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Mt Airy...Pick of the litter

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Mt Airy...Pick of the litter

First , some background. I am Benny (named by the Las Vegas forum). I am a slot-a-holic that loves to casino hop in my Green or Gold Hat and that is what we did August 12 and 13.

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We were driving in a torrential downpour when we finally arrived in Mount Pocono. Did we get a room? No, we went straight for the casino only to find that the players booth had already closed for the night at 10PM. Luckily, MS can print players cards at the cashiers window after hours.

Mt Airy had changed since I was there the month they opened the casino but not the hotel. It looked all grown up this time with chandeliers and nice accent lighting. It had a totally different vibe going in.

Armed with our players cards and wearing my casino hats, we case the place waiting for those slots that are calling our names. Well that was unrealistic as my SIL's name is Winifred and mine is Dorthea. These slots weren't old enough to call names like that. Hehehe

Well, Win hit the pennies and I hit the quarters. Keep in mind that Win plays 50 cents on her pennies and I play 25 cents on my quarters. That makes me the low roller.

I had several wins on several slots, but couldn't get any slots to sustain me. I enjoyed this casino. It had very nice seats that actually go up and down as well as forward and backward. Pretty darn comfy.

We played for 3 hours and my ankles were the size of large grapefruits. I suggested that we go find a room and return here in the AM. Win agreed and off we went in search of lodging.

The Super 8 across from Mt Airy entrance had no one in attendence when we rang the door bell. Door to lobby was locked.

We start driving in peasoup fog. I remembered seeing a Comfort Inn out past the Walmart and attempted to find it. I missed my turn in the fog and ended up in the Quality Inn. Well, they wanted $80 and I only need a few hours sleep so we kept looking for the Comfort Inn as I had a Travelers Coupon for $60. Ten minutes later, we could see the the sign and night clerk on duty who was very helpful. We agreed on the price and lugged our overnight bags through the rain, back into the lobby and up the elevator to the 3rd floor.

We were really pleased with this hotel. They honored our coupon. Had a very clean room with a nice easy chair, ottoman, refrigerator, good water pressure in the shower, not much sound heard from next room, air worked good. We slept like logs until 9AM. The night clerk had told us about breakfast until 10 and I wanted coffee.

Breakfast was a nice surprise. Make your own waffles, lots of coffee and several juice choices, pitcher of real milk, apples and oranges, donuts (these were very ordinary so we saved some calories there. LOL) We sat at a table in the lobby area in front of a floor to ceiling fireplace flanked by large windows. Well satisfied and didn't require food until 4PM. We checked out the indoor pool and exercise room. Quite nice.

Overall, I considered this Comfort Inn a good value at $60 and would recommend it.

Checkout and off to the casino by 10AM. We basically returned to the same slots as we played last night. Win noticed men were playing with some quarter slots that were designated as 95% payout. Well, now we're talking.

I was down $40 when they finally opened that area up. AND what are they you ask? 5 line quarter slots. OUCH! Well, no one says I HAVE to play 5 lines. After all, we all know that a bet 3-spin is not going to produce the same result that hitting max bet would. BUT when you see a winning combo on line 5 and you are only playing 3 lines, it still stings.

Win hit line 2 on her third spin for $80 and I was doing okay for an hour. Nothing that I could call a win spin, but better play than I had at the other casinos playing quarters.

Just when I thought none of these slots would call my name, I hear “Dorthea....”. I couldn't believe my ears. Then I heard more..."you have 30 minutes to get to the players booth." Well, I grabbed my TITO and headed to what looked like a 31 minute line. I had no idea what I had won, but I wanted it. I must have been quite animated as the guy in front of me replied “you should be excited. You just won $250 in free play". Well, WHOOOHOOO!!!! Now I am excited. Win heard my name and showed up at the players booth. We walk away with the amount on my card. Let's go to the 95% slots and play together. We sit at 2 side by side Red Hot 7s. I load $50 and actually hit max bet button. I know I went wild. I ran it up to $70, pulled it out and put it in Win's slot. I loaded another $50 but that ran down to $25 really quick so I tried the Diamonds times 4 slots. My first mistake. The higher the multiplier the fewer good hits, but I had to try. Boom $75 down the tubes. I had used up $150 and started to wish I had stayed on my first instinct Red Hot 7. Too late, someone else was there and doing quite well. Three hours later, I was on my last $50. I loaded it in a Triple Double RWB while Win was still hanging in there with the $70 I gave her. Well she got a $150 hit and I hit Double, White 7, Blue 7 for $125 about the same time. I could breathe again. Neither of us ever hit a jackpot, but we sure had the best time in those 6 hours at Mt Airy. It was fun to high roll on freeplay. We each went home with over $100. We did not come out ahead, but we went home with money and had a fabulous day.

My car made it back to Benezett without too much grief that night, but the tranny was slipping the next day so I had to put her down and get a new car and of course that dreaded payment book that comes with it.

I hope I have many more casino adventures like this one while I am still young (cough, cough) enough to enjoy them.

Vegas Sue, I wish I would have had a way to get a hold of you. Win and I would both like to return to Mt Airy as it now has that good vibe that it didn't have years ago.

Benny

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Hi Benny,

I so enjoyed hearing about your adventures @ Mt. Airy. Good to know that this is the place where the slots "call out your name." I will be there next Sunday for a 2-day stay myself and will be listening intently:) I will also be looking for those 95% payback slots.

I am also glad you found a place to stay that took your coupon, you left with money in your pocket and you made it home safely!!!!

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Benny,

So glad to read about day 2 of your adventure. I sure wish I was able to stay and continue our adventures. Perhaps next time!

Here's to our next Eastern PA adventures!!!! May there be many more.

Marge

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Marge, that is my wish also. At this point in my life, every adventure is wonderful.

Well it is almost time to go to work. Luckily there are a lot of big elk around town so lots of elkwatchers.

Benny

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Enjoying Life, I missed your post when I first posted. I loved hearing my name. Usually I have to fantasize a slot is calling me. LOL

I have had a wonderful casino year so far. I don't win often but I hold my own and have one great time with various casino buddies. I like to call it my therapy for all of life's woes.

Be sure to right a trip report when you get home. Are you checking out Mohegan Sun or just Mt Airy?

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Hi Dot!!

I am so glad that you made it home safe :-) Wasn't it wonderful hearing your name announced? It happened to me one time at Mount Airy also.

Unfortunately, even though the casino is practically in my backyard, it has gone downhill greatly with their offers. I used to get free rooms and free slot play, as well as buy 1/get 1 free buffets. That has withered away.

I would rather go to the Sands, a mere 45 minutes away, with much better offers.

You may have a "payment booklet", but at least you now know that the "pimpmobile" is resting in peace and you have a reliable chariot to take you where you need to go!

I loved how you gave win your $70 ticket! You seem like such a sweet gal :-)

Keep in touch on one of the forums....I'll be watching for you and Marge to post.

Take care, and thank you for sharing.

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Benny --

So glad you had such a wonderful jaunt around the PA casinos. RIP to the old car, but gosh, I think some of your luck this trip was that the old faithful car gave out when the CforC program is still funded. Hope you really enjoy the new car.

LOL about hearing them "calling you." But I'm surprised, now that I know your name -- you've never been irresistibly drawn to the WoZ slots? Surely, in addition to your green or gold hat, you arrive at casinos in your Ruby Slippers?!?

I was about to tell you that a friend and I got really good hotel offers at Mt. Airy after very minimal gambling -- not free, but half price, and it really is a beautiful hotel, well worth the discounted price. But that was over a year ago, and I see from VSue's post that maybe times have changed. Sure hope you get something that makes it worth the trip back, since you had such a good time.

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Marge, El, Sue, and Wy…so glad you guys found my TR.

Sue, I think Sands was a stressful trip for me because of the car problems. I really feared that I would have to call DH to come out and get us. OUCH!!!!

Wy, it is rare for me to play a slot that requires more than 25 cents. I like to keep my expected losses as low as possible. All I can see in big proggresives is payback under 90% plus I am not good at getting bonus rounds. As far as Ruby \Slippers, I usually wear my Crocs in summer. They are super light and have a pretty good arch. Plus Crocs drive the LV forum crazy cuz they are so ugly. Heehawed

Gas is on the rise and I do not see a trip east or west in my future. Bummer!!!

I will probably go north where I can get my 97% while they still have them.

If any of you decide to go to Benezett to see the elk this fall, please PM me.

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Glad you had a good time at Mt.Airy.We were there the weekend before you.Stayed at Paradide Stream. What a dump now. Used to be nice.First time at the casino.Just like you,I also hear the machines call out my name.Especially the WOZ machines.As you enter the casino they are on the wall to your right.They kept calling out to me but apparently the people playing them didn't hear it! They just never left those machines. Wound up playing the goldfish. We just made a donation.For a Saturday night they had a nice crowd.On Sunday afternoon they were packed because they were giving a car away at 5:00.I remember AC being busy like that.It really wasn't too smoky either.

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jersey, good to hear from you.

I wish some of you guys lived closer to Seneca Allegany, Seneca Niagara, or Presque Isle Downs. I would love to run into some forum while I am playing.

I don't know if I will still be able to have a casino trip every week like I used to. Maybe if I continue to keep my loses under $35 and have a win every other time. Does that sound like a plan! Now, to figure out how to do it. LOL

My SIL, Win, said she would like to do Mt Airy or Bethlehem again. maybe someone will comp her a room and I will make it out that way for Christmas now that the AC trip is off.

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Hey Benny,

How ya doin??

How come no AC visit this Dec.? Did I miss something?I'm looking into cheap airfares to LV for Nov.It doesn't seem like the HET properties are giving the comps as freely as they did in April. It's all about the $$$$$$$

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