On the spur of the moment we went to a casino last nite. We had bumped into some friends at dinner & they invited us - knowing I wanted to see one here before we departed for good.
Yes. Took me 2 years to decide to go to a casino.
The last time I went was Chinese New Year 2 yrs ago in Sydney - looking for Mei so we can go makan. She was playing the machines with a prepaid card.
All I know is you have to push many buttons & they take your money or give you a little back. I had no idea what I was doing but I pushed buttons for her.
Doooo..iing! Money gone. Just like that. In seconds.
Scared the mother outta me. I am such a f**king CONTROL freak, I NEED to understand the logic of everything & I did not know why I needed to push all those buttons.
Don't git me wrong. I Lurrr....vve sinning.
Just that I don't believe in giving money away..without understanding the gaming process.
So last nite for the 1st time in my adult life I sat down at a REAL casino table to play Texas Hold'em Poker. It must have been the 4 cups of lemon grass tea I took that made me so stupid or so brave.
One could tell I was an idiot at playing Poker. My total life experience included 10 minutes @a friend's house - before everyone politely invited me to watch tv.
Gerard a friend had to sit right next to me so I can whisper "Do I have a good hand?" Poor man wasn't allowed to leave me - let alone take a leak.
I still have no idea which suit is bigger & when to hold'em or fold 'em.
The casino had a prop-up card but no pictures of what those cards should look like next to the words "Royal Flush", "Flush" etc. I NEED PICTURES MAN!!!
My strategy is win or lose - Rm100 is my limit.
Them croupiers kept taking away money from me faster than I knew why and whatfor, and paid me less than I think I deserved.
Through sheer dumb luck - because I didn't know if I should fold or not, & Gerard wasn't helping, I proceeeded to play & wound up with the nite's top hand, a Royal Flush or whatever.
I ain't objecting to whatever name they call it since they gave me an OBSCENE amount of money. Ok. It was RM1000.
Yeah. That sum is no big s**t for pros but I was over the moon. YAY YAY YAY!!!
So what did Aunty do after that? Yeap. I walked off and cashed my winnings.
I sure don't think that casino will welcome me back any time soon.
I understand how people can get addicted because it sure wasn't easy to walk away especially with a winning streak. Phew!