My first trip to Las Vegas was a real eye opener. I am not a gambler – or at least I wasn’t back then. I had never so much as wagered a penny on any sort of game of chance. Even through all the years of horse racing it was a very rare occasion for me to place money on an outcome. Yes there was the odd occasion when there was a 20-dollar on the nose of one of our horses, but those tickets were usually used jockey incentives. They made great bonuses for the jockeys if they rode the horses to a win at long odds.
The gentleman that I was dating at the time was in the process of setting up business offices in Las Vegas. This was the first of four trips that I would make to Vegas over the course of about 6 months.
On the first full day there, my friend, Joe dropped me off at the Mandolay Bay Casino as he had business to attend to. I had three hours to explore the three connecting Casinos, Mandolay Bay, The Luxor and Excalibur. My budget was a little tight so I was taking my time carefully shopping for some small souvenirs to take home. I became so entranced with these places that I never did make it to Excalibur. I spent most of my time exploring the Luxor and its pyramidic energies that were confused with all the sounds of the casino. I loved it! There was so much to see.
As time went by (very quickly I might add) I realized that I should get back to Mandolay Bay in order to be picked up again. Just after getting back I received a cell phone call from Joe to tell me that that he would be delayed for an hour. Now I was at loose ends for an hour with really no time to go anywhere else. I had already been through the sites at Mandolay Bay. Now what?
I wandered on down to the casino floor to have a look around. I had never been this close to that much gambling. As I slowly worked my way around the floor I ended up next to the roulette wheel fascinated by the large amounts of chips that were wagered on every spin of the wheel. I decided to test my psychic prowess and asked Spirit to give me a number. I was given the number 14. The next spin of the wheel yielded 35 – close but not quite. Spin after spin of the wheel as I watched for about ½ an hour yielded everything but the number 14.So much for being psychic.
The gentleman I was standing next to played round after round laying chips randomly and winning fairly regularly. With roulette – when your number hits it pays 35 to 1. It’s a big pay off if you can hit the right number.
Just as I beginning to think that my psychic prowess was about as useful as dirt in the casino, the gentleman I was standing next to turned to me and asked me to pick a number for him. I gave him the number 14. He stacked about 10 dollars worth of chips on that number. When number 14 came up, I was just as surprised as he was! He handed me about seventy-five dollars in chips and thanked me for the number. Incredible! I had won money gambling with out investing a penny! Spirit had provided me with some extra spending money while I was in Vegas.