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Lucky at Roulette
03-26-2009, 03:40 AM
Post: #1
Lucky at Roulette
Some of you might tell from my other posts that the only games I will touch are poker, BJ, sports betting, and pass line/odds in craps. Well, before that I was a table-game beginner as we all are at one time and tried roulette. Had I known it was the worst table game to play I would have tried something else but live and learn.

So it is December of 1998. My life in general is just in bad shape. After making to age 29 with no close-family deaths I lose both grandparents on one side in 6 months. My office is falling apart as I cannot keep help and am just generally losing it. Only thing to look forward to is a three-day convention in the Bahamas my company has for its managers.

Well, two days before that yet another death on the same side of the family. I am on the phone all day getting a flight change to not miss the funeral. It takes all day because anyone with the authority to make the change is at a "pre-convention" there already. But change it they do.

So I fly to a layover at the city of my birth. My seat on the plane is "10A" (I like window seats on the port side of the plane.) When we land I see we land at gate "A-10." Kind of cute I figure and go off.

Land in Nassau and find I missed Terry Bradshaw speak to our company by about 2 hours! This whole thing is not getting any better.

So I hit the casino in the evening, not knowing what I am doing. Worse is that this week they were opening the "Paradise Island" complex to invited guests before the general public got in the next week, so limits are set very high.

Roulette is set at $10 behind the line and $1 on the board. I play off and on for two days, losing a little more than I win. Down to my last $10 of gambling money I remember my seat/gate and lay the whole thing on 10 and the corners around it. The whole table is watching.

Yup, it HIT! Now everybody is really watching, including my boss who probably thinks I am an idiot for making such a bet.

The idiots short-paid me! But I still came out of the weekend about even. Again, live and learn.

Here is a side funny note about the trip. I had to be at the airport at 5:30 AM to make the flight. As we wait in line my brother says, "hey, listen carefully!" Couple on their honeymoon getting their boarding passes for an international flight. After they get the passes we hear the guy say, "OK, now where do we pick up our passports?"

OUCH! Someone's week was now worse than mine!
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03-26-2009, 04:31 AM
Post: #2
RE: Lucky at Roulette
(03-26-2009 03:40 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  ...Only thing to look forward to is a three-day convention in the Bahamas my company has for its managers.

From a manager to a Blackjack dealer. You must have a very interesting life/career path?

(03-26-2009 03:40 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  Roulette is set at $10 behind the line and $1 on the board. I play off and on for two days, losing a little more than I win. Down to my last $10 of gambling money I remember my seat/gate and lay the whole thing on 10 and the corners around it. The whole table is watching.

Yup, it HIT! Now everybody is really watching, including my boss who probably thinks I am an idiot for making such a bet.

The idiots short-paid me! But I still came out of the weekend about even. Again, live and learn.

Well, everybody likes to try the roulette or slots occasionally. But I always play the minimum if I play -ev games.


(03-26-2009 03:40 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  Here is a side funny note about the trip. I had to be at the airport at 5:30 AM to make the flight. As we wait in line my brother says, "hey, listen carefully!" Couple on their honeymoon getting their boarding passes for an international flight. After they get the passes we hear the guy say, "OK, now where do we pick up our passports?"

OUCH! Someone's week was now worse than mine!
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"Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." - R. E. Shay
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03-26-2009, 07:26 AM
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RE: Lucky at Roulette
(03-26-2009 04:31 AM)KillJoy Wrote:  
(03-26-2009 03:40 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  ...Only thing to look forward to is a three-day convention in the Bahamas my company has for its managers.

From a manager to a Blackjack dealer. You must have a very interesting life/career path?

It has been unusual to say the least.

The management was fun but you get tired of waking up in the middle of the night from stress.

Being a "real" BJ dealer may wait as two different job possibilities popped up the last two days!
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03-26-2009, 07:41 AM
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RE: Lucky at Roulette
(03-26-2009 07:26 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  The management was fun but you get tired of waking up in the middle of the night from stress.

So you were sleeping like a baby. Woke up every two hours and cried. (A quote I heard)

(03-26-2009 07:26 AM)AZDuffman Wrote:  Being a "real" BJ dealer may wait as two different job possibilities popped up the last two days!

Glad to hear, I hope it works out for you!

"Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." - R. E. Shay
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