Almost everyone has their “first-time” Las Vegas experience, right? Mine is probably similar to most I’m sure. But for me, at the moment I stepped into the Luxor Casino I knew I had just experienced something that I instantly LOVED! I’ll never forget being completely mesmerized by the colorful lights, the clattering and clinging of those silver coins spitting into the tray at the bottom of each slot machine, the sound of people laughing and screaming with joy as they had “hit the big one”. It was electrifying to say the least.
My husband on the other hand quickly realized that he was in BIG trouble…lol….and decided that from that point on, he was going to be my “gambling police”. LOL….He rationed out his $20 donations to me (which I in return donated guiltlessly to the casino). One time I would be up $200-$300 and then I would be back to the “police officer” for another $20. This went back and forth for 3 days.
On our last day there, I told him I was going to play for a few minutes while he was checking us out of the hotel. He gives me the “OMG I can’t believe you’re going to sink MORE money into this place”…but I ignore his disdain completely, because remember…..I AM HOOKED!!! LOL!
There is nothing stopping me from trying to achieve this thrill of seeing those 777’s just one…more…time.
So off he goes to check us out and here I go putting silver dollars into this slot machine faster than you can count. At one time I was actually playing 3 machines at a time!!! LOL….but it paid off for sure! My husband comes back from the front desk, and sees me standing there in utter disbelief at the amount of coins spewing into my tray below. What do I do??? I start picking them up to put them into the machines next to me! I’m simply not done, right??? What does HE do??? He asks the casino host for some coin trays.
Back in the 80’s, you collected your winnings in these pre-measured trays, which easily calculated how much you had won, in $100 increments. He quickly stacked up about 6 or 7 trays and cashed them into the casino host. The excitement I was feeling at that time cannot EVEN be compared to anything else…well…maybe one thing…hehehe…but that’s IT!!! lol.
So all in all, it was a very successful trip that year to the “oh so captivating, mesmerizing, tantalizing beautiful Las Vegas”.
Since those days, gambling has become quite accessible to us all (thanks to online casinos such as Slots of Vegas) and their related casinos. I absolutely love to be able to gamble in the comfort of my own home… (Turning the volume up quite loud, as to experience all the bells and whistles I can)…lol…My husband and I actually have “Las Vegas” night, where we gamble for real money at Slots of Vegas. We sit down with our favorite “refreshing beverage” and let it roll.
I cannot tell you how much fun it is to hit one of their crazy jackpots on a silly $1 spin! We don’t always win of course, but we ALWAYS have a great time doing it. So thank you Slots of Vegas and your entire sister companies for making any of this possible in the privacy and comforts of our own home.