Hey, everyone! So, in celebration of my birthday (5/28), my casino buddy and I decided to go to Atlantic City today (June 1). Unfortunately, en route we got wind of some bad weather on approach and didn't want to risk a rainy day at the boardwalk. As a backup plan, we agreed to give Harrah's in Chester a spin (no pun intended). We had been there only once before right after it had opened. Not so much fun on that Sat night but this was a Friday afternoon so hopes were high and money was ready.
She and I had bankrolls of $200 each (which I had to bum off of her since my paycheck was not timely this week). There was a hefty selection of slots and a sizable gaming floor. We hit early leads with some Monopoly: Around the World (for me) and The Hangover (for her). However, as usual, the more we played the more we lost. I had all but depleted my $200 by the time we broke for lunch at their buffet. The food was just okay but you did get $10 freeplay with a buffet purchase so that offset the $16.95 pricetag for mediocre food. It wasn't long after that my money was gone and she wasn't far behind me.
And then I decided to use the ATM to withdraw $100 from one of my low-balance credit cards (a "no-no" which I'm sure everyone can agree on and yet I wanted to have a little more fun on my bday trip so sue me). Turns out, this was a great move. We were sort of heading for the door when we chanced upon two Silver Sword machines together. If you're not familiar, these are 1c machines which sport a large "main" screen with three smaller games running down the right side of that game. Any wild symbols or bonus symbols on the main game transfer to the smaller ones before their spinning is completed. Which means that if you get three bonus symbols on the main, you're definitely going to get the maximum multiplier as you'll have three bonuses on every game. This is exactly what happened to me while playing $2 a spin (and something which I thought was never done!). Here's my photo of the win after the 10 games at x12 pay playing out...
I immediately cashed out and was able to pay back my $200 debt to her plus a loan of $100 since she was out of money by this time. We played those Silver Swords for awhile and she was even able to pay back that $100 loan to her before we moved around the casino again. As before, we overstayed our welcome and I left $100 in the hole while she left $200 behind. Although I have to admit my loss wasn't bad considering we had been at the casino for at least 6 hours. A fun day and a decent casino!