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Ever make a mistake that turned out good?

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by benbrownjr, Aug 28, 2015.

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  1. benbrownjr

    benbrownjr Low-Roller

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    I was at the Plaza on Tuesday night playing craps betting the $5 min. Now my eyes are not very good due to a medical condition and the $1 plaza chips are a dark blue and the $25 chips are an hunter green and with the dim lights I can't tell them apart.
    So I am playing and ask the dealer to press my 9 and while he is paying another player (the number was 10) I grab a $1 chip and toss it o n the come bet and after he pays the last player the stick man gives the dice to the shooter. I look down and realize two things; the chip is a $25 chip not a $1 chip and I didn't put it on the come line I put it on the field. The shooter throws the dice and rolls a 12! I smiled and waited to get paid (he at first didn't see it since I hadn't been betting the field) and then asked my friend to tell me which chip are $1 and which ones on the $25 :rolleyes2:
     
  2. marcianofan

    marcianofan Low-Roller

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    Yeah, I married my wife...
     
  3. alexb7

    alexb7 MIA

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    I pressed max bet on a high limit machine and won over $8,000
     
  4. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    I was walking through Mandalay Bay once and put a TITO into a Davinci Diamonds machine that let you play up to 200 lines. I had played that machine before and thought it was set to a penny a line. Nope, it was currently set to $1 a line. Which I only found out after I "won" 100 on the first spin (so minus $100 for the spin). I was pretty buzzed and was comfortably up for the trip at that point, so said fuck it and spun again and won 900. So walked away up $600 for the two-spin session.
     
  5. wormhole

    wormhole Low-Roller

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    I was at one of the Indiana riverboats early last year. They had recently installed a Superman penny slot (no longer there). I put in a $200 TITO from a few small wins on other slots. I was going to play the $5 max bet when I noticed I could change characters to Lex Luther, with I did. First spin, I was up to $400. Wow! Second spin, I was up to $600! What is going on here? I looked down at the console to see I was playing a $25 max bet! OOPS! I cashed out immediately.

    Thinking back, when I changed characters, there was a prompt I blew passed without reading it thoroughly that I am guessing warned me the max bet had changed.
     
  6. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    One of my classic Stardust blackjack stories - I used to have this habit in two-deck pitch games of waiting to look at my cards until everyone's hand was dealt... had 4x my base bet out, as the count was solidly positive. I was two players over from 1st base, and once the cards were finished being dealt, I picked up my cards...unfortunately, the two players before me had pat-hands & had already tucked their cards under their bet, so as I picked up my cards, it looked like I was scratching for a hit... seeing that I had hard 19, I try to wave off the dealer...she tries to stop in mid-hit, but it becomes apparent to several of us that it's a two... so I take the hit (of course)... dealer ended up hitting to 18, but would have had 20 if I had stayed on 19... I saved the table, as everyone would have lost or pushed had I not hit the hard-19.
    (Needless to say, I no longer wait to look at my hand in two-deck pitch!)
     
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  7. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    I've bet the wrong side before by accident and won.
     
  8. sapphirevegas

    sapphirevegas Low-Roller

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    We stayed at Bally's last year for a week in October. It was the last day and we had 2 hours to kill before leaving for the airport. I sat down at a China Shores machine and put $20 in. I was betting 60 cents a spin. I was hitting the repeat bet button and looked at my remaining cash on the machine. How the hell did I only have $3.62 left? As I am confused by this, the reels were stopping on 90 free spins. I must have somehow hit max bet button while not paying attention. I hit for $700 ish dollars and for once actually went home with money in my pocket.
     
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  9. billyinpg

    billyinpg Low-Roller

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    This past July at Palms, drunk off my ass I held 3 to a royal. I was dealt 4 to a royal bit it didn't dawn on me till I hit deal. Well I got the royal anyway, my first hand pay, my first royal and my first time ever going home with casino money. I guess I did all right.
     
  10. jaybert

    jaybert Low-Roller

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    Wait what? You threw away 1 of your royal cards and got it back on the redraw??
     
  11. Aces and Eights

    Aces and Eights VIP Whale

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    Since you were "drunk off your ass," I think you may have thought you had four to a royal. Good thing you didn't keep the card which you thought may have been one of your cards to a royal.
     
  12. Jordan

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    Good thing you didn't keep that 4th card...cause it wasn't the 4th to the Royal....lol
     
  13. Ty

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    VegasSchemer Low-Roller

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    Sat down to play those terrible bartop videoblackjack games at the palms just to watch sports and get a couple drinks (I think the minimum was $1). I hit max bet accidentally and my $60 or so on my TITO got sucked in to a hand that produce a 10 against a 7. Had to double that. Put in the requisite cash amount to cover it and I won the bet. Had a real buzz after that. Think I lost most of that $120 playing craps before I retired for the night.
     
  15. vegasqc

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    Its was just for a small amount maybe 10$ but at one of those multi players electronic Blackjack machine ii was dealt 2 face card for 20 instead of pushing stay i pressed Hit and got an ace for 21
     
  16. merlin

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    I was playing VP at the MSS at the qtr level, had put in $40 and started hittting 4OK's, got 4 or 5 in a short time and saw my credits were at around 1400, I thought I'd run my buy in to almost $350 so I cashed out, got the TITO and it was for over $700, I had been playing 50 cents a credit and never knew it.
     
  17. BayouBengal

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    Hit max bet on a 100-play 25¢ video poker machine in the high limit room at Cosmo. Got my money back, no big win.
     
  18. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial Low-Roller

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    Similar thing happened to me at the mirage. Hit max bet on quarters which turned out to be like $25. Hit a flush!
     
  19. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yep, I'm still waiting on something better than dealt high pair when I've done that (probably ~10 times). Or a multiplier on 25/50/100 play STP while doing that.
     
  20. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    I screwed up at one of the blackjack games that's on the video poker machines. I hit max bet on it thinking it would be $1.25 like vp, nope! Ended up being $20. Luckily dealer busted. Went back to double double bonus after that.
     
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