gambler
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January 20th, 2010 at 6:17:28 PM permalink
A high roller walks up to your craps table and takes out a marker for $100,000. Most players, including yourself, have $5 to $25 bets out.

Now be honest. Would you rather watch this high roller win big money, or crash and burn? Or do you not care one way or the other?
Croupier
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January 20th, 2010 at 6:53:21 PM permalink
Speaking as a dealer - i want him to break the house. more tips for the dealers is a good thing.

As a casino employee - crash and burn, managers will give us an easy life.

As a gambler, doesnt matter to me, good luck to the fella.
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sevenshooter
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January 20th, 2010 at 6:57:54 PM permalink
I would be more interested in seeing HOW he's betting. Is he making intelligent wagers hence reducing the house edge to the bare minimum? Or is he maniacally playing the props and betting on hunches, ignorant of the odds and vigs?

As long as he's playing smart I'd be rooting for a win.
Wizard
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January 20th, 2010 at 7:06:00 PM permalink
Quote: gambler

A high roller walks up to your craps table and takes out a marker for $100,000. Most players, including yourself, have $5 to $25 bets out.

Now be honest. Would you rather watch this high roller win big money, or crash and burn? Or do you not care one way or the other?



Basically depends on the player. If he was nice to the dealers and not flaunting his wealth, I'd probably hope he won. Likewise, if he was mean, or demanded to be the star of the show, I'd root against him. I would also be less likely to be sympathetic if he was losing his money on sucker bets.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
DJTeddyBear
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January 20th, 2010 at 7:53:12 PM permalink
Everybody's got a right to gamble, and if that means they can afford a larger bankroll than me, that's just the way it goes.

On the same note, everybody's got a right to be an a**hole.

To answer your questions: It depends on the person.

If he's an a**hole, then I start to wish that there is justice in the universe and watch him burn thru the bankroll.

If he's an average joe, then let's see if we can win some money.
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seattledice
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January 20th, 2010 at 7:53:56 PM permalink
I agree with The Wizard on this. It also helps if I'm betting on the same side, because then a win for him means a win for me -- just a much smaller amount. I try not to think about the fact that his single bet on one number is more than my entire session bankroll!
pacomartin
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January 21st, 2010 at 6:32:09 AM permalink
I wish I was a bigger man here, but I've got to say it bugs me if I see some drunken guy throwing down $1000 bets on crazy plays and get lucky. Once again back to the old guys at Binions. They say there was a kind of gambler in the old days that didn't care about comps. They would go to the snack bar and eat red beans and rice and then throw down thousands. They only cared about good odds. They also didn't care about mixing with the masses. I think I would cheer on a guy like this.
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But generally it would be difficult to wish somebody ill if he is friendly and jovial and nice to the staff.
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They say that Vegas was built on public gambling. It was built into the Nevada law. Unfortunately, they have had to relent on this prohibition because so many of the new class of gamblers wanted privacy. I understand that their are fiber optic systems from the new class of private club that have secure visual connections to the state regulators. The original requirement was that the players needed a $300K approved line of credit and $500 minimum bets. Steve Wynn talked the regulators out of the minimum because he found some highly superstitious gamblers would want to switch from $5K bets to $50 bets. He felt that once the player was permitted to enter the club, he was allowed to follow whatever magic he believed in.
Nareed
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January 21st, 2010 at 7:00:38 AM permalink
Quote: gambler

A high roller walks up to your craps table and takes out a marker for $100,000. Most players, including yourself, have $5 to $25 bets out.

Now be honest. Would you rather watch this high roller win big money, or crash and burn? Or do you not care one way or the other?



You left out some very imoprtant details.

For example, if this hypothetical high roller is a hot woman in her late 30s, then who could possibly want to see her crash and burn? :)
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teddys
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January 21st, 2010 at 9:22:30 AM permalink
Quote: Croupier


As a casino employee - crash and burn, managers will give us an easy life.
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Does the manager really get angry at you if you book a big loss on your shift? Are they really that short-sighted?
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SplittingAA
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January 21st, 2010 at 12:26:58 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

On the same note, everybody's got a right to be an a**hole.



As long as they are willing to accept the consequences of said a**holishness. i.e. don't question my disgust if you are going against the grains of courtesy (no matter how much your betting). Often I find that people, who's conduct does not meet the standards that were instilled in me and all of the people that I associate with; get ticked off at you if you show any negative reaction to their unruliness. This just irks me all the more.
Phil: I'm pretty sure that's illegal too. Alan: Yeah, maybe after 9/11, where everybody got so sensitive. Thanks a lot, bin Laden.

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