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Greasyjohn
Greasyjohn
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May 1st, 2014 at 3:12:40 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

I sure do. No mistakes, no exaggeration, just the facts.



I'm 52 for 84 (but this doesn't figure in for the fact that on several of these trips I lost a little gambling but came back with more than I left the house with because of the match plays, free VP, etc.) At one point, after my 53rd trip to Vegas, I almost had a 66.66 % win rate. It's since been as low as 58%. Now it's about 62%.

My records are also as accurate as possible.
tringlomane
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May 1st, 2014 at 3:26:28 PM permalink
Very good read. Thanks for sharing.
Mission146
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May 1st, 2014 at 7:23:49 PM permalink
Terrific read! There's not much more to say than that, just excellent!
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
chickenman
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May 2nd, 2014 at 3:37:45 AM permalink
Outstanding, one of the best posts ever!
MidwestAP
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May 2nd, 2014 at 5:28:14 AM permalink
Agree with all, great post! I'd love to sit around some evening over drinks with Mickey and Greasyjohn and listen to their experiences, it would be highly entertaining!
Mikey75
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May 2nd, 2014 at 7:22:35 AM permalink
Yes a outstanding post. Hope to read more like it.
Greasyjohn
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May 6th, 2014 at 8:33:19 PM permalink
Quote: chickenman

Outstanding, one of the best posts ever!



I appreciate your compliment, Chickenman, and the other kind words that have come my way. I have added to my OP. Not just filler either.
AxelWolf
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May 6th, 2014 at 8:38:51 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

I appreciate your compliment, Chickenman, and the others kind words that have come my way. I have added to my OP. Not just filled either.

FYI NOT a lot of people know who Greasyjohn was, I posed this to the Wizard as a trivia question after the Mission nuggets trivia, I felt it would have fit in as a good gambling and food question and even he had not heard of him.

Its a good story and very interesting. I would like to know if he was in fact counting or cheating somehow.
♪♪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♪♪
Greasyjohn
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May 6th, 2014 at 8:59:04 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

FYI NOT a lot of people know who Greasyjohn was, I posed this to the Wizard as a trivia question after the Mission nuggets trivia, I felt it would have fit in as a good gambling and food question and even he had not heard of him.

Its a good story and very interesting. I would like to know if he was in fact counting or cheating somehow.



The only reference I have ever seen re: The Greasy John is in Beat The Dealer. You know, that book with the controversial cover photograph. ;) (I try to stay away from fried foods myself.)
AxiomOfChoice
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May 7th, 2014 at 1:31:33 AM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

The only reference I have ever seen re: The Greasy John is in Beat The Dealer. You know, that book with the controversial cover photograph. ;) (I try to stay away from fried foods myself.)



Yeah, that's how I know who he is, too. That book is a classic.

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