jacmrose
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April 6th, 2015 at 9:19:29 AM permalink
The monetary amounts aren't too huge here but its still an exciting story. My friend and I were playing 21+3 which is blackjack with the 3 card poker side bet (regular 21+3 not extreme). The table minimum was 10 dollars and I was down to my final 10 and my friend was down to his final 5. Since he couldn't play another hand he gave me his 5 and I put it on the side bet and told him we would split it if we won. Dealer gave me a 3 of clubs and he showed an ace of spades. I needed a 2 to complete the straight and sure enough here comes the 2. This was the first time I had ever made the bet and it payed off nicely. We made 45 off of the bet and I gave my buddy 20 and we got up and left after the dealer had blackjack.

We were still down so I said we might as well combine our money and try to get it back. We went to the craps table and made a few points but ended up losing all but 10. With only 10 left I wanted to go see how long we could make it work at the blackjack table but my friend wanted to pick a number on roulette. I tried explaining to him how terrible the odds are but he eventually convinced me to go for it. I asked him what number he wanted and he said lucky 13. I put 10 on 13 and on our very first spin we of course got 13. The other players at the table we cursing at us and the dealer said he has never seen anyone pick the number on their first try. I asked my friend if we should press it and he said hell no but we stayed and watched to see what the next number it was going to be. Well naturally it was 13 again but couldn't get to upset with our 350 dollar winnings even though it could have been over $10,000. Actually it makes me sick to my stomach but that's why its gambling.
Romes
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April 6th, 2015 at 10:58:15 AM permalink
Fun story never the less, thanks for sharing! It's always a good trip when you feel like you've battled back and forth but you've emerged the victor. Congrats on climbing back out of the hole, but obviously from some of what you wrote I'm sure you're aware of how lucky you both got :).
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theoriemeister
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July 21st, 2015 at 2:45:03 PM permalink
The casino I play at has the same BJ game with 3-card poker as the side bets. I never play them (as it'd eat up my bankroll even more quickly), but I do get envious when I see someone win big. (Of course, I try to remember all the times they didn't win and wonder if they're really up after losing, say, 100 side bets.)

Anyway, I'm playing and this guy sits next to me, buys in with a $100 chip, and starts the new shoe with $20 as his BJ bet and two $10 side bets. He is dealt the Q-J of hearts. Dealer's up card is the K of hearts. Bam, a straight flush, which pays 25-1, so he wins $250. The dealer's down card is the 10 of hearts, and another straight flush, and another $250. So he wins $500 on the side bets in one hand and pushes his BJ bet to boot--on the first hand out of the shoe! It's moments like these that I wish I played the side bets! But over the next 20 minutes I saw him lose $100 of his winnings through his BJ play and losing side bets. He left at this point.
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GWAE
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July 21st, 2015 at 4:40:38 PM permalink
I bet everyone of us has a fun story like this. Mine is similar to the OPs. Playing $10 bj, we played a lot that day with our 800 or so. Got down to the last $60 or so and wife wanted to play roulette since we never played it before. Normally I would have said no way but I figured why the hell, we already lost 740, what's another 60. In didn't know that a lot of people just played with $1 chips on the game so when the dealer asked what we wanted I said $5. Had like 12 $5 chips. First or second spin (details are starting to get blur as it was 7 Years ago) our number 23 hit. After we were paid the dealer said that we should press it, naturally we listened to the dealer since they are the real geniuses. Bam 23 hits again with $10 on it. We collect and wife puts $25 on it, I tell her that she is out of her mind and take all but $10 down. I tell her that numbers never hit 3 in a row. Like I would know that. Of course 23 hits again. We played for another 30 minutes or so and played d 23 every spin for $5. It hit 2 or 3 more times and we left with close to a grand.

We headed for the door and before we left I told her we needed to play a slot machine. I played favorite at the time which was a seel game. Can't not remember the name and have not seen it in a long time. I ended up winning another $600.

It was a great night.
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andysif
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July 21st, 2015 at 5:51:18 PM permalink
well, talk about down to your last dollar.

I was once playing a poker tournament online (just a small one) and was down to my last big blind. Pressed it and doubled up a few times. Got back into the game. Ended up winning the tournament.
Actuarial
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July 21st, 2015 at 5:58:06 PM permalink
My friend and I were playing at one of those tables in Bossier City a few years ago where you have to shoot the gap in order to get paid (something like dealer card must be between your two cards). After the first dealer change we got this very old asian man that didn't seem to understand the bet. Every time three cards came out that were remotely close to each other, my friend got paid on his side bet. 45-6 got paid, 46-5 got paid, 9T-Q got paid... and it got to the point where almost every other hand was a winner, and a lot of those were big winners. After several hundred dollars in improperly paid-out bets, our old dealer came back and commented on how much money my friend had won in such a short time! We tried finding that old asian dealer the next day but unfortunately could not find him.
Ayecarumba
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July 21st, 2015 at 6:10:48 PM permalink
Quote: Actuarial

...We tried finding that old asian dealer the next day but unfortunately could not find him.

Hehe... Maybe if you dredged the Red River under the I-20...
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Kentry
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November 5th, 2015 at 3:20:20 AM permalink
Quote: Actuarial

My friend and I were playing at one of those tables in Bossier City a few years ago where you have to shoot the gap in order to get paid (something like dealer card must be between your two cards). After the first dealer change we got this very old asian man that didn't seem to understand the bet. Every time three cards came out that were remotely close to each other, my friend got paid on his side bet. 45-6 got paid, 46-5 got paid, 9T-Q got paid... and it got to the point where almost every other hand was a winner, and a lot of those were big winners. After several hundred dollars in improperly paid-out bets, our old dealer came back and commented on how much money my friend had won in such a short time! We tried finding that old asian dealer the next day but unfortunately could not find him.



He most likely was fired for being an "easy" dealer(a dealer who clearly should not have gotten the job since he had no idea how to deal correctly, which was evidenced by how much money gamblers won under his shift) ;)
AxelWolf
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November 5th, 2015 at 3:24:49 AM permalink
Quote: Actuarial

My friend and I were playing at one of those tables in Bossier City a few years ago where you have to shoot the gap in order to get paid (something like dealer card must be between your two cards). After the first dealer change we got this very old asian man that didn't seem to understand the bet. Every time three cards came out that were remotely close to each other, my friend got paid on his side bet. 45-6 got paid, 46-5 got paid, 9T-Q got paid... and it got to the point where almost every other hand was a winner, and a lot of those were big winners. After several hundred dollars in improperly paid-out bets, our old dealer came back and commented on how much money my friend had won in such a short time! We tried finding that old asian dealer the next day but unfortunately could not find him.

Didn't you guys pump up your bets? At least to a level not to alert the PB.
♪♪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♪♪
BedWetterBetter
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November 5th, 2015 at 2:08:53 PM permalink
Quote: theoriemeister

but I do get envious when I see someone win big. (Of course, I try to remember all the times they didn't win and wonder if they're really up after losing, say, 100 side bets.



I never really understood why people get SO mad when YOU get the side bets, have no money on it, but make it very clear that you don't play them.

I get, that they are frustrated over losing their money on those bets. But why should it affect them what I choose to do with MY money? It isn't like I'm going be so overjoyed that I will give them money from the winnings, so they have no stake in it.

One time, a dealer was getting mad at me because I hit 4 Match the dealer bets in a row(all unsuited), to the point he stopped dealing until I placed a bet. I of course did NOT and told him to "Stop worrying about sucker bets that will never give me any satisfaction and will never end up in your toke box." Maybe I was a little bit too blunt, but I feel it is absurd for someone in his position to tell me what to do with my money.

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