Oma started her Second Annual Valley Center Birthday Casino Crawl at the Valley View Casino. Although they claim to be Southern California's luckiest casino, offering a world-class gaming experience complete with innovative slot machines, thrilling table games, the most rewarding Players Club around, Oma was not so lucky. She entered the casino with $60 and lost it all.
Although, we frequent this casino at least monthly, Oma's birthday bonus was just $20. (After only visiting the Pala Casino twice since her last birthday, Pala provided Oma with a birthday bonus of $30 dining credit)
Harrah's Casino was the second stop on this trip. They really do live up to their claim of being more of the 'Vegas-style action.' The casino is gorgeous. While there were no special birthday bonuses here, Oma entered the building with $60 in her pocket yet left an hour and a half later with $85 in hand!
Pala Casino Spa & Resort was Oma's final destination. Unfortunately, although Oma had made reservations a month in advance for a facial at the spa, and confirmed that appointment the night before, there was a mix-up and Oma's appointment was "canceled." It was a very disappointing turn to this casino crawl.
However, after some unwanted drama, Oma was offered a free twenty-minute neck and head massage. After the nice massage, the manager apologized and presented Oma with a gift certificate for a future facial. It made the situation a bit better.
Pala Casino offered Oma a $30 food credit which was put to good use at the Sushi Sake Restaurant.
Sushi Sake - Enjoy the honored Japanese tradition of sushi with a Southern California flair at Sushi Sake.
This restaurant offers great service and wonderful sushi. Oma ordered the Sushi Platter: The freshest tuna, salmon, yellowtail, whitefish, albacore and shrimp served with a California roll or spicy tuna roll AND Unagi - Fresh Water Eel with her dining credit.
Oma highly recommend Sushi Sake for all Sushi Lovers.
It was almost time for Oma to end her Second Annual Birthday Casino Crawl. However, I decided to play a few more slots first.
Oma was pleased she did as she won a minor jackpot of $185! All in all, this second annual birthday casino crawl ended up costing only $15!!!