Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Gambler


My first gaming experience is hereby documented below, fittingly set to the tune of Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler".

On a hot summer’s day, on the Fun Bus to Wendover,
I met a gal name Bronwyn, who led us all in fun.
She gave us cards for Bingo, and I almost won the Blackout.
It was all too much to handle when she me splashed me with some pop.

When we finally reached the city on the far side of the desert,
We got off at Montego, ready to play the slots.
I didn’t know what I was doing, I’d never been a gambler,
But my luck it started turnin,’ when I sent out upbeat thoughts.

So, I gathered up my courage, and bet a little higher,
I bought a few more lines to read, for nickels and some dimes.
A wonderful thing happened, I was winning back my money,
And soon I was into the black and havin’ a real good time.

You gotta know when to pull ‘em,
Know when to up ‘em,
Know when to walk away,
Know when to sit.
You gotta read those funny
Names they give the machines
And choose the one that’s callin’
From across the room.

I was up a couple dollars, and I fixed on cashin’ out,
The machine was finished givin’, it was sending out that vibe.
Then a quick game of billiards, I was just about to lose it,
Then my luck it flipped, I sunk the 8, then I danced a jive.

Feeling super duper awesome, I knew the time for playin’
The slots again was on me, so I viewed the floor.
I spotted the machine, I believe called “Pharaoh’s Treasure”
I started up, I pulled the arm, and I won $8 more.

At the final casino, I sat down to a new one.
I knew I didn’t deserve to win, I'd already won .
For the sake of the experience, I went ahead and did it,
And don’t you know, gained 8 bucks more, then I was done.

You gotta know when to pull ‘em,
Know when to up ‘em,
Know when to walk away,
Know when to sit.
You gotta read those funny
Names they give the machines
And choose the one that’s callin’
From across the room.

3 comments:

  1. No greater words were ever written about Wendover. Ever.

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  2. Just reading this for the first time... and I am still mad.

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