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September 25th, 2013 at 12:06:35 PM permalink
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September 25th, 2013 at 12:06:56 PM permalink
I once had a $10 bet on an 8 ball game with exactly $3 in my pocket. It was on Padre Island in a bad news bar. Walked out with $170. Slept on the beach that night, but kept two of the metal tent pegs next to me.
Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it Sparkles yet
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September 25th, 2013 at 12:10:40 PM permalink
way back when 1999 or 2000, an online casino(winward) had $1 full pay deuces I put in $500 and started playing mostly the VP and occasionally blackjack. Normally Playing short sessions In 10 days I ran it up to 14k, 2 royals and multiple sets of deuces, I seemed to win just about every session. They also had blackjack that was a slight win. you could bet up to $250. I was winning on the BJ as well with small bets up to $20, once again I won just about every session. So I started betting the max, the 14k was gone in 24 hrs. Online casinos were so new then, at that time I doubted I would even get paid if I had cashed out the 14k. For some reason I never did get my $500 buy in bonus.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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September 25th, 2013 at 12:15:08 PM permalink
I've bet $1000 a couple times at Single-Deck BJ with favorable rules.
I was playing a progression on a $25 table.
"I am your average American gambling idiot" - Me
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September 25th, 2013 at 12:16:05 PM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

Years ago, on full tilt, losing $5k..placed the last $3k of my bankroll in blackjack

Dealt a natural blackjack and checked out for the weekend and drove home.

(I am sure EvenBob would have been foaming at the mouth watching this, then utterly disappointed in the outcome)

Similar situation except I was down around $1000 for the trip plus $400 for the session. Had to leave to catch my flight and put remaining $600 down, dealt a blackjack. It was a pitch game and I slammed the cards down on the table, accidentally bending them. The dealer was not very pleased, even though I had a $5 bet out for her as well. (Probably not pleased that it was such a small amount!)
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September 25th, 2013 at 12:44:44 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

She'd dragged her feet after graduating, then got pregnant and went into full mommy-mode. My buddy kept saying things like "I can't wait until she starts working - we'll have so much more money!" and I kept saying things like "yeah, only 5 more years until kindergarden!" So we made the bet. We both agreed not to tell his wife, and I do think her wrath would have outweighed the value of the money if she knew we bet on that, but I still kind of wonder if he told her at some point.

Ah, I see now. At first, I thought she had been aware of the wager...haha
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September 25th, 2013 at 4:04:09 PM permalink
$1000 many times on a spur of the moment brain snap on BJ and Bacarrat. Biggest was $5k on 19-36 on roulette. Landed on 19 which was a good result.
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September 25th, 2013 at 5:06:40 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

All of us who read the forums will not make a bet unless we know the numbers and probabilities, unless it is for fun (such as a $5 BJ table to pass the time, entertainment, etc).

Now hold up - I think I speak for a lot of this board when I say that even if I'm losing, I'd like to know how much I'm losing.

(Although it's probably when I started playing single-deck blackjack on Bovada, mostly at $25, occasionally pressing my luck to $50 or $100 when immediately winning, and wound up losing $4000 in one drunken night after about a quarter million in handle. Not a night I'm proud of.)
The trick to poker is learning not to beat yourself up for your mistakes too much, and certainly not too little, but just the right amount.
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September 25th, 2013 at 6:52:00 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

I once had a $10 bet on an 8 ball game with exactly $3 in my pocket. It was on Padre Island in a bad news bar. Walked out with $170. Slept on the beach that night, but kept two of the metal tent pegs next to me.

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September 25th, 2013 at 6:56:13 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

What was your most significant "gamble" in terms of stakes?

Back in the day when I was sleeping around with different women, I frequently had unprotected sex.

In hindsight: a foolish gamble, with pretty much the highest of all possible stakes.
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