- Move from slot machine to slot machine every time you win. Don't try to double up, don't try to hit the jackpot, just celebrate the small wins.
- Make sure you're vibing with the slot machine before you sit down. Let it call to you. Listen carefully.
- If you lose 3 times in a row on one machine, move on.
- Drink a lot.
We just got back from a trip to Vegas. Maybe I should take a second to point out that I am a notoriously cheap person. It could stem from living on my own for 7 years and having to make sure I can 1. pay rent, 2. eat, and 3. have some sort of social life. Or, it could be that I come from parents who always made me think that we were one step away from the homeless shelter, so I rarely asked for and rarely received many hand outs. Either way, my cheapness knows no bounds, so when I heard I would be going to Vegas on business my first thought was, "AWESOME!" and my second thought was, "I can't afford that!" Jokingly, I posted a message to Facebook that said, "How long till I lose the $200 I brought for 4 days? #vegasrookie." (Yes, I hashtag on FB, I think it's funny.) But right after I posted it I thought, "Actually, that's about all I want to spend so I'm going to see if I can make this work." Turns out, I did make it work. Here's how: 1. Turn Slots into a Game The first night, Boyfriend and I hit up Planet Hollywood with the intent to hit the jackpot and coast for the rest of the trip. A friend's brother recently hit it big on the slots, so I thought FOR SURE I would be able to retire by the end of 2012. Not so. In less than 5 minutes my $20 slots buy-in turned into $0 and I had a panic attack. "How the hell am I going to make $200 last in Vegas if I dropped $20 without even getting my first drink?!" After the meltdown, Boyfriend saw the whole trip falling apart before his eyes. I'm sure he thought I would force him to stay in the room and watch free Showtime, so to avoid that he played right into the core of my being. "Let's turn this into a game!" Gasp! "What a perfect idea!" Game Rules:
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