I’m currently in Shreveport, Louisiana. I’ve been up since 5 p.m. last night. Right now, it’s 10:43 on Saturday as I write this in my hotel room at the Horseshoe.
I had dinner at the Asian noodle house in the Horseshoe around 6 p.m. After a quick dinner, I headed over to El Dorado to meet a friend and play some crapless craps and also some Pai Gow Poker. My buddy is a huge fan of Pai Gow poker. I love it, too.
If you’re ever in Shreveport and want to play Pai Gow Poker, El Dorado has the only Pai Gow table in town. I’m like 95% sure of this because I haven’t seen it anywhere else in town. If anyone has seen another Pai Gow table in Shreveport, please let me know. The Pai Gow game at El Dorado is hidden way in the back. When you walk into floor with the table games, past security, make a right turn and walk all the way to the end. If you’re facing the crapless craps table, the Pai Gow table is behind you, on the other side. Here’s a pic that may help…
The first time I ever played Pai Gow Poker at El Dorado was about 2 years ago, and I remember that I had a hell of a hard time finding it. Maybe it was the martinis I had back then.
I’ve been playing since 7 p.m., going back from craps, crapless craps, some weird carnival game that I’m too tired to remember right now, and Pai Gow poker.
At the end of the
night morning, we planted ourselves at the Pai Gow table and and just enjoyed the heck out the night day morning. That time just flew by…’martini please’…we didn’t realize how much time had passed until I looked over and saw the table next to us closing.
I don’t remember how many martinis I had last night. I’m gonna guess 7 or 8. My buddy and I took a taxi back to Horseshoe. I love a good drink with my gambling. Gotta have my Belvedere Martinis. Kettle One is good, if they don’t have Belvedere.[Oh, please don’t drink and drive. It’s so easy to just take an Uber or Lyft]
This is the longest stretch of play since…I don’t remember when. This feeling I have right now is how I used to feel all the time back in my younger days. It’s a feeling of being half asleep and half awake.
Have you ever stayed up for so long that your mind gets this weird numb feeling?
I’m kind of hungry right now, but not really hungry because I’ve been drinking all night. Other than the three olives that came with every martini, I haven’t eaten anything since last night’s dinner. Twenty-one olives in 16 hours is enough just to ward off the hunger. There’s actually a lot of calories in an olive.
Right now, my body can’t decide if I want to eat or sleep, but a part of me is telling me go downstairs and play some more because it’s so fun. Have you ever felt this way?
I’m feeling completely tired, and as I’m writing this, I think I’ll fall asleep at the keyboard, so I lay down. But right as I lay down, I’m thinking about that good roll on the craps table, so I have this early morning insomnia. It’s 11:45 a.m. right now as I type this.
I’m not on drugs. Nope. I’m too scared to do drugs. I’m just naturally awake, probably amped up from the gambling I did last night.
So I’m gonna draw the blinds, make it pitch black in here, probably fall asleep now, wake up in about 3 hours, and head down to the tables. Or maybe I’ll crash for the next 12 hours. I’m not in my 20s anymore.
Good morning and good night, ladies and gentlemen.