At Quechen Paradise Casino, CA

West of Yuma. Getting some dental repairs done, cost of $260 for cleaning, remake a partial with different material, reglue a crown and make a replacement bite protector for night grinding to replace the one I lost. Work to finish Friday.

More trouble with the satellite equipment on Monday mourning, causing a substantial loss of potential gains. Since it is working again now, I am trying to recover the amount I could have made on Monday when I was offline.

I had breakfast at the casino today; pancakes, a cheese blintz, an apple blintz, eggs, six sausage links, two biscuit and gravy, coffee, orange juice, home fry potatoes – about $6.50. I did not look at the rest of the buffet as my two plates were spilling over the edges. I just got back from a bowl of ice cream and a war of wits with a penny slot, $1 invested (my spin-button thumb against their guarantee-you-loose artificial intelligence computer). All that button thumbing wore me out, so time for a nap.

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Are all-electronic casinos honest?

Regarding the stay at the Quechen Casino in Yuma.

One can accumulate ‘points’ of 100 in the casino and get reimbursed for the $5 RV parking permit. But after twice putting a $1 bill in a penny slot machine, playing one line at one cent at a time, each time running it up to about $3.00, then loosing it all, accumulating 4 points in the process, I figured I would have to play about 48 hours non-stop to get enough points to pay for a night. Or perhaps put in a single $100 bill, run it up to $300, then loose it all. Yeah, that would be the ticket to park free! Very logical.

I wonder, does the casino use artificial intelligence by testing a customer’s play pattern, learning what will tease them as they are tracked around the electronically networked slots on the floor? Probably. Because if one uses the player  card, he is surely tracked by name, machine, score, and yes, his vulnerabilities, weaknesses.But then they knew his weakness as soon as he walked into the building; either gambling, or a big empty gut!

Remember that bastion of truly fair odds, the roulette wheel? Well, the wheel spinner/ball thrower has been replaced by a mechanical contraption that does the same while the player makes electronic bets. Yes, electronic, so the “mechanism” magically knows what everyone has bet. Would they actually use that against the players? A little nudge here, a little wobble there, all imperceptible, of course.

As I frequently say, something like, “Technology will not be the ruination of mankind!”

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Yuma at last

Drove about 70 miles to Yuma today, headed straight for the Quechen Casino in Winterhaven, just across the CO river from Yuma. The large lot for free RV parking was empty. One would expect not many RVs there, given “The weather is just too damn hot” temperatures. But zero RVs? A sign quickly revealed one probable reason. They now charge $5 for a 24 hour period, and they make ‘registering’ a real pain in the arse to boot.

Being ready to stop, looking forward to eating 3 meals for the day at once for $6.50, and $5.00 not being a deal breaker, I stopped and registered. But after checking with the dentist in Algodones tomorrow, I will look into staying at the Quechen Casino west of Yuma as they have the same deal and it is very close to Algodones, a mile or five.

If I do not get quick reaction on the partial from the Algo dentist, I will just head home and have a fresh start with the dentist in Naco, Mx. which is about 20 miles from my house. I did not even make an appointment. I probably could have saved 1/2 the cost of starting over in Naco, by saving diesel going straight home. I stubbornly wanted to come by Yuma.

But “The weather is just too damn hot.”

Hey, something like that might make a good name for a political party, perhaps in New York!

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