On this trip, I was luckier than usual. I put in a total of $25 and got back a total of $61, thanks in large part to hitting four aces on this machine (at the Fremont Hotel). It had better returns on quad aces than, say, quad nines. Not that I specially selected it or anything; it just happened to be close to dad's machine.
As usual, the big winner of the trip was mom, who hit two jackpots playing the slot machines. But since we all had a good time catching up with each other, not to mention hitting the buffets (especially Makino!), we all considered ourselves winners.
The big payout came when we cashed in our excess meal coupons.
Combining everyone's booklets, we ended up
scoring 4 pastries and 29 Kit Kat bars. Woo hoo!