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ComplexEnigma
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October 6th, 2013 at 9:39:48 PM permalink
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.
AxelWolf
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October 6th, 2013 at 10:43:19 PM permalink
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.

Perhaps Micky C has heard about this story as well, he could tell the story way better then me.

I Was NOT sitting at the table at the time I was simply watching the game while waiting for a seat.

This was in Laughlin at the river side Poker Room. They had a bad beat Jackpot for 50k, Everyone played 2-6, some of us played NL overs in the game.

There was an old guy, they called him Honda, I believe they called him that Because he always wore a baseball cap that said, Honda on it. Honda played that game just about everyday for fun and social reason only. Roomer was he had tons of money. He often played with a guy not as old, who lived mainly from paycheck to paycheck, (Probably SSI and a small poker profit ).I'll call him Bob Because he reminds me of Bob and I cant remember his real name. Him and Honda did not get along, they absolutely hated and despised each other with a passion. Over what, I don't know.

One day Honda and Bob were in a heated poker hand together, They Re raised the pot on each street. They had already had words at the table that day so tension was high .

Excitement and Whispers of a bad beat were being passed around.

At the end of the hand Bob turns over his four of a kind first. Honda pauses for a few minuets. Bob starts Yacking... then Honda slowly shows his str8 flush and says, "I would rather die then see you get any money, and shoves his hand into the muck".
♪♪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♪♪
Rorry
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October 6th, 2013 at 10:47:42 PM permalink
First time I hit the floor trying to CC. Went along with three of my ploppy buddies who are throwing in for the side bet all night. I'm trying to slowly grind red chips (I ended up quite a few units down that night), and along comes the 1000 to 1 payout to my hand which of course I had not bet on. They gave me such a hard time the rest of the night I couldn't even keep my RC!

Since then I've never gone out with them.
~R
tringlomane
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October 6th, 2013 at 11:55:21 PM permalink
Fortunately for me not a huge one, but scared the crap out of me.

I was young and stupid and decide to try Caribbean Stud for the first time. The progressive was the lowest I think I have ever seen it, $30,000, so I had enough math smarts not to play it. 2nd hand in I got 4 to a Royal that made a flush; the dealer failed to qualify, obv. I almost had a heart attack.
Pokeraddict
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October 7th, 2013 at 1:08:34 AM permalink
I got dealt a 7-card straight flush in Pai Gow at Red Rock when I did not bet the $1 side bet. The jackpot was "only" $58k, which is about 25% of what it needs to be for it to be a good bet. My consolation prize was a $10 comp.
24Bingo
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October 7th, 2013 at 1:50:59 AM permalink
I live in terror of folding the bad beat... I've folded qualifying hands often enough.
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.
s2dbaker
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October 7th, 2013 at 3:02:48 AM permalink
I once saw a lady not win $80k at the 4 Queens. She was not playing the $1 progressive bonus at the Texas Hold'em Bonus table. The guy to her left was a total dick about it too. I felt really bad for her.
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
Mission146
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October 7th, 2013 at 8:28:43 AM permalink
It wasn't a Progressive, but it would be a Side Bet jackpot:

On one occasion, I would have hit the Mini-Royal Three-Card Bonus in LiR, which I wasn't on, because it's a terrible bet and the Paytable at that casino is the crappiest available. AKQ, Hearts, dealt to me in that order!!! I picked them up as QKA, but the rightmost card was the one dealt to me first!

Ended up losing $10, of course, have to Let it Ride on three-to-a-Royal, dealer's first card was a 2c, took the second bet back, forget the second dealer's card, but it resulted in a loss...I want to say it was a Seven of some kind, but not quite sure.

The guy sitting next to me (who had been playing the Side Bet) absolutely flipped the f*** out on me, I'd guess that if he had hit it, he'd still be behind on the side bet...if that tells you anything. He also did not play the Base Game according to Optimal Strategy or anything close to Optimal. After his two-minute tirade, I said, "Listen, you want to make my Side Bet for me, go ahead, I won't gip you if it wins."

He started doing that, lost his money faster and left the table before me. For my part, I ended up Three to a SF 5-6-7, drew a suited Queen, and then a suited Nine for the $120 Flush. I was already $50 ahead, at that point, so I tipped $20 and left $150 ahead.

I know, huge tip, don't even say it. They love me at the Craps Table.
Vultures can't be choosers.
BedWetterBetter
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October 7th, 2013 at 8:55:54 AM permalink
The wonderful new 3 Card Poker Mini Royal Progressive Jackpot had a Non Bet/No pay out situation that I witnessed.

There is a cranky, older man that frequents Sands Bethlehem in PA. His name oddly enough, is Bob!

Just a little background on Bob, he goes to every table game and complains while dropping candy wrappers all over the ground. He gets upset when his picture card does not get an ACE in Blackjack! Or his 3 Card poker hand does not result in a big payout, regardless if he wins the hand or not. He'll even cheat, placing a post-bet on a wager he did not initially have ie: Putting money on the Pair Plus bet in 3CP after the cards were dealt. He usually bets the Pair plus regularly, but sometimes stops betting it when he is losing.

Anyway, this incident was at a $5 Three Card Poker table. Bob doing his usual song and dance. Bet, complain, bet, complain. He's sitting on a decent amount of red chips and even has a few Dollar chips in his stack.

Has his $5 on the Pair Plus bet, but not the $1 on the progressive. As the dealer collects the dollars and reaches for the cards in the shuffler, Bob goes "Wait a second!" and removes his $5 bet from the Pair Plus in clear view of everyone there. Dealer asks him "Ok, are we ready?" Bob says "Yea!!!"

Bob, all of a sudden, goes dead quiet. Starts looking around and puts his cards on the play and quickly tries to slide the $5 chip back on the Pair Plus. The dealer instantly catches the post-bet and says "Sir you can't put that bet after the cards are dealt"

Bob shouts "Waddya mean? I already had it up!" Dealer retorts "Sorry sir, but you made me stop so you could remove the bet. It's too late!"

Bob relents and takes back the $5, muttering curses at the dealer, despite having no choice in the matter anyway. Dealer turns over Bob's hand first... Ace, King, Queen of Spades! With no bet on the Progressive Jackpot or the Pair Plus!

Jackpot was just under $8000. And Bob goes on a tirade after being paid a laughable $30 for it.

All the other table players moan about not getting the $100 envy bonus and how they "rigged" the machine to make sure it paid the guy not playing the Dollar.

Dealer just shrugs and says "Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!"
Ibeatyouraces
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October 7th, 2013 at 9:31:41 AM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!

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