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My Dad won $3,000 one night

Discussion in 'Winning Stories' started by misskrystal1982, Jan 22, 2016.

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  1. misskrystal1982

    misskrystal1982 Basic Member

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    As a kid we lived in Vegas, and on the weekends my parents would go to the casinos for a couple hours. One night they took much longer than normal. My siblings and I went to bed, and the next morning we found out Dad had won $3,000 the night before. This was in the 90's so they had taken his picture with a Polaroid camera of him in front of the machine. They had taken longer because they didn't want to leave the casino in case they were robbed. So they wandered around for a couple hours before going out to the parking lot.

    I was so excited because it was closer to Christmas, so I knew we would get something good that year.
     
  2. playthegame

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    That's awesome! I bet that made it easier to get presents for sure! lol

    If you're leaving the casino and you've won that much, there are times that you can talk to security and have them escort you out of the building just to be safe. It was smart for him to wait and be careful so that he wouldn't get robbed. One of the things I like about online casinos is that there's no physical threat of robbery or violence if there's someone out in the parking lot that's looking to do something like that to a winner.
     
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    Pretty smart move to avoid the dangers and wait to exit safely. It is sad that it is a real threat out there, but what can you do I guess. I wish I can have a story like that for my kids someday, but my winnings are just not going so well at the moment. Something like that would really boost the old confidence levels, and certainly I would put some aside to get them some rocking gifts, especially if Christmas is approaching.
     
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    SherKev Moderator Staff Member

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    hehe @ the polaroid camera. I haven't been to Vegas yet but I know here in New York you can request an escort for security reasons thank goodness. Do you remember the name of the machine or the casino your father was playing at?
     
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    That is fantastic. I wonder how much he put in to win that...but some people do strike it lucky. I have some friends who live in the Vegas area who play routinely, and the guy won enough to get a set of golf clubs, however, that is not a routine happening! It was not on the strip either.
     
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    That's really big.Once, when I was a kid, my dad won money equivalent to his one year salary, about s $600 (it was a big money in my home country 20 years ago) . He bought gold jewellery for mother and clothes for himself.
     
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    That was a clever move by your dad! He sure is a good gambler. Nice one, I will use that tip in my future gamblings. Thanks for sharing yours and you dad experience.
     
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    He was playing Megabucks I believe. It wasn't the big jackpot machines, but the ones that have the individual jackpot on a screen above the group of slots.
    I never paid too much attention because when I was younger I hated casinos. Some places would have security so tight that if I stopped to tie my shoe I would have a guard telling me to keep moving. I would get so frustrated!
     
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    What a great story indeed! 3k in the nineties sounds like a great sum, strange that they needed to be around for hours afraid of getting robbed, is that something so common? Yeah, security is tight, a lot of money involved. ;)
     
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    That was a lot of money at that time! I know that he felt happy. That might motivate one to continue gambling. I also know about some people who have made thousands of dollars recently.
     
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    Great story, I'm sure Santa was really good to that year. ;)
    I can't imagine what your parents must have gone through, they probably wanted to get out of there as fast a possible.
     
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    Cool...what an awesome story. It is always great to win but you do have to be cautious about those things. Never know who may be plotting against you...and what a smart move on your parent s behalf.
     
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    My personal best was £1,200. Walking out with a big wad of £50 notes (which are rare enough anyway) made me feel like Mr Monopoly.

    I know a few people who have won around that amount, but no one who has won significantly more.
     
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    My parents were both super lucky every time they went up to Central City. They always came home winners. The biggest was my pops for $10,500. They always played the slots.
     
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    It's always nice to read stories like that when the punter actually comes out on top for a change, as I'm sure we are all well aware that isn't usually the case.

    Usually it's too tempting not to walk away when your on top, so being able to do that is a quality that not a lot of gamblers have so fair play to him.
     
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    Strange, couldn't they have requested security to escort them to their car? Maybe it was the time period but in every casino I've ever been in they had security guards escorting people to their cars. Either way $3000 is an amazing win.
     
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    Great story. $3000 overnight feels like a dream to many people, myself included. But yep, the whole stay-not-to-get-robbed thing seems kinda weird. I guess, you got a nice present for Christmas and New Year as well.
     
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    Aww what a great night for your Dad and I'm sure that's a great memory for you as well! So did you end up with the good Christmas presents that year? Hope your family still has that polaroid, that would be definitely something I'd want to hang on to. Great family memory!
     
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    Dang that is crazy, 3,000$ a night? That's more than I make in a month haha! How was your present during the holiday season by the way, did you get a car im guessing? xO
     
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    I forgot I had already commented on this, but that is fantastic. I had a friend who won something similar years ago in a Delaware casino. She put in a few hundred and came out with 4 or 5 thousand. It must be nice. However, I would never put that much money into a slot.