Embarking on this journey to dive into the craps abyss has led me to think back to 1992 when I first played the game. I’ll discuss those early sessions in another post. What struck me this morning was that I had totally forgotten about my honeymoon back in April 1997. My lovely wife and I spent a few nights at the Sheraton Mirage on the Gold Coast, and then a couple of nights in the penthouse suites of Jupiters Hotel & Casino also on the Gold Coast.
Now I can’t exactly remember the reason why we picked Jupiters Casino out of all the places to go, but we had stayed there before and I had spent a fair bit of time there over the years even holidaying there in my early twenties and being a member of the nightclub as well. We took in a show and had room service and did all the good things you do when on your honeymoon.
The penthouse suite was as you would expect, large, inviting and there was a large balcony overlooking the Gold Coast strip, it was a very nice setup, except you could hear the constant thumping of the bass from the nightclub many floors below us. While that was something I enjoyed just a few years earlier, I like quiet when I sleep, and I would have thought that the penthouse would have sound proofing on the windows to not have this issue.
Out of everything from that honeymoon week, oddly enough, what I remember the most is the breakfasts we had at the Sheraton Mirage hotel and heading down to the casino @ Jupiters for the last 2 nights and leaving my new bride in the penthouse house to entertain herself, while I indulged in my own crapulance session. Crazy yes, but it’s what I did.
Jupiters unfortunately only has one craps table, and I remember it was fairly busy and I had to wait for a spot, which was really the only time that has ever happened to me. It wasn’t long before I grabbed a spot. I always seem to end up at the end of the table, I’ve never yet been next to the stick person or the dealers.
It was the biggest buy in I had done up to that point, I still remember laying out 2 x $100 notes which at the time was a lot of money for me, however I figured it was my honeymoon and I wouldn’t be in this position ever again. Turns out to be true.
I can’t recall any hands of course being 18 years ago, but I do remember playing for about 2 hours on the don’ts and coming away even. I cashed my chips out and went back to find the wife asleep and in no mood to continue the party as I had hoped.
PS Not much has changed in 18 years. But I hope that using this craps journey I can educate myself to consistently be profitable and stay at some of the wonderful casino’s around the world and have some fun.