May has three big events, the Council of Shopping Centers, the Seniors Classic Golf Tournament, and the Helldorado Rodeo and Carnival. The Big Event in May for me, however, was Big Red. We met through my service, as usual and once I laid eyes on him, I sure was glad that all he wanted was oral gratification. He was big in every sense of the word, 6′4″ or so, red hair, red beard, and he must have weighed about 300 pounds. He was staying at the MGM Grand, the biggest casino there is.
I went there early for my 1:00 pm appointment with Big Red, to have lunch at one of their many restaurants. There are more than twenty of them, as well as animated characters from The Wizard of Oz, and a giant theme park like a mini-Disneyland. You can walk for a mile inside the MGM and never cross the same path twice.
Now I, along with other equally sophisticated craps players, don’t like the term Big Red. This means a seven, and after the point a seven loses for almost everyone. But not for Big Red, as I later found out.
His hotel room was enormous, much bigger than my condo. It had at least three rooms, but I only got to see one, the bedroom. Fortunately I was only there for four or five minutes. I didn’t even have to take off my clothes. Easy money. As I was preparing to leave, he said, “Want to learn how to play craps with me?”
I was stunned. “With a name like Big Red I never would have thought you played craps.”
“Ha! That’s what you think! Come along and learn how the real men play!”
Now, how could I …