Thanksgiving at the casinos is something that has grown steadily in popularity over the past ten years. Right now many casinos are going all out to provide a luxurious and scrumptious bill of fare for guests on this the most superstitious of all gambling days.
First, you have to understand that once your Aunt Carol and Uncle Bob fall asleep in front of the TV, it's all right to head out to the casino. Turn down the TV, pull grandma's old afghan over their legs (the quilt, not the dog) and leave 'em plenty of pumpkin pie in the fridge. Don't worry about the dishes, the Thanksgiving fairies will do them. Just make sure you put away the leftovers before backing out of the garage and don't squeal the tires.
In fact, these days you can enjoy your whole Thanksgiving meal at the casino! Many casinos have great buffets, and some of the best meals I've ever seen hit the tables on Thanksgiving. Let me rephrase that.
Casino restaurant chefs put together terrific meals on Thanksgiving, and after you dine you can take advantage of casino games like slots, 21, keno, finding your gloves, wondering where the valet ticket is, it's all at your local casino. Keep in mind it's probably going to be crowded.
Remember that casinos are a black hole when it comes to employee holidays. Most casinos are open 24/7 and if your dealer snickers when you double down on hard 12, it's because they want to get home and spend a little time with their own family and check-in on their own aunt and uncle in the living room.
If you didn't make it down to the homeless shelter to help feed the poor this year, drop your dealer an extra toke bet or two, it's good luck on Thanksgiving, and the day after. In fact, the day after Thanksgiving can be a great day at the casino too.
If your spouse insists on getting up at the crack of dawn to stand in line for deals on Christmas presents, they might let you hit the casinos after you sleep in till the crack of noon. Or, they may crack you upside the head.
This holiday season remember that if your spouse manages to get home with a great deal on a plasma TV, be thankful for your blessings, and never admit you may have spent more at the casino than they spent at the mall. Take it from me, even if the TV goes up right away, you're still going to be cranky if you have to sleep on the couch in front of it for a week. Nobody has a sense of humor after getting up at 5:00 a.m.