My Surprise Bonus

I had been working at the Talton Mill for over a decade now and with the departure of my best friend Frank, I was officially the longest tenured employee at the mill. When Frank and his family decided to move to Arizona, he had been at Talton Mill for 23 years. I could not believe he stayed there for over 20 years as I was only on year 11. Frank and I developed a close bond and eventually became best friends as other employees came and went over the years. They could not take the tremendous toil every day like Frank and I could. I could not relate to anyone else at the mill so I was understandably disappointed when Frank told me he was moving. Our boss gave Frank a special bonus when his last day came at the mill. Frank sat in his office for roughly 30 minutes and I waited patiently for him to finish his meeting since it was his last day. When Frank walked out of his office, he showed me a voucher for a $1,000 bonus. There was a catch tobonus casino the voucher and the catch was the bonus had to be used at the nearby casino. There was a casino not even a mile down the road from the mill and it had been there for nearly 20 years now. Neither Frank or I ever stepped foot inside the casino since we did not believe in throwing away our hard earned money on something that was not a sure thing. However, Talton Mill management recently agreed on a partnership with the casino and part of the agreement was giving $1,000 bonus vouchers to give to the employees. I will admit the deal was amazing as there was no deposit required on the $1,000 bonus voucher. I was in shock when Frank showed it to me, but he did not look excited one bit. He was firmly against gambling and he did not understand why our boss gave it to him. Apparently, our boss wanted Frank to receive the first voucher since he was moving and he had been there longer than any other employee. Frank actually offered to give me the voucher since he knew he would never step foot in the nearby casino. I was shocked Frank would give me the voucher even though he was so strongly against gambling. I asked him if he was 100 percent sure he wanted to give me his $1,000 bonus voucher for the casino. I reminded him it required no deposits and he was not risking losing any money. Despite my protest, Frank gave me the bonus voucher and told me to have fun with it. I could not believe I received a bonus of this magnitude, even though it was not really meant for me. I planned on using the bonus on my next day off from work since no deposit was required to activate it. I told Frank before we left that I would split any winnings I had with him since the bonus was his in the first place.

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Making the Most of Frank’s Bonus

My next day off from work was Saturday and I planned on going out to the casino to use Frank’s $1,000 bonus voucher. I asked him one more time if he had a change of heart and wanted to use the bonus himself or at least come with me to the casino. He reiterated his opinion about casinos and he told me to enjoy the bonus. He jokingly told me to make sure I split the winnings with him or he would surely find out. Frank always had a great sense of humor despite his seriousness on not going to the casino. I do not know why he was so against going to the casino. The casino had been right beside Talton Mill for nearly two decades and I was not surebonus no deposit if Frank ever stepped foot inside its doors. I stopped worrying about it after a while and I was determined to have a good time and win as much as I possibly could with the bonus voucher. I walked into the casino and it was packed. I could not believe how many people were in there playing poker, playing slots, and at the bar watching sports. It was the first time I had ever went to the casino myself so I was not sure which days and times were the best to go in order to avoid crowds. It was obvious I chose one of the busiest times to go as all the poker and craps tables were occupied and nearly all the slot machines had someone playing them. I was not the savviest gambler as I had only gone to the casino a handful of times my entire life. The first thing I did was walk up the front desk to activate my bonus voucher. I handed the $1,000 voucher to the lady working the desk and she had a confused look on her face. I asked her if the bonus required making a purchase on anything at the casino. She confirmed for me the bonus required no deposits to activate it and I was relieved to hear her say that. The last thing I wanted was to have to buy something at the casino just to start playing. I would not know what to buy since my casino experience was limited at best. She gave me a card and explained how to use it to play the slots and how to use it at the poker tables. I decided to play slots since it seemed less risky to me and I would not have to deal with any card sharks. I walked around not knowing which slot machine to begin with. I picked one which had a theme of American dollars and coins since it seemed easy to interpret. I watched someone else play it for about 15 minutes before I started playing on the machine next to them. I picked up on the nature of the game fairly quickly and I had a better feeling I was going to make the most of Frank’s bonus that night. 

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The bonus pays off

I spent about $100 of my bonus voucher on the slot machine with the American dollar and coin themed game, and I was not having great luck with it. I deposited $50 and this was going to be the last time I played this game if my luck did not change this time around. Initially, it seemed my luck was not going to change on this final attempt. However, I had an amazing spin which I made the max bet on and it won me an amazing bonus of over $500. I was in disbelief that one lucky spin won me over $500 after I had been struggling to win anything. After my $500 spin, I decided to go to a different slot machine as I did not want to push my luck on the same machine all night. I spent $150 of the voucher so far and my winnings were slightly over $500 so it was turning out to be a good night. I thought my night was already made considering I just won $500 and made no deposit to do so. I explored numerous of other slot machines throughout Bonus no depositthe night. The first few I tried were all bad luck for me as I struggled to completely understand how they were played. I even asked one older gentleman how to play one of the games, but he was no help at all. I was determined to make the most winnings out of Frank’s bonus and give him a big surprise since I had agreed to split the winnings with him. My luck changed once again when I started playing a game which had a country western theme. I thought it was a hilarious theme and that is why I decided to play it. It turned out to be the best decision I made the whole night as I struck gold again like I had at the first game. I placed max bet on every spin and two of my spins won hundreds of dollars. I would end up spending about $300 at the country western slot game, but my winnings were just a little bit under $1,000. At this point I had turned Frank’s $1,000 bonus voucher into roughly $1,500 of winnings. I played a few more slot machines during the rest of my time at the casino, but none of them produced the winnings I had at the country western game. Once the entire bonus voucher was gone, my winnings were roughly $1,700. The best part was that I made no deposit to win that much so I had absolutely no losses to subtract. I cashed out my winnings at the desk and I left the casino with a huge grin on my face. It was too late to go to Frank’s house that night so I waited until the morning to surprise him. When Frank opened the door the next morning, I welcomed him with his half of the winnings. He was in shock when I gave him $850 and I told him to enjoy his bonus and spend it on something he truly wanted. He deserved the bonus after putting in years of hard work at Talton-Mill.

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