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October 12th, 2021 at 12:23:08 PM permalink
I would find the story of losing $1.6m more interesting than the story of him winning the $1.6m. It takes a particular type of person to blow that much $5k at a time. Sounds like someone who habitually makes bad life decisions. there’s plenty more like him in Vegas.
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October 12th, 2021 at 1:18:03 PM permalink
Are shoes not part of an enforced dress code circa 1995?

I know most of the casinos here in the North East, he would have not even been allowed inside.
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October 17th, 2021 at 5:42:24 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I assume you are talking about the one in LV given your other posts?

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October 19th, 2021 at 5:47:21 PM permalink
It has always bothered me that the story of Shoeless Joe gets framed as a myth sometimes. As I've mentioned it, Snopes files it as "undetermined."

To help add evidence that the gist of it is true, I interviewed three people who worked at Treasure Island at the time, including a dealer who dealt to him face to face. For my telling of the story, please visit my latest Shoeless Joe article The Story of Shoeless Joe.

I welcome all comments.
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October 21st, 2021 at 6:38:50 AM permalink
Darryl B low-key the kind of dealer we deserve in this world.

I guess the biggest issue with the story is that at some point most people's brains would click over and go "I just made near f… you for life money, let's cash out and live a comfortable life." Ol Shoeless Joe brain just never clicked over.
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