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Table Games UNBELIEBABLE Pai Gow Story

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by buckeyetodd, Dec 1, 2016.

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  1. buckeyetodd

    buckeyetodd High-Roller

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    So today i had nothing to do so, like a idiot, i go up to Hollywood Columbus to play some cards (forgive me for this not being a Vegas themed story).

    i went to the poker room, held my own for a while then just gradually donked off my chips. thats an entirely different story.

    i was getting ready to leave and for the absolute first time in my entire life, probably at least 500 trips to casinos near and far, i stopped at the atm and took out 200. i just wasn't ready to go home at this point.

    i walked over to the pai gow table and it was completely empty. i asked the dealer (who i know from previous trips) if he is killing everybody and he said the players just weren't getting any cards. since i was going to be playing heads up with him, i decided to go ahead and bank every other hand. why not take the advantage. i was sitting in seat 6.

    so my first hand i push, second i bank and the dealer gets a full house while i got a jack high pai gow. great start to being the banker. five more hands go by, i win a couple and lose a couple, no bonuses so i'm pretty close to even.

    we are getting ready to play hand number 8, in which i would be the banker and another dude sits down and pulls two green chips out of his pocket. he is sitting at seat 4. i don't like to bank when other people are at the table because i want to root for them so i decide not to bank.

    the dealer hits the magic button and a six comes up so the first seven cards are mine. i look at my cards and i'm thrilled to have my second jack high pai gow in eight hands. the other guy is holding his cards face up so the dealer can see them and he has a 3-9 clubs seven card straight flush! the first one i have ever seen and i've never talked to anyone who has ever seen one.

    i'm super pumped. i'm in line for a 500-1 envy bonus of 2500. the guy who got the hand, WASN'T PLAYING THE BONUS. the pit boss comes over, says pay him and the dealer gives me 5 purples. well shit, i'm ready to go home. i have a trip in january and i just jacked my bankroll by 2500.

    so i'm getting ready to get up, i have about 200 of my money in front of me and i give the player 100 and give the dealer 90. the player angrily says to me in his asian accent to give him a purple. i'm like wtf dude, i didn't have to give you anything. between the two of them i gave them about 8% of my winnings and i personally think that is plenty.

    so i'm driving home and get to thinking........had that guy not sat down i would have been banking so the deal would have started with the dealer, seat seven would have got the second hand and i would have got the magic third hand.......fuck me. that dude just cost me 22,500,

    anyways, thats my story. every word of it true. i'm happy with the 2500 but man o man i could have had fun with the 25000.

    Todd
     
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  2. meyers67

    meyers67 VIP Whale

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    Good story.

    Can you explain how you would of gotten his straight flush hand if it was two handed? And why would the payout of been $25,000. Isn't it 500-1 regardless of who it's dealt to?
     
  3. buckeyetodd

    buckeyetodd High-Roller

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    When you are the banker, you assume the number 1 when the cards are dealt. Usually the house is number one and at this particular table I was 6. The deal was to start on the 6 so that is what the house was. Cards are dealt in descending order so hand 1 to dealer on number 6, hand 2 to third base, hand 3 to me. Since this hand started on me since I wasn't banking, the player in seat 4 got the third hand
     
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    Ah gotcha. Co cards aren't dealt around the table like blackjack. You get all 7 cards at once?

    And if you got the hand it's 5,000 - 1?
     
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    Was that the other guy's first hand he played?

    Out of curiosity - what are the table minimums for Pai Gow in Columbus? I've been to Hollywood Toledo and I never see them below $25.
     
  6. meyers67

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    "Give me a purple".....lol
     
  7. wanker751

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    I heard a story at my local from a dealer where they got a high hand, guy wasn't playing the bonus. He requested from one of the players a portion of the envy.... guy refused and he mucked his hand...

    Take that with as many grains of salt as you will, not saying I am thinking the dealer was lying. I would have been livid tho...
     
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  8. buckeyetodd

    buckeyetodd High-Roller

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    a 7 card straight flush with no joker pays 5000-1 so the fortune bonus pays 25k

    was his very first hand. the table minimum is 15 in columbus. for the first year or so it was a 25 table

    i was already holding 5 purples when i gave him the four greens. maybe i should have gave him more or maybe he should have played it for $5. i thought it was an appropriate amount imo
     
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    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    You don't owe him anything imo... it is not like he actually actively did anything... what you gave was fine.

    I'd probably be 86'd if someone held me hostage with a winning hand and then mucked it
     
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    I love pai-gow, I wish they had it at the casinos that are closest to me. that is crazy of someone to demand a purple chip or anything else from you. when you are on a losing streak and run broke, they wont be there with their hand out, offering to help you. I may have been tempted to take back the $100 from him, I might pleasantly say "ok -- give me back the $100" and when he gives it back I would say "now go F^%$ YOURSELF!! I am not a mean person at all, but in todays culture, people make it so hard to be nice. it just don't pay.
     
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    I've played like 50 hours of Pai Gow and have never seen that hand-crazy
     
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    Holy shit! That's awesome, crazy and mind blowing all at the same time... What would the odds of something like that be?

    I've never played Pai-Gow, but may need to learn just for shits and giggles... Especially if blackjack pays are so shitty now
     
  13. buckeyetodd

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    i don't know the odds, i imagine you can find the odds on www.wizardofodds.com

    the closest i had ever seen was also at columbus but the dealer had the hand. she had a,k,q,j,10,9,7 of spades

    down through the years i have played a ton of pai gow, thousands, maybe ten thousand hands. first 7 card straight flush i've ever seen
     
  14. GeorgeJ.

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    That's a great hand for not having to use a Joker....really rare to have a 7-card straight flush without the Joker..

    Closest I came was something like 2-3-4 7-8-9 and the Joker...since it was missing two cards in the center, I didn't even get a Straight Flush out of that hand...only a Flush..damn that was close..
     
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    an update on this story............

    after some more consideration, had i been playing heads up and banking on the hand i wouldn't have gotten anything so thank you random sit down guy with two green chips.

    the deal started on the six. had i been banking, the six would have been the four seat which means the 7 card straight flush would have been on the two seat, where nobody was sitting. was discussing it at casino the other day (knock on wood, i've been on fire playing pai gow). pit boss mentioned to a regular that i was the guy who got the envy bonus. in discussing it, i said i would have gotten the seven card had i been banking and immediately the dealer (who i've never played with before) said you're wrong and left it at that. truth of the matter, he was acting a bit like an asshole (he was the relief dealer). the other players agreed with me and i let it go. after dealer left, the other players were asking why that guy had to act like such a jerk. who knows, maybe it was me (50/50 toss up).

    anyways.....since nobody i've ever talked to has ever seen a seven card straight flush, i'm a bit of a celebrity with the regular pai gow players. i'm going to start embellishing some of the finer details so in 20 years, when i'm talking about it, its the worlds greatest gambling story.

    todd
     
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    Totally agree with embellishing the story it should be at least 15 minutes long and payout doubled.. BTW have I told you about the 85 pound red snapper I caught while fishing in the Gulf of.......
     
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    Cool! At least you get to feel good about winning the 2.5k and not feel bad about not winning the 25k. But I still wished you had asked for the two green chips back having the other guy think that you would have given him a purple. Then take the chips back without giving him anything back.
     
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    Fuck that guy! He didn't deserve a cent! Just like the guys who roll 4 hard 8s and then think I owe them some of MY money from the bets I pressed!!! You could have made the same bet!
     
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  19. buckeyetodd

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    The "fuck that guy" attitude has been the reaction of all the regular pai gow players at Hollywood.
     
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    Rhetorically speaking, that 'give me a purple' demand could come mixed with some black and blue.
    You were generous beyond....
     
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