We arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday night at 11:00 p.m., checked in at Caesar's Palace, and headed directly to the poker machines with my "budget" of $100 per day for gambling.
Wednesday: 11:30-2:30 a.m.
Put in $100. Left with $80 . Played 3 hours and earned lots of points.
Real Math: Lost $20
Palma math: Won $80 let's go shopping tomorrow!
Thursday: 10 a.m. with coffee 30 minutes
Put in $20, left with $50
Real math: Up $30 for day, $10 for weekend so far
Palma math: Whoo Hoo up $110
Thursday: 12p.m. 30 minutes
Put in $70. Left with zero
Real math: Lost $40 today
Palma math: That didn't count. It wasn't even MY money!
Put in $20. Left with $70
Real math: Back to up $30 for day
Palma math: Haha, told you it didn't count! Now I have THEIR money back! Up $110
Thursday after dinner: Put in $150, then another $100
Left with zero
Real math: Down $220 for day
Palma Math:I just played today's $100. The rest was their money! I broke even for the day!
Friday: Black Friday Shopping! Then a nap. After dinner, I put in $100, left with $50.
Real Math: down $50
Palma Math: I won $50!
Laugh if you will, but I did score over 4, 830 "Total Reward" points during the weekend. That gives us 3 more free nights when we want to come back, so I AM A WINNER! With my accumulated points that were about to expire, I also cashed them in for a $75 gift certificate at Barnes and Noble. With the $50 I won, I bought 2 cookbooks from Caesar's famous award-winning pastry chef, Francois Payard. See how well my math works?