Casino Barriere El Gezirah
One of the most notable buildings was Sofitel hotel, located on the island of Gezirah right in the middle of Nile. Every day I had walked there from the old center of Cairo on the ancient bridge Qasr El Nil Bridge, guarded on both sides by stone lions. I had played at the casino El Gezirah, the local name of Barriere casinos (French company). I remember I had lost a lot at the first time I played there. I was unlucky. However, over time, spending all nights there (the casino worked only at night), I had managed to get all my money back and even won good money on top. Actually, the reason I remember this casino I had won a decent amount – more than 20 thousand dollars in just one night. During the time I had played at the casino Barriere El Gezirah, I had remembered the names of the dealers and other employees, who been communicated with me. Managers had been not very sociable in this casino, however closely watched my game. I played “black” (the common colour of $ 100 chips) and that was a bet above average.
That day afternoon my friends and me had decided to visit Giza Pyramids once again ( for the fourth time). I was pretty tired after sightseeing. But still I had decided to play in the casino El Gezirah Barriere. Just an hour later, a guy with name Amir had given me four tens on poker with $200 on ante and $10.000 payout. That was nice. I had kept playing and just a couple hours later a girl with the Rasha (I noticed earlier the name of this girl is in tune with the name of my country – Russia) gave me a second four – four of queen. I had got another $ 10,000. Sometimes you are playing poker for weeks and don’t see four cards, but that day I had been given them twice and paid both times. It was a really lucky day (or rather night) and maybe the spirit of the Egyptian pyramids had helped me 🙂