Macau = 30 December 2013
30.01.2014 - 30.01.2014 20 °C
We woke up after a little sleep in, and headed down to a yum cha breakfast, then over the road for a little look-see at the Crown Towers casino. It was not as touristy as the Venetian, and there were far fewer people there, but it was very schmick:
After we checked out, we had a few hours to kill, so Justin suggested we go back down to the casino. There was a pokie machine we had found called 'Emerald Sevens' which we both thought was good luck (emerald is my birthstone and seven is Justin's lucky number), so we settled in and took turns visiting the bar to have a shot.
I went first, and when Justin came back from his visit, he was extremely excited. As per usual, he had befriended the manager, and they had a chat about the casino. Justin mentioned the jackpot value on the machines and asked whether anybody had ever actually won. The manager replied 'yes, of course sir - the last person who won was the previous manager here'. Apparently the previous manager had been obsessed with winning the jackpot and would come down every single night after work and put his entire pay through. One night, after THREE YEARS he hit the jackpot. He won the $64 million jackpot (ie about $9 million Australian dollars) and they threw in a free band-new Mercedes for him to drive away in. Obviously he quit his job immediately.
So, of course, after hearing this fabulous story, Justin and I spent far too long playing, and put through far too much money in the hope that we would be leaving in a Mercedes full of cash. Better luck next time!