Inflation hasn’t eliminated the penny slots in Old Town. But like the fancy new casinos on the strip where quarter and dollar machines rule the floors, Old Town still likes to get you real good and liquored up when you’re plopped down on their stools.
I am not a gambler. I hate the idea of spending $ and not getting a tangible item in return. But when drinks are free and the casino cocktail waitress says “just keep a credit on your machine and I’ll take care of you, honey“, I’m not opposed to slipping a dollar in a machine and milking it for an hour.
The math here is easy :
penny slots < quarter slots < dollar slots = free drinks
The math is even more fun when somebody wins and the Old Town machine spits out $5 in nickels.
Once we exhausted our meager bets and drank 23x that amount in booze (we tipped generously – homegirl was good to us), we wandered back out for some food & fun.