We went to Niagara Falls on our mini trip. Been to Niagara Falls a few times, and we had intended parking and walking to the Falls, however when we got there it was cold and drizzling, plus it was going to cost $18 to park the car............excuse me, $18 are they crazy???? So needless to say we decided to move on.
We decided that while we were in Niagara, why not pop into the Casino and see what every one is talking about. I think everyone has been to a casino other than me and dh. So we park in the Casino parking lot, and guess what its FREE...okay I am liking this Casino experience so far.
There was a couple of people before us going in, and they had their id out, so figured we had better get our id out. However, the security guard said no need for us to show our id as we are obviously over the age of 19....okay.....
So in we walk, I am quite sure both me and dh would have had that deer looking into the headlights look on our face, as we had never seen anything like it before. So we wandered around trying to figure out what to do without any success. Luckily I have a tongue in my head and not afraid to use it. So the first employee that passed by I asked him to explain the ins and outs of gambling, or using the slots.
Both me and dh listened to what this guy had to say and basically we were none the wiser, other than you put a money bill in the machine and play. I only had $20 bills, and decided that was too steep for us, so we got four $5 bills and we each had $10 each.
We decided on the 2 cent game, as that seemed rich enough for us. Our first $5 each of us had went by in seconds. Then dh decided to try another machine, while I stayed on my machine. I ended up winning $12.50, I have no idea how, and decided at that point to cash in my winnings. Dh lost his second $5 and we decided we had, had enough of this gambling lark.
Both me and dh decided that gambling in a casino was not for us. To watch that money disappear just like that just doesn't make sense. It was frightening to watch people just sitting there, constantly playing the games. It was also disturbing to see these same people with these cards on a bungee cord, that they inserted in the machine and they just kept playing and playing.
We were there around 10.30am on a Thursday morning and there seemed to be a lot of people in the casino. A lot of them were elderly. We stayed probably half an hour if that. At the end of it all, we can say we have been in a casino. Probably won't be in another ever again though!!!!! In the scheme of things it only cost us $7.50, but I can easily see why people spend hundred's of dollars in these places.