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Gambling mistakes that panned

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by wanker751, Apr 1, 2015.

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  1. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    So I will start the opposite thread, gambling mistake that panned (did not work out). I am sure there are a lot more of these stories!

    Mine was getting suckered in the DR with the sucker game, well honestly crooked game Caribbean Keno... I was 19 stupid and damn close to hitting that jackpot. Lost something like 2k,
     
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    Landshark Way into it...

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    GF was playing BJ at the Flamingo and the cocktails sneaked up on her. She doubled-down on 18.
     
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    was a stag party one night, playing a home Craps game, the kind where you can fade the previous shooter if you want and there were also two bookies taking action.
    they sneaked in some loaded dice and pretty much cleaned out the game.
     
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    A few years back, late at night (or the wee hours of the morning) at the local Indian casino playing blackjack and not fully paying attention. I was dealt two very low cards, don’t remember exactly what they added up to but it was well below a total of 9, let’s call it a hard 7 – clearly a hit under any circumstance. Dealer was showing an Ace and as usual the dealer asked everyone if they wanted insurance. And as usual I didn’t respond to the question since I never take insurance. What felt like half a second later, the dealer got my attention by calling “sir”. When I looked at her, I thought she was looking at me to confirm that I was declining insurance. So I said no, and waiver her off, she immediately moved on to the next person who then indicated “hit me” and the dealer gave him the next card from the shoe. It was then I realized I completely misunderstood why the dealer got my attention, so I began to protest my case and that I wanted a hit. I knew I was completely wrong and wouldn’t win the argument; I waved the dealer off, end of story.
    But what frustrated me even more was I was the only one at the table tipping. When the dealer saw me wave off hitting on a hard 7, I would have hoped any dealer, especially one I was tipping, would have took a second to ask if I was sure I wanted to stay on a hard 7!! Also puzzling, not one person at the table jumped out of their skin when I waved off hitting a hard 7. (I’ve seen people at $10 tables practically get into a fist fight because a player wanted to hit a 13 vs a dealer 6, but no one said a word when I didn’t take a hit on a 7). To add to my self-inflicted gunshot wound, I also lost that hand to the dealer.
     
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    Just did this one tonight. Was playing bj and I've been up almost 20 hours so the brain isn't working straight. I get 2 8's. At the same time the CW is trying to give me my drink. So I tip her, turn back around and wave of the dealer (she had a 5). She just gives me a look and keeps going. After she moved on I realized what I did. Next 2 cards was a 10. She would have busted. Everyone laughed at me and I just said "oh crap"
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Well...this one has cost me on several occasions -
    I'm red/green color-blind.
    At some casinos, the $5 & $25 chips are virtually identical in color (to me).
    I have tipped the CW $25. (I did get fantastic drink service after that one, so it wasn't all bad!)
    I have bet $30 on the Pair Plus in 3-card, while playing $5 or $10 a spot on the regular hand.
    I have made $25 field bets, while betting $5 on the pass-line.

    Needless to say, I now ask dealers to alert me when they pay my wins in green, and I either go south with those or I start a 'green-only' stack.
     
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    Found a $5 craps table at Cosmopolitan. So I smelt full on 3 point Molly with max odds. Got wiped out with haste.
     
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    Top card to dealer "Is this a green or red, I wanna tip you"
    Dealer "Sir that is a red" :evillaugh

    Seriously though it is nice that they help you, that is a huge pain.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Actually, I've never had to ask that question, as I am still able to read! :poke:
    The problem comes with multiple-chip payouts... say, on a $30 bet I've made with all red... I get a blackjack and she pays me with a green & 4 red. If I'm not paying attention, I can easily just put that entire stack of chips in with my other reds.

    It's happened to me the most often at UTH tables.
    That's where I've actually asked them to let me know whenever they pay me in green.
    :beer:
     
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    I can see at Crap too mixing them up in the rack.
     
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    Once at Arlington Park I bet an exacta, let's say 3/4. It hits and was decent, for over $100.

    Fist pumping and hollering all the way to the machine to add it to my voucher... "sorry ticket not a winner"..... WFT, the machine is obviously broken. Two machines later nothing... only to look at the ticket to see that I bet the 3/8 not 3/4. The 4 was 8-1..

    No one to blame but myself, I make sure I write the numbers down in the program and double check the machine before I print my ticket!
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Yep...I've done that too... fortunately, at craps (except for field, pass and pass-odds), I am first giving the chip to a dealer, who will want to know what I'm betting.
    If I hand the dealer a green chip, he will ask me whatI'm betting it on. If I say "6 & 8", he's going to give me $1 in change. If I say "$5 nine", he's going to give me $20 in change.

    Now - I actually have made $30 field bets when I meant to bet $10.
     
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