Sunday, January 6, 2008

Feeling Lucky??? Wanna Bet?

Now that my ranting and venting is done...and I've had the opportunity to re-read "Temporary Coolness" and love my child again, I can go back to my regularly scheduled post I had planned on for today.

As I was writing my 2007 Year in Review meme, I realized I was blessed with two trips to Vegas this year. I know this may disappoint many of you to learn that I might like to visit "Sin City" but hey, as a people watcher...why wouldn't I dig Vegas?

I like to dabble in the gambling. Not all the time, but I have to tell you there have been a few occassions where the bug has BIT! My best night ever was winning $4,700 at a black-jack table in Washington. When Hubby and I were married in Lake Tahoe, our entire wedding party went down to the casino that night and I won enough to pay off our open bar tab from the reception.

I've dabbled in some online gaming sites before, but never with real money because, well, it scares me sometimes. My twin will play online poker, and I had asked her, how do you know if the site is good?? Reputable? Safe??? She said to look around, so I did.

I stumbled upon online casino, the "Best Online Casinos" site at This site is NOT a gambling site, but a reference site that will tell you about all the different sites that are out there. They have reviews written on every game site you could imagine. It will tell you their origin, how they rate, and what people think about the site.

Want to play Bingo? Blackjack? Craps? Hey...what are you laughing at? Bingo is FUN!!

I didn't even know there was a game called "Carribean Stud" but rest assured...I'll be doing some further investigation on THAT!

They'll even give you a list of Online Casinos accepting US Players. Who knew that it could be limited?? Not me!

As a fan of research, even when playing a game, I'm grateful to have stumbled upon this site. If you are feeling like having some fun (give bingo a shot) but want to make sure you're going to a secure site, I encourage you to give online casino a shot and do your homework ahead of time. You never know, you might get lucky!!


Mike Golch said...

I only made one gambling run and that was to South Lake Tahoe when I was an airman first class stationed at Mccland AFB,Sacramento Ca. in the seventies.

storyteller said...

I'll pass thanks. I don't have much time left over after blogging and I certainly don't have cash to lose. I'm NOT lucky in the least when it comes to gambling, though my sister-in-law wins big time like you!
Hugs and blessings,

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Again Grandy,
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Las Vegas. I have cousins that live there. The first time I went out there was in the Fall of 1993. I flew out there by myself. I didn't go out there to gamble, but since I had never been there before, I went more to sightsee. I did gamble a little bit tho. I didn't win anything big by any chance. Then, in 2004, after my DH started driving a truck and he was still on his training part with a trainer, they got layed over out in Vegas for a few days. He arrived on a Thursday out there and was to leave that following Monday. I was so depressed that he would have to be out there without me. My Parents loaned us the money for me to fly out there. I got out there that Thursday night and was with him all weekend. He left before I did on Monday, but I got back home on Monday night. Our Hotel room was paid for and all that. All we had to do was buy our eats and whatever else we wanted. It was the Honeymoon we never had. I will never forget the time we had together out there. We went sightseeing and out to eat and all the good stuff out there. We gambled a little bit, but not a whole lot. In March of 2006, we went to Caruthersville, MO to stay a few days for our Anniversary. We stayed in a Hotel that was right across the road from the Casino Aztar. We went over there and played the penny and nickel slot machines. I won $20.00 that night and bought our supper with it. There was a pool room there as well and we played pool together and had the best time. Dang it, I've taken up too much of your comment section here. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.


have great week

Linda said...

When I posted about writing my Christmas letter and hinted about a sister-in-law that went to prison - that was true. She embezzeled some astronomical amount of money from the bank where she was an officer, and from her church - all to go gambling! You be careful! :)

michele tune said...

I don't gamble, but you've written a great post - very creative!


Professor J said...

I'm really too cheap to gamble. But I hear Las Vegas is loads of fun, anyway.

Grandy said...

Sorry for the delayed responses people!!

Mike~ South Lake Tahoe is BEAUTIFUL!! One of my favorite places to visit and relax. Got married there.

storyteller~ Take SIL with you!! It's fun to watch others play too. ;)

Karen~ I'm so pleased that my little silliness prompted this memory of your trip to Vegas.

chic-handsome~ Back atcha!

Oh Linda~ This site I wrote about isn't a gambling site, it's a review site for anyone interested in online gambling. I've only really tried with pretend money because I get so afraid of the money online stuff. I thought this might be a great resource for people though.

Michele~ Thanks for the compliment. Glad you enjoyed.

Professor J~ Oh yes, I believe you could witness all sorts of fun stuff in Vegas.

Anonymous said...

That why they say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Mike Golch said...

I really enjoy your blog,and I reallly get a kick out of the comments left by others.Mike Golch

Grandy said... yourself...or are you still in Vegas??

Mike~ Glad you like! Thanks so much!!!

Tina Coruth said...


Great post. I wish I had your luck!

If I went to Vegas it would be to visit my sister - it's been years since we have seen each other.

But then sin city with all those lights is an amateur astronomer's worst nightmare! LOL


Anonymous said...

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