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.
For the Bethlehem TR check....
For the Pocono Downs Mohegan Sun check...
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.