Someone had begun playing. There is a bank of 7 nickel video poker machines with lower payoffs that hover around 97 or 98 percent and we both spent some time there. Hm-m-m, maybe I’ll get back again this summer.
Although it wasn’t quite this crowded when we were there, lots of people were around. As normal we didn’t do very well, but I was lucky at one session and wound up in 7th place which was good for $25 free play which I put to good use at video poker.. The wife, as usual, did better than I and was at or near even. Ran into some rain after crossing the bridge but it quit pretty quickly. My best (and most fun) hand came when it dealt me three 6′s, a five, and an ace for a dealt Quick Quads. They appeared from 1 to 5. The machine that caught my eye, however, and I sat there immediately was a Quick Quad machine. I’d image that by 5 PM, there were some very happy people because beer was flowing at $5 a pitcher. Had lunch at Soaring Eagle while going through Mt. It was a polka band – Richie Yurkovich and Polkarioty – that attracts an enthusiastic older crowd. I checked it over a period of about 12 hours and one or the other of them was there all the time.
Video poker was about what should be expected since I didn’t get a royal and I wound up putting about $4,000 through the machines and lost $45.
Additionally, there was a once a month activity in the Conference Center that I like to at least stick my head into. I had more points accumulated than the wife so I got more entries. Pleasant and were home by 3.
I had intended to go to some museums in Sault Ste Marie but video poker kept calling me at the times I wanted to go so didn’t make them. They have a bar that has 25 cent full pay jacks or better and the wife spent most of her gambling time there. Most of the attractions that I wanted to see were closed for the winter months (they open up later this month). We probably won’t get back up there this year and hope they don’t change Sacys menu too much before we do.
They had a Player’s Club sponsored slot tournament on Wednesday that we played in. I usually mix my play between video poker and some blackjack, but this time I was content with the video poker. I think that a “team of two” was playing because either that initial person or another fellow that I recognized was playing every time I went by. Perhaps next time. (I got the picture from a video I took and the video play controls are at the bottom of the picture – sorry.)
I headed for that machine Wednesday morning but got there too late. We listened for a bit but were too timid to get on the dance floor.
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After a leisurely breakfast we packed up our stuff and got on the road about 10. I played for several hours on Tuesday
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