If you are a reader of my blogs, you will appreciate I have a fondness of Great Yarmouth.
You may be asking why but I will just say, for now, I have my reasons. And if you ever fancy a great holiday or weekend away, Yarmouth is the place to visit.
Anyway, enough of the popularity contest.
Do you enjoy playing slots?
I must admit, as a child I couldn't get enough of the traditional fruit machines. I can even remember going on this old Jenning's Indian Head one-armed bandit at Haven holiday parK at Caister-on-sea, Norfolk. Even without knowing its history, I recognised its beauty. One day, I guess the arcade realised it would earn more money being sold to a collector than playing for 2p a time.
It was the first and last time I played one of those old retro machines.
I must have been 10 years old if not younger.
Playing fruit machine at an early age didn't turn me into a raving addict. In fact, it made me realise that betting fixed odds is, long term, a path to losing money. You simply cannot win unless going on one of these slots ever fives years, winning and walking away. However, the thrill of walking away with £5 isn't really that exciting, hey. I don't think I'd want to wait five years for that.
I used to love the old pound-sign nudge machine. If you have played that back in the 80s you will know what I'm describing. If you don't, you haven't got the foggiest idea about the thing.
I used to love that machine.
When I heard the nudge feature spring into action I was like a master chess player going for the win.
I've not been on too many fruit or slot machines in the last few years.
In fact, I don't really know if there is a difference between a slot machine and fruit machine!
I've seen the slots at the Grosvenor Casino at Great Yarmouth but haven't played on them. I don't understand how they work as the traditional three bells on the win line has morphed into a million winning lines that don't really look like much at all.
To be fair, I can't work out what is a win or loss.
I'm sure this is done on some higher-level psychology brainwave that is made to keep you playing.
Anyway, I have little interest in playing the slots.
I'll leave that to someone else.