One of the questions always asked about a trip to Las Vegas is "Did you do any gambling?"
I got asked this question several times, and I answered in the affirmative.
Last Wednesday I arrived at Treasure Island a couple of hours before Mystere was scheduled to start, so after picking up my ticket I sat at a blackjack table.
In about 45 minutes I won $500 dollars, playing mostly $25 per hand.
Once a rowdy crowd took over my blackjack table I moved over to a $25 pai gow poker table and, while I didn't win at the same pace, I did win.
I ended up leaving TI with $640 more than I'd started with.
That was the only gambling I did all week. There was no way I was going to gamble at the Rio.
They'd given me room number 13013. If that's not a bad omen I don't know what is.