If you listen to the radio, chances are you’ve probably heard the commercials for Woodbine Racetrack and Casino from time to time.
Apart from sight-seeing, I’ve had very limited experiences with casinos in the past. Every time I visited one, I’m always underage for gambling. Even when I went to the Venetian Macau, I only caught a glimpse of one of the gaming areas and spent the rest of my time in the indoor shopping mall.
So it wasn’t until a few days ago my boyfriend Eric decided to take me to Woodbine for the experience. I received a rewards card and a complimentary $5 voucher. While I was off trying a slot machine, Eric was at one of the tables playing e-poker.
After one hour, I despised slot machines, not that I was expecting to like them anyway. Playing on them is not thrilling if I know that the machine controls when and where the reels stop. Moreover, it was dismaying to be surrounded by people just mindlessly spending money. I even saw a man inserting $400 at the electronic blackjack table.
All in all, based on this one visit to Woodbine, casinos aren’t for me. Maybe casinos would appeal to me more if I tried the table games, but like Eric, I’m not a fan of electronic poker. If I had enough basic knowledge to play the game and there was a dealer present, I might reconsider.
On the other hand, Eric won enough money to buy us groceries for the next little while. So for that Woodbine, I thank you.