Okay people, the 2010 NCAA March Madness tournament starts tomorrow, so it’s time to fill out those brackets before the games begin.
This past Winter I paid zero attention to college basketball. The most I watched were parts of the ACC and SEC tournaments. Otherwise, during the regular season I was watching ice hockey or other shows. Sorry, but basketball isn’t one of my favorite sports.
So with basically no knowledge about how well certain teams are doing this year, I decided to let the flip of a coin decide my bracket picks.
My original idea was to use a state quarter for each of the arenas hosting games in this year’s tournament, and using the Indiana state quarter for the Final Four. However, some of my coins are in better condition than others and there could be inconsistencies with the actual flipping between the different quarters. I wanted to keep an even playing field, so I instead opted to use a 1987 one dollar game token from the Circus Circus resort and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a large, heavy coin, and it would land solid on my mattress with each flip.
The month of May in the sports world isn’t only about the NHL and NBA playoffs.
No, it also means coverage of the big build up to this year’s running of the Indianapolis 500 this weekend.
And naturally, it means nearly nonstop coverage of the media’s favorite driver, Danica Patrick.
One of my favorite casino games is video poker.
I like the fact that it relies on more strategy than luck, and if you play it right, you can keep the house advantage to an absolute minimum. I prefer card games versus slot machines, rolling dice, or watching a roulette ball go round and round before landing where I did not bet.
That’s not to say that I don’t like the dice. I’m still learning how to correctly play craps, but for the time being, I’ve really been enjoying video poker.
I’m back again from yet another successful long weekend trip to the Smoky Mountains and some gambling in Cherokee, North Carolina. I actually got back on Sunday, but I’ve been busy working on other projects and didn’t have time to mention it on here.
The main part of the trip was our last trip to the pleasant Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN. It was our last trip there as our season’s passes are set to expire in a couple of weeks and we won’t be going back up there again between now and then. We also will not be getting the passes next year as we’ll be focusing on different theme parks for the 2009 season.
This past weekend I had a nice outing to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina. We spent the night in Pigeon Forge, TN and went south through the Smokies to Cherokee, NC for a stop at the Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee before heading back here to Atlanta, GA.
For the most part the weather was great in the day and cool at night, and the mountain drive was very scenic as the leaves had changed colors and most were on their way to the ground.
I’ll rank the Harrah’s Casino as being pretty good. It’s not a “real” casino as they don’t use physical playing cards, dice, or the roulette wheel (blackjack, roulette, and a few of the poker games were electronic and used video screens), and unfortunately the casino does not serve any alcohol. Besides that the casino is clean, the food is very good (excellent in their connecting hotel), and they have free, self-service drink machines. Cold soda and water is also served by the roaming waitresses.