Yesterday evening (Sunday), was the first time since we were in Wales that I've put my Jeans and a jumper on. The summer heat of the Mediterranean has given way to the cooler temperatures of beautiful, alpine Switzerland. Plus, we needed to look a little more dressed up to visit the Lucerne Casino.
With Switzerland being such an expensive country, Jean and I were, privately, both rather 'scared' about losing much money on the roulette tables. The casino cost 20 CHF (Swiss francs) entrance fee, but half that was returned to you in playing chips. I let Jean loose on the tables, and did my usual thing of buying a beer, and going well away from Jean so as not to jinks her. My beer was Eichhof, the local brew. Five francs. I drank it slowly, trying not to spend much money.
I know how Black Jack is played, but I found a German language brochure with instructions for playing Black Jack, and sat down to read it. I was pleased to be able to understand most of it. A while later, I went to see how Jean was doing. I was just in time to see the croupier's ball land on zero and Jean win 200 francs! I then went back to the bar and bought another beer.
A short time later, we emerged from the casino with a profit of 300 francs! About $350 AUD. Woo hoo! This well and truly made up for the bee sting earlier.