Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Living in Vegas means I'm regularly entertaining out-of-town guests. One item that has always been of great interest (to the point of earning a permanent spot on the "visitor tour") has been the $5,000 slot machine at the Wynn. Almost without fail, everyone who sees it looks at it in awe and bewilderment for a few seconds and then asks: "Who the heck would play that thing?"

Until now, I could never answer because I'd never seen it in use. Well, finally, here is your answer.

John Daly says he has lost between $50 million and $60 million during 12 years of heavy gambling...He told one story of earning $750,000 when he lost in a playoff to Tiger Woods last fall in San Francisco at a World Golf Championship. Instead of going home, he drove to Las Vegas and says he lost $1.65 million in five hours playing mostly $5,000 slot machines.

Sounds like I should install a $6,000 machine in my apartment and try to take all their business.

But thank you, Mr. Daly. Sounds like we owe a fairly large fraction of 1% of the strip to your generosity. Have you ever considered poker?

8 Comments:

Anonymous MarC said...

This bud's to you, John.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my guess is daly is exagerrating...i bet his $50-$60 million total losses probably doesn't take into account his total wins.

IE. It's akin to someone adding up all their winning or losing days in poker and saying they've won or lost X dollars rather than just using the sum total.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous marc said...

whoa. Charles Barkley is posting to your blog, Eric. it's gotta be him, because he used anonymous.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about some comments on the new "no rake" poker room online?

7:02 PM  
Blogger eric said...

Can't really comment as I have no opinion yet. I'll probably say a few things in a blog entry once I think about things some.

4:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it! » »

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. » »

5:50 PM  

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