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November 16th, 2018 at 5:16:23 AM permalink
I think this is how it worked: they mumbled "hops" and some numbers. if the bet won the dealer who was in on it paid. if it didn't the dealer pretended he didn't hear it. according to the report the Bellagio did not have a designated spot for hops bets
https://www.foxnews.com/us/two-men-placed-on-nevadas-black-book-after-running-con-at-bellagio-casino
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November 16th, 2018 at 5:31:29 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

I think this is how it worked: they mumbled "hops". if the bet won the dealer who was in on it paid. if it didn't dealer pretended he didn't hear it. according to the report the Bellagio did not have a designated spot for hops bets
https://www.foxnews.com/us/two-men-placed-on-nevadas-black-book-after-running-con-at-bellagio-casino



You Cad. I was thinking of mentioning this thing first crack as soon as I saw it in Google Trending, but I forgot and you best me to the punch. ;)
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November 16th, 2018 at 5:52:40 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

Quote: lilredrooster

I think this is how it worked: they mumbled "hops". if the bet won the dealer who was in on it paid. if it didn't dealer pretended he didn't hear it. according to the report the Bellagio did not have a designated spot for hops bets
https://www.foxnews.com/us/two-men-placed-on-nevadas-black-book-after-running-con-at-bellagio-casino



You Cad. I was thinking of mentioning this thing first crack as soon as I saw it in Google Trending, but I forgot and you best me to the punch. ;)



Sounds like that old story

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November 16th, 2018 at 6:03:13 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

I think this is how it worked: they mumbled "hops" and some numbers. if the bet won the dealer who was in on it paid. if it didn't the dealer pretended he didn't hear it. according to the report the Bellagio did not have a designated spot for hops bets
https://www.foxnews.com/us/two-men-placed-on-nevadas-black-book-after-running-con-at-bellagio-casino



That cant be how it worked. In fact they may have gotten away with it if it worked like that

The article said the casino noticed the high odds bets were paid off quite more than the odds expected. This sounds like they were being paid regardless of valid result

Otherwise the defense would be they got paid when they won - check the tapes

The scam seems to be they mumbled the wager so the pitboss and other legit dealers couldnt hear it. The Confederate dealer paid the result claiming that he heard the wager being made

The table not having a hops bet location to place the chips made the dealers verification of what he heard the key to the scam
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November 16th, 2018 at 7:30:33 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

Quote: lilredrooster

I think this is how it worked: they mumbled "hops". if the bet won the dealer who was in on it paid. if it didn't dealer pretended he didn't hear it. according to the report the Bellagio did not have a designated spot for hops bets
https://www.foxnews.com/us/two-men-placed-on-nevadas-black-book-after-running-con-at-bellagio-casino



You Cad. I was thinking of mentioning this thing first crack as soon as I saw it in Google Trending, but I forgot and you best me to the punch. ;)

Don't feel too bad Nathan, it looks like MathExtremist beat you both by 2 1/2 years!

I guess the news is them making it into the Black Book..
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November 16th, 2018 at 8:17:45 AM permalink
The collusion was long ago but computers keep track of who was on duty and usually ALL crew members get canned which is why dealers keep eyes and ears open.

Benny Binion of long ago had the right idea. He had a box man who was quite deaf and another who was quite blind, so he had them sit double box... nothing got past them.

Anyone read the utterly absurd comments from the gambling public who just did not grasp the situation
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November 16th, 2018 at 8:27:44 AM permalink
Some people thought the bet offered would not pay off except once in 450MM times, some thought lotteries offered a better payout. total ignorance.
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November 16th, 2018 at 10:52:55 AM permalink
Interesting. I'll follow the story, but not much to go on yet.

Quote: Fox

Casino officials became aware of the con in 2014 after noticing several bets that won despite 452 billion-to-1 odds, according to the Review-Journal.



What is this bet in craps with 452 billion to 1 odds? That is like rolling a yo seven times in a row.

I will be on the Strip tonight and try to confirm the statement that the Bellagio had nowhere to put hop bets, but I'm immediately skeptical. Hopefully one of the big craps players on the forum can comment, but if you catch me making a hop bet, other than in a tournament, then please just put a bullet in the head, which is why I don't know the procedure of how they are handled, if there are not the little circles for them I see on most tables.

I've said this several times, but from my time at the Venetian I learned that what most staff on the floor found more annoying than advantage play and outright cheating was shot takers. People that make an ambiguous bet or decision and then argued if the result didn't go their way. It sounds like they were doing something like this, aided by a confederate dealer, but about the details, I don't know but am interested.

Let's keep this topic going.
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November 16th, 2018 at 11:28:17 AM permalink
it is obviously a poorly written article and most definitely a poorly understood one.

its 'this guy made xnumber of hop bsts and won them all.....the odds are 'collusion'.
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November 16th, 2018 at 11:52:25 AM permalink
Of course there is the famous guy who called out fifteen on some bet, perhaps an odds bet and the dealer intoned fifty prompting a rebuke from the player who was of course an idiot since the bet had hit.
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November 16th, 2018 at 11:52:34 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

What is this bet in craps with 452 billion to 1 odds? That is like rolling a yo seven times in a row.

this happened a few years ago.
I do not know what bet that is and your 7 times in a row yo seems too low than 452 billion

Quote: Wizard

I will be on the Strip tonight and try to confirm the statement that the Bellagio had nowhere to put hop bets, but I'm immediately skeptical.

some one told me Bellagio went with Bonus Craps Bets a few years ago and the layouts have hop bets.
Before that I do not recall seeing hop bets there. Most craps layouts do not have hop bets unless it offers the Bonus Craps Bets.

Quote: Wizard

shot takers.

got that right! dealers dislike them players the most. (because shot takers take advantage of the weaker dealers - that comes to procedures)
seems to be on the rise these days.

I see lots trying the old FIELD BUY-IN scam routine.

2 players search out a craps table with NO BOX, lots these days, and dealers that hawk the dice. One player gets the attention of the hawker Dealer
while the other places a few large cash bills right in the Field when the shooter is about to toss the dice. ($200 I have seen a few times)
IF this goes as planned, no one says anything, the shooter rolls the dice and a FIELD number is called.
and the player wants to get paid... and should IF the 3 dealers let this happened.
If the shooter rolls a non-Field number, the player says he/she wants change as the dealer may try to take what looks like a losing Field "money plays" bet.

The base dealer should ALWAYS keep eyes on his/her end and call 'change only' on that attempt,
especially when the buy-in player says not a word.

This was a popular play in Reno in the 80s and 90s against newer dealers
might be still popular all over the world
I just shake my head and move on.
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November 16th, 2018 at 11:57:09 AM permalink
that is why most places no longer allow 'money plays' ...
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November 16th, 2018 at 12:03:55 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

that is why most places no longer allow 'money plays' ...

good point.
I do not know about 'most'
yes, I have seen that a lot at Indian casinos in SoCal, they have it on a placard right on the table.
In Nevada where I play (Vegas and other towns) and a few years ago in Connecticut and Tunica, I still see this happening and I am too old now to even care.
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November 16th, 2018 at 12:18:15 PM permalink
This makes no sense.

Why would a casino consider paying off a muttered hop bet if the bettor hadn't also thrown in money to cover the wager?

Sounds like no bet was ever booked.

Crooked dealer, obviously.

Were this in Saudi Arabia they'd cut off his hand.
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November 16th, 2018 at 1:56:32 PM permalink
Quote: MrV


Sounds like no bet was ever booked.

No bet was booked in a loud and clear manner. They just went thru the motions enough to fool the box and the other base dealer.
This is the hardest thing a casino has to deal with: an intermittent collusion.
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November 16th, 2018 at 2:14:56 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

No bet was booked in a loud and clear manner. They just went thru the motions enough to fool the box and the other base dealer.
This is the hardest thing a casino has to deal with: an intermittent collusion.



Reminds me of a time when I was at a table with a BJ dealer who was flamboyant and many times I could see his hole card. I was betting $5 a hand, did not know the dealer, and was still VERY nervous when I would make a play that was against basic strategy. There was another guy at the table betting $25 who seemed to know he dealer. It is possible that collusion was occurring (I actually don't think so) and the other guy was going to take a few hundred dollars. I was nervous about my own play and didn't notice if the other guy was making plays based on knowing the undercard. I didn't hit 19 against a 20, as an example, but mostly used the undercard knowledge to change my doubles, splits.... and the occasional hit of a 'stiff' hand against a dealer 5 or 6 if I knew the undercard made the dealer a 10 or 11. I think I played an hour or so, was up something like $30 and felt uncomfortable and left.
I wonder how aggressive you could be without setting off alarms.... and how often collusion like this could happen? I mean, if the other guy played and quit after winning 10 green chips it is hard to imagine anyone noticing......
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November 16th, 2018 at 2:24:05 PM permalink
I was playing at a blackjack table next to a woman who was betting I think $15 per hand back in the 90s. the A.C. shoe game. so, $15 then was more like $35 today
anyway she'd cap her bet when she had 21 or 20 or 19 - actually doubled it
she got away with it several times and then then dealer finally caught it and told her she couldn't do that and knocked the cap down
I explained to her that you can only double after you get 2 cards and then you must take a 3rd card
she said she didn't know that and actually I believe her - she told me it was her first time playing and she thought you could double any time

I've told the story to others and they said they didn't think she was innocent - that she was cheating

I don't think so and neither did the dealer who didn't call the pit boss or make a big deal out of it

she told me she was a nurse. she had that wide eyed innocent look about her. who knows?
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November 16th, 2018 at 3:15:01 PM permalink
That is exactly what happened. Player next to stick or next to base mumbled something. Dealer said BET. The chips were set up after whatever number rolled, and paid accordingly.

Supervisors were also in on it.

The figure stated for the scam to the best of my knowledge was lower than the actual damages.

I believe this scam was busted by other players saying something to management. This is usually how these types of scams get busted.
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November 16th, 2018 at 3:47:42 PM permalink
Often a blackjack dealer will catch the eye of the floor and introduce a 'friend, neighbor, cousin, whatever' as if it were merely a sociable thing to do. In actuality the dealer is protecting himself by revealing the fact that some player in wandering around the casino has happened to run into a dealer that they know. Its usually no big deal for the casino IF its disclosed fairly promptly, even if the player wins.
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November 16th, 2018 at 4:19:43 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

No bet was booked in a loud and clear manner. They just went thru the motions enough to fool the box and the other base dealer.

They used what is known as a "call" bet
call out the bet - sometimes a very last second wager as the shooter is rolling the dice, dealer sees enough cheques in the rail to "book the bet" verbally. Difficult at times with loud music blasting or lots of table noise present.

Many layouts nowadays have "No Call Bets" printed right on them
"craps rule prohibits players from calling out any last-moment wagers, if they don't have enough chips on the rack to cover them."

The other dealers and Box (if there was one) should have known something was up
they work as a team and when something goes or looks wrong at the table
the team should figure out what it is that is wrong. (they get enough breaks and can sit and think about it in the break room)
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November 16th, 2018 at 9:04:41 PM permalink
I don't know how the scam worked in exact detail, but assuming it was done over many sessions...the player doesn't have to win every bet. He doesn't even have to win half. Or a quarter. Or even 10% of them. He could be betting "legitimately" most of the time, but every now and then, turn a losing bet into a winning bet. Being a boxman on a busy table, it can be pretty tough to keep up on the action if someone's routinely making hop bets for different numbers especially without a place to put the bets. IME, at least with a lazy boxman, box basically just lets the dealer handle it and doesn't care what's going on.

You have a guy who (theoretically) is betting $500 on the passline with max odds, maybe some place bets, those couple hundred dollar bets on hop-bets don't really seem all that important. You got other people at the table also betting several hundreds or thousands. You're not going to notice he's winning way more than expected, because a bulk of his wins/losses (normally) may come from his regular bets like pass/odds/place bets....at least not in a day-to-day analysis or short term. But long term, you'll see it.
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November 16th, 2018 at 10:57:52 PM permalink
Whatever was happening obviously came to the attention of someone and the casino had to go thru miles and miles of tape to manually assemble a record.
I'm sure there was some cover betting but probably not enough.
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November 17th, 2018 at 10:40:24 AM permalink
Quote: 7craps

I do not know what bet that is and your 7 times in a row yo seems too low than 452 billion



I said it was like rolling seven yo's in a row, not exactly the same probability. However, for the perfectionists of the forum, it is like rolling a yo 6.895027494 times in a row.

I was at the Bellagio briefly last night but forgot to check the craps tables. However, I did check one at the Park MGM (same company) and it did have spots for hop bets. However, I think this is not the issue.

A non-forum member told me the gist of the scam was, as mentioned by others, taking ambiguous verbal bets, called "call" bets, when they won and ignoring them when they lost. I thought most casinos had a policy of no call bets, for exactly the reason exposed in this scam.

In the movie Rain Man there is a scene where Raymond makes a large call bet in roulette, that I don't think would have been accepted at most casinos.
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November 17th, 2018 at 10:56:21 AM permalink
This isn't the first time we heard about this story, There must have been another thread talking about this when it first happened.
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November 17th, 2018 at 3:43:37 PM permalink
When I'm taking care of the dealers at the craps table, sometimes the dealers conveniently hear or don't hear my call bets in my favor. That's huge EV+.
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November 17th, 2018 at 4:24:04 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard


A non-forum member told me the gist of the scam was, as mentioned by others, taking ambiguous verbal bets, called "call" bets, when they won and ignoring them when they lost. I thought most casinos had a policy of no call bets, for exactly the reason exposed in this scam.



The "NO CALL BETS" on a craps table specifically is for people who call out bets when there are not enough chips in the rail to cover the bet.

These players had plenty of chips in the rail.

Craps bets are booked verbally all the time. To correctly book a bet, the dealer needs to repeat 3 pieces of information: The bet, the amount, and player. Example "easy 6 hopping for $5 each, next to stick"

What was happening in the scam was the player would drop some cheques on the layout, and the dealer would point at him and say "BET". Yes, the other dealers on the crew, and the supervisor were in on the scam. They picked their spots where there were no other personnel around at the time. There would also be other things going on to get the floor supervisor away from the game, like a large buy-in on the other side of the pit, or a girl in a low cut top shooting the dice.

They only need to do this a couple times per session to have a huge advantage.
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November 17th, 2018 at 4:24:30 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

When I'm taking care of the dealers at the craps table, sometimes the dealers conveniently hear or don't hear my call bets in my favor. That's huge EV+.




Huge EV+ and also cheating.......
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November 17th, 2018 at 5:03:13 PM permalink
Quote: FCBLComish

Huge EV+ and also cheating.......



I always do the right thing and drop my chips to pay for my lost call bet, but sometimes if the dealer says he didn't hear anything and refuses to take it front of the Pit, who am I to argue?
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November 18th, 2018 at 2:13:58 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

When I'm taking care of the dealers at the craps table, sometimes the dealers conveniently hear or don't hear my call bets in my favor. That's huge EV+.



I would call it cheating.
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November 18th, 2018 at 2:23:41 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I would call it cheating.



I agree, but what would you do?
Recently, I was playing, occasionally tipping but enjoying the dealer, who was entertaining the table. I have a $25 bet out. My 18 loses to the dealer but the dealer calls it a drawer. We locked eyes and it certainly seemed like he was telling me it was not an accident.
Do you correct him?
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November 18th, 2018 at 2:23:49 PM permalink
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I would call it cheating.

Its sort of a soft hustle for tip. The Box will end it after a while.
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November 18th, 2018 at 3:30:01 PM permalink
Is tipping a bartender for a generous pour stealing?

Is it an analogous situation?
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November 18th, 2018 at 3:31:59 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I agree, but what would you do?
Recently, I was playing, occasionally tipping but enjoying the dealer, who was entertaining the table. I have a $25 bet out. My 18 loses to the dealer but the dealer calls it a drawer. We locked eyes and it certainly seemed like he was telling me it was not an accident.
Do you correct him?



Yes, this is a moral dilemma isn't it. I'll split this off to another thread if it gets more than a few more posts.

I'm pretty sure I have been in this situation in blackjack where I thought I lost and the dealer called it a push, or turned a push to a win. This was often done shortly after giving a decent tip and with a look on his face that I took to mean "you take care of me and I'll take care of you." When this happens, I don't feel comfortable and will move to another table. I suppose someone more honest than me would insist on giving back any money I didn't win, but usually the dealer scoops away the cards quickly, so I'm never sure the error wasn't mine.

To address the craps example, let me preface my response by saying that I don't play much of the game and when I do, my bets are always very clear. I've never made a verbal bet in craps in my life. However, let's say I did, and it should have lost but the dealer refuses to accept the money because the bet wasn't accepted with a little wink in his eye. Much like in blackjack, I wouldn't insist on paying the money, but it would make me feel comfortable. Either I would make no more verbal bets at that table or just play at another table.

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November 18th, 2018 at 3:43:15 PM permalink
I like the cut of your jibe.
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November 18th, 2018 at 4:02:29 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Yes, this is a moral dilemma isn't it. I'll split this off to another thread if it gets more than a few more posts.

I'm pretty sure I have been in this situation in blackjack where I thought I lost and the dealer called it a push, or turned a push to a win. This was often done shortly after giving a decent tip and with a look on his face that I took to mean "you take care of me and I'll take care of you." When this happens, I don't feel comfortable and will move to another table. I suppose someone more honest than me would insist on giving back any money I didn't win, but usually the dealer scoops away the cards quickly, so I'm never sure the error wasn't mine.

To address the craps example, let me preface my response by saying that I don't play much of the game and when I do, my bets are always very clear. I've never made a verbal bet in craps in my life. However, let's say I did, and it should have lost but the dealer refuses to accept the money because the bet wasn't accepted with a little wink in his eye. Much like in blackjack, I wouldn't insist on paying the money, but it would make me feel comfortable. Either I would make no more verbal bets at that table or just play at another table.

Much more important to me than playing well is playing honestly and honoring your gambling debts.


Next time that happens, give me a call. :)


I'm joking, of course......maybe.



I worked with a dealer who used to deal craps way back in the day at a casino where it was "go for your own" and tokes weren't split between all dealers, however the craps crew would split their own for their own table. He said if they were having a bad week, the supervisor would give them the "go ahead" and leave the pit for a while. Mysteriously they'd make several hundred each during that time and the supervisor would get a cut. I'm not sure how true that story necessarily is, since he wasn't the most honest. Probably true but maybe a bit exaggerated. I'm pretty sure he does crack now, though.
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November 18th, 2018 at 8:30:03 PM permalink
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November 18th, 2018 at 9:19:31 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Yes, this is a moral dilemma isn't it. I'll split this off to another thread if it gets more than a few more posts.

I'm pretty sure I have been in this situation in blackjack where I thought I lost and the dealer called it a push, or turned a push to a win. This was often done shortly after giving a decent tip and with a look on his face that I took to mean "you take care of me and I'll take care of you." When this happens, I don't feel comfortable and will move to another table. I suppose someone more honest than me would insist on giving back any money I didn't win, but usually the dealer scoops away the cards quickly, so I'm never sure the error wasn't mine.

To address the craps example, let me preface my response by saying that I don't play much of the game and when I do, my bets are always very clear. I've never made a verbal bet in craps in my life. However, let's say I did, and it should have lost but the dealer refuses to accept the money because the bet wasn't accepted with a little wink in his eye. Much like in blackjack, I wouldn't insist on paying the money, but it would make me feel comfortable. Either I would make no more verbal bets at that table or just play at another table.

Much more important to me than playing well is playing honestly and honoring your gambling debts.


On a Caribbean cruise, I just slouched way down in my chair, my eyes at table level, and the BJ dealer kept lifting the hole-card and letting me peek, just as long as I was tipping. This went on for a couple of nights, with zero verbalization. Then he suddenly stopped exposing the hole-card, which was a non-verbal cut-off signal. That was a long time ago before I learned about security and "cheater's justice". I wouldn't try it again, but you can see how these things just happen spontaneously.

Another time I was at a Northern Michigan BJ table, the dealer has 15, deals 6, and says "too many". NOT ONE PERSON at that table made a peep; it was a spontaneous display of cooperative theft, but nobody felt bad for the casino that time. Since this wasn't prearranged, I felt that at worst, they might ask for the money back, and I kept it. In this situation, if I would have said anything, the other players might have been pissed.
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November 18th, 2018 at 10:30:23 PM permalink
I will never forget playing FreeBet BJ at a Spring WoVCon and one of the board members stopping the dealer from paying the table on a Push22. :-(
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November 19th, 2018 at 12:32:14 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I said it was like rolling seven yo's in a row, not exactly the same probability. However, for the perfectionists of the forum, it is like rolling a yo 6.895027494 times in a row. .

I get 9.28 rolls.

Ln 452,000,000,000 / Ln 18
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November 19th, 2018 at 1:13:47 AM permalink
Quote: Ace2

I get 9.28 rolls.

Ln 452,000,000,000 / Ln 18


inb4 Wizard says, "Get off my back chief, I was off by 3 zeroes."


Wizard did it for 452 million, not 452 billion.


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November 19th, 2018 at 4:29:58 AM permalink
If you get paid too much or get paid when you shouldn't at a blackjack table, and you accept the overpayment that is not cheating or dishonest by any stretch of the imagination IMO. it is the casino's responsibility to pay you correctly - it is not your responsibility to correct any errors.

in fact if you did indicate a correction and the pit boss then saw the dealer error because the game was delayed you might contribute to him getting disciplined or fired


if it was a friendly home poker game I would not accept an overpayment


but casinos are giant corporations

I have no feeling at all for them or their minuscule loss
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November 19th, 2018 at 5:33:24 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

If you get paid too much or get paid when you shouldn't at a blackjack table, and you accept the overpayment that is not cheating or dishonest by any stretch of the imagination IMO. it is the casino's responsibility to pay you correctly - it is not your responsibility to correct any errors.

in fact if you did indicate a correction and the pit boss then saw the dealer error because the game was delayed you might contribute to him getting disciplined or fired


if it was a friendly home poker game I would not accept an overpayment


but casinos are giant corporations

I have no feeling at all for them or their minuscule loss

I think the problem is when tips are being given for overpayments or pushes when you should lose. It gets into collusion territory. Where that line is drawn, I have no clue. If I'm tipping a normal amount and the dealer seems to be making mistakes in my favor, I'm going with it.
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November 19th, 2018 at 6:00:33 AM permalink
In Nevada, if player knowingly accept a wrong payment, that is illegal. I was told by a floor person.
For that, I believe In deserve to rot in hell.
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November 19th, 2018 at 6:45:55 AM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

In Nevada, if player knowingly accept a wrong payment, that is illegal. I was told by a floor person.
For that, I believe In deserve to rot in hell.



if that is true, and you take that statement literally - that would mean if you got paid $37 and you should have been paid $38 and you didn't say anything because you were tired and you didn't really care but you 𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐰 that the payment was wrong, then you committed an illegal act.

you would never be charged but still. pretty bizarre.

and also, how would they know that you 𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐰. I don't think they yet have software that reads minds but maybe in a couple of years they will.
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November 19th, 2018 at 7:11:46 AM permalink
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November 19th, 2018 at 7:23:24 AM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

In Nevada, if player knowingly accept a wrong payment, that is illegal. I was told by a floor person.
For that, I believe In deserve to rot in hell.



NEVER listen to casino floor staff when it comes to knowledge of whats legal
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November 19th, 2018 at 8:59:31 AM permalink
Just this weekend, I was killing time on the poker wait list by playing a few hands of minimum bet UTH. I had Q5 off, flop came KQ8, I played my additional two units, river came 10 2. Dealer turns over Q3, and PAYS me on what should have been a push, saying something that my 5 beats his 3 kicker.

Do I say anything? Not a chance. It's up to the house to administer their games correctly IMO.
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November 19th, 2018 at 9:57:41 AM permalink
Quote: FCBLComish

The "NO CALL BETS" on a craps table specifically is for people who call out bets when there are not enough chips in the rail to cover the bet.

These players had plenty of chips in the rail.

Craps bets are booked verbally all the time. To correctly book a bet, the dealer needs to repeat 3 pieces of information: The bet, the amount, and player. Example "easy 6 hopping for $5 each, next to stick"

What was happening in the scam was the player would drop some cheques on the layout, and the dealer would point at him and say "BET". Yes, the other dealers on the crew, and the supervisor were in on the scam. They picked their spots where there were no other personnel around at the time. There would also be other things going on to get the floor supervisor away from the game, like a large buy-in on the other side of the pit, or a girl in a low cut top shooting the dice.

They only need to do this a couple times per session to have a huge advantage.



The woman in a low cut top shooting the dice in order to distract other players wouldn't work too well with a table full of straight women ;)
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November 19th, 2018 at 10:07:50 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

If you get paid too much or get paid when you shouldn't at a blackjack table, and you accept the overpayment that is not cheating or dishonest by any stretch of the imagination IMO. it is the casino's responsibility to pay you correctly - it is not your responsibility to correct any errors.

in fact if you did indicate a correction and the pit boss then saw the dealer error because the game was delayed you might contribute to him getting disciplined or fired


if it was a friendly home poker game I would not accept an overpayment


but casinos are giant corporations

I have no feeling at all for them or their minuscule loss



So if a cashier at Mickey Ds mistakenly gives you change for a hundred instead of a twenty, it's a keeper,eh?
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November 19th, 2018 at 10:14:35 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

So if a cashier at Mickey Ds mistakenly gives you change for a hundred instead of a twenty, it's a keeper,eh?

Change at Mickey D's, is like a box of chocolates.
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