We chose to play the slot machines & then I sat down at a poker table for an hour.
When we sat down to play cards, we managed to learn that there was a contest in the room that evening. Every time a person won a hand with a couple of aces, they got a drawing into a contest to win a modern space heater! The space oil heating machine was set up in the corner of the casino. The oil furnace looked very similar to a fireplace. It was certainly wonderful & definitely worth a couple of hundred dollars. I had some aces in my hand twice that evening & I got to enter the contest on two occasions… My good pals never had aces at all that evening, so they didn’t get an entry. Before the end of the evening, the employer of the casino came over the loudspeaker system to let everyone know precisely who won the space heater. I definitely didn’t believe my name would be called, so I wasn’t even listening when the guy was saying all the names of the people who won. One of my good pals thought that she heard my name… She convinced me to walk up to the employer. She was right. I was one of the people that won the space heater machine. The heating machine came in a pressing box & they would not even help us take it out to the car. My good pals & I had to work together to carry the pressing box to the parking lot.