Casino Time

The weekend promised to stay interesting, a visit to the SkyCity casino in Adelaide was planed for Saturday. We met with a couple of people at some fancy lounge bar in the city center. The place was quite nice but the crowd was a little too high society for my taste.

Next stop was the casino. All of us manged to get past the bouncer and we dove into one loud and colorful maze. Blackjack, roulette, poker and lots of slot machines. Somewhere in the middle a band playing live music.

After more than two and a half years of playing poker I finally wanted to play in a casino. Smallest stakes offered in the SkyCity poker zone are $1/$2 No Limit Hold’em with a $100 buy-in. A little higher than what I usually play but what the hell, I’m on holiday. So I put my name on the waiting list and spend the next 45 minutes wandering around the place and looking at the people. From the tired gambler at the slot machines up to the business man and wife at the roulette table, that place had them all.

My friend and most of the guys left for a night club (it was around 11pm by then) but I was still a little hang over from the night before and decided to play a round of poker and head home after that. When I was finally called to the table I bought chips and sat down. Here I was, with a slight hangover, somewhat drunk and really excited. Not what I imagined my first time playing poker in a casino would be like, but whatever, I’m on holiday.

Besides me there were eight other guys at the table, at least three of them without any clue of how to play poker. I played two hands (89o BU, A6s CO) and was just involved in the third (QQ UTG) when my phone rang. Apparently the night club where the rest of the crowd moved was full and they couldn’t get in. They decided to call it a night and as I was carrying the keys for the house, my first time of playing poker in a casino became a rather short event. After one orbit and down $2 I left the table. I think I have to go there again.

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