I posted this over in the AVP forums too; but here is a cross-post
Even though I live in Las Vegas, I almost never get propositioned by "working girls." I guess I look like too much of a bum to afford their services. But, last night that changed.
I played poker at MGM where I was "promo whoring" and chasing both the football promotion and the every 4 hour drawings that they do. As per usual, I never got picked for the football drawings or the 4 hour promotion. Not long after the 8PM drawing, and with the football game over, a couple of the really bad tourists left my table and it broke. I got moved to a new table with a bunch of local grinders and a few unknowns with really short stacks. So, I decided to call it a night and head over to Bellagio to check out the Conservatory set up for the fall. After that, I went wandering around the casino for a little while -- I didn't gamble, just checked out all of the carnival games that are scattered around the casino floor and which I walk by on my way to the poker room. As I was walking away from near one of the tables, I was approached by a working girl, who told me "don't run away baby" as I was walking in a different direction. That's as much of her spiel as I heard, saying "no thanks."
I joked with AVP & Poker Atlas' own RobVegasPoker that the hooker approach might change my promo whoring luck. Turns out, I was right. Tonight, I played at MGM again (badly and was down almost a buyin). I was close to leaving, but it was 11:45, so I hung around for the midnight drawing. Granted I only had 1 ticket in, but it was a $1,000 giveaway -- with $400 to the first name pulled (if present) and $100 to each of the next 6 names pulled (again if present). First name out was mine. Made a losing night into a winner, even after a decent tip to Spike, the dealer that got me that single ticket.