Boz
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July 30th, 2013 at 4:36:58 PM permalink
Quote: tupp

I noticed that, too. He certainly has a remarkable knack for writing and telling stories.

His stories sort of remind me of this.



Actually it is him if you look at he writers name.
mickeycrimm
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July 30th, 2013 at 5:48:58 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Amen to that! Welcome to the forum Mickey. I hope you'll stick around a while. You should write a book about your stories.



Thank you so much, Shack. I've read many a biographical sketch of successful professional gamblers. The stories always start out with how much education that person has. A degree in this, a degree in that. I didn't have any of that working for me. I knew that I was unusual in the gambling world. An uneducated person that finds a way to do it. When I began participating in the gambling forums about 7 years ago I made a conscience decision not to lie to the people about my background.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
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July 31st, 2013 at 12:50:38 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

Quote: tupp

I noticed that, too. He certainly has a remarkable knack for writing and telling stories.

His stories sort of remind me of this.



Actually it is him if you look at he writers name.



I grieve for Black Bart, I haven't seen him in years. Black Bart was a white man. One of the most compulsive gamblers I've ever met. But still a friend. I miss you, brother. I miss you forever.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
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July 31st, 2013 at 9:12:47 AM permalink
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Forgive my ignorance, but I've lived a sheltered life. What is credit hustling?

You sure write well for a dropout/former homeless!



This was all before TITO. Credit hustling goes by a few different names. Silver mining, seagulling, buffalo hunting. The occupation has been around as long as the machines in Vegas have been there. It's a monument to human fallibility. For whatever reason people walk off from machines leaving credits on them. It takes a practiced eye to spot those machines. But it mainly had to do with buttons being lit. Generally, there are no buttons lit on a machine with no credits on it. But you weren't just looking for a button lit on a machine. People leave money in the coins trays, on the floor, don't forget to check the phone booth. And if the joint has a coin counter then check the pigeon hole down at the bottom of the machine. The coin counter doesn't take dimes so it spits them out down at the pigeon hole. The pigeon holes underneath the bartops are also good.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
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July 31st, 2013 at 10:23:19 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

You should write a book about your stories.



Wiz, I have a lot of stuff documented on my computer. Maybe one of these days I'll publish. I also have some fictional short stories that involve a gambler and how he thinks, the traps he gets himself into, his reaction to being in the trap. If you don't mind, when I get the time I'll put some of these short stories up on Wizard of Vegas. Take care.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
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July 31st, 2013 at 11:00:06 AM permalink
Quote: mickeycrimm

Wiz, I have a lot of stuff documented on my computer. Maybe one of these days I'll publish. I also have some fictional short stories that involve a gambler and how he thinks, the traps he gets himself into, his reaction to being in the trap. If you don't mind, when I get the time I'll put some of these short stories up on Wizard of Vegas. Take care.



You should just start a new topic and post stuff I would love to read anything you got. It's great thanks for sharing this stuff.
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July 31st, 2013 at 3:27:56 PM permalink
Quote: mickeycrimm

Wiz, I have a lot of stuff documented on my computer. Maybe one of these days I'll publish. I also have some fictional short stories that involve a gambler and how he thinks, the traps he gets himself into, his reaction to being in the trap. If you don't mind, when I get the time I'll put some of these short stories up on Wizard of Vegas. Take care.



I have a section on my Odds site devoted to gambling fiction. The existing submissions are also by a WoV forum member. I'd love to add any of your stories to the list. Feel free to PM me and we can discuss one on one.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
mickeycrimm
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July 31st, 2013 at 4:21:37 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I have a section on my Odds site devoted to gambling fiction. The existing submissions are also by a WoV forum member. I'd love to add any of your stories to the list. Feel free to PM me and we can discuss one on one.



Wiz, I'm ruff, tuff battle man. For 17 years my gambling has paid my bills. I'm 60 years old but gambling pays my bills. While the rest of the folks want to talk about it, I live it. Shack, I'm a ruff tuff gambling man. No other income. Just my gambling earn. I will quit when they shovel dirt on me. Not one day before. Shack, my stories are tough. Thank you so much for your consideration. Always your friend. Take care.
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onenickelmiracle
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July 31st, 2013 at 4:24:34 PM permalink
Mickey, do you know the blond prostitute Angel from the documentary I shared in this thread and have any contact info? I know some people from the slot forums who would love to meet and talk to her. She is the one who said she made her first porno in the Western if you watch the video.

http://vimeo.com/35557956
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July 31st, 2013 at 4:46:25 PM permalink
Not to take over from Mickie who spent far more time at the Western than me, but my wife and I visited a few years ago and she still wants to kick my ass for it.

Memories:

Some slot that was like Pitfall where she won $ 60 and had to wait for a hand pay while guys just watched like she had a hand pay. Well actually it was a hand pay.
The lady in the women's room who asked if she could spare a quarter.
The payroll wheel at the entrance with a top prize of $50', but most won a free beer
$1 beers where the bartender could not believe when I gave him a five and told him to keep it
The pimp outside the bathroom who looked just like Huggy Bear complete with cane and Purple hat. Almost a parody.
The look on the PB and dealer when I bet $10 on a hand of BJ.
The look on my wife when I told her the next casino (El Cortez) would be better.

Memories

Oh yea my wife just reminded me I told her to hold tight on her camera.

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