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Table Games Million Dollar Payout at PH! 3-card sucker Royal Diamonds bet

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by PHVHost, Jul 20, 2014.

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  1. Aaron5

    Aaron5 Low-Roller

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    As a tip I would give the dealers 5 to 10k at the time of the win; give the actual dealer a gift worth about 1k; and take the players at the table to a steak dinner at Strip House (Hunter would hopefully be covering the dinner!).
     
  2. newmans

    newmans VIP Whale

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    How would you be giving the actual dealer the 1k gift? I don't think they can take it.......meeting him/ her in a parking lot:)
    I heard someone hit the million at Paris last year and tipped $45k.
     
  3. PHVHost

    PHVHost High-Roller

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    Tips are shared, you give it at the table, it goes in the tip box, they are distributed the following day I believe.
     
  4. atcmurph

    atcmurph Watcher Of The Skies

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    Yeah I heard that from a dealer at Paris. Seems a little much. But I would love to figure out how to tip the actual dealer under the table, besides the tip to be shared amongst all the the dealers.
     
  5. atcmurph

    atcmurph Watcher Of The Skies

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    Of course it's a "sucker" bet! But that's not going to stop me from playing it. Because I'm keeping the dream alive. And, as per Murphy's Law, the first hand I don't play it the million dollar hand will come up. And I'll have to throw myself under a bus, since my hotel room won't have a window that opens. :bang:
     
  6. gamblersruin

    gamblersruin Low-Roller

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    Oh why did I read this I just checked into PHo today and doing ok on slots but I kept staring at the tables looking for let it ride. I guess 3cp with side bet would be somewhat comparable, probably give it a try soon lol
     
  7. PHVHost

    PHVHost High-Roller

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    UPDATE:

    Last night I sent the guy and his two friends to the Rhino in a limo. Today I heard he made it rain with 10k in bills and was relieved of 15k in the VIP section by an army of girls.
     
  8. buckeyestud

    buckeyestud Low-Roller

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    I thought the story about taking the money and running straight home to the wife was probably not going to pan out. This is a proper way to celebrate.

    What is 1 mil after taxes anyways, like 500k? That money will be gone quick. I would at least hope to get a couple of rental properties out of it for some cash flow...
     
  9. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Actually it's quite a bit better than that, but still in the tens of millions. The royal flush in diamonds is the only combination for the million. The amount of 6 card combinations for the player + dealer is:

    52*51*50*49*48*47 =14,658,134,400

    divided by...

    6*5*4*3*2*1 =720 (because the order of the players and dealers cards don't matter)

    So the probability of the diamond 6-card royal is:

    1 in 14,658,134,400/720 = 1 in 20,358,520

    The overall house edge on the 6 card bonus bet is 18.1%. Ouch!

    http://wizardofodds.com/games/three-card-poker/

    And if this guy blew that much in strippers, best of luck holding onto him Hunter!
     
  10. Aaron5

    Aaron5 Low-Roller

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    I get their email address and send a gift card like amazon. Also, most casinos allow the dealers to receive small gifts (not cash) like perfume. I do both all the time along with tipping at the tables.


    Here a part of an email i received from a PH dealer:


    I look forward to seeing you! No, I didn't deal that....but I was in the other pit when it happened.
    It was a pleasure pit dealer...Pit 3.

    Can you believe that guy only toked $900? Then he came back the
    following day and gave the dealer $100 chip and was bragging how he spent $25,000
    at a strip club! Go figure!
     
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  11. simundo26

    simundo26 Low-Roller

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    i honestly dont get why dealers should get a large tip if you hit a jackpot 900 was a good tip, its not the players job to provide the income with such a large tip
     
  12. seviay

    seviay High-Roller

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    I can't imagine I would tip more than $1,000 on this unless I was hammered drunk. I'd probably toss a purple ($500) to each player at the table also.
    The sense of entitlement to a tip is strange to me, especially since the other players and dealer weren't going to cover any of your losses on that side bet if it didn't hit.
    Certainly I'm not alone in thinking this?
     
  13. tacallian

    tacallian Low-Roller

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    As with anything where tips are generally appropriate, it would entirely depend on the dealers performance. If they were a ton of fun, making jokes, being personable, etc. Then yeah, I could see a sudden increase in net worth generating an out of the norm amount of money given as a tip. If they were as stiff as a board, well... can't say that I'd feel too bad not doing so.
     
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    This guy's first time gambling and he wins a long shot bet for a million dollars, He is ruined! He'll probably dump all of his new found wealth back into the casinos thinking gambling is easy money.
     
  15. tringlomane

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    I sorta thought this too. You're definitely more likely to get "hooked" that's for sure.

    I lost my first time gambling (local riverboat). I also lost my first trip to Vegas, but a 3-day whirlwind of "free" booze and constant action while incurring only a $60 loss helped get me "hooked".

    What's also annoying, he doesn't get the tip directly anyway. It has to be split with crappy dealers too. I'm still guilting myself into giving a few thousand probably though. And yeah, probably "envying" the table a bit too. But I do know without any tipping from anyone, they'll make minimum wage as that's their base wage (and it's worse in other states).
     
  16. jgates8

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    I guess I would be looking at about $1000 too and I'm sorry they don't feel that is an adequate amount. For this player it was known he just started. For other players you don't know if they have already lost hundreds or hundreds of thousands lol. I talked about it a bit with the slot people at local casino. They said so many people do not tip on slot pays that they really are happy with any tip they do receive when they do a hand pay. They said most of the people are so excited they are lucky they can even remember their own first name lol!!! So they are happy whether it is $5 or $500. (I normally tip $20 for a hand pay as mine are normally just over the threshold).
     
  17. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa Front Line Winner

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    How much do they hit you with on taxes?

    I'd probably tip 5k.

    I have never played 3CP...I don't know poker too well. BUT...I will try it now. And yes, I always play the carny side bets.
     
  18. sindustry

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    They may withhold 30% right off the bat, or they could have given it all to him and he ends up reporting it and pays ordinary income tax on it. The only time i have ever had tax withheld was a $10k jackpot I won at PH. I tried to let them give me the full amount but they said they had to withhold it.
     
  19. PHVHost

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    His after tax payout was 750k
     
  20. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa Front Line Winner

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    Not too shabby at all. And since tax is withheld at that moment you then don't have to report it on your end of year returns, right?

    I would've taken a $650k check and gotten absolutely nutty with the $100k.
     
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