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May 27th, 2011 at 7:38:48 AM permalink
"I hve told you that there is a travelling circus that opens games every weekend and one or two nites a week..." --- John Patrick


Ah, the things the Dominant Force in Gambling Today must do in order to find admission to a gambling outlet in or near his Lutz, Florida home.

One would think he'd be playing poker and table games at the nearby Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa.


But no.

Rather than playing poker at one of the 50 high stakes poker tables there, or mastering his conservative methods of table play on any of the games offered at this brick and mortar tribal casino located near his home, John chooses to play at "a travelling (sic) circus."

Very strange logic at work there.

And just what the hell kind of "travelling circus" has legal casino games every weekend and one or two nights a week?

Ringling Brothers, with dice?

The only thing I've seen close to it might be a charity arrangement, but the one I visited had horrible, skewed odds and a killer HA on the table games.

So it comes down to this: rather than play at his nearby casino, JP chooses, or is forced, to play at a "travelling circus," whatever the hell that is.

Maybe he'll reveal the Traveling Circus' identity and location next time he's a guest on his "secret" radio call-in program.

This just proves that not all clowns wear greasepaint: some favor polyester.
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May 27th, 2011 at 8:26:06 AM permalink
Whenever I hear John's name I get the overwhelming urge to dust off my old leisure suit, hit the blackjack tables and split those 5's.
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May 27th, 2011 at 9:24:40 AM permalink
Sounds like a Ray Bradbury story . . .
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
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May 27th, 2011 at 10:07:25 AM permalink
You guys are doing better than me.

I haven't got a clue.
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May 27th, 2011 at 10:45:51 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

You guys are doing better than me.

I haven't got a clue.

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His ideas of splitting aces and doubling ten and eleven only against the dealer's weak cards was contrary to anything we'd ever read.

Ed, What exactly were you reading?

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