August 29, 2011

"Gambling Never Pays"

Or does it?

Last Thursday we went to stay at a local hotel in Vegas because of a great deal we found here. It was a really cheap, fun stay-cation! We went swimming at the pool, ate a bunch of junk food, and just relaxed.

Once we had our snacks, we began heading back to the room. But Scott was distracted by the shiny slot machines. Ha ha, not really, but he really wanted to try a machine. "Just once", he begged.

We had a total of three dollars cash left and he wanted only one. I agreed to let him try it, if I could have the other two dollars to buy some pop tarts. We had a deal.

I just wanted to get the whole thing over with because we all know that "gambling never pays". Oh sure, you can win every once in a while, but it's generally not worth the risk.

But Scott insisted that we find the machine for his dirty dollar. He finally found a sparkly Wheel of Fortune machine. He inserted his dollar, pulled the lever, and, yep, you guessed it: he won $20. It was tempting to keep going and try to win more, but he decided to quickly hit the "Cash out" button and we ran to redeem our money!

(Please note that during this whole time it was definitely not legal for me to be there because I was under 21. Shh, don't tell!)

I was pretty speechless after that. But it was hilarious. We'll never gamble again, obvi. But wow. What a night.

P.S. There's a Shine Project giveaway here that I'd love to win. You could check it out too, I guess.


Tabetha said...

that is just awesome! My husband and I once won $50 at the penny slots after spending $10.

dana @ wonder forest said...

that's awesome! I love the slots... i can get pretty carried away though haha.
xo dana

Emma Frances said...

Tee hee! I love this! For my 21st birthday my husband totally took me to a casino for fun. And we totally gambled and did not win. But that's not what we were going for. It was just for the fun of doing a slot machine! I'm glad that other people break the rules sometimes too. :]

Daryl said...

hahaha, I love this story!

now you can buy all of the poptarts you wish! Well, $20 worth. ahah.

<3 Daryl

Chelsea said...

Ha ha ha ha. I've never gambled. But now I want to.

Just kidding. Except I'm serious.

Also. I LOVE stay-cations. I think they are some of the best ones. I'm sure it's extra fun when you live in Vegas, though!

Noelle Chantal said...

Haha! This is one funny story you had! The boyf and I was tempted to go gambling before, with only $50, we left the place with $300!!! We head straight to cash out! Fun experience you two had! :)

LaynahRose said...

haha that's awesome. so glad you cashed out, I'd trade a one dollar bill for a $20 bill any day.

Caitlin said...

I think I would've done the same thing...enjoy the $20 and go with it! hehe