The  Morning Show went to Oxford Casino Hotel Thursday night to prepare for our Friday morning live broadcast, and by "prepare" I mean eat, drink, gamble, and crash in deliciously comfortable beds.

This was the first time I've been in a casino since I turned 21 seven years ago... I don't get to casinos very often... and I was THRILLED to be able to LEGALLY sit down and play slots! (There may have been a visit to Vegas with my family when my grandma let me pull the levers for her, which I recognize is not what one might call "legal".) The thing about being the primary player is that you also have to be the primary money feeder, unless you have a sugar daddy - and Jeff was not up to the task.

So feed money I did - right into Lori's all-time favorite slot machine, Star Shot! She loves it because there's a chance you could actually roll "star shot" and receive 7 free spins, which I managed after only a few pulls of the lever! Needless to say, seven free spins gets your total up pretty fast. I ended up making enough money to put me up $17 from my original investment, which had been down at least $10 from other machines. I'm starting to understand why they say it's a wicked good time.

So, pro tip from this trustworthy, inexperienced gambler: hit up that Star Shot goodness! You can start with $10 playing dollars if you visit Oxford on Sunday, April 8th and donate $5 to Cans for a Cure. If you get a rewards card, you even get SIXTEEN TIMES the playing points!

Lou, Townsquare Media