Perhaps Micky C has heard about this story as well, he could tell the story way better then me.Quote: ComplexEnigma
So I know most (if not all) of the progressive jackpot bets are massive sucker bets, and I know most of people on here don't play them. I normally don't play them, but I know I start to fill with a bit of dread when I start in range of getting that Royal that pays $65,000 or what have you. I haven't actually had a hand that would have won a big jackpot ($5,000+) but I'm not looking forward to the day it happens (and the dealers would never let me live it down).
Has anyone here missed out on one of those big jackpots? How much flak did you get for it from other players/dealer/wife? As I think more on it, I think the guy sitting next to you obviously in too deep hoping for some big jackpot to save his night would be even more crushed that he watched another player throw away the jackpot he so sorely needs.
Also reminds me of a story a dealer told me. The game was Pai Gow Poker. There's a side bet that pays like $50,000 if you get a 7 card royal flush, with like a $2,000 envy bonus for each person playing the side bet. Well this guy gets it, but he's not playing the side bet. So he starts trying to get the other players to share some of the envy bonus with him. No one wanted to share, so the guy mucked his hand and no one got a dime for the 7 card royal.