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August 4th, 2021 at 3:13:46 PM permalink
I want to reflect on the two most touching moments in a casino.

The first is something I witnessed. A player had one credit left at the Wheel of Fortune 25-cent progressive game. On the last credit she got the three jackpot symbols but was paid $10k. She cried hysterically that she didnt have three coins to win the millions.

She was being comforted by others telling her that if she had taken the time to add a dollar bill to the machine she wouldn't have won the 10k.

The second event is one I heard about. A long time player at Caesars as a final wish was brought to the craps pit on a gurney with nurses and IVs connected so he could throw the dice one more time.
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August 4th, 2021 at 3:57:17 PM permalink
Touching or pathetic?
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August 4th, 2021 at 4:02:08 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

I want to reflect on the two most touching moments in a casino.

The first is something I witnessed. A player had one credit left at the Wheel of Fortune 25-cent progressive game. On the last credit she got the three jackpot symbols but was paid $10k. She cried hysterically that she didnt have three coins to win the millions.

She was being comforted by others telling her that if she had taken the time to add a dollar bill to the machine she wouldn't have won the 10k.

The second event is one I heard about. A long time player at Caesars as a final wish was brought to the craps pit on a gurney with nurses and IVs connected so he could throw the dice one more time.



Was he able to Pass before he passed?
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August 4th, 2021 at 4:13:12 PM permalink
Arizona Charlies on Boulder Highway around 1115 on New Years Eve.
There is an aged woman sitting on the aisle, chain smoking cigarettes while sucking on an oxygen tube. A young woman, pushing stroller with another kid in her arms passes by and the old woman looked distraught. She calls over the woman and starts speaking to her but the mother evidently didn't understand English and the women couldn't communicate. The older woman reaches into her purse and hands the mother several $20 bills and the mom smiles, hugs her and Mom and her kids leave.
Either I'd witnessed a moment of true human kindness or a drug deal.
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August 4th, 2021 at 4:33:38 PM permalink
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Touching or pathetic?

I thought both were touching.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
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August 4th, 2021 at 5:55:03 PM permalink
It involved 3 security guards who were violently touching me.
♪♪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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August 4th, 2021 at 6:07:35 PM permalink
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Was he able to Pass before he passed?


You are a joy to read. Forget the moderator thingy and work on your stand-up. Imagine how much fun you could have handling the hecklers instead of suspending errant posters. Much more rewarding too in more ways than one.

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August 4th, 2021 at 8:12:36 PM permalink
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Was he able to Pass before he passed?



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You are a joy to read. Forget the moderator thingy and work on your stand-up. Imagine how much fun you could have handling the hecklers instead of suspending errant posters. Much more rewarding too in more ways than one.

tuttigym



I was surprised this came from Mission.
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August 4th, 2021 at 9:06:35 PM permalink
This thread has bothered me. The thought that someone could love rolling two dice that much… Anyway, so these thoughts have led me to try to think of any “touching” moments I’ve had at a casino. I’ve got nothing.

Casinos are places to have a good time every once in a while. But anyone who makes going to a casino part of who they are as a person, needs to reassess some things.
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August 4th, 2021 at 9:21:46 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

This thread has bothered me. The thought that someone could love rolling two dice that much… Anyway, so these thoughts have led me to try to think of any “touching” moments I’ve had at a casino. I’ve got nothing.

Casinos are places to have a good time every once in a while. But anyone who makes going to a casino part of who they are as a person, needs to reassess some things.



You think it might be a sign of addiction? That's easy for you to say because lucky you that you're not facing death.

When someone is dying they make requests that may seem strange to the rest of us. But we aren't dying so we dont know.

Right now one of my ex wives (you all know I've had a few) is fighting for her life. First it was lung cancer and now its leukemia.

Between transfusions, and feedings, and facing a feeding tube if she can't swallow because of the painful sores down her throat, she talks to me about her free play offers that she's missing in Vegas and Mesquite and she talks about the worthlessness of being Diamond at Caesars.

She's not addicted to gambling.

She's addicted to living and grasping at straws hoping she'll live.

When she first told me just four months ago that leukemia was identified I immediately started looking online for help and tips for me to be a caregiver. There are many articles about end of life. Many videos too.

One video that stands out is about a woman asking her doctor for a "day pass" from the hospital just so she could go to Disneyland one last time.

She died three days later.

Try to have a heart.

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