Headed down Sun. for a quick overnighter with my girlfriends for my birthday. We haven't been down on a Sunday in a while and forgot how good the roads were at 8am. Arrived at the Taj at 10:30 and went to see if we could check in, even if the room wasn't ready, that would be okay. They said come back at 3. We came back at 12:30 to see what the story was and there were over 150 people on line and still no check in. They started check-ins at 1pm and it took over an hour (they only had 2 reservation clerks) It was a bad start to the day.
Went over to Showboat for the multiplier, I had a star which was 5x and my girlfriend had the Mardi Gras beads for 10x. We played some machines with no luck and then played some tables for a fun time but no winnings. Down about half our bankroll for the afternoon.
We headed over to the Hilton for my birthday dinner, which was excellent, one of the best dinners we had in AC. LuvBreezes, thanks for the lobster mac & cheese heads up, it was to die for. The service was great and we left extremely happy. We won a little here lost a little there and decided head back to the Taj.
We were so tired and full we decided to go back to the room and watch the SAG awards but fell to sleep in about 10 minutes!! We got up around 11 and headed back down to play for the night. We started at the Quick Hits machines, my girlfriend did well and it just ate my money...poof . I stopped at the Wizzard of Oz machine and on the first spin, Glinda appears with 3 wilds. Cashed out for $225. We decided to play some tables. Stared off at 3 card poker. Played for a bit then the cards started to change and we went over to the Let it Ride table. On my second hand I had 3 2's in the hole. Cool $300. The dealer turned over a 10 and everyone on the table was yelling another 10 (including me) so everyone at the table could be a winner. She turned over a......2!!!! 4 of a kind for a payout of $2200 and no W-2. The rest of the evening was a run of great luck. I could do no wrong. Put in 20 cashed out with $4OO,, put in 20 cashed out with $500 and so on. I played Stinkin Rich for the 1st time, didn't understand it but kept hitting the bonus with 35 spins. The monopoly game was the same, kept hitting bonus rounds. So all in all, it was a great birthday, and for the first time in a VERY long time we came out winners.