I won big at Dover Downs

Last week, I took a break from unpacking and organizing to take a trip with my mom and Ms. Kathy to Dover Downs Casino. For the first time ever, I won big at at the slots – and big for me is $1,760.80! I won it on the new penny slot machine called Bombs Away. I was playing the max, so I had the chance to win the progressive pot. The max was $3.00 per spin, so I told myself I would only play the max for a few spins. The third or fourth spin I hit the bonus and then a bonus within the bonus and won $1,760.80. Sirens went off, people were congratulating me, I was sweating, and I couldn’t find Mom or Ms. Kathy.

We arrived at Dover Downs around noon on Thursday October 6 – I was still celebrating my birthday two days later. We checked into our free rooms, and I was in the casino by 12:30pm. I played my favorite slots: Hot Shot, Sex and the City, Power Strike and Happy Days. In an hour, all of my $170. free slot play that Dover Downs had given me was gone. I used my comp dollars for a free yummy tuna melt and potato salad at The Deli. By 2:00, I was in my room taking a break hoping to change my luck.

Happy Days slot

A couple hours later, I took out some money and went back to the casino to meet Mom and Ms. Kathy for a snack and a glass of wine. They introduced me to a new slot called Hot Tournament, then we went our separate ways. This is when I came upon Bombs Away and won $1,760.80. The only other time I have ever won a significant amount was also on my birthday a few years ago – I won $800. Maybe I should just go to the casino once a year on my birthday. After my big win, we played a little more but then went to the bar for happy hour appetizers and drinks. I played a little more after, but wasn’t winning anymore, so I was in my room by 8:30 watching SVU and eating room service pizza.

I didn’t sleep much that night and was in the casino before 9am on Friday. I was back in my room in 30 minutes because I wasn’t winning on anything and didn’t want to lose my winnings, since I need it to live on until I get a job. I met Mom and Ms. Kathy for an early lunch then went back to my room to hide from the temptation of the slots. Around 2:00, I went back down to the casino and played a little, but was losing, so I stopped and just hung out with Mom. We met Ms. Kathy for an early dinner at Doc Magrogan’s and left Dover Downs just before 6pm. I came home with $1,600. I’m very proud of myself because this was the first time I’ve ever shown any sort of restraint.

I love Dover Downs! It is my favorite casino – after Vegas of course. And luckily now I only live less than 2 hours away. Dover Downs is a great, bright, clean, friendly casino with a variety of my favorite slots – and there is no smoking! There are also many bars and restaurants and lots of free stuff – free rooms, free slot play, free food. Dover Downs has great customer service all around. Hopefully I will be back in December, or maybe I should wait until my next birthday.

About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (430 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. After 3 years living in Memphis and 3 months driving across America following the U2 360 Tour in 2011, I am back home in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. Now I am making my way as a Social Media Manager and Blogger as I try to get my book about my U2 travels published. My motto is "It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't." So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, LMP, Grizzlies, NKOTB, Orioles.

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