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Ever get a "gift" from another gambler?

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by eloisegirl, May 25, 2013.

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  1. eloisegirl

    eloisegirl Low-Roller

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    The other night I was at Seneca Niagara and a man about mid60s sat beside me. I always smile at new people who sit beside me and wish them good luck. Could help, couldn't hurt, I figure. He was max betting and not doing too well, so I suggested he try the Wonder 4 by Aristocrat at the end of the row (about 4 machines away). Well, about five minutes he hits for nearly a thousand dollars and calls me over to look. I was excited for him - love it when people get a good hit on a two-dollar bet!

    He came over and to my surprise, handed me a hundred dollars. "This is for you, you brought me luck, and hopefully this will bring you luck!" I tried to refuse but he insisted, so I put the money in and max-betted until I was back at my old amount. Worth a shot, but no big hits.

    Oddly enough, I had been thinking earlier, "Man, I just wish somebody would hand me more money!" I know when I have won a jackpot, I tip the attendant and if I have been playing and chatting alongside others, I might give them $20 bucks to share the joy/luck.

    Has this ever happened to you?
     
  2. LolaDoggie

    LolaDoggie VIP Whale

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    Yes. My husband and I were at Casino Niagara the day we took delivery of our first decent used car. We had been making do with a crappy car for over a year so we hadn't been going out of town. It was a cause for celebration.

    Where the buffet is now used to be kind of a buffet/coffee shop/cafeteria set up. We were about to go in and this older lady pulled us aside. She said she was on a bus trip from one of suburbs of Buffalo, she had use them or lose them food comps and the bus was leaving in a few hours.

    She didn't just treat us to dinner that night, she walked around that restaurant insisting that we get to go items wrapped up to bring home. We were both loaded down with wrapped up food. I don't remember what all we went home with but two entire pizza and an entire cheesecake stand out. My husband kept saying that's enough but she was pretty forceful. Like grandma forcing food on you at Xmas.

    I tried to sit down at a machine to play but the security guy said I couldn't take up two seats, one for the pile of takeout. We thought we'd put the food in the car and come back but it was getting pretty late so we just came home.
     
  3. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    No. Not at the machines. My wife and I would give each other money when we have decent hits while playing slots. But I never had some-one I just met do this.

    I play craps mostly when gambling and I have been given chips numerous times when I make money for everyone at the table when I'm rolling the dice. And I've given players chips when their roll have netted me a profit also.

    That man's gesture was nice. Good to spread the karma around!
     
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  4. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    A couple times when I have had monster craps rolls. Other players have both given me chips and placed bets for me as the shooter
     
  5. aggie182

    aggie182 Off Key and Out of Tune

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    Same here. Gotten money from someone who cashed in big when I was rolling.

    Also got $25 from a guy who hit a royal with $5 on the bonus bet playing Pai Gow.
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yes, this is the only time it happened to me. First time in Tunica, I rolled a field number when a guy had ~$200 on it. He gave me $10...lol Considering how that trip went overall, it may have been the only thing I "won"... :eek:
     
  7. smartone

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    Earlier this year, I'm sittin' at the Luxe Bar (Hard Rock) playing some VP... 3 or 4 of those east-coast "type" guys with the cigars, slicked-back jet-black black hair, heavy cologne, gold-chains with the shirt unbuttoned and tons of chest hair stickin'-out come-up and start playin' the machines next to me. They're chattin'-up me, the bartenders and basically anyone within ear shot. Though they're loud as hell, they're basically pretty cool guys out for the World of Concrete conference I believe and gonna tear-up Vegas while they're here. I heard "fugetaboutit" frequently during their stay...

    Bout 15 minutes in, the guy next to me reaches over and says, "let me rub that bald head", to which he puts his arm around my shoulder and rubs my head like Aladdin's Lamp! Before I can say WTF, he hits the deal button on his machine and starts yellin'... he'd hit 4 aces with the kicker on a $1 machine= $2,000!!! He starts tellin' everyone what great luck I am, while waitin' to get paid. He gets his cash and throws me a black $100 chip, says, "Thanks! have a great night".
     
  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I chuckle when I read posts like this. Whatever money we have is our money. Never has been her money or my money. I know some folks do it that way, but I do not get it.

    And, I am sure most of them do not get it the other way - group money.

    Okay.. just had to chuckle/comment.
     
  9. gambler

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    About 15 years ago, I spent an evening playing VP at the bar in Atlantis, Reno. There was a long haul truck driver sitting beside me and during the course of the evening, he taught me about playing proper strategy on VP. (I didn't realize there was even a strategy for VP at that time). He was doing fairly well and everytime he got a sizeable win, he would cash out and move to the next machine. Since he was telling me his life story as we played (interesting man with great stories!), I always moved with him. My husband was playing craps during this time and would come and have drinks with us between rolls.

    Anyhow, John (I still remember his name) finally hit a royal flush and was ecstatic. I went to the Club booth to borrow a polaroid camera to take a picture for him. After returning the camera, I came back to find John had left. I was surprised he left so fast but my husband handed me a TITO worth about $100. That was a pretty large sum for me back then. John had given it to my husband to pass on to me as he said he enjoyed our company and wanted to share. I couldn't believe he left any money let alone that much!

    My husband later told me the reason John left in such a hurry was because he was off to find a hooker. At the time, that kind of creeped me out. I was younger and naive and didn't realize till then that a seemingly "normal" man would want a hooker. :confused2:

    I learned a lot that night!
     
  10. Bo333

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    I've both given a few hundred and gotten a few hundred at the craps table several times.
    One time I was given $1500 after a huge roll. Apparently I brought the guy back from -50K to about +25K.

    I've given a poor 'starving' student who was here with his team a few hundred dollars and told him to pay it forward in 20 years. I was wasting time before my flight at a minimum table and he was very nice kid. The few hundred that meant so little to me meant a lot too him (I remember those days!).
     
  11. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    Last year at Bally's playing the slots, was talking it up for a bit with this old Korean War vet and his Asian groupies. He wasn't doing so well on the penny slots, so I told him to play Timber Wolf, because it was hot for me earlier and the bonuses can be fun.
    Well, he played and eventually won like $600. He went to cash out his TITO, then promptly returned over to me, handed me a twenty, and said "Thanks for the tip. The next round is on me!"
    Then his Asian groupies all lined up with their hands out for their share. :kiss:

    I stuck the twenty in my machine and got play for like another 15 minutes before it was gone. I thanked the man again and we parted ways. :peace:
     
  12. USCHawks

    USCHawks High-Roller

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    About 8 years ago I was at Dennys with one of my friends having a late night meal and after we were done with our food the bill came. We were still chatting and I hadn't even looked at the bill for the cost when about 5-10 minutes later the waitress comes over and grabs our bill, says she needs to check something and walks off. She comes back a few minutes later and says that our meal was taken care of by a gentleman sitting on the other side of the section we were in. She told me he's a gambler and he comes there all the time when he's done and if he's had a winning session he chooses somebody in the restaurant and buys their meal. It wasn't much, maybe $25, but it was still greatly appreciated.
     
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    snoopydogj Low-Roller

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    I have been given green & black chips after some good rolls but my son on his first trip to Vegas with us did much better than me.
    We were getting ready to leave the Mirage, packing up & he says "I'll meet you down at the casino"

    We get down & he come up & shows us a $1,000 chip. I said great, you make that on your roll? He said he had a good roll & made about 300 himself but the guy at the end of the table made about $23,000 on my sons roll.
    When he cashed out he tossed him the yellow chip & walked away.:beer:
     
  14. Firehawk

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    NICE!!!!!!
     
  15. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    As far as my wife and I are concerned, it's our money. When we are playing apart from each other we each have some of "our" money. When we get decent hits it's fun to give each other money we have won. In the end, it's all put together anyway.

    But anyway, why does it concern you how people handle their money? You chuckle because "your" way is "the" way to go?:nono:

    Your post had nothing to do with the subject of this thread.
     
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  16. Llew

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    At the Wynn, I got $50 from a guy at craps after hitting 4 $50 hardways for him. I just bet it for the dealers, who were visibly pissed about the tip not going to them originally.
     
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    crapsguy5000 Low-Roller

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    Never

    I never got anything. Not even after a hot 45 minute roll at O'Sheas making people tons of money. I was hitting so many naturals on the comeout rolls that no one was betting C&E anymore. I also hit seven points, lots of hardways, and repeated the eight so many times that there were people pressing into the hundreds of dollars from a small original bet.
     
  18. Nittany1

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    It's pretty common at a dice table in the middle of or after a big roll.
    Players making lot's of money often reward the shooter.
    Somebody handed my wife a purple chip once in AC after she held the dice for 40 min.
     
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    Hubbie has been thrown some green and black chips at craps over the years. It always a nice surprise

    Someone mentioned getting a food comp. I always have an extra free buffet coupon from my closest Harrahs. Every time, I try to give one away to someone else in line, I can't tell you how many times I've been completely ignored, while they pretend to not speak English, or I have to explain five times to someone, it's free, no ruse, I want nothing in return, etc. lol
     
  20. Kickin

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    I went to Beau Rivage in Biloxi once during a trip to New Orleans. I was playing low black chip BJ in the high limit room in the back and this middle-aged guy sits down with me and takes out a marker and just asks for orange(?) 1k chips and starts betting a few per hand and pressing a lot. We are both doing pretty well and he asks them to bump up the table to 500 or 1000 min so no one bothers us (I was only playing a couple hundred). By the end when I leave I'm up a few grand and he's up tens of thousands and he tosses me a few orange chips saying I picked a good table. I said thanks but didn't take them, I'd feel weird taking it.

    A few hours later he found me on the main floor at a table with 2 other people, an asian lady and some kid. He sat down as well saying after I left things turned south. He was playing several thousand a hand at this new table. He was up when I left but apparently shortly after he went on a huge tear and he ended up over 200k. When I walked back by the table he was gone but the asian lady and kid were still there and told me he gave them each $5,000 when he left, they each had the 5k chip in front of them. If I stayed at that table I don't know if I would have declined it again or just taken it since it was an entire table type thing. Who knows?
     
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