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    ***The jackpots come out at night- NOLA 2/6-10, 2014***

    My first casino trip of 2014 turned out to be unforgettable! Several SF members headed to the Big Easy to celebrate Cassie's retirement.

    I flew out of Greensboro Thursday afternoon. A quick flight to Charlotte where we were delayed 30 minutes because another flight to NOLA was cancelled and they put some of those passengers on this flight. I got a window seat in row 5 and put my backpack in the bin in front of me. A flight attendant said, "Sir, that's first class", I didn't know that at the time. I moved it back to the bin behind me. At least I got close to first class.

    Here's the view en route to NOLA.




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    Landed around 6 PM and took a taxi to Harrahs. I stayed in room 1406.














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    After unpacking and resting for a while, I walked to the casino to try my luck. Emily said the slots were in a bad mood, and I had the same experience at first. Lost a couple hundred quickly. Then I got some good play on wonder 4 and got some of my losses back. This was my biggest win of the night.



    I played a few more penny games and got some good play time but no big wins. I did get a decent line hit on mystical unicorn.



    Then I headed to the craps table. All the table were $15 minimum but I wanted to play so I bought in for 200. At first the table was cold and I lost most of that buyin. It doesn't take very long at $15. Finally I had a decent roll and got back in the game. Then a blonde lady on the other end of the table got the dice. She had a Dolly Parton roll, lots of 9s and 5s. Fortunately I was playing those numbers and made money. After she finally 7ed out, I decided to leave the table with a $115 profit. That got me slightly ahead for the night, so I headed back to the room and went to bed.

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    I slept until about 8:30 Friday morning. I had some time before lunch with Emily and her Mom at Pat O'Briens, so off to the casino I went. Slots did not cooperate this morning so I headed back to the craps table. They had $10 tables this time. Similar to last night, the table started cold but heated up. I stayed a good while and was close to even when a guy next to me had an outstanding roll. He held the dice for about 20 minutes and when he was done, I colored up and walked away up 270. At this point, I was thinking maybe I should just play craps and leave the slots alone.

    Later, I met Emily and Dona and we headed to O'Briens. We were scheduled to meet with Chad at 2:30 about the upcoming NOLA M&G in October. First we had lunch. I had the 10 oz Burger. Couldn't quite finish it, but it was very good!



    Later we met with Chad and saw the space that we will use for the M&G. I think it will work well. We also discussed the various details for our upcoming event. I can't wait till October!!!

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    After we left O'Briens, we spent some time in the French Quarter. I saw the Saint Louis Cathedral from the outside during Clemi's FQ crawl last October, but this time we went inside. What a beautiful place!!






















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    We walked around and saw more of the French Quarter.












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    Looking forward to more!

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    Later, Emily and her Mom invited me to join them for dinner at Ruth's Chris. As usual, it was outstanding!!



    After dinner, we walked to the casino to try our luck. There is a walkway with red carpeting right before you get to the casino entrance. Emily said if we all say jackpot while walking, we would win a jackpot. I did it, and then we got to the casino and hit the slot floor.

    I lost a 20 on the first machine I played. Then I spotted a 50 cent double 10x pay. I put 20 in a got a small hit for 10 credits. A few spins later, I got this beauty!!



    $5,000!!! My biggest win ever!! I texted Em and she walked over and said I won on her machine! She says she always plays that machine and usually does well on it. Was it the red socks that brought me luck? Was it the jackpot walk? Or was it because I was playing on one of Em's favorite machines? I don't know, but whatever it was, thank you!!!!

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    I took the money back to my room and then came back to play more. From this point on, I did the "jackpot walk" every time I went to the casino. No more handpays tonight, but I did get some good play and a few decent wins.







    Another good one on a dollar 10x pay.



    Next stop, the craps table. They were all $15 minimum but I guess I can afford it now lol. Again, I lost at first, but came back and ended up 200 ahead. A great ending to a great night!!

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    During the day on Saturday, my luck turned n the wrong direction. Slots were mostly in hoover mode and I had my first losing craps session, -137. I did get a few small wins, first on a multimedia game called wild 70s.



    Then I got a couple of bonuses and some good play time on Sparticus. Usually I don't play colossal reel games but this time I tried a few. I have 2 videos of bonus rounds on Sparticus and 1 other video which I will share at the end of the report.
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