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Biggest comeback

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Jaygee77, Apr 7, 2017.

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  1. Jaygee77

    Jaygee77 Low-Roller

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    I'll keep the title intentionally vague, but tell me about your biggest comeback in Vegas.

    For me, I was about a day and a half into my bachelor party trip, and was down nearly my entire 3-day bankroll. I ditched my friends who had gathered around an Imperial Palace craps table, wanting to avoid the high variance there. I settled in at a $5 or $10 Blackjack Switch table at Casino Royale, and watched as my bankroll dwindled down to my last bet. I ended up stuck on something like 17 with a dealer's ten showing, and I had literally stood up behind my chair in anticipation of walking out. Lo and behold, the dealer ends up busting, and that triggers a run where I won back my original table buy-in, plus another couple hundred or so. Bankroll worries were gone for the rest of the trip, as I left town only $50 or so in the hole. Not a bad price for the three-day bar tab!

    That's my story. What's yours?
     
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  2. Drewm1972

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    Good job coming back...it's not easy for sure... mine was actually at local casino I play semi hgh stake baccarat during one session I was stuck for more than $7,000 and I was down to $60.00 believe or not I made that into $8,500.00!!! I was very happy when I reached $5,000 then I pushed bit more then for time and trouble I had to go through so I had to win some money and winning $1,500.00 lol.
     
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  3. TrewBrew

    TrewBrew I may be right, I may be Crazy.

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    My biggest Vegas comeback was my first trip, I got to "comeback" home with more money than I left with. I made money the first day and was never down more than $100-200 the trip ended the trip up $3500 after giving wife shopping money.

    Biggest gambling comeback was at a local, came in with $500 and could not win an hand to save my life, was playing (BJ, 3CP and LTR. I had about $50 left and just went to dump it in a slot a couple of hits later I was at the Walking dead and hit hit an $800 bonus win walked out up about $500.
     
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  4. xxanex

    xxanex Tourist

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    Small comeback but big win at a local playing paigow poker had $200 to start slowly lost it betting 10/5 down to last 49 bet 25/24 main/bonus hit straight flush for 1200 took 100 to a slot won 987 third spin too 100 to different slot won 800 left with $3000
     
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  5. UKFanatic

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    Biggest comeback was once coming back from being down about $70k.
     
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  6. BobLasVegas

    BobLasVegas Low-Roller

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    As I tried to get in one last gambling session at the old Barbary Coast before I had to head off to
    take the plane home, I lost like $400 on Video Poker and Craps. A large amount for me at that time.
    Running out of time, and frantic to win some money back. I stepped up to the the BlackJack table
    and bought in for 100 bucks that I could not really afford. I started betting 25 dollars a hand.
    Normally, I am Red Chip Boy, but now I was Green Chip Man! I got on a hot streak and
    in about 10 minutes won 300 bucks! Had to go!
    Still a loser, but not so bad. Felt like a win!!!!
     
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  7. Its Only Money

    Its Only Money VIP Whale

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    There have been plenty of times that I've brought an empty chip rail back up over a $1000 at the craps table. On my SB trip this year I had my chip rail down to $3 and cash out over $3000.
     
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  8. tmoney25

    tmoney25 High-Roller

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    My first ever trip to Las Vegas was my first time gambling. My wife and I were doing okay on the slots, spending about $40 per day and we were not down by much money, maybe $40 at the most? Yes, we were high rollers! heh. Anyways, we decided to go wild on our last day and we were down $200. We were sitting at a machine together and I was always tempted to hit the max bet button all trip long but my wife just wouldn't let me (when she was looking!). So finally we were down to a smaller amount, only a few spins left and we'd be out of our gambling money. I realized that I had just enough for max bet, so I hit it. My wife smacked my shoulder for being so bold but I won! On a $3 spin I won an amount I can't recall, maybe $100 or $130. Somewhere in that range. So we kept playing and winning. Wound up leaving Vegas that day with $200 more.

    We're still not high rollers, but we gamble more than we did on our initial trip. Now when we win $100 on a bet its just old news. But for that first trip, being new to gambling, that was much excite!
     
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  9. fugsworth

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    Mine was during one of my earliest trips to Vegas, when I was perhaps 22 years old. I had almost no money then, and even less sense of bankroll management, which is how I found myself in the unfortunate position of being down to my last 40 bucks (or so) of a $300 b/r on a Friday night at the blackjack table in Paris. I mentioned something about cutting my losses and walking away; the middle aged guy a couple spots over who must have had 10k in blacks on the table implied he'd throw me a few chips to keep playing as he'd been enjoying our conversation thus far. I politely declined, but decided to play my last chips anyway. Four hours later, I walked back up to my room with just over 2 grand in my pocket, which was at that point the most money I'd ever had at one time in my entire life.
     
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  10. vegasmeister

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    In my early 20's, I was down to my last $7 on a $3 minimum BJ table and was able to leave with over $2000 some time later.

    More recently, I have had two swings of over $100k in a session.

    The first was at Encore. I was down over $55k and close to the bottom of what I was willing to lose. I was able to catch a nice streak and went from being down over $55k to being up around $45k. Took my money and ran.

    The other story is similar and happened earlier this year... was down $40k at the Cosmo. Wired in some more money and was able to catch another great BJ streak. Went from being down $40k to being up over $60k in less than an hour (even lost two max bets of $10k each on the last hand).
     
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  11. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    About twenty years ago I visited Las Vegas with my (now-ex) wife. She was still sleeping, and I went down and put in some time (take a beating) at Paris, where we were staying, and was quickly down 3 days of my 4 day gambling budget. At that time, I decided to go over to Ballys to try to "change my luck".

    I saw a progressive bank of $5.00 Double Diamond machines. I said to myself, well, if I lose this last $200 I'll just have to "cut back" for the rest of the trip. After about 6 spins ($10 a spin), I had DD (Double Diamond) - DD - and the third wheel kept spinning for what felt to be an eternity . . . . . . "Anything, please, just something to salve my wounds". And then . . . . . DOUBLE DIAMOND!!!

    $9600+!!!!! It was the largest jackpot I had ever hit (at that time) and I didn't think to get a part of it in a check. I took it all in cash and tipped the two attendants $40 each. I kept my hand in my front pocket all the way back to the room. My fiancee' (at the time) was awake and dressed. She wasn't mad, but concerned that I was about an hour late. I then told her. If, when we're in Las Vegas or any other gambling venue, I tell you where I'll be at a specified time, 99% of the time, I'll be there on time. If I'm not, it's because a)I'm down and clawing my way back, 2)I'm up and pressing, or 3)I hit a big one and I'm getting paid, and with that, I threw the almost $10,000 on the bed. "Time to go to the bank and put some of this away . . . . ", and we got in the car and did exactly that . . . .
     
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  12. MikeOPensacola

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    There have been a few occasions where I have been on my way up to my room after a rough BJ or craps session at the end of the night and did a pocket dump at a roulette table and played all my chips straight up on a number. Two of these stand out. Once, can't remember if it was Mirage or the B, I pulled out a green and two singles and put it straight up on a number and it hit. The other was at GN and I had just lost a little over $400 of my $500 buy in at craps. I put either $77 or $87, can't remember which, straight up on 23 and it hit. That was sweet. I remember the dealer smiling and she said "Someone is going to sleep better tonight, yeah?" She read me like a book. Whenever I do this I have the attitude that losing the extra few bucks won't be as significant as the extreme high I will get if I hit a number straight up. Chasing my bets? Maybe, but I figure I'm there to gamble, and have a little fun, and I don't mind taking a one spin flier once in a while for a pretty good payoff.

    :peace::beer:
     
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  13. rob889

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    A few trips ago the gf and I were down maybe 75% of our communal bankroll and it was our last night of a 3 night stay. We usually budget our $ pretty well and leave a decent chunk in the safe which typically rolls over to the next trip as we go every couple months. I didn't have much more cash on me and I was playing .25 video poker for a long time and ended up bumping it up to .50 and about 10 min later I got my first royal ever ($2000). Had them take out $500 for taxes so I was left with $1500 cash. Gave her a few hundred for the slots and went to play some roulette myself. I had a decent streak with a $100 buy-in and the gf came back to check on me and get some more $ so I just gave her a couple of my black chips to cash out and play with so no matter what I'd at least leave ahead. Ended up walking away with a little more and I find the gf on a slot at the end of a bonus round where she won $600 or so. I'd rather have these decent win/win/wins than one huge win followed by nothing...it's fun when you get on a streak.
     
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  14. rob889

    rob889 High-Roller

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    My next trip after that we arrived really late...like 1am. Ended up playing video poker for a good 4 hours and lost a couple hundred, followed that up with the walking dead slot where I lost a hundred, then played the aladdin slot and won about $800...called it a night after that at around 7am. It was a really long day - the drive took about 8 hours from So Cal due to the bad storm and road closures/mud slides - but totally worth it :)
     
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    Our trip in November we over spent a few days and were about out of our bankroll with a day and a half to go. We put a good sized bet on the Seahawks at the sports book at the Cosmo, and it was such a stressful game. But in the end we won, used that money that night and ended up turning it into a few thousand on the slots that night at Cosmo. We ended up going home with about half our bank roll, which is winning in my book!
     
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  16. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Same here. My rack got down to 12 dollars and I fought back to $1100. I originally bought in for $300. Made $800 profit.

    A day later I found myself in the same predicament, down to 3 red chips. It was my turn to roll so I threw another hundy on the table to buy a stack of reds. I didn't do too well on my roll but as the dice went around the table things began to heat up. When all was said and done I colored up $1600 on an original buy-in of 300 plus the extra Hail Mary hundred. Cleared $1200 profit.

    These are times it pays to hang in there. But there were many other times I wish I did not.
     
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    Biggest comeback was from around -120k to up +60k. Biggest loss is -220k with no comeback :bang:
     
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    My best comeback was back in the 90's when I was a kid. Went to AC with a $500 bankroll which was a lot back then as is is now. It was an overnight trip and by the next morning I only $20 left. Played videos poker with it and hit a straight flush for $125. Took that to the crap table and went on a heater and left with $4500. Haven't had anything like that since.
     
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    Minus 300 to plus 1200 in 24 hours. Minus due to first day buffalo losses, plus due to poker and a good slot pull. I generally bet in the same low roller neighborhood, so nothing shocking, but a nice win just the same :D
     
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    Last summer, on my last day, I was down to my emergency fund and playing nickle Keno (5 cents per game) when my name was announced over PA system...I won a spin on their promo wheel...$1000 to take home!
     
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