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Table Games The craziest thing I’ve ever seen at a craps table

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Slidey1, Feb 11, 2021.

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  1. mrem3200

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    Not really crazy and I have told this story before on another thread here a while back. But sort of crazy and sort of craps related. A few years ago me and my friend were on the last night of our trip staying and playing at the Cromwell. He was up $500 or so for the trip, a decent amount of money for him. He was watching me play BJ but got bored and decided he wanted to play craps. I told him I would catch up with him later.

    When I get to the craps table he tells me it was, of course choppy but that he was still up for the trip, and I start playing next to him. After some time he tells me he is going up to the room to go to the bathroom (for those that haven't been there going back up to the room to use the bathroom at the Cromwell isn't that much different than using the bathroom in the casino).

    He is gone for a long time and I finally go to the room to check on him. He is sitting on the bed with a very dejected look on his face and tells me that he lost a $1,000 chip (not lost it gambling just literally lost it. He had not cashed in any chips from his previous gambling sessions so he had a few yellow and black chips in his pocket and one was now missing). To this day he insists he was pick pocketed, I think he dropped it taking his chips out of his pocket to buy in. In any event...$1,000....poof gone.

    The ride to the airport was not as much fun as it could have been.
     
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  2. JeJas

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    depressing story, but why didn't he cash in his chips?
    I always cash my chips, particularly the big chips purple and above, even before I do anything else, bathroom break etc.
     
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  3. hippo25

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    Several years ago at the Barbary Coast (now Cromwell), the craps table was empty (no players). The boxman got up from his swivel chair, took a stack of red chips ($5) from the craps table, placed a pass line bet, and started rolling the dice. He continued playing and the dealers were dealing him like a regular craps table. After a few players joined in the table, the boxman gave all the chips back to the dealer to put back into the chip rack and he took a seat back in his swivel chair.

    I assume he was trying to attract players to an empty table but just looked kinda weird.
     
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  4. SprintGravy

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    The only time I've been to MGM National Harbor I went to one of the only craps table that was open on a very slow night. It was $25min I think. I walked over to a guy playing alone with my $300 or whatever in hand and the box tells me to go to the other side of the table. I see why.... this dude that is kinda wobbling, in a t-shirt and gym shorts and a backwards hat drinking coors light has his $500 and $1000 chips so precariously stacked on the rack because he ran out of room from all his $5000 and $10000 chips. I'm talking 2/5 PL omaha stacks high. I wide-eyed the box and he understood what I was non-verbally asking and nodded his head.

    So I wait for the point to finish and get my quarters out. Betting minimum with a pretty standard 6-8 place bets. Sometimes 5 sometimes 9. I set my initial bet down away from the center of the table and the dude rolling asks me to move it dead center and the dealers are kinda like nudging me to do so. I realize after a couple rolls... he's aiming for my chips.... and it's working! He's betting $5k a roll by my guesstimation and presses occasionally. It was insane to me to be doing this on a random cold Tuesday or something. But he keeps aiming for my little piddly stack of pass line and odds bets, knocking them over and us having to fix them for the cameras. But he must of had 50 rolls with me there, I forget the number of points. Eventually he sevens out pretty quickly in a row (I always passed my chance to roll so he could do his thing) and pulls out a plastic bag and just starts filling it up with his chips. No color up needed. Then leaves with his friend who was just there watching.

    So now I am there alone up quite a lot from my $300 initial buy in and I roll a total of 5 times, lose a few hundred and leave. After the dude left, the dealers tell me he's an assistant manager for an MLB team, wouldn't tell me which one. Also told me he'll be there tomorrow and probably lose most of the bag.

    Curious is anyone has ever seen this dude at MGM NH or it was just a mirage.

    Oh and I also lost pretty much all my winnings in freaking Pai Gow Poker of all things.
     
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  5. thebig0

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    At the Bellagio 6-7 years ago on a Sunday night, after putting my eyes back in my head seeing all the girls walk by on their way to the Bank, they rope off the last BJ table area next to the craps tables/cashier area. A few minutes later a 70+ guy in shorts, T-shirt, flip flops walks up and stacks of pink, white, other color chips appear. He starts playing two hands, sipping a Miller Lite, I think at about 100K hand and slowly a crowd of 50 or so appears gaping at this guy. He seems uninterested, just playing, the dealer is very stressed and the pit boss is standing by her and they are both involved in every hand. Whispers, side eyes etc. prevail, and then the cocktail waitresses arrive (god bless them) and its drinks all around and full on drink in hand gawking begins. Eventually he orders something and a waitress appears with a banana (got to keep up your Potassium levels you know) and I had this weird feeling I was back at the Milwaukee Zoo in the 60's looking at Sampson the Gorilla (look him up; most amazing non human in my opinion). Later he, not the Gorilla, moves over to the craps table and the 100k a roll continues. Strange as it was it just became a very boring thing to watch; $100 to us normal folks was $100,000 to him. Not knowing what else he does or did with his money, but I guess a lesson to us all?
     
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  6. 4Eyes

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    Another personal story, also at Caesars, around 2005 (not Craps, but BJ):

    A player, maybe in his mid-30s, walks up to a BJ table where I am playing with two other players. The new player sits down at 1st Base holding a wrinkled paper grocery bag filled with currency. He places it on the table and says, “all pink and the rest black; it's $9,900.” (The Caesars $500 chips at the time were pink and white.) The dealer tells him, “Sir, please put your money on the table.”

    The player empties his bag on the table in a mixed pile of mostly $20 and $50 bills. The dealer starts arranging and sorting the bills by denomination until the floorman sees what is going on. The floorman interrupts the process and tells the player he needs to go to the cage to convert his cash to chips.

    The player reluctantly walks to the cage, gets his cash counted and returns to the game with 19 $500 and four $100 chips. (Obviously the $9,900 amount was to intentionally avoid the $10,000 FinCen reporting limit.). He plays four or five hands for $500 each, then scoops up his chips and heads back to the cage.

    Having seen this act before, I point to the cage and tell the other players and the dealer to “watch this.” The game stops as we are watching the player. The cage cashier counts out the player’s chips, reaches into the cash drawer and pulls out an envelope containing the SAME currency pile from the player, adjusts the cash for the player' table win/loss, then gives the stack of currency to the player. The player asks for C Notes, but the cashier refuses. As the pissed player is leaving the cage, the cashier asks him, "Sir, would you like your paper bag back?".
     
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  7. robswins

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    I had a session back in 2008 in the Wynn high roller room, $100 minimum craps table. I was on a hot run in poker and decided to play craps, but all of the normal games were full, so I found my way over there. The only other guy at the table was this old guy with the rail full of $5k and $25k chips. My first roll he does $110,000 inside with $5,000 each on the hard ways. I get on a hot roll and am hitting hard ways back to back to back. Guy is collecting $80k total every time I hit a hard 6 or 8, and he pressed the 6 and 8 so it was over $100k payout on them the next couple of times I hit. I rolled for 15 minutes (which is a long time with just 2 players and dealers who are being quick). The guy made well over a million on my roll.

    The sickest part of the whole thing was that he never even looked at me. They would put his payout on the table, he'd scoop in up into the rail and just kept staring at the chips. I was making good money for myself since I had bet $2200 inside, but obviously nothing like his sick hits. After the roll I colored up and the dealer on my side gave me a knowing look. Other player had probably made over $1.5 mil on my roll and didn't even say "nice roll" or "see ya", just kept staring at his chips. I wonder how much he was still down for the weekend!
     
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  8. robswins

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    I think the craziest thing I've seen at a craps table though was when my friends I were in Vegas during a very dead December in 2008. It's like 3 in the morning, I'm playing craps at Paris with a couple of my buddies hanging out drinking next to me since it was so empty. Suddenly, a rather attractive young woman sprints by us with her dress hiked up so far and falling down so much that it was only covering her stomach. She was not wearing a bra and was flopping everywhere. She is making a bee line straight for the front doors that go to the Strip. Everyone including the dealers all turn and look in surprise, and 10 seconds later 5 security guards come by running after her. One of them catches up and tackles her before she can make it out. Apparently she was a... lady of the night, and she had robbed a hotel guest who had been using her services. He called down as she was in the elevator and thus the chase we witnessed. Gotta love Vegas.
     
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  9. mr.vegas

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    A couple of years ago at are local casino Grand Falls on a Sunday afternoon I walked up to the $5.00 craps table and got in on a hot roll, I only brought a $100.00 and bought in with that, $5.00 pass line, point was 4 and I covered 6,8,9, plus 5x odds behind the line. The guy next to me is betting a lot bigger than me. After the roll I colored up with $956.00 from the roll and never pressed or did any carney bets. The bigger better next to me gets $16000.00 plus change, I look at the bigger bettor next to me and say I don't think it will get any better than this I am outta here he looks at me and says your lucky I am still down $9000.00 for the afternoon. I am thinking who can afford to be down $25000.00 in one afternoon at a local casino in northwest Iowa.
     
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