Traveling Around – Michigan – Casino Trip To The Upper Peninsula

Perhaps next time. I’d image that by 5 PM, there were some very happy people because beer was flowing at $5 a pitcher. (I got the picture from a video I took and the video play controls are at the bottom of the picture – sorry.)

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. They appeared from 1 to 5. We probably won’t get back up there this year and hope they don’t change Sacys menu too much before we do.

The Casino

Although it wasn’t quite this crowded when we were there, lots of people were around. The machine that caught my eye, however, and I sat there immediately was a Quick Quad machine. They have a bar that has 25 cent full pay jacks or better and the wife spent most of her gambling time there. I played for several hours on Tuesday. 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. My best (and most fun) hand came when it dealt me three 6′s, a five, and an ace for a dealt Quick Quads. Ran into some rain after crossing the bridge but it quit pretty quickly. I had more points accumulated than the wife so I got more entries. 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. I checked it over a period of about 12 hours and one or the other of them was there all the time.

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. The wife, as usual, did better than I and was at or near even. Had lunch at Soaring Eagle while going through Mt. We listened for a bit but were too timid to get on the dance floor.

Coming Home and some comments

After a leisurely breakfast we packed up our stuff and got on the road about 10. 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. I usually mix my play between video poker and some blackjack, but this time I was content with the video poker. Someone had begun playing. Most of the attractions that I wanted to see were closed for the winter months (they open up later this month). Hm-m-m, maybe I’ll get back again this summer..

Additionally, there was a once a month activity in the Conference Center that I like to at least stick my head into. 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.

I headed for that machine Wednesday morning but got there too late

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