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                                              A Pirate Looks at- oh, never mind!!

                             05.20.2022 Calling out around the world*

   Hey Now! Welcome back my friends! Shall we gambol???? This will be yet another solo voyage. Sweet Ti is back home tending our kids.

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                                                               Callie wanted to come!

                Up the shore to the ferry. Easy trip before dawn. They are just about to load as I drove up. Perfect timing.

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  Nappy time! Next thing I know we are in Cape May. 45 minutes later I'm pulling into the Resorts self park. I know my room is ready on account of I called our Maggie to give her the low down. I grab on bags and as I walk up to the front desk she is waving at me with my room key in hand. I quietly slip her a twenty as I check in. I get scolded by our Maggie for leaving Sweet Ti at home. These Poles have no filters whatsoever. But between Maggie and our host Stephanie, I've scored a sweet Ocean Tower Suite. I ask Maggie about the view.

                                                        Maggie said "It's a room without a view"

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     The layout is a bit different from the room Sweet Ti and I had for our Inhale to the Chief trip. I like this one better.

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                                                                      she was right- no view!!

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                                   Here's where I start. Today's offer is 4x comps. Plus 80. in FSP. 

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                                                                   The DSTP Mistress

         I needed to scratch that itch right away. Cost me a couple hundy. Damn. Next up I spot an unusual sight.....

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 These are .50 Quick Hit machines. 2 credit max bet. The progressive starts at 500. so this one is ripe. I'm feelin' it. Jim?????




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                                                                  Wasn't expecting that!

I kinda figured maybe I'd hit something. The interesting thing about this game is that any hit of 1000 credits or more generates a hand pay. So our buddy and today's local, Donna responded to the lit candle on top of my machine. Donna has been working here as long as I've been hanging out here. 15 years. She's always got a cheerful smile on her face. She does her thing and heads off to retrieve my 500. When she returns she counts out 5 hundred dollar bills into my greedy little hands. I ask her why she didn't get the last hundy in twenties like I usually get these paid out. "Unless I'm asked for a special request, I just give out what the machine spits out." Good ol' Donna. I fish a twenty out of my pocket for a toke. She's very grateful. She ya next time girl!

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 I downloaded that into my ol' standby slant VP machine along with a hundy. Dollar 8/5 BP. I never even got trips. But then I notice that the promo light is still flashing on my card. What is this? I dial it up.

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                                                                   Hey Now!   

 I am clueless. Not that that's too unusual. I need to stop by the player's club anyway, so I ease on over and see my other buddy, Jack. One of the nice perks of having the Parameter Plus card is that you are almost always at the front of whatever line there is. There was, and I didn't have to wait. Jack hooked me up with my weekly wine quota and a chit for this evening's slot tourney.

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 I asked after that mysterious slot play. "Looks like maybe your host put this on your card along with a 125. food comp for your birthday. Your level card usually generated extra perks. You need to use that free play today Robbie." Jack always calls me Robbie. I take a break to the room to call my Sweet Ti and put away the wine. We have a nice chat. I wish she was here. She does too. 


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                                                                                                    Outside the soup has hit the fan. 

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                                                           Next time we melt that bitch....

 There's a bunch of new games scattered around. I'm always on the lookout for new Monopoly games. I spot a biggun. Monopoly Cheater's Edition. I download a hundy of my birthday free play and have at it. Judging by all the rules screens, this game has lots of cheats.

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                                                                      Got all that??

 I never had a chance. Mr. M kept all his secret cheats close. But I will give this one another chance later on. Right now it's time to order dinner. As in a pizza from Famiglias. I always make sure to slip the chef a TJ (two dollar bill) to spiffy up my dinner. And as usual, I play some Smokin' Hot Shots Jackpot Respins. Let's play along please Jim----



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                                                                    Works every time......

              I grab my pie and head aloft. Upon entering I am pleasantly surprised to find a room service trolley full of goodies.  

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                                                                      Thanks Steph!

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                                                                          Thanks Chef!!!

  URP.  At 5 p.m. I give my Sweet Ti a call for our Welcome, to our weekend song. Not to be confused with the Jinathan Edwards song.....



                       Just about every FM station - especially classic rock stations used to play this song at 5 p.m. every Friday. 

                                                                 W4 Boost Gold rules

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                                                   Got all that? There will be a quiz. Right JJ?????



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                                                                   I see potential!!!!

                                           Sweet Ti suggests some Double Top Dollar. I concur.

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                                                       Time to parley to 2. denom

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                                                                And.....parley to 5. 

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                                                  That went very well. Like this trip so far!

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                             yet another bunch of bonuses I never did hit.... Queue up the one I did hit please Jim......




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                                                              The hits just keep coming!

 Slot tourney time. It started at 7 p.m., but by 7:20 the sparse crowds had already thinned out. There's very few people in the casino right about now. As a matter of fact, after I got checked in we had to wait for enough players to fill up the 20 machines in the tourney. 

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                                                            Pretty sure I came in last. 

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                     I did the ol' parley up to .05 denom- which is a 12.50 max bet, and donated my .02 proceeds.

 One last task for this evening. They have a promo going called Born 2 Ride Blackjack. They are playing it with 4 decks. Win with a BJ.

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                                                             I was dealt a 6. Never mind.

                  It's been a lovely day. I'm up several hundy. Good night Sweet Ti. Wish you were here. Next trip.

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                                                                       Party Central

                                  05.21.2022  Are you ready for a brand new beat?*

      Hey Now! I couldn't sleep. Too much pizza and 2nd hand smoke I suppose. But I finally got up at 3 a.m. and took a shower.

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                                                                     Ready for action

 I had texted Steph yesterday thanking her for everything and finally heard back from her after I went to bed. She wished me a Lucky Birthday. She left work early to catch a flight somewhere. Good for her. She deserves some time to herself. She said for me to let her know if I needed anything. What a sweetheart. I'm good. I think I'll save up some goodwill for when my better half is with.

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                                                              Here Soooooooooieeeeee!!!!!!!!

                                Time for my morning Crack Whore session. I'm feelin' me some DSTP.

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                     spinner!                          Pointies!                              Delta spinner!                      Quad!

              Great fun when it's going well. Bottomless sucking pit of devastation when it isn't. Went well that time. While this is happening, a CW actually shows up. FOB from Eastern Europe. It took a while for her to come to grips with the concept of "O'Doul's". She knew what a "Red Bull" was, but she informed me it would cost me 5. I don't think so. Just bring me an Ab'Dulls please Natasha. Na Zdrowie. By now it's just before 6 a.m. That's when the gaming day officially ends/begins here. Let's check out today's (Friday) official totals.

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 I noticed this new machine yesterday in Hollyrock Hills. What you see is what you get. 1., 5., 10. denomination. 1, 5, or 10 credits activate 1,2,or 3 reels. So I'm playing 1. denom. 10. bet. Here we go. 

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                                                                        Texas Ti as I say!

                                                          Take it away please Mr. James "JJ" James !!





 Hollyrock Hills is even treating me nice this morning.  Now, between the Cash Machine and Texas Ti is Double Top Dollar. Instead of doing a parley this time, I'm jumping straight into the fire. 5. denom, 10. maxi bet. Just for a hundy. Ten little spins. Take us there Jimmy!!!!!



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 Well shit the bed!! I'll take it! I dial it back down to dollar denom to burn the ticket back down to 1400. to cash out. Then a bonus.


                                                                   guess I'll cash out more!


                                                                         Hey Now!

 Next up- Dragons vs. Pandas. I did some reading about this game. It's really volatile. I can attest to that from the last trip. I do have the ammo. It's one of those .88 based games so I decide to start out ay the 5.28 level. Take it away Jimmy........



                                                         Frillin' Dragons....What's next please J.J.??????


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 After all these years I finally got a video of a handy as it happened! Our Barb promptly showed up. That's one nice thing about a handpay in the morning. Not a lot of competition. She paid me the 1200.- I told her to keep the rest. Time to go up and make a deposit!

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 Sweet Ti is up back at the ranch and well pleased. We have a nice chat and I finish my RoFo chicken for breakfast. Ti tells me to get my butt back downstairs and continue this streak. I always make it a point to do EXACTLY what my baby tells me to do.

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                       Next Sweet Ti tells me to play some Monopoly Money. Yes ma'am M'Lady Wife!

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                                                                        Nice call Darlin'!

 This game is actually the same chassis as that Wizard of Oz W3 game I've been playing. Interesting the different configurations. Push. 

                     I noticed this new update of a really old title. Stinkin' Rich- Skunk's Gone Wild. I give it a try.

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 The thing about the original version is that it's really, really volatile. Anf yet it's got absolutely nothing on this version. Wow! I mean I was playing 6.25 max bet, but I never got free spins or a bonus. Even with those 2 line hits I lost a couple hundy. PHEW!!!!

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                                                                     Lot's o' roadies...

                   Not sure who's playing next door at the Hard Rock tonight, but there's a hella crew out there setting up. 

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                      Break time. I head up to the 3rd floor to try and get some pics of the progress on the pool rehab.

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  No go. I can't get close enough for any shots. So I try the 13th floor. I'm trying to find some unlocked doors but not having any luck. I do notice a propped door showing some sunlight through the crack. But I'm headed pff at the pass by a Resorts worker by the name of Chris. He tells me that I never saw the door open- sounds good. Also that it doesn't offer a view of the pool anyway. They are setting up a conference room for some meeting and we shoot the shit for a bit. Chris tells me that all the workers here are pretty fed up with the management. I've been hearing the same stories for years. They won't come off any raises. Seems to me that now is about as good a time as any for these guys to bring in the Union. Or go to work for a union shop. But I digress.

                                                               Palate cleanser please James!!!! 


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                                                                American Star Ball diva


                                                 Esmeralda calls. I start out at .01/2.50 bet.....

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                                                                    parley to .02/ 5.00 bet.......

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                                                                    parley to .05/12.50 bet......

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                                                                     and get the hell out!!!!

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            W4 Jackpot are calling. I dial up Miss Kitty and Buffalo Deluxe. .01/4.00 bet. Take us to the action please J.J.>>>>>>


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                                                            I parley up to 01/10.00 bet

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                                                       And fire up those porcinis please Jim!

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                                                                   What a day this is! 

                          Instead of 100. FSP today I opted for a 100. bank card. Guaranteed to be a winner!! 

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                                                                         cha' ching

 Meanwhile, I'm texting with my other brother, Kev. He's on the road in Colorado headed for a Mets game tomorrow. He's traveling with his partner Serando. They are staying at Monarch Casino in Black Hawk.

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                                                                     It's snowing. 

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                                                              Nice day for a ball game..

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                                                                       pre gaming

    I step out on the boardwalk to look around. It's packed! Same thing out on the beach. Peoples everywhere. It's 90, so there's that.

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                                                                    Beautiful day on the 'board 

 Back inside I'm just about ready for my other present from Resorts for my birthday- a juicy 125. food comp. Plus, it's Happy Hour at Dougherty's Raw Bar. Sounds like a plan. First I take a peek inside one of the dance event going on.

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                                                                        Dancin' Fools !!

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 I do believe that I've timed this just about right. I ask for a table up front as there's a band just setting up. I am Julia from Russia's customer. I start out with a dozen Barnegat oysters, a Coke, and a Tall Boy Acqua Panna still water. Good choice.

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 Today's locals, Hildy and the Peptones are setting up for their afternoon set. I chatted with Louis about his beautiful vintage Gibson. Smooth. They play a mixture of Twenty's era jazz and assorted treats. Louis Marchasani on guitar and vocals, Hildy Christensen on drums and vocals, and Johnny Peppers Peppercraft on bass, bass saxophone, contra bass saxophone, and bass banjo. Not to be missed!!

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                                                          They play every other Saturday @ 5 p.m.

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                                         32 oz. Porterhouse, hash browns, foraged 'shrooms, and horsey sauce. 


       And plenty of leftovers. Plenty indeed. I take my leave and venture above with my stash. I stop at the end of the hall for a view.

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                                                     At least there's a view on this floor somewhere!!

   Mr.Cashman Bingo has a tasty board staring at me at the 3.75 level. I'm not too sure about the AP value of this, but here goes...

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                                                                  cost me 200. to hit this

          Therein lies the problem with this play. If the wrong bingo hits- like it did this time- all is lost. Same thing on Regal Riches.

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                                                             Cost me 300. and still no Unicorn.

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   One of a kind day for sure. I managed to pad the BR by a couple thousand and still do all kinds of crazy gamboling. Fun, fun, fun!

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                                                            05.22.2022 Summer's here and the time is right*

    Hey Now! I managed to stay in bed till 5 a.m. Amazing, yes, I know! S>S>S> I'm just gonna kinda ease my way into the morn. 

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                                                            Fake Red Bull and fake Metamucil

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                                            I spot the progress on the pool that I have been seeking

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                                                                    Ready by June 30????

  I head down towards the water. I'm flabbergasted. The beach is trashed. I mean there's always some litter around especially on a Sunday morning after a beautiful Saturday in the summer, but not like this. It's frilling disgusting.

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                                                              I did score this nice beach mat

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                                                       Still, it's a beautiful morning out by the ocean.

                                                                           Crack whore??

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                                                             Any Unicorns here Jimmy??????



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                                                               The magic lives on!!!!

                                                            I find a piggie that looks ripe.

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                                             It didn't pop- but it did give up this little tidbit!

  I'm feeling me some Monopoly Cheater's Edition. This seems to be the right time to give it another chance. Take us there please Jim!!



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                                                                 First spin!!!!!    

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                                                                Helluva morning!!!!

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                                                             nothing like leftovers

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                                                             Maryann and Jonathan

       These two! I kept running into them on the elevator. They were in the dance competition. They won their division!! Safe travels.

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                                                        Hit it please Mr. James.....


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                                   I'm just gonna play it down to an even 700. Last bet is 5. for the first 2 reels-

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                                   I found another W4 type game. Didn't bother to take 27 pics of the rules.

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                                                                      Story of my life......

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             Time for a walkabout. I haven't been to Bally's since they changed hands. Maybe they changed out the chips?  

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  It's damn near perfect outside today. 78 with a slight SE wind. Fewer humans about than yesterday. Inside the new but uninproved Bally's I stop by the cashier looking for said chip. She tells me to try the pit. There's a few BJ tables open, but they are full and in the middle of shoes. Finally I spot a craps table with a new shooter lining up and score a chip. Unfortunately, it's the same one style. 

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                                                    One of the few things left of the Wild Wild West

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                                                           At last! A decent construction pic!!! 

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                                                    Today's haul. Let's see what I can do with it....

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                                                                        yes please!

 I have another food comp I need to burn so it's Breadsticks. Today's local, MD is my waiter. MD is a character. He's originally from Pakistan. Been here about 10 years. He is very attentive, that is he really, really, really wants me to post a positive review of the place on Trip Advisor and hence the server. I obliged him. Click on the link back there if y'all have a mind to. 

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                                                                           Nice view. 

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                                                                          Good grub.


 And damn cheap too. I had to order 2 cheesecakes to go just to use up an 80. comp. I took good care of MD too. Interestingly enough I couldn't make it upstairs right away though, on account of all the elevators are sitting there wide open.

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                                I even tried the Emergency Back-Up Elevators at the other end of the tower. 

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                                 From the looks of things, there was a fire alarm somewhere. I finally made it. 

   I'm always on the lookout for something new and tasty. The Amazing Money Machine catches my eye. .01-.05 denonination, 60-600 credit bet. I'm thinking .02/3.60 bet. 

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                                                      Roll that Amazing footage please Jimmy!!




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                                                                  And again Jim??


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              Believe it or not I haven't ever tried this particular old school offering. No bounses, so what you see is what you get.

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            I kept parleying back and forth between .01/ 2.bets and .05/ 10. bets. Notice how all of these hits are at the .01 level?? 

                                                            Big Money Please Miss Vanna!.......J.J.?


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                                                                            or not

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 Sweet Ti texts me with a request. She's feeling some Devil Baby. Yes ma'am. Insert coin in said machine. Things are going bad- but wait!

                                                                     Roll #17 please J.J.!


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                                                        Sweet Ti is once again on point! 

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                                                                one of these days......

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                                                               Another profitable day.


                                          05.23.2022   For dancing in the streets*

     Hey Now! 4:20. Another fitful night. Too much rich food that I'm unaccustomed to. Even with fiber and Gas-X. Urp! Excuse me.

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                                                                     Art Deco elevators

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                                                                         10th floor view

  I'm thinking about asking Steph for a suite on the boardwalk side of the Ocean Tower next time. I know that the regular rooms overlooking the ocean are very small, but haven't looked into the suites. It's worth looking into I suppose.

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                                                   Wearing my mask on my sleeve. Brave New World.

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                                                             Severe lack of 4OAK spinners

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                                                              The Green Machine was hungry!

 My next stop was W4 Boost Gold. Sitting next to me was none other than today's local, Helen P. Helen lives a few miles north of here and is originally from Poland. I befriend yet another Pole. Helen and her sister are staying next door at the Hard Luck Rock. Helen said she liked this place better. I gave her Stephanie's number and told her to give her a call. She was tearing up her machine. We had a blast!

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                                                         Let's look in on the action shall we please James?????


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                                                                  Stink it up there Jim!!



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                                                         That was a bit of not too much.....

 And I checked out the RLP for a likely combo. Since there are 3 machines here side by side, and each has 4 different denominations and 4 credit levels, that's 48 possibilities. Plus most of the time either there's someone playing or someone checking out all the possibilities.

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                                                      Throw us in the slop Mr. James>>>>>>


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                                                  We can do better than that J.J.........



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                                                       Fly my Jimmy- Fly!!!!!!!


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                                                                        Today's haul

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                                                                     Money from nothin'  

          Time for another new game debut. Wicked Wheel Panda by Everi. This little Panda is a real hoot. Keep your eye on him!!!!!!

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                                                     Check out the Progressive feature please J.


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                                                       Spin that Wicked Ass Wheel Mr. Yames!


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                                                                                     Great tunes!!!

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        Break time. I grad a Rueben sammich from the Soup Nazi and make my way aloft. Do yourself a favor and stick with their soups.

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  I got the majority of my packing done. I'm catching the 7 a.m. ferry in the morning. I had a nice chat with my Sweet Ti. I miss her!!

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      There are many historical churches in Atlantic City. Everywhere you look. Right now I'm headed for the Church of Hard Rock....

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        These were taken inside the walkway between Resorts and Hard Rock. The crane is moving pieces of the new pool roof into place.  

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 I've only played here once since they've been opened. They are throwing me a small amount of FSP and comped midweek rooms. I'll see what a bit of play here generates. I start out with some 5 Dragons Rapid. 

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                                                        Small profit. Then I spot a new Monopoly game....

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                                                            Tell 'em Lou Jimmy!!!




                                                          I loves me some Monopoly

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                                                         And tolerates me some Buffalo

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                                                                   The blood and guts 

 Well, I gave them enough play to earn 5. in comps and 135 tier points. I doubt seriously if that generates anything. I dropped a couple hundy, probably would have stayed longer otherwise. Nice selection og slots. VP- not so much. Back home, let's preview a game please J.J.




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                                   Talk about a comeback! I was down to my last bet- and cashed out 150. 

                                                    How about one last piggie hit please Jim Jim!!




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                                                               Peeking under the hood      


                                                                     Nacho Libre    

                                                             Prost Ms. Heidi, ya vol James>>>>>  



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                                                                             Auf Weidersehen !

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                                                            let the chips fall where they may

 I make my way over to the club for a bit of repast. The club is divided into 2 parts, and this evening the main part is closed. But the other part is packed. I find a seat at the long high top that's parallel to the bar. There's a small buffet I help myself to.

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                                                            One last stab at the Cash Machine

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                                                         I guess I'll just play it down to 500.

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                                                                       Or down to 600.

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     Today is gift day here at the  glamorous Resorts Casino. They are giving away exactly the same thing as this exact day last year.

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                                                                  Must have had leftovers

   Now ladies and gentlemen it's time for that proverbial last VP session. I always end my trips with a 4OAK. And since this trip has been such a lucrative venture I decided to go for it on dollar 8/5 Bonus Poker. I insert coin and it doesn't take to long before.....


                                                                          Oh hell yeah!!!!

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                                                            One last piece of business this evening

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                                                     A nice ridiculously comfortable comped pair of Reefs

  Well, this trip was certainly on of my best ever. I earned 153 tier points and came home several thousand ahead on the ol' BR. O went to bed early and got up at 4 a.m. and hit the road. Plus, today, May 24th is officially my 66th birthday. Happy Birthday to me.


 Well, thanks once again for coming along with me on yet another adventure in gaming my friends. I look forward to seeing y'all again. 

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                                                        * Dancing in the Streets; Marvin Gaye, Mickey Stevenson, and Ivy Jo Hunter