billryan
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July 14th, 2017 at 12:39:52 PM permalink
I'm at a casino last night and need to score a quick 200 points to get my weekly free gift. The bar is packed and the six All American(?) machines are taken so I decide to play some Buffalo. At $1.20 a spin, I figure 15 minutes and I'm out of there, hopefully breaking even. After I put in my $40, I see there was twenty six cents in the machine but no card, and the chair wasn't tilted or anything. I'm playing about ten minutes when some pretty drunk older guy comes along and says I'm playing his machine. Said he went home to get more money and it's his. I tell him I'll be done in a few minutes and I'll leave him 52 cents, double his money. He sits down and starts watching intently. I tell him if I win big, I'll take my $40 and split the difference with him. Why I said it, I have no idea. I'm at 196 points and down $8 when I hit the bonus round. Eight free spins or something like that. I've had really good bonuses but also had some pretty bad ones. This one, I don't hit much but keep getting the five more free spin coins. Have one nice hit , 24X four elks for about $60 and end up after it ends with $151.40 in the machine. I tell him I'll take my $40, he'll take the change and we'll split the 111 56-55. He's happy as hell when I give him $55. I go get my gift and am leaving when he confronts me at the door. Says I owe him another $20, that we should split it down the middle. I try to explain I took my stake and split the winnings but he is getting loud and stupid. I realize this isn't going to end well and as I outweigh him by about 200 pounds and am sober, it's best it happens here in front of witnesses rather than in the parking lot where there may or may not be a camera.
I stand my ground, he gets louder and nastier and of course the first security guy that shows up is about eighty years old and a buck fifty soaking wet. He doesn't even get involved, just calls for backup. Pretty quickly, two burly guys and a suit show up. They don't even ask what's going on and give the drunk the bums rush out the door. I ask them if they'll walk to my car, for that guys safety as now I'm getting pissed. Nothing else happens, as I drive off I see the guy still arguing with the guard and the suit.
By the way, the gift was a cool set of mason jar/goblets. Never seen anything like them. Mason jar on the top, but with a thick stem under it. Conversation piece, at a minimum.
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Romes
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July 14th, 2017 at 1:13:18 PM permalink
Wow, people are never happy I suppose. Personally I wouldn't have looked down on you at ALL for NOT splitting anything with him. No card, no chair, if anything maybe I'd cash out the 26 cents and set the ticket down on the next machine... After that it's your money and your machine and your winnings. That was straight charity to give him any kind of action/free roll =).
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July 14th, 2017 at 1:15:41 PM permalink
I wouldn't blame you if you knew how to shoot a sniper rifle. Lol. He must have used some Jedi mind trick on you. I'll die laughing if his name was Phil from Florida.
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July 14th, 2017 at 1:18:35 PM permalink
You're a better person than me, I would have given him a quarter and told him to leave me alone. Hell if I had it I would give him a damn Canadian quarter haha.
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July 14th, 2017 at 1:25:18 PM permalink
Hey now.... that machine was due to hit and you took it from him. #PloppyLogic
Ibeatyouraces
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July 14th, 2017 at 2:07:32 PM permalink
I would've told him to #$%@ off!
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July 14th, 2017 at 3:12:29 PM permalink
Best part..."I tell him I'll leave him 52 cents"
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July 14th, 2017 at 3:30:43 PM permalink
Giving the guy a free roll, for no reason, was not the right thing to do.
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July 14th, 2017 at 3:52:13 PM permalink
Random act of kindness. Of course I regretted it when I hit the bonus, but my word is my word.
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July 14th, 2017 at 6:48:04 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Random act of kindness. Of course I regretted it when I hit the bonus, but my word is my word.



Verbal is definitely binding in this situation to someone who understands and lives this type of lifestyle. In this culture players make deals all the time and usually honor them. They also lend thousands of dollars on a handshake or less. Your situation is a bit odd but I can see it happening. I would like to know why you were playing Buffalo though? Any good meter movement? You could only play reels? No other better choice? You had to have those mason jars that bad? Time Restrained?

If I was in the situation I may have just got up and gave the guy a dollar when he explained he was playing the machine. I have done some impulsive things like saying I'll chop this with you but usually I know the person. Just ugly that the guy took a few moments to realize he wanted to chop the initial money invested. I guess you could have told him you were in 120 instead of the 40. He was happy for the chop and probably didn't even know the term "chop" or "freeroll" that he was on. It is hard not to laugh that he was upset like you cheated him.

A week or so ago I had something similar but I knew the person. I also know he was operating on a BR of less than 500. He was playing some Reel Game that had a jackpot of 19X compared to the starting number and was telling me how he was going to give it up. I ended up saying I'll put in some money and we can go partners. He agreed. 30 mins went by and I couldn't take it any longer. I asked if I could buy my way out and make him even and I would end up losing about 80% of my investment. He agreed and I was happy but it was similar in that this deal came out of nowhere. I knew that it could take hours to spin off that jackpot and I was just being friendly instead of being all business like usual. Getting older makes you soft and I am finding that out more and more... ha ha.

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