TigerWu
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May 23rd, 2016 at 12:34:43 PM permalink
This story happened many years ago.

I was playing Pai Gow Tiles, $25 minimum. At the time I was a very low roller, so I only bought in for $100. I'm at the table alone, betting the minimum. A few hands go by, nothing crazy happening, the dealer and I just doing our thing. A high roller walks up, and gets tens of thousands of dollars in chips. I can tell immediately there is some kind of bad blood between him and the dealer and pit boss, because they are accommodating him, but only at the absolute bare minimum they can get away with. The dealer is practically throwing the money/chips at him in a huff when he wins, and this only seems to tick him off even more, and he tells her to stack the chips nicely. They seem to be acting much nicer to me, the low roller with four chips in front of him, than this guy betting $30,000+ a hand.

Anyway, he generally starts acting like an a-hole for the next 15 minutes, being condescending to the dealer, and trying to bully me off the table. He asks me, and I quote, verbatim: "Do you really need to play this game for $25 a hand?" I can't remember if I said, "Yes," or just ignored him. He tries to get them to raise the table maximum. The pit boss says no. He then asks them to raise the minimum, presumably to knock me out of the game. They raise the minimum to $100. I asked the pit boss if I had to leave now or if I could stay and continue to bet $25. She said I could stay for $25 a hand, probably because I only had a couple chips left at this point. I busted out a few minutes later anyway, and left the table.

I wasn't even mad or angry at that guy; my friends and I got a chuckle out of it. I think it's funny that he thought he was hot spit at the tables, but you know what, dude? You're a millionaire, but at least people like me.

That's my high roller story. Let's hear some of yours.
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May 23rd, 2016 at 12:41:47 PM permalink
Last year a woman got so angry that she left the table, because I was playing 3 card poker "wrong" (Ante/Play only).
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May 23rd, 2016 at 12:51:07 PM permalink
Welcome to the forum, Tiger. I think if you search the forum (magnifying glass above), you'll find many interesting stories, but maybe a few more will respond here.
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May 23rd, 2016 at 12:57:28 PM permalink
I have asked them to raise the minimums many many time to knock people off the table, often times there is a play and less people at the table allows me to play faster and to manipulate the play the way I see fit.

30k at pai gow/ wow. I only know of a few people that a casino would raise their max to that /
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Wizardofnothing
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May 23rd, 2016 at 12:58:31 PM permalink
When the play called for it, we would bring out own security card and ask for a rope to be placed behind us which the taj was always willingness to accommodate at a 500 minimum table
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May 23rd, 2016 at 1:06:02 PM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

we would bring out own security card



Should this say "guard" or is there actually some type of card which entitles you to extra security on request?
Wizardofnothing
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May 23rd, 2016 at 1:10:01 PM permalink
Oops typo, there actually was a note in the system that security was requested and reserved 500 game- nowadays I don't see it but back in the day taj did it all the time and the old marina would do it and have full room service delivered to the table
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TigerWu
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May 23rd, 2016 at 1:18:52 PM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing


30k at pai gow/ wow. I only know of a few people that a casino would raise their max to that /
If it's on the east coast I 99 percent know who it was



After I refreshed the story in my mind for a few minutes, I remember he wasn't betting $30,000 on one spot. He was betting $10,000 at a time across three spots. So, the max at the table must have been $10,000, and he wanted them to raise that, to which they said no.
Wizardofnothing
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May 23rd, 2016 at 1:23:50 PM permalink
Makes sense , What casino was it?
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TigerWu
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May 23rd, 2016 at 1:35:17 PM permalink
Caesar's Palace.

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