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Lets hear your worst gamble beatdown

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by LKG276, Jan 25, 2021.

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  1. The Toddster

    The Toddster Derrick Henry strikes fear in the hearts of men

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    My beatdown mentioned upthread had a similar effect. Losing the money sucked, but the lack of self-control and the stupidity really ate at me. That casino is 2 hours from home, and I drove the speed limit the whole way back and didn't turn on the radio. One of those days.
     
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  2. Zeke C

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    I haven't personally experienced any severe beatdowns, but I have had some nice wins and losses and usually keep the losses under $1k However, I have been at the table when others have had severe beatdowns. Several years ago I was at Orleans and playing at a $10 pitch BJ table on a Friday night. The table was full and I was sitting at 3rd base playing my normal $10 to $20 bets and the lady to my right was playing 2 hands with at least $25/hand (sometimes jumping up to $75). The lady was also betting $10 to $20 per hand on the Kings bounty side bet. She was doing quite well on both the BJ bet and the side bet. My wife was standing behind me and the lady playing next to me, my wife and I were having a nice conversation. After about 15 minutes, she gets both K spades but the dealer did not have BJ, but she still had a big win. She decides she is going to take a break and go get her host something from the gift shop. The dealer places a plastic marker chip on both of the spots she was playing and she leaves her chips (~$2.5k) on the table. She wasn't gone 2 minutes and a gentleman steps up and wants to play. The dealer says both spots are reserved and he continues to stand beside me in front of her reserved spot that doesn't have any chips by the circle (just the plastic marker). After several hands go by he again asks if he can play and the dealer says no. He asks for a pit boss and after discussion, the pit boss says he can play at the spot without her chips, but that he must leave when she returns. He finds this acceptable and throws down a $100 bill and says "Money Plays" (he had a very heavy Eastern European accent). The dealer picks up the bill to verify it's legit and he gets upset and says "You no touch my money, it's bad luck !" The dealer put the bill down and he picked it up, jams it in his pocket and throws down another $100 bill and says "Money Plays". The pit boss is behind the dealer and says to just go ahead and deal. Well, the dealer won and she picks up the $100 bill. He now throws down $200 and says "Money Plays !" and the dealer wins again. He is still standing as he never sits down during his play and there is no stopping him now. Down goes $400 and he says "MONEY PLAYS !" As I'm sure you're getting the drift for this story, he loses again. Meanwhile, my wife whispers in my ear "Come on, let's go to a different table, this could get bad". My reply is "No, this is going to be interesting, I'm going to bet table min and we can just have fun watching. For the next hand, he slows down a little bit and only throws out $600 and says "MONEY PLAYS !" He loses again, but note that most of the rest of the table are mostly breaking even during this stretch. About this time a 2nd pit boss comes over to join the fun. Our player now throws out $1,000 and says "MONEY PLAYS !" The table had a $1,000 max bet limit, so the dealer says she has to count his stack of bills to verify it's not over $1,000 and he shouts back "No touch my money, bad luck - you no need count, just take 10 bills if I lose or pay me 10 black if I win" The dealer looks to both pit bosses and they say go ahead and deal. Well, he gets an 11, so out comes another $1,000 for his double down. He peeks at his card and he has a 9 to give him 20, however the dealer pulls a 5 card 21 ! Undeterred, he says that playing that spot is bad luck and asks if he can play her other spot where her chips are sitting. Reluctantly, the pit bosses say OK and reminds him he'll have to leave when she returns. So, he proceeds to throw down $1,000 in the spot by her chips AND he throws down $1,000 in the spot he had been playing. I see his cards and he gets 20 on both hands, he tucks both hands and he is happy, until the dealer turns over a BJ !!! After that hand, he storms away from the table and in just 2 or 3 minutes, the lady comes back to the table. Her first words were "So, how has the table been going ?" All of the players start laughing and even the dealer and the two pits bosses are smiling. Most of us replied in unison "You wouldn't believe us if we told you what happened !"

    Apologies for the long story, but it needed to be told in full.
     
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  3. Hockeylade

    Hockeylade Low-Roller

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    My 1st bachelor party (I had 2 bachelor parties for my single wedding) in 2004, dropped 5K at CP in under an hour. All I got to show for it was a single watery drink. Back then, that was major cheddar. I still dislike CP to this day.
     
  4. mrem3200

    mrem3200 VIP Whale

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    Ugh, thanks for the post but one long (2,000 word or whatever) paragraph is really hard to read. Maybe break it up a little the next time.
     
  5. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    You guys are clearly outa my league! I considered a few $20s at Rivers to be a major beatdown as in how quickly it vanished.
     
  6. nottooshabby

    nottooshabby Low-Roller

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    Not a true beatdown in the overall dollars lost, but a thorough clock-cleaning on one single-deck blackjack shuffle at El Cortez back in 2009 or 2010. It was at the $25 minimum table that was dealt from the shoe . . . the dealer got three naturals (where there are only a total of four possible!) in addition to beating my 20 with a 7-7-7 (again, only four 7's in a single-deck). I lost every single hand in that shuffle and have never forgotten that!
     
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  7. NewOrleansSlimm

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    Slot beat down, lol...In high limit in NOLA, quite intoxicated and playing a $5 machine, $10 max. its giving a little and taking a little but no decent pay outs, just making points. over to my left is the $100-$500 machines. this lady is playing single spin $100 and gets a hand pay, while waiting to get paid, she plays the machine next to it, single spin $100 and a few spins she gets a hand pay. she went back and forth getting maybe 6 handpays in 30 minutes, just from the time I noticed. not sure what she got earlier or after I left. but I got some cash on me and I want a handpay to, lol...so I walk over to the $100-$500 bank, proceed to load up some hundos and get to work. I pressed that button, single spin $100 17 times, it returned absolutely nothing. that was my first and may be my last time playing a $100 machine
     
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  8. Catzilla

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    I never lose any more than my given $300 daily allowance, so there are no big beatdowns. I tend to view how many points I receive during play as a gauge to whether it was a beatdown or not. Second to that is whether I go through the whole playing session (3-4 hrs) with no bonuses. If I put a $100 in the machines, play that through and have 125 pts, I consider that a beatdown. (slots, point per dollar) If I received no bonuses, that's a double beatdown. If I get the dreaded zero bonus, that's a :cuss: beatdown.
     
  9. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty High-Roller

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    Went to Venetian High Limit room on 1st night of trip and played blackjack with my brother. We were drinking martini's and at some point several hours later I blacked out. I fell asleep at the blackjack table and was told to color up and leave. The pit crew kicked me out of the high limit salon. We still wanted to gamble so we stumbled over to Palazzo and went in their high limit room for some more BJ. My bankroll was like 4K for the entire trip. I have a blurry memory of stacks of black chips and betting way over my head. Fast forward to the next morning, I wake up hungover and begin looking for my bankroll. I have no memory of the events from the night before. I have no money in the safe, no money hidden in my sport coat, no money in my wallet. In all my trips to Vegas I have never been so undisciplined with my bankroll. Zero money left and multiple days left on my stay. About an hour later I meet my brother for breakfast at Grand Lux and give him the bad news about blowing my entire bankroll. My brother proceeds to pull a receipt from his wallet from the Palazzo high limit cage. Apparently I had deposited my winnings at the cage but have no recollection of doing so. He hung onto the receipt because he thought I was too drunk and thought I might lose it in my drunken state. The balance on the receipt was for a little over $20,000. I went from thinking I had blown my $4K trip bankroll on night one, and ended up finding out I had $20K+ in winnings waiting for me at the cage. Biggest beatdown and biggest gambling win, all in the same moment. True story . . .
     
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  10. mrem3200

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    In the grand scheme of things not a bad beatdown but at the time sure was a stomach punch. 1989 or 90, my friend and I (both not yet 21) went to AC (I think it was Trump Plaza) with my friends dad (Jimmy)...our first time ever in a casino and they were not strict about checking ID's so being underage turned out to not be a problem. Jimmy was a big player, at least big in our minds since he got comped rooms (one for him and one for us) and all meals were comped. Jimmy was all Italian and a wannabe gangster, gold pinky rings, gaudy watches and all. He worked in a warehouse during the day and made book at nights and on weekends. He wasn't mob connected but supposedly the guy above him, that he called off big bets that he didn't want to take, was. Nice enough guy, but not someone you wanted to be on the wrong side of.

    I brought $300 to gamble with for the weekend which at the time was A LOT of money for a 19 yo college student (at least it was for me). I lost all of it the first night playing BJ...we had no idea what we were doing. I wanted to throw up. The next morning at breakfast Jimmy hands me an envelope with another $300 in it. Tells me it is a loan and to make sure I pay him back. Now I am scared to death to lose more and not be able to pay him back. Not that he would hurt me but he was still a scary guy. I don't remember the specifics but I won something that night and was able to pay him back part of the loan while we were still in AC and was able to scrape together the rest to pay him back a few weeks after we got back from the trip. Before he broke my legs. :haha:

    My friend and I are still best friends to this day and over the years I got to know Jimmy pretty well. He never changed, always someone you didn't want to cross but not a bad guy. Sadly Jimmy passed away several years ago. RIP, Jimmy, the guy that brought me to my first casino.
     
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