|Paris Las Vegas Hotel|
I played the Video Poker Machines (Jacks or Better - Progressive) for 4 straight nights, a couple of hours each night. I started with $80 and finished, after hitting a straight flush, with $81.25. I can say that I won because after four nights, I broke even. However, I won't. What was the purpose of it all? What about all those hours spent at gambling instead of taking photographs? I did not risk much - $80 or 25¢ a hand to win very little or nothing. I broke even, because I hit a straight flush before quitting for good.
If I'm going to spent that much time gambling, I would like to play for the trip and a bit more, like $4,000. However, to win that type of money I have to risk ~ $1,000 and play $5 a hand, something I'm not willing to do. Rather than risk $1,000, I rather get a new lens or camera. In other words, in my list of priorities, real gambling is not a very high one.