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Skeptic
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March 16th, 2017 at 10:02:33 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Oh, wait...change "straight flush" to "full house," and that's what happened to me three years or so ago at Silverton.



Ha! About three weeks ago in Biloxi I was playing Deuces on the 5-line ultimate machine and accidentally discarded 3 dealt deuces the same way. I left way up but that single moment stuck with me the entire trip (and I still cringe thinking about it.)
AxelWolf
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March 16th, 2017 at 12:52:23 PM permalink
Quote: ThenWhatHappens

We were playing Blackjack late one evening at the Hilton, when it was still the Hilton. Guy walks up, tall guy with a large build, wearing a baseball cap. Drops a beer in the cup holder and sits down. Buys in and we all resume playing. Floor manager takes notice and ask him for his ID. Without hesitation he goes to his wallet and hands it over, saying "I just turned 21 an hour ago." Floor manager looks at his ID, then at her watch, then says "Yes you did, in Florida, but in Nevada you're still 20 for another 45 minutes." She reached across the table and picked up his beer. They then reversed out his buy in and walked him to the cage.

I would bet that that has happened.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
DJTeddyBear
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March 17th, 2017 at 7:22:18 AM permalink
Here's the hooker paid by tourney chips story from Poker Player magazine, about 8 years ago:

Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition.
TigerWu
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March 17th, 2017 at 8:18:49 AM permalink
I don't know if this counts as an urban legend, but I was with a friend once and she won at the three shell game on a Manhattan street corner.... twice in a row. No, she wasn't a shill, and she still lost money overall. I thought those guys never let you win, but apparently it happens.

P.S. I knew it was a scam from the get-go, but she had put money down before I could stop her.
rsactuary
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March 17th, 2017 at 8:23:13 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I don't know if this counts as an urban legend, but I was with a friend once and she won at the three shell game on a Manhattan street corner.... twice in a row. No, she wasn't a shill, and she still lost money overall. I thought those guys never let you win, but apparently it happens.

P.S. I knew it was a scam from the get-go, but she had put money down before I could stop her.



They always let you win at first. But never in the end.
MrV
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March 17th, 2017 at 8:31:27 AM permalink
Some guys are playing craps at Caesars.

A random roller is shooting, and rolls 18 yo's in a row.

The players see it unfold, but none of them bet any money on the eleven.

No proof, alas: so it's just a legend.
"What, me worry?"
beachbumbabs
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March 17th, 2017 at 8:36:13 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Some guys are playing craps at Caesars.

A random roller is shooting, and rolls 18 yo's in a row.

The players see it unfold, but none of them bet any money on the eleven.

No proof, alas: so it's just a legend.



What, bored so soon with your Devil's Advocate role on the latest mess? You gotta be stirring old pots? Lol...smh.
"If the house lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game."
MrV
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March 17th, 2017 at 8:51:14 AM permalink
I think it is a classic "legend" worth retelling.

No advocacy on this one, Babs!
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Mission146
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March 17th, 2017 at 9:30:46 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

I think it is a classic "legend" worth retelling.

No advocacy on this one, Babs!



I have to be honest with you, I would have mounted a stronger defense in his favor had it not been for the assertion that nobody bet it. The best way to start the story would be, "I was at a Craps table that just so happened to be populated by the most disciplined human beings ever to enter a casino..."

I mean, you don't think after the tenth or eleventh one you're going to toss out two whites and say, "Two-Way 'Yo,' or do something along those lines? I know how bad of a bet the 'Yo is, and I'd have tossed out my first white after probably the fourth or fifth just kind of figuring the dice might be somehow rigged, I didn't do the rigging, I didn't strictly know about the rigging, so I'm not complicit.

I'd probably even double my wager after every win, by the time we went from the sixth 'Yo to the eighteenth, I'd imagine the casino might not accept that kind of wager on center action, at that point.

So, eighteen 'Yos in a row...okay. It could theoretically happen, based on the number of Craps turns that have been taken in the course of human events, to date, there is some non-zero probability that it already has happened. And, if enough craps games are played (Stupid big number) it arguably almost MUST happen, at some point.

But, I'll tell you this, the most disciplined Craps players in the history of all of human events will NOT be at that table and someone will bet the 'Yo.
Vultures can't be choosers.
DJTeddyBear
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March 17th, 2017 at 12:46:50 PM permalink
Mission is right.

I never bet the junk in the middle. But had I been there, after four or five yos, I would have thrown a buck on it - along with the comment "I'll put an end to that..."
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition.

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