I never understood the man in movies who sat at the casino for hours losing money as his family went hungry. I never understood the man who came home to his wife late at night and informed her of the thousands of dollars he lost at the casino.
Now I do. And the reason is that CASINOS ARE THE SHIT.
I turned 21 last Monday and went over to the Argosy Casino with a friend and my brother. It was some of the most fun I have ever had. Now I understand why people gamble their lives away.
Speaking of 21, the game that attracted me the most was BLACKJACK. I am now hooked, I spent hours at the $5 blackjack table winning, losing, winning more, and losing more. I felt so alive being able to bet $5-$20 a hand and not caring. Sitting there with all those other people trying their luck against the dealer. It was such a great experience. I loved the commerce and the conversations. I met so many people and it was just a fun atmosphere. Seeing that Ace dealt to you and hearing the people around you saying "Good luck on that Ace". I could have stayed there all night sipping on my Maker's Mark and Coke.
One thing that I found interesting was how the dealers switched out. They would do the hand waving thing and you felt like your luck was so much different with this new person. I went through so many dealers, they all had their own personality which made it that much more interesting. Walt, Tom, Tim, Marie, and so many others. It was truly an experience that I will need to relive soon.