FootofGod
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May 25th, 2010 at 10:44:07 AM permalink
Hey guys. As of recently, I've been feeling really great about my personal life, so I have let the fancy of gambling occasionally back in. Anyway, this story is so cool, and so weird I thought I should bring it up:

I was down hanging out with some of my friends last weekend, and we were getting some beer from the gas station. I decided, "you know, I've wasted my money all sorts of different ways, but I haven't got a scratch ticket yet." I got just a $1 ticket called "did you win?" The short answer is "no." My friend, who I always told was way luckier than me, bought 6 tickets to show me that he's not luckier and luck doesn't matter. We scratched off his tickets, and about 2 in, I won $100, which is huge for a $1 ticket. We were feeling pretty high at this point, and didn't care about the money, so we decided to do something stupid with it. We thought "what's the dumbest way we can spend one hundred dollars?" I quickly came to the conclusion that the dumbest thing we could do is buy $100 worth the scratch tickets. Delighted by the ridiculous idea, we went and did exactly that. We ended up winning only $36 back, and I finally accepted the money from him (he had wanted to give it to me before, but I was feeling pretty null towards money at the time). This is where the fun truly starts.

I told him "I know exactly what I'm doing with it. Next week when I come down, I'm stopping by the casino on the way and playing roulette. I have $36 - I'm placing 6 bets of $6 on the number 6, and that's all. The sum of all the numbers is 666 and the numbers end on 36 (numerology ftw!)." I had that weird, hopeful feeling of premonition, and I'm not one who believes in that sort of thing. But I do know any random thing can happen and any stupid reason can be prescribed to it, and occasionally it will match up and everything will feel right.

So, I cash in the tickets - comes out to $34, which I just assumed meant we read one wrong or something- but I'll spot the last 2 bucks... except the cashier handed me $44 and I didn't realize til I got to the casino! Already up $8 and I haven't got chips! I sit down with $40, try to waste the extra $4 I'm not planning on using on betting black, but I win it. Anyway, about the 4th spin in, I see the ball come around and meet dead on with the 6, and I just jump up and go "no way!" Nobody even noticed why I was surprised until the croupier scooped all the single chips off the bets and was left with a nice little stack of 6 chips on 6. Jokingly, he turned to the manager, whom I was chatting with and having a good time, and said "uhh, how much does that pay again?" I had $235 after that, tipped $10, cashed out and walked right out the door.

So, I turned a losing $1 investment on my part into $235 in the dumbest way possible. And it was great! When I came back into town, I played a little stud hi-lo, blackjack, deuces wild, and came out a buck ahead (mainly cause I was up, but wanted to have fun, so played off the profit).
FootofGod
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May 27th, 2010 at 11:47:40 AM permalink
Shameless bump... come on, guys, it's a great story, no?
DJTeddyBear
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May 27th, 2010 at 1:52:35 PM permalink
Yeah, it's a good story.

I'm still trying to figure out what "numerology ftw!" means...
I invented a few casino games. Info: http://www.DaveMillerGaming.com/ 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁
Nareed
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May 27th, 2010 at 2:11:35 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I'm still trying to figure out what "numerology ftw!" means...



I'm not sure, but I think it translates to "Numerology! WTF?" :P
Donald Trump is a fucking criminal
thegov2k2
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May 27th, 2010 at 2:13:00 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Yeah, it's a good story.

I'm still trying to figure out what "numerology ftw!" means...



FTW is a netspeak abbreviation for "for the win".
nyuhoosier
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May 27th, 2010 at 2:54:58 PM permalink
That makes more sense. I thought it might mean (blank) the world.
FootofGod
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May 27th, 2010 at 3:15:44 PM permalink
It is a great testament to how an idiot can play the worst games with the worst odds and the stupidest superstitions and win bigger than he ever has (though based on limited experience)... in the short run, that is.
gambler
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May 27th, 2010 at 7:58:55 PM permalink
Great story Foot! Glad to hear that you are feeling better then you were a couple of weeks ago.
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