darkoz
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March 4th, 2017 at 7:42:26 PM permalink
In spring 2013 Resorts World casino in NYC was offering several daily specials a month. For earning ten points you could receive ten dollars in freeplay. Naturally this offer was limited to one per day per customer and naturally it gave rise to teams of hustlers -- the card flippers.

You can read more about card flipping in one of my previous articles here http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/other-casinos/20742-a-tale-of-the-hustling-wars/

Electronic Craps tables were where most of the teams congregated. Players would bet $30 on pass while a confederate with a 2nd card inserted bet $30 on dont pass. If the point was established taking odds would be enough wagering to satisfy making the ten points for the special. Placing a $1 protection on the 12 guaranteed you would make profit from the freeplay.

Someone we will call Mr. Z was a regular card flipper. Although there were two types of E-craps offered (bubble with real dice and a digital simulation) Mr. Z preferred the digital version because he got to "throw" the dice (a digital simulacrum with no real physics involved)

One afternoon Mr. Z was card flipping with a new trainee sitting opposite him making the dont pass bets. In order to avoid losing a larger amount than desirable Mr. Z was keeping a close eye on him. Mr. Z was slightly underfunded so he was making only $10 doey dont wagers and nervously watching for mistakes any one of which could have crimped or even bankrupted him. Remember between taking odds on two different sides you needed a few hundred dollars capital at the very least

So it was with utter horror when he glanced over and saw his confederate had mistakenly made a $100 wager instead of just $10. There were only 2 seconds on the digital countdown when all bets were closed. In a whiplash motion he deftly reached over his confederate using his right index finger to slide off the $100 wager and his left index finger to tap on a $10 wager. It was literally a desperate last second maneuver

Breathing a huge sigh of relief he watched as the digital dice floated through the digital air to land on... Craps deuce

Mr. Z loudly cursed. The $100 wager if left alone would have netted him $90 in profit which he could have sorely used.

He wistfully looked at his compatriots credit meter imagining just how much he could have had if not being so quick to effect his partners gaffe... Only to see with complete amazement what every gambler with a missed opportunity or a gaffed bet dreams of come true

The machine had given him the credit for the $100 win!

Suddenly up $90 bucks Mr. Z wondered what had happened. He had absolutely checked after such a chaotic rush that there was a $10 bet on the dont side. He wondered what would happen if he tried it again

Why not? If it was a fluke he would just give back $90 he hadnt expected anyway

Setting up his $100 wager at the last possible moment he made the exchange for a $10 wager. He hoped his side would win but betting on dont pass he was disappointed when a 7 rolled. He watched as he lost his $10 bet and only his $10 bet. Technically that didnt prove anything since that was the normal outcome

But on his next try he had a win on dont pass and witnessed the $10 winning wager get credited with the $100 he had yanked off last second

Mr. Z had repeated the win and was now up nearly $200 achieved by risking only $10 for a $100 win.

Mr. Z had just discovered an heretofore unknown E-Craps glitch

To be continued
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mamat
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March 18th, 2017 at 5:22:07 PM permalink
Thanks for sharing your "hustling wars" series. I looked up the other three (and the two newspaper articles), and they were a lot of fun to read.

Not my style of AP, so I love the details.
I don't like losing a casino which might have more profitable opportunities in 5-10+ years.

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Sometimes people are surprised by the AP opportunities in small things.
"Big jackpot syndrome" afflicts many - once you've hit some "big" wins, small wins are boring.

If you make $15/hr and work 16-hr days ($240/day), that's $90K/yr (before taxes and expenses, 6,000 hrs/yr).
Last edited by: mamat on Mar 18, 2017
darkoz
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March 18th, 2017 at 8:31:07 PM permalink
Quote: mamat

Thanks for sharing your "hustling wars" series. I looked up the other three (and the two newspaper articles), and they were a lot of fun to read.

Not my style of AP, so I love the details.
I don't like losing a casino which might have more profitable opportunities in 5-10+ years.

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Sometimes people are surprised by the AP opportunities in small things.
"Big jackpot syndrome" afflicts many - once you've hit some "big" wins, small wins are boring.

If you make $15/hr and work 16-hr days ($240/day), that's $90K/yr (before taxes and expenses, 6,000 hrs/yr).



Thanks. Gotta put up the next part soon :)
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odiousgambit
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March 19th, 2017 at 1:46:47 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Thanks. Gotta put up the next part soon :)



I guess so, but I have to assume players can't do this anymore - either that or you're nuts for revealing it!!
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder

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