Thursday, November 17, 2011

One Armed Bandit

My name is Stephanie and I am addicted to penny slot machines. Sure, I used to make fun of people who played them thinking ‘what is the point of playing for such little money,’ but then, I took one for a whirl and I have not looked back. In the past few months, I have taken my obsession to casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Central City, CO and the new racino in Queens, NY. 

The Resorts World Casino in Queens has only been open for a few weeks, yet we thought it would be a good idea to take a peek. Big mistake. Now, don’t get me wrong - the casino itself is actually really nice and home to a bunch of good restaurants. But with a huge demand and not enough slot machines, it was next to impossible to find one to park myself in front of. And when I did get lucky and find a vacant machine, I felt myself being ‘stalked’ by someone waiting to get on the machine next. Fail. The only redeeming part of the day was finding this gem of a slot machine. I mean, could it be more perfect??

Too bad my good pal, Max Win didn’t make an appearance. He goes down as the best slot machine ever. My dad actually had a huge win on this machine in Atlantic City so it became my number one priority to track it down during my last visit. Working off explicit directions from my dad (you’ll see a staircase on your left…take it ten paces until you reach the Godfather machine) we found him. Notice how I speak of this machine as if it were a real person? Yes, problems. Max was good to me and now I have become obsessed with finding him in every casino I go to. 1-800-GAMBLER - expect a call from me soon.

Best friends for life

1 comment:

Mom said...

The gambling bug has finally bitten you!