I had once read the Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs poker rules. They cover that situation and are very specific that you are not allowed to try to peek, but if a player is flashing their cards, you're under no obligation to look away or to advise that player about it.Quote: Ibeatyouraces
I won't tell my neighbor in a poker game that I can see his/her cards and i WILL use it to my advantage.
I had once read the Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs poker rules. They cover that situation and are very specific that you are not allowed to try to peek, but if a player is flashing their cards, you're under no obligation to look away or to advise that player about it.
I wouldn't be able to play with this way of thinking. I wouldn't even try to play. I'd have to tell the Casino of every mistake they are making. I'd have to tell them about the old coin machines that kept Over Paying me extra coins. I wouldn't be able to play progressives because they are 11% winners. I wouldn't be able to implement some tricks to pad my losses. I'd have to tell all the Casinos that had glitch problems with over paying me points and comps. I'd have to tell my dealers or poker players they are showing me cards that is supposed to be hidden. The list goes on and on. I'm not saying your right or wrong about this tainted money theory but it is too slippery of a slope for me to say some crazy karma theory is why I can't take the money. Some people talk about grey but make no mistake it is all black and white and anything considered grey is really black but this is just my opinion.
If I had some inside information on a stock tip or sports fix I wouldn't be able to clean up because the money would be tainted. Honestly... there is no honest money... it's all tainted in reality believe it or not.
It's too bad he shot himself.
There's at least one dealer in Vegas that doesn't know how to pay off don't odds. She pays them all off at 5 to 6. Is it wrong to stand next to the DC so the boss never catches it?
I worked with a dealer who paid off all lay bets at even money. He figured the 5% juice (which he probably wasn't even charging properly) was all he had to do. The pit boss figured it out when everyone on his side of the table was laying every number and had no other bets in action.
This is the same dealer who dealt an entire double deck shoe backwards and no one noticed, except the floor who basically said "f*** this, if no one complains then no reason to interrupt" to himself. He also had an ace showing, asked for insurance after checking, took insurance bets down. Then flipped over a holecard T, another T, an 8, then a 4 and "busted" and paid the entire table (I don't remember the order of the cards and all that.)
I do not worry about the casino if they pay me in error but everyone has to draw a line where they are comfortable.
Poker is a game where people voluntarily agree to compete and gamble against one another for money. Therefore, anything I am able to do within the confines of the game to improve my odds of winning seems perfectly honest and reasonable to me as all the players have agreed to the rules of the game.
I don't feel good about taking advantage of someone's handicap though. Is it cool if a blind person asks me to pay for something for them if I shortchange them? If someone drops one of their chips in the casino and I see it my thought isn't "Gee I wonder if I can get away with stealing this? " -- I figure I should return that person's property to them.
The pit boss started to suspect something when the rest of the craps crew changed into street clothes and bought into the game. How much does that bust it blackjack side bet pay when the dealer busts with a 4?