Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Luck Was Anything But A Lady

Beginning last Saturday, Vol Fan and I went on vacation. We flew into Las Vegas and rented a car. Instead of heading out into the desert, we stayed a night in town.

We had an awesome suite at The Venetian. Every hotel room needs 3 flat panel televisions and remote controlled curtains!!

I meandered around The Grand Canal, treating myself to a nice Italian dinner and watching the volcano erupt at The Mirage. Being the party animal that I am, I was sound asleep by midnight. Sad!

While I was sawing logs, Vol Fan joined a Texas Hold-Em tournament. The tournament began with around 200 people and Vol Fan made it to the final table. So he won his entry money back!

He was really enjoying himself and still had his gambling cash. So he sat down at another table to play some more. He started the night with $200 and around 4am, he decided to call it a night. He had a stack of chips that totalled $1000.00!

He thought it would be cool to have a single $1000 chip. So he asked the guy next to him if he would trade his stack for one of his $1000 chips. The guy agreed.

Vol Fan reached across the table and as he pulled back, he accidentally dropped the chip! It fell beyond the bet line which meant he was forced to play it. He argued and argued. They called the pit boss over. Several armed security guards appeared.

But rules of the house were firm. He had to play it. Unfortunately, luck was anything but a lady. He was dealt a 6 and 7, off suit. And nothing that would help fell as the other cards were turned.

Poof - it was gone!!

21 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

I would have had a cow....

that totally sucks...big time.

I am sorry Vol Fan...:(

Linda said...

As they say, "Easy come, easy go."

Did you get a good rate on the room?

Hope you had fun, anyway.

Mental P Mama said...

Ouch.

T said...

O M G - that BITES big time!

smiles4u said...

Sounds like a wonderful time and yet how horrible for your husband. That would so happen to me.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Poor Vol Fan...Sorry the $1000 went out of his hands so quickly... I'm not a gambler--mainly because I have never won much of anything in my life....BUT--if I did gamble, I would have to start with a certain amount of cash---and then quit when I was above that twenty and NOT below it... Too many people LOSE way too much money gambling.

My oldest son lives in Vegas now.. He's been begging us to visit him --but so far, we haven't been able to. They recently did some hiking at Red Rock Canyon near Vegas. He sent great pictures of their hike.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Busy Bee Suz said...

that is the worst vegas story I have ever heard. Really sucky. I hate it for him!!!

Monkey Toe Momma said...

Aw MAN! That sucks elephant balls!!!!

Well, at least you got some AMAZING shots! Really absolutely stunning!

Grandma J said...

Oh no! I'd be crying if that happened to me.
I'm glad you are having fun...I love the big majestic hotel/casinos that being the outdoors inside. NY NY does that too.

Caution Flag said...

I am about to cry for him. That is terrible. Absolutely terrible.

And I'm jealous of your tuned windchimes.

imom said...

Oh. My. God. That sucks so much!

I love your photos! Vegas is so over the top!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I love your shots. That hotel is awesome! Sorry about the chip- that stinks big time.

Big Hair Envy said...

The Venetian is gorgeous!

Vol Fan's story? That's why I play the penny slots. I'm not coordinated enough to keep ANYTHING away from the bet line!!!

thevinylvillage said...

omg that sucks so bad. I didnt know they were that strict over crap like that...I bet it happens all the time.

I walked through the Venetian when I was in Vegas...I thought it was the coolest on the strip.

mom x 2 said...

OMG! I would have DIED!!!!! That's terrible. But at least you stayed at one of the most amazing hotels on the strip! They should have at least comped your room :(

Snooty Primadona said...

Do you mean to tell me we missed each other by less than a week? Argh! I would have totally changed my plans had I known!

So sorry about the hubster's bet. I guess it doesn't seem so cool any more though, huh?

But how cool is it to make it to the final table of ANY Texas Hold 'Em tournament? Especially in Las Vegas!

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Whaaaaaaaaaaat?! F-ing security guards. If you were anywhere else but Vegas you could have grabbed it and started running for the door. But there? You'd end up dead in a desert and inspiration for an episode of CSI. So really you are lucky because you made it out alive!

Living on the Spit said...

I smoke a lot of pot now!!!


(I'M JOKING!!!!!...Well...Just Kidding!)

Jay said...

And you believe this story? :LOL

Just kidding. Surely, no-one could make up something like that!

Leedra said...

That's his story and he is sticking to it.

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alntv said...

That looks awesome! I really need to go back someday...