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    Non-Aruba Casino win

    Yesterday Jon and I went to the National Harbor just outside of DC to walk around and enjoy the weather. If you are every in the area, it's a nice place to get a good meal and enjoy the view of the brown Potomac River. We had some great food at an Oyster Bar and then decided to hit the MGM casino. I don't really like the MGM - the table minimums are high and the slots we like to play with bonuses have high max bets. I was planning on placing derby bets there, but did it online instead so the stop at MGM was no longer needed, but hey while we are here...LOL.

    We started off with Jon getting a few small hits on Wheel of Fortune Machines. I wanted to play the Top Dollar machine, it's a bonus style slot. With my first $20 I was up to $200 so I decided to keep going until I got a bonus or got down to $150. I hit the top dollar bonus and won $1000! That never happens to me! I usually give up on slots pretty quickly and go play roulette where I feel like my money lasts longer. We took the money and ran! We ended up watching the Derby at home. I gave my mom her choice of Derby bets as her Mother's Day gift and I was really hoping she would hit on something. My day of winning wasn't over. I give myself $50 total to bet during the season of the Triple Crown races. I place a series of small bets. Yesterday I just never got a good feeling and about an hour before the race I decided to throw a few $2 bets on a couple long shots to win, place, or show. Well after the disqualification (which I thought was harsh and did not really impact the outcome of the race), but anyway it worked out in my favor. A $6 total bet ended with me winning another $213 for the day. All in yesterday was the best gambling day of my life, so I thought you casino fans here may enjoy the story.


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    .....OMG, great day.... wait til pegmeister reads about that!
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    That’s awesome! Nothing better than the exhilaration you feel with a good win!! Congrats!!

    on a side note, I had no idea there was a casino in the DC area.

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    Wonderful!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    That’s awesome! Nothing better than the exhilaration you feel with a good win!! Congrats!!

    on a side note, I had no idea there was a casino in the DC area.
    It's actually in Maryland, I believe they have 5 or 6 total now, but MGM and Maryland Live are the biggest. MGM has a nice resort and the Gaylord built a nice hotel and convention center in the same area, called National Harbor. It's very close to the city, just outside. There are water taxis that take people to and from a few areas nearby too.


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    I never win at casinos or the racetrack. That's why I prefer to shop, at least I have something tangible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    It's actually in Maryland, I believe they have 5 or 6 total now, but MGM and Maryland Live are the biggest. MGM has a nice resort and the Gaylord built a nice hotel and convention center in the same area, called National Harbor. It's very close to the city, just outside. There are water taxis that take people to and from a few areas nearby too.
    It sounds really nice. Thanks for the info. We had planned to try the new Encore Boston Harbor when it opens in June but then I saw the rates. The rates start at $700 per night! Considering it’s in Everett, MA and not especially convenient to Boston tourist spots, it seems like gouging. It makes more sense for us to just drive over for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    I never win at casinos or the racetrack. That's why I prefer to shop, at least I have something tangible.

    Shopping is good!!

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    Congrats on the win! We were pretty close to each other yesterday-we were in Tysons Corner for two nights. Maybe 20-25 miles apart?




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    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    Congrats on the win! We were pretty close to each other yesterday-we were in Tysons Corner for two nights. Maybe 20-25 miles apart?
    Yes, Tysons is nearby. That is a nice area with lots going on too.


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