Wanna know how much I made or lost in my First Gambling Attempt – RENO, The Mini Vegas

Hey Folks, Hope everyone is having a good time. I understand I haven’t been as consistent as I use to be, Caught up with job and rituals. As the saying goes better late than never, here we go to the next blog post. Ready to explore how much I made or lost during Gambling.  Just not to jump into the play of what I wanna write to you today. Let’s have a quick talk of my drive from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe (Blog Link). So Finally, we came to the beautiful small city, RENO -decorated with lights everywhere and I could see a ton of posters and banners for Casinos. I did shopping for the baggage claim cost the airline company issued me. As I was getting back to the place I stayed, the sight was just a castle with all the extraordinary arrangements as it was the Christmas the day after.

Hope you could just visualize from the pictures how grand and amazing the place would be. It was too cold and we decided on going to the pool. It should have been around 5-degree Celsius and a hot water pool (The First Picture Below). The best combination I would ever imagine at that point of time after an exhaustive day at a skiing resort. Was I left alone? well No. I was the one babysitting all these kids and making sure they were fine however I had my own moments enjoying the weather, pool, and my inside song (What’s an inside song ? Well, you would hear when your passion meets your hobby. Just kidding I just meant the rhythm that keeps playing when you are happy and your heart feels so light) Just had one such moment. After a long day of stressful activities thought I would go to sleep after draining out completely, but that didn’t happen. The pictures below showcase the grandeur and majestic place of the pepper mill resort (Resort link).

Instead, Uncle and I went on to the Casino floor. That was my First-time experience on entering a Casino and getting to watch so closely what’s really happening there and how are different games and their rules and regulations as well. All that I was doing is watch Uncle what’s he playing and how are things working in the game table. People who don’t wanna hear about Gambling well you should better skip to the next paragraph 😛 Lol, I am serious. So here it goes. The game he played that night was Craps(Picture below). He takes out a $300 and changes them into Casino Coins and brings them over to the table. In the meantime I was just going around tables looking at poker, roulette, baccarat, blackjack etc.. I came around after a while and he makes a total of around $550 and I was like “what the heck”. Then I started to observe the game and how tactically he plays to make that profit. As soon as he made $600, took his investment and just started to play with the profit he made. well, that needed some brain. I was shocked by the amount of profit he was able to make in the short period of time. I made myself clear that I am gonna mint money tomorrow playing this.

As usual got ready and was planning on going to the Ski resort the next day (Pictures explain how enthusiastic I was 😛 ).

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Both the vehicles were loaded with the required ski dresses. There came the twist as we just started to go grab some breakfast, the snow started to shred all over. I was just astonished by the fact how quickly and gorgeous the snow started to cover up the complete place. I was just immersed with this beauty as this was my first time ever seeing the snowfall covering up a complete area and it was the Christmas day. I was so happy to celebrate the first white Christmas. we were just 5 to 10 minutes away from the resort and getting back the short distance was a struggle due to the snow. Do look at the picture and it just explains to you how the atmosphere was changed in just a few hours.

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     Just a comparison of the sudden change (The pics depict them well and the change was just a matter of 2-hour difference )

We were just kinda doing activities within the resort and was trying to while away some time and we were all settling for the Christmas feast at the resort. In the meanwhile, we decided to go to the hot pool maintained at the right temperature. The pool was surrounded by snow and it was such a delightful experience.

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    The snow made all the difference 🙂 

Post which we headed over to dinner as we were hungry after a good pool session. Never been to such a big feast which included food from all over the world and with various varieties. I think the pictures describe them better.

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Once I was done with my dinner if I wasn’t gonna do any physical work I was for sure exploding. Not Exaggerating that’s exactly how much I had. I started walking around to get some food digestion going on. The sight of the gambling boards, the money my uncle made never made me settle. So, I wanted to try my luck out and see how much I make. So I made one of  the unwanted decision ever made in my life to play Craps. And I didn’t know how much should I spend in order to start making money. But somehow, I came up with a total of $40. I was able to understand half of the rules. Based on my understanding,  changed my money into casino coins and I kept a bet on multiple numbers. It was holding for a few minutes and I increased the bet 10 dollars more and all I was left was with the final 10 dollars in hand.The previous round I already lost $30. Already feeling guilty about doing that still my mind didn’t let it go. I finally bet on the last $10 and one more round everything was gone.

Maybe it was a coincidence my mom called me in whats app to say something and I am like I lost $40 bucks in the casino assuming that she is gonna go real hard on me. Back then I didn’t even have a stable income. But on the contrary, she was like gone is gone. Just give it a thought for a moment, If you had given that money to someone who really needs it, the happiness you yield would have been way more than making the profit out of those dollars in gambling. That thought really went deep into my brain. That was the first and last time I gambled.

The next day we packed up and drove all the way back to San Francisco. On the way back we went to a ski resort and did tubing. we had a ball as it was cold but we did have sunshine. Let the pics do the talking.

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    Finally the one good family selfie 🙂 

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After a tiring session, we had a scintillating drive back home due to the picturesque view of the Lake Tahoe.

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I had already planned out on a trip to a mystery place (Letting you know next blog post) and got to meet my childhood bestie after a very long time. Let’s roll soon about that in the next blog post buddies 🙂

Much love,

Praveen <3

 

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3 thoughts on “Wanna know how much I made or lost in my First Gambling Attempt – RENO, The Mini Vegas

  1. Never enjoyed the Casino, even though my wife and children enjoy it. I am the chauffeur and will remain so for all the Casino trips.

    Great narration and pics.

    Many a times I felt that we the first generation immigrants (the senior ones) are handicapped due to lack of snow-sporting skills. The next generation always make up for it.

    Lack of snow-sporting skills reduces outdoor activities during the long and bitterly cold Canadian winters.

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