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September 17th, 2013 at 5:40:20 AM permalink
BBC reporter Louis Theroux

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pSOXyshl5y8


Definitely shows that some people can go too far
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September 17th, 2013 at 6:16:49 AM permalink
I remember that a bunch of casino-hosts wrote to their high rollers and said 'you wanna be on film'?

I don't know how representiative the Canadian Mattress King is ... he sells mattresses and he has alot of money and enjoys being treated the way casinos treat high rollers.

Excessive? I don't know.

Rich people do things like that.
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September 17th, 2013 at 6:49:15 AM permalink
I've watched this countless of times - I love it. Dr. Ogman is great - losing $4million and not a care in the world (even her son says "no big deal" - although, I think off-camera he would secretly like to have her committed to save his inheritance)
The two sales guys playing blackjack all night does show someone going on full tilt.
Is it me or are the mattress king and the high roller at the end the same guys (except with a hairpiece LOL)
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September 17th, 2013 at 6:59:23 AM permalink
Thanks for the link. I'm watching primarily for strategy advice.

ROULETTE: As demonstrated by the mattress guy, the object is to cover as many of the numbers as possible. The reason ordinary players don't win is because they don't have the bankroll for it.
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September 17th, 2013 at 7:25:50 AM permalink
The BJ guy chasing his losses all over Vegas with no sleep is classic.
After he tells us how easy it is to win.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
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September 17th, 2013 at 7:36:10 AM permalink
Definitely going to watch this tonight.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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September 17th, 2013 at 8:41:08 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Definitely going to watch this tonight.



If you're like some of us, you'll watch it again and again.
There's so much here that you never see anywhere
else, the darker side of casinos, maybe.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
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September 17th, 2013 at 9:26:04 AM permalink
10:00 This host of the show needs to shut his mouth! The casino lets him in, lets him film the casino, and he's basically saying, "They wouldn't be giving you these comps unless there was something in it for them." She knows that!

16:30 Second Twelve? What the Hell's the point? He has, like, fifty units inside!

21:30 Don't Double a Nine against a Deuce!!?? It's no wonder this moke is losing. Don't even say he could be counting, Mr. Ride the Winning Streak couldn't count to ten!

28:50 "It's five plus five in the morning, now." I like that, I don't know why, never heard the time expressed like that, I'm using that from now on!

29:42 Three $0.02/denom machines at once. Progressives at $3,251.76, $4,604.45 and $843.59. The hell is wrong with people? Can't she look at $843.59 compared to the others and just intuitively figure that must not be good!?

45:00- He's obsessed with Seth's f***ing inheritance, it's her money!!!

56:30- Louis: Why don't you gamble?
High Roller Host: Because I'm smart.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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September 17th, 2013 at 9:42:11 AM permalink
Louis is always a champion for the downtrodden, even downtrodden gamblers.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
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September 17th, 2013 at 11:46:19 AM permalink
Slow day at work so I just watched the whole thing. The most interesting part for me was the casino host haggling with management for a 4k Neiman Marcus for his high roller and is only able to get a 3k card. Wow, guy drops over quarter mil and just gets a huge suite, drinks , ground transportation and a 3k Neiman Marcus card, casino made out like a bandit as usual.
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