FrGamble
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September 30th, 2013 at 8:47:50 PM permalink
Once a month we host an event for our senior parishioners and the local nursing homes at our parish. Every month it is a different theme. This last one was Casino themed and I got to deal at the modified craps table. It was super fun and everybody had a great time! I learned the lingo and taught everybody a very generous and simple version of craps. (on a side note I wonder what the EV was: I only took pass line bets, place bets, field bets and the hard ways. No free odds but I paid pass line winners and place bets 3 to 1 on the 4 & 10, 2 to 1 on the 5 & 9, and 1 to 1 on the 6 & 8. I also kept the hard ways working when the number came easy and only cleared the bets when the seven came, the field payed 2 to 1 on the 2 and 12)

Anyway it got me thinking that maybe I should do a semi-regular poker night at the parish to play with the pastor. I think people would enjoy it and it might get me a chance to meet and evangelize some parishioners I don't regularly see. Does anyone know the rules for doing this? Can you play with chips representing pennies, nickels, and quarters or does it have to be no money but maybe a prize for those with the most chips at the end of the night? Thanks.
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September 30th, 2013 at 9:02:31 PM permalink
This is getting out of my area, but I think to be fully legal you have to play for prizes. The chips can have values, but I wouldn't attribute a coinage to them. Just say something like "whites are 1, reds are 5, greens are 25, etc.." Maybe whatever law that allows for church bingo can also allow for actual cash casino nights. I played bingo once at one of your games in Woodlawn, or nearby.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Buzzard
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September 30th, 2013 at 9:13:41 PM permalink
Off topic, but Woodlawn gambling. There was a bar, forget name, 2 blocks from SSA. 2 pinball machine. Me and 3 fingers Joe worked Mid-8
and would go to bar each day and latch onto a machine. Play a nickle at a time until 10 am or so. That's when machine man came in.
He would ask us to step aside, one at a time, so he could empty machine. For our inconvenience he would run up a hundred credits.
Pure AP.
Bar got busted in mid 60's. Remember reading cops found records of $60,000 bar made off machine. That mean profit was $240,000.
Bar and machine man put down half of drop, Books balanced that way and IRS was happy.

Jerks in Glen Burnie would put down $8 a week for drop in slot machine at a bar or gas station. Feds loved to bust them.
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October 1st, 2013 at 5:13:26 AM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

Off topic, but Woodlawn gambling.



During my ten years in Maryland in the nineties I heard lots of stories of the police busting places with illegal slots. Still, I never saw any with my own eyes. Nobody ever tells me anything.
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FleaStiff
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October 1st, 2013 at 7:45:33 AM permalink
Such busts were undoubtedly arranged for publicity purposes. Gambling arrests always made good headlines but rarely did anything ever change.
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October 1st, 2013 at 9:07:09 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

During my ten years in Maryland in the nineties I heard lots of stories of the police busting places with illegal slots. Still, I never saw any with my own eyes. Nobody ever tells me anything.

LOL..doubtful....perhaps they are afraid you will publish it (;
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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