Greasyjohn
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January 3rd, 2021 at 10:36:18 AM permalink
I had a dream last night. I was in Las Vegas with my brother. In real life he left this mortal coil back in 1983. But in this dream heís right there with me. He did not have a speaking part in this dream, he was just in my company. I canít remember the whole dream because the first part and maybe the last part are obscured and hazy in my memory. But I was standing at a craps table just to the right of the stickman.

I had just come to the craps table from another casino where I had played blackjack. I think I was down in that session but I canít remember how much I was down or the name of the casino I played in. Must not have lost much or my vague recollection of it would have been more intense in my memory. I remember thinking that I hadnít written down how much I lost in this blackjack session. In real life I take notes on such details.

I only remember one lady shooting the dice in this dream. A woman perhaps in her 30s. Trim with dark hair, somewhat plain (Iím sure she wonít be offended). I had $5 on the line with 2X odds. I also had about $350 to $400 in cheques that werenít in action.

Now, I donít know about you, but in a lot of dreams that I have things happen that donít make any sense. This $350-$400 that I had that was not in play was haphazardly laying on the felt in front of me. You know, that apron of green between the layout and the chip rack. The point was 5. I donít remember her shooting a come-out-roll or any of that. The scene basically started with the 5 established. She made about six or seven rolls, about half of which were the point of 6. Then finally she sevens-out and the layout is cleared. Thatís when I notice that all my cheques left on the apron are swept away too.

Now letís not get too technical whether the argument could be made that I had somehow taken hundreds of dollars in odds on a point of 5. I never did. The dream never considered it either. But immediately I spoke up and said my chips were wrongly swept away. I got in this dialogue with one of the dealers that ran the gameóthere was a little back and forth without resolution. I mentioned that they could play back the video and clearly see where my money was wrongly swept away. Thatís when a short little pit boss (kind of looked like the actor Frank Vincent) came up to me. Then there were a couple of goons standing behind me. Thatís when the pit boss said something to me that suggested in a veiled reference that I was about to experience some physically harm. He pointed at me as he spoke and his finger made contact with my chest. I knew my future did not look good, but then the dream faded or I woke up or somethingóI donít remember which.

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So please donít tell me what I might have done differently. Itís a dream, and we have absolutely no control over what happens in that realm.

If you have a dream that has to do with gambling, even if itís far-fetched, letís hear it.
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January 3rd, 2021 at 10:02:24 PM permalink
Pick up your buy-in before it's swept away by a 7-out.
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January 3rd, 2021 at 10:35:16 PM permalink
What Happened to the Tangiers Casino?
By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 9:52:19 PM ET

The Tangiers Casino was a fictional casino in Martin Scorcese's 1995 movie, "Casino." The exterior and entrance foyer of the real-life Landmark Hotel and Casino served as the stand-in for the Tangiers Casino. The Landmark was demolished in a controlled implosion in 1995. The site has been a parking lot since the hotel's destruction.

The Landmark Hotel and Casino struggled since construction began in the 1960s. It was located on Paradise Road and Convention Center Drive, away from the busy Vegas strip. The original building contractor, Frank Carroll, ran out of money partway through construction. The half-completed building stood empty until Carroll raised money to resume construction four years later. After running out of money again, Carroll sold the property to billionaire Howard Hughes. However, even Hughes' money could not save the Landmark Hotel. Guests complained about the small, dark rooms and the strange, spaceship-like exterior. Meanwhile, newer hotels with larger rooms, upscale amenities and better locations lured customers away from the Landmark.

Hughes lost millions on the Landmark in its first year of operation. Nevada investor William Morris took over the property in the 1980s, but Morris also failed to make a profit despite spending millions more to update the hotel. The Landmark closed for good in 1990. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority bought the property and demolished the hotel and casino to gain extra parking space for the overcrowded Las Vegas Convention Center.
https://www.reference.com/world-view/happened-tangiers-casino-67f62a1dbf69d88f
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January 4th, 2021 at 4:15:58 AM permalink
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January 4th, 2021 at 4:53:49 AM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn



So please donít tell me what I might have done differently. Itís a dream, and we have absolutely no control over what happens in that realm.

If you have a dream that has to do with gambling, even if itís far-fetched, letís hear it.



Now, I actually had a woman asked about this and it was not a dream. She left her money on the felt and it got swept in a loss. Said she complained and the dealer said, "if it lays it plays!" I told her that the dealer was being jerky about it but he was in the right and she was in the wrong.

Same advice here, you left it on the felt when you were not supposed to. Pick up your cheques as soon as they are slid to you. Do not buy in during a roll so as to avoid this happening.
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January 4th, 2021 at 6:17:16 AM permalink
I recall a real-life experience that had some overlap with what was described in that dream, but I can't recall just now at which casino it happened.

I was playing at a fairly-busy craps table, and when the 7-out occurred, the female dealer swept our entire side of the table, which had no dark-side players. I immediately pointed out to her that she had swept my come bet, which should have been paid for the 7. At that point, the chips were all in a heap in front of the dealer, with no way to verify the existence or lack of my having a new come bet in play, without going to the tape. I am a small-time bettor, and my come wager was probably a single red chip, so going to the tape was not worth it for anyone.

The dealer spoke to the boxman (who also happened to be female, in spite of the usual title), and they quickly decided to restore and pay out my winning bet, likely understanding that I would lose it again very soon.
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January 4th, 2021 at 6:35:19 AM permalink
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GJ, your dream sounds very realistic. My gambling dreams, although very infrequent, are much more surreal. Like I'm shooting craps at a casino, but I toss a handful of dice, and then two of the dice are chosen for the number. (I can't remember who does the choosing.)

The casino scenes in my dreams never seem to persist for very long, morphing into something different very quickly.
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January 4th, 2021 at 7:24:13 AM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

What Happened to the Tangiers Casino?
By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 9:52:19 PM ET

The Tangiers Casino was a fictional casino in Martin Scorcese's 1995 movie, "Casino." The exterior and entrance foyer of the real-life Landmark Hotel and Casino served as the stand-in for the Tangiers Casino. The Landmark was demolished in a controlled implosion in 1995. The site has been a parking lot since the hotel's destruction.

The Landmark Hotel and Casino struggled since construction began in the 1960s. It was located on Paradise Road and Convention Center Drive, away from the busy Vegas strip. The original building contractor, Frank Carroll, ran out of money partway through construction. The half-completed building stood empty until Carroll raised money to resume construction four years later. After running out of money again, Carroll sold the property to billionaire Howard Hughes. However, even Hughes' money could not save the Landmark Hotel. Guests complained about the small, dark rooms and the strange, spaceship-like exterior. Meanwhile, newer hotels with larger rooms, upscale amenities and better locations lured customers away from the Landmark.

Hughes lost millions on the Landmark in its first year of operation. Nevada investor William Morris took over the property in the 1980s, but Morris also failed to make a profit despite spending millions more to update the hotel. The Landmark closed for good in 1990. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority bought the property and demolished the hotel and casino to gain extra parking space for the overcrowded Las Vegas Convention Center.
https://www.reference.com/world-view/happened-tangiers-casino-67f62a1dbf69d88f





This reminds me, I missed the chance to mention this in the memorabilia thread. Would anyone like to bid on a change cup from the Tangiers? It's in excellent condition. Or maybe this will wind up in the Challenge thread.
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