benbakdoff
benbakdoff
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September 17th, 2010 at 12:25:16 PM permalink
Three different shows had casino scenes in their scripts this week. On Covert Affairs, the character Annie went undercover in London as a compulsive gambler. The plan was to go in debt by playing craps. It didn't immediately work. She won $30,000 by rolling snake eyes. Don't you hate when that happens? She quickly let it ride and lost it all.

The new show Outlaw opened with Jimmy Smits portraying a Supreme Court Justice getting thrown out of Resorts in Atlantic City for card counting. We know card counters are not barred in AC, but it looks good on TV. As he was being led out, you could hear him citing Kenny Uston's Supreme Court case.

Finally, on The League, the guys are shown playing blackjack at the MGM Grand in Vegas and also being confronted about card counting which they were not doing. They appeared to be playing a $10 S17 game. Where do they hide that table?

Given the number of people that frequent casinos, it's not surprising that Hollywood would use that angle to spice up their shows.

Incidentally, I was channel surfing and didn't watch the shows. What are the odds of finding these three scenes at three different times? Just kidding- no need to run a program.
teddys
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September 18th, 2010 at 12:00:24 PM permalink
Quote: benbakdoff

Three different shows had casino scenes in their scripts this week. On Covert Affairs, the character Annie went undercover in London as a compulsive gambler. The plan was to go in debt by playing craps. It didn't immediately work. She won $30,000 by rolling snake eyes. Don't you hate when that happens? She quickly let it ride and lost it all.

I guess she found one of the two crap tables in all of the United Kingdom.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
Tiltpoul
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September 18th, 2010 at 5:44:23 PM permalink
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Finally, on The League, the guys are shown playing blackjack at the MGM Grand in Vegas and also being confronted about card counting which they were not doing. They appeared to be playing a $10 S17 game. Where do they hide that table?



I'm sure you know the answer to this, but my guess is they filmed in a high limit room to get privacy. I bet you could go back there and ask them to LOWER the limits so you can play. The people at MGM are SOOOO great about that... ::snickers::
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rdw4potus
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September 18th, 2010 at 7:39:15 PM permalink
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I bet you could go back there and ask them to LOWER the limits so you can play. ::



That happened at Mystic Lake here in MN one time that I was playing. There is a very large player (MN large...$200/hand, spreading the table) who prefers to play alone and on the floor. So he asks for the max and min to be set at $200/200 instead of the usual $10/$200. About 3 months ago, he got the house to do this for him on a saturday night. A group of low-level players went into high-stakes, found an empty table, and explained that there was nowhere else for them to play. After discussing things for a couple minutes the high limit floor supervisor and pit manager agreed to lower the minimum to $10 (from $100) on the empty table in high stakes, provided that the low-level players agreed to bet every spot on the table. I thought that as a pretty fair solution to the situation.
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