Took a half day off of work to run to MGM Detroit for a blackjack session. I bought in for $200 @ a $15 table. A 8 deck, H17, 3/2 table. Had the side bonus bet for perfect pairs. I can't stand playing at these bonus tables. I don't play the bonus, I don't care if I just got a perfect pair or its "been hitting", leave me alone about the damn bonus bet. Enjoy losing all your money on it, ill stick to my strategy. Shoe started out with 4 straight pushes and then a loss, that shoe continued to play out very choppy, I think I lost every double down as well. It ends with me being down $50. Quick side story. Homeboy next to me looked to be up when I bought in, was betting $75-$100 a hand. Asked me to wait to buy in because he had a big bet out there. Ok sure. He lost. Throws another $100. Losses again. I assume his "run" is over and motion to shove my money in to the dealer...."wait wait wait bruh, one more" yep another $100 gone. "Ok man come in and save us!!" Dude ends up blowing all $800 of his winnings in that half shoe, looking stunned at what just happened. And this is what I wanted to share. He then says hey man give me $25 to play then ill go to the ATM to get your money. Ummmm...nope sorry, can't do it. His mouth wide open still stunned he's now felted, come on give me $15 and if I win ill give your money right back. And if you lose?? ...silence...I then tell him to ask for a marker and go hit up the ATM. "I want to keep the flow going man" umm you could use a break. Again he asks, I point him to the ATM, "yah just not a good habit to go back to the ATM" me "well neither is giving strangers money, I don't know you" This happened much faster than I can tell the story but the dealer catches wind that he's asking people for money, calls over a pit boss and they tell him to GTFO. He leaves, everyone at the table says "oh you didn't know him? He sounded like he was your friend" hell naw I don't know him...everyone shakes their head and we move on. The next two shoes the table goes on a tare. I got 6 blackjacks, the dealer busted 7 hands in a row at one pt. I up my bet from $15 to $20 to $25 and a few at $30. I get scared and back down to $15 and win a few more so I limited my hot streak a little but oh well. I play 2.5 shoes and look down and have $775 in front of me. I start the next shoe abd lose 4 straight and when I get to $700 even I decide for once in my life to walk ahead and before shit gets bad. $500 profit. Nice little 1.5 hours and a interesting story.