AxiomOfChoice
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December 16th, 2012 at 2:35:39 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Has anybody here ever visited an underground card room? Oh, sure, if it's anything other than poker, where the house money is on the line, you have to staff it. But poker? Do they use dealers at the poker tables?



I have. There has always been a dealer.

Dealers are cheap. Any raked game can easily afford to pay a dealer. Besides, without one, who will collect the rake?

I've even played in legal (unraked) home games with dealers. The dealer would deal for tips (and not tipping would obviously be frowned upon an probably guarantee that you wouldn't be invited back; it was never a problem)
Buzzard
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December 16th, 2012 at 3:06:29 PM permalink
1957 I was 17 and dealing 5 card stud in back room of Henry G's poolroom in Baltimore. Henry was a bookie who beat the Feds and
The Kefauver committee as a big time book in Miami previously. My Dad drove a cab and the card game at the cab lot was Pinochle.

Out front of the pool room guys often played Gin Rummy? How big was Gin Rummy back then. Well in 1964 the movie
Goldfinger came out. The girl who got painted gold and died had been helping Goldfinger cheat at Gin Rummy.

The Cincinnati Kid did not come out until 1968. Funny thing about the king of poker now, Hold'em. It never got really popular
nationwide until the 80's. Back as far back as the 30's there was a poker game called Cincinnati. Just like hold'em today. Well except for each player getting 5 card hands. LOL

Up until 1990 there were lots of illegal card rooms all over Denver. Besides the veteran's club, some were in strip malls. Unfortunately when gaming was legalized in 1990. most of the dealers were barred from dealing in casino's in Colorado.

You could be an ax murder, but 5 years past serving your sentence, you could get a license to deal. But id you ever had a misdemeanor ticket for gambling, you were barred for life.

There is a crime worse that takng a life. It's the unforgivable offense of recreation without taxation.
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SACR
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December 16th, 2012 at 3:53:15 PM permalink
Anyone else like "The Grand"?

Woody Harrelson movie, very much like Best in Show in that it is a mockumentary following a group of people trying to win The Grand, which is a poker tournament. Harrelson is a ne'er-do-well who inherited his grandfather's casino in downtown Vegas, The Rabbit's Foot. His grandfather looks suspiciously like Benny Binion.

It is a very funny movie, but not many people have seen it.
tringlomane
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December 16th, 2012 at 3:55:35 PM permalink
Quote: SACR

Anyone else like "The Grand"?

Woody Harrelson movie, very much like Best in Show in that it is a mockumentary following a group of people trying to win The Grand, which is a poker tournament. Harrelson is a ne'er-do-well who inherited his grandfather's casino in downtown Vegas, The Rabbit's Foot. His grandfather looks suspiciously like Benny Binion.

It is a very funny movie, but not many people have seen it.



I want to say I turned the channel after 10 minutes after finding it on one of my cable channels.
slyther
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December 17th, 2012 at 9:46:12 AM permalink
Im going to add the Daniel Craig iteration of "Casino Royale" to the list... yes the poker is way obvious and over the top, but it's still poker and still fun.
DRich
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December 17th, 2012 at 1:39:47 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

As I recall, they didnít employ dealers at KGBís place in Rounders. The players took turns dealing. I think the same about the Chesterfield. That is why Worm won by cheating there.

A comment I often make about movies is, ďI should have liked it, but I didnít.Ē The English Patient is a good example. However, Lucky You is the opposite. I donít know why I kind of like it, but I do. For example, the Guts scene I can watch over and over, soaking in details of every single second. Another poker movie that I think is overlooked is Stuey.' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338467/]Stuey. Not the greatest, but kind of a guilty pleasure, like Lucky You.



Wasn't it right after Stuey came out that Andy Glazer committed suicide? Or, maybe it was while they were still working on the movie?

I really liked the movie Maverick.
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Ayecarumba
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December 17th, 2012 at 4:37:44 PM permalink
Anyone for "Cool Hand Luke"? Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and a bunch of boiled eggs...
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Buzzard
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December 17th, 2012 at 4:56:47 PM permalink
And the worst can be seen here, with video clips. http://www.pokerology.com/poker-articles/worst-poker-movies/
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thezone
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December 17th, 2012 at 5:15:05 PM permalink
Lets not forget 'The Cooler' . Not as good as some of the others mentioned, but definitely worth watching.
gameterror
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January 3rd, 2013 at 5:25:55 AM permalink
i think the mini series tilt was pretty good. nothing special but worth a watch
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