I got the chance to witness the marvel that is Niagara Falls. I came to the city at night, got a glimpse of a fireworks display as I came into time. I guess it was perfect timing. There was a music festival going on at Clifton Hill. It was packed with hordes of people enjoying the festivities and nightlife. I went to the Niagara Falls Casino to view the spectacular venue. I always wanted to try my hand at Blackjack. I figured since I dabbled a little in Statistics, it would be a fun event. I wound up playing the Slot Machines and leaving success to chance. When they say call the machine a "One Arm Bandit" they were not kidding. I talked to a few people to see if I could get the inside track. Some say place small bets others say place large ones because if you don't take risk how are you supposed to win big. I observed the poker table, roulette table and finally the Blackjack table. They were all packed with people trying to twist the hands of the Sisters of Fate. I also noticed a lot of people were playing the "virtual" versions of these games. One thing I wondered is if there was a difference between having a dealer hand out the cards or having a computer doing the same thing. Are the both facilities dealing with a 52 card deck? It is difficult to say but one notion that I have heard people say is that "the House always wins". Whether this is true or not is difficult to determine. I remember the old Kenny Rogers song, and he is absolutely right, in any game you play whether it being Poker, Blackjack, Roulette or the Slots, you really "need to know when to hold em, know when fold em, know when to walk away and when to run". It almost seems you can apply to any situation you deal with in life.
I recommend you head to this city and enjoy the sites, whether its heading to the casinos, riding the Maid of the Mist, heading to Skylon Tower, visiting the wax museums, shopping, camping, eating at any of the fantastic restaurants, visiting the Butterfly Conservatory, Marine Land or perhaps watching a show in the Theatres. I feel it is a venture worth making.
The Falls are truly the stuff of legend.