You've heard of Las Vegas.
Lincolnshire has Skeg Vegas.
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, has the racecourse, a couple of casinos and plenty of candyfloss for those with a little bit of bunce.
I can't say I've ever been to the Palace Casino, at Church Plain, Great Yarmouth. I've walked past the top of the road a lot of times, as I travel from the railway station to the Market Square, often to Regent Road, which is a tourist trap for a bunker-load of tat. Just like all coastal towns, it's about all the fun of the fair.
Anyway, back to the subject.
Destination Grosvenor Casino, Marine Parade.
I do love this listed building and the staff are always exceptional.
I can't say I'm a fan of the game. It isn't based on skill, you're simply dealt three cards and it's win or lose; playing against the dealer and the hand you hold. That's the cards not you're mum when crossing the road. Although you may need both if you lose your nicely pressed shirt.
Basically, your winning or losing depends on getting a prial or straight flush. I can't say I even know the exact price to chance for a prial, which is three cards of the same suit. Pretty sure it is 35/1.
If not, I'm wrong.
I have played 3-card poker a couple of times. My cousins love the game and have won a lot of money (and probably lost a lots, too). Amazingly, I am winning money at the Grosvenor Casino playing roulette. It's based on luck but it's a fact.
Playing three-card poker (not as exciting as brag) is like sitting at a conveyor belt. The deals come round quickly, and you can lose a lot of money if you don't have much luck. I played for an hour or two and had a string of good hands.
But what surprised me was the small amount of money I won.
I couldn't have had much more luck so I expected more winnings. Yes, I know, don't we all. But it's the truth.
As with all casino games, the longer you play the more likely you are to lose. And that's the case with three-card poker.
In my humble opinion, roulette is a much better game to play because you can easily sit out spins, and kind of predict your chance of winning by, let's say, betting on a single number, rather than simply hope you get a brilliant hand with the poker.
If I'm going to be lucky, I'd rather predict my winnings will be at 35/1.
It's good to try a different game but I'll stick to what I know.
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