The first appearance of the red diamonds on a slot machine that I ever saw was at the Sunny Isles Casino in Florida. I was very intrigued by them and they were a big upgrade over all of the pink gems that were typically used in slot machines. I have to tell you though, that even after many years of playing these games, I never felt like I had a chance to actually win anything. At that time, I only had a small bankroll. This was my first experience with winning real money from the slots. It seemed as if the jackpot always remained empty. At one point during the day, the jackpot would occasionally pop out but then come back in quickly. I didn't have a lot of faith that I was just going to continue to keep winning. It was a frustrating feeling to say the least. In fact, I would often go back and play the same machine over again thinking I had a better chance. I would think that something would change but nothing ever changed. After about a month of this, I decided it was time to try and win some more money. I knew that there were other players at the casino that played the slots so I figured there would be a good chance for me to at least get one of the winning slot machine tickets. I went to my back room and just loaded up on as many slot machine tickets as I could. I even bought a couple of new ones because I knew I was going to get one of them eventually. I knew I was a long shot so I kept buying tickets hoping that I would hit the jackpot. During the course of the next two days, three more machines came up on the slots. I purchased more slot machine tickets. It seemed like everyone was lining up to play these slots. I still wasn't getting any results but I kept playing. Finally, about an hour before the final game of the day, I noticed that the jackpot had finally been increased to a record setting $10k. When the results of the last game came on the television I was excited but not too excited. My winning streak had gone so long without an actual win. I knew I was going to need a miracle if I wanted to cash in on this machine. As I approached the reels I noticed that there were now red diamonds instead of the usual green ones. The machine was very loud and sounded like a really fun machine. I walked over to the winning machine and hoped that it was real. The light was very bright and I could tell right off the bat that it was a slot machine. Before I could get the winning ticket back out of the slot I felt a strong tug on my arm. I quickly put the ticket down and began to search for the prize. Before I had a chance to look at the machine I felt a sharp pain in my neck. I turned around to see the guy pulling the chain behind me. I thought I was going to be injured I was so excited about winning so much money. The guy noticed my excitement and asked if I wanted to play another slot machine. Before I could make a reply I saw a bulge beginning to form behind the prize money. I quickly grabbed the machine and saw that it was a twenty-one for one dollar. I quickly cashed in the winnings and walked away from this great casino with a smile on my face while the rest of my team members fell to the floor defeated.