January 22, 2010
The crew went out for laser tag and bowling tonight. Before everyone showed up we played around a little bit in the video arcade (side note: how do arcades still make money? Their video games are all wayyyyy worse than modern console games and you have to keep paying each time you play! Monopoly of attention I guess, especially in a place like the crown complex.). Clearly some prop-betting was in order. I played Vanessa HU at the basketball shooting game thing for $100 and won by a reasonable margin (48-37 or so). Andrew joined in for the second game, also for $100 each, and I crushed them both (80-35-40 or thereabouts). +$300. Off to laser tag!
We didnâ€™t gamble at all on the laser tag, but that was probably good since there was some local dude (teenager?) playing against us who was about as good at lasertag as I am at Modern Warfare or Halo. It wasnâ€™t really fair, but it was fun anyhow.
Bowling followed naturally from lasertag, so we rolled a few games. Vanessa made a 1 on her first frame and then offered me a bet on the game. Naturally I had to offer her some odds because she started so poorly, so we settled on 1.25-1 on the game. I led off with a strike and didnâ€™t look back, winning easily (113-85 or so?). We wagered again on the second game, except this time I gave her a 25 pin advantage and we bet even money for $10 a pin. She played better, and I found myself up against her 98 final score with one frame to go and 101 on the board already. I promptly rolled XX7 to blast my score up to 137 and book a solid $140 on the game. +$540.
Not bad for a day at the family fun center!