks in the machine, i took my first spin!

        The reels came to a stop showing two Double Diamond symbols and one triple purple bar. At first being such a naive gambler at the time thought i lost because all symbols didn't match. Before the machine could even kick out the winnings i started to walk away when a woman sitting next to the machine said "where are you going, you just won"!

        I looked back and the machine tallied up $400 and i was thrilled to pieces! I went flying through the Casino to my mom and said just so you know i did take a couple dollars but you won't need to give me any money because i turned it into $400!

        Til this day i will often past a Double Diamond Slot machine and throw in a couple bucks here or there. Unfortunately there are not many around anymore at the casinos as new Slot releases replaced them.

        My dad was right, a gambler was born!





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        I remember those slots. Gosh I never played it though. I was hooked on video slots when I first went to the casino. I loved Instant Winner, Jackpot Party, Life of Luxury and Winning Bid back then. All WMS by the way.
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        Those slots bring back lots of memories, I just find them to be so nostalgic. A true slot machine. 
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        My Casino adventures took me to Harrahs Laughlin Casino.

        I never imagined i would go to the state of Nevada and not opt to go to Las Vegas but i was offered a free trip through Harrah's Casino flight and hotel included for three days. It was an offer i couldn't pass up. I never understood why they chose me because it was the first time ever went to one of their properties in Joliet. I won a $400 Jackpot on a Slot and the next thing i knew i received an invitation for a Free trip in the mail.

        I flew on one of Harrah's privately owned planes with about 200 other passengers who also got the free offer. We had a blast on the plane as the flight attendants played games with the passengers with real cash money awarded to the winners!  I didn't win but it was fun trying.

        Laughlin is about a two hour drive from Las Vegas and rests along the Colorado River with about ten Casino lined up along the river bank. What was really cool was the water taxi that transported players from one casino to the next. Its just as easy to walk but had to experience it at least once there.

        Harrah's Laughlin had a beach in front of the resort adding a really nice touch to the Casino. I wasn't having any luck the first two days i was there. One night my good friend i brought with me wasn't winning either and headed for the room later that night.

        I found one Slot (can't remember the name of it) that gave away diamond rings, bracelets and earrings as a bonus prize including cash prizes. Everyone there was playing these bank of machines like crazy and i could never get a seat. That night a seat was free so i made a mad dash to it. I ended up winning a diamond ring that was like a quarter of a carat. I would of much rather won the cash! When i got back to the room my friend asked how i did and i said all i won was this stupid diamond! She said are you serious, how can you not be excited! I was looking for hard cold cash to keep gambling that's why! That was my highlight at Harrah's.

        Money was tight by the last day of our trip. We hit every Casino on the strip and took another trip to Tropicana Laughlin Casino. I sat down and played Red White and Blue 7's Slot.



        It was a $1 three reel Slot and played the max bet of $3 per spin. I was holding my own pretty well on $40 when i hit three white glorious 7's! Payout was $600 big ones! It didn't pay for all my losses but it certainly helped!

        If you are looking for a spot in Nevada that is away from the hustle and bustle i highly recommend Laughlin. Unfortunately there are no commercial flights that go there but they do offer bus transportation from Las Vegas.





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        lmaooooo @ the diamond! Ah good stuff.  Sounds like it was a fun trip though. Definitely sounds like a great alternative to Vegas.
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        Sounds Like the place to hit once your over the club scene of Vegas which I def am! I have to check it out. The water taxis sound awesome!
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        All i can say is keep it on, Lips and good luck, i am glad for you as it happened to me back in 2007 to play at a land based casino in Vegas and i know the feeling 
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        Thanks SheWolf! Where did you stay in Vegas and did you have any luck?
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        Hey Lips do you recommend any particular casinos there?

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