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November 9, 2006

Penny Slots and Nickel Poker

Filed under: Travel in the U.S. — Heligypsy @ 4:36 pm

My mom and I have a long standing inside joke about all things being a mother’s fault. Doesn’t matter which mother, or what things. Fair enough, I say. Well, it’s been a long time since I have blamed my own mother for anything other than excellent parenting, so if I’m gonna do it, I might as well do it publicly – right mom?

I am hooked on penny slot machines, and it’s all my mom’s fault! We went on a “shopping” trip to Reno this summer, and she enticed me to play the penny slots over poker. She’s a bad influence 😉

Because I am now an avid player, I have favorite machines. Believe me, I know how this sounds, but I’m going with it for now. Tuesday night Keith and I were in one of the nearby casino’s, and all three of our favorite penny slots were being played. Bummer. Unable to intimidate the blue hairs off their stools, we ended up chosing a couple nickel poker machines. This turned out to be the right decision, as my third deal resulted with a 10, J, Q & A of spades. Handed to me. I grabbed Keith’s kneecap (probably pretty hard), leaned into him and said,

“I just have to go for this!” As anyone would, he agreed. I couldn’t look, so I closed my eyes and tapped the draw button. Hehehehehe, imagine, just imagine my delight when the good old King of Spades nestled himself right in between the J & Q!!! I didn’t want to yell – I really didn’t have it in me, if you can imagine. But my grin, man, ear to ear doesn’t cover it. I just kept saying,

“A Royal Flush, I just got a Royal Flush!!!” then added “how much is 4000 nickels anyway?” ha ha ha. I sat frozen for a few minutes, just staring at the pretty Royal, and 4000 credits. It’s definitely gonna be hard to top that $200 win. Oh, alright, I did play the entire $20 I started with, so the winnings were only $180. Did I just say “were only”?

That’s my icing on the cake story, but have you seen these penny slots I’m talking about? Gone are the days of matching up cherries or bells on a 3 reel spin (well they still exist, but mostly they collect dust) . Oh no, now they are animated and interactive – and highly addicting. These cartoon like money grabbers have 5 reels with animated themes, you can play 12, 15, 20 or 30 different combinations of lines, so “penny slot” is nothing more than pure dilusion, I know this. And yet………

Right now my machine is DEAL OR NO DEAL – I love this game. Never watch it on t.v., but playing is great. Match 3 cash boxes on a spin and you get to go interactive. A bright light covers the screen, a door appears, opens and reveals a dozen cases. Touch the screen to choose “your case”, then begin the process of removing cases and getting an offer. Deal or No Deal. I am pretty good at this, and on Halloween night I walked out of the Sunset Station with a cool $60 to the good, laughing all the way. Keith and I have both developed systems, yeah, I know, I know, sounds dangerous, but so far they seem to work. We have some laughs, I mean come on, free money given out by little dancing cartoons? Winning hundreds of pennies has never been so much fun!



  1. And here I was thinking you were going to the Casino for the great meal deals! lol
    You always make me smile, but I laughed wondering if you cut the circulation off on Keith’s leg.hahaha (Thanks for the morning smile)xo Sh

    Comment by Sherryl — November 10, 2006 @ 10:09 am | Reply

  2. Hello my friends,
    Paula I can so relate to penny slots. I love to play them. Remember video arcades? PacMan? To me it’s like that, but you have a chance to win some money back.
    Take Care,
    Brenda, Rick, and Pepper ( aka fat little dog.)

    Comment by Brenda — November 10, 2006 @ 8:49 pm | Reply

  3. You know his mouth, i told fotos amadoras de mulheres nuas her long, i.

    Comment by ygypcevko — January 9, 2009 @ 8:25 am | Reply

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