Traveling Around – Michigan – Casino Trip To The Upper Peninsula

My best (and most fun) hand came when it dealt me three 6’s, a five, and an ace for a dealt Quick Quads. Most of the attractions that I wanted to see were closed for the winter months (they open up later this month). Perhaps next time. I think that a “team of two” was playing because either that initial person or another fellow that I recognized was playing every time I went by. (I got the picture from a video I took and the video play controls are at the bottom of the picture – sorry.)

Additionally, there was a once a month activity in the Conference Center that I like to at least stick my head into. There is a bank of 7 nickel video poker machines with lower payoffs that hover around 97 or 98 percent and we both spent some time there. Hm-m-m, maybe I’ll get back again this summer.

The Casino

Although it wasn’t quite this crowded when we were there, lots of people were around. I’d image that by 5 PM, there were some very happy people because beer was flowing at $5 a pitcher. They have a bar that has 25 cent full pay jacks or better and the wife spent most of her gambling time there.

I had intended to go to some museums in Sault Ste Marie but video poker kept calling me at the times I wanted to go so didn’t make them. We listened for a bit but were too timid to get on the dance floor.

I headed for that machine Wednesday morning but got there too late. I played for several hours on Tuesday. The wife, as usual, did better than I and was at or near even. We probably won’t get back up there this year and hope they don’t change Sacys menu too much before we do.

They had a Player’s Club sponsored slot tournament on Wednesday that we played in. It was a polka band – Richie Yurkovich and Polkarioty – that attracts an enthusiastic older crowd. I had more points accumulated than the wife so I got more entries. I checked it over a period of about 12 hours and one or the other of them was there all the time.

Coming Home and some comments

After a leisurely breakfast we packed up our stuff and got on the road about 10. The machine that caught my eye, however, and I sat there immediately was a Quick Quad machine. Pleasant and were home by 3.

Video poker was about what should be expected since I didn’t get a royal and I wound up putting about $4,000 through the machines and lost $45. As normal we didn’t do very well, but I was lucky at one session and wound up in 7th place which was good for $25 free play which I put to good use at video poker.. Ran into some rain after crossing the bridge but it quit pretty quickly. They appeared from 1 to 5. Someone had begun playing. Had lunch at Soaring Eagle while going through Mt. I usually mix my play between video poker and some blackjack, but this time I was content with the video poker

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