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My "Psychic" Slot Win
Roulette, it's easy to make a few bucks betting even money.
But as the player begins to seek higher rewards, it becomes much
more difficult. Inside
odds of 2-to-1, 8-to-1, 17-to-1 and finally 35-to-1 wear out and
grind down even the biggest bankrolls. Roulette, it is fair to
say, "ain't the easiest game in the casino."
I was playing during what must have been The Beau
Rivage graveyard shift. Even for a weekday night it seemed
particularly quiet. No big action at the Craps tables.
No high rollers working at the Blackjack tables either. But
that was certainly not true for the Roulette table. That's
where I was; playing Roulette.
A gorgeous brunette walked over and dropped a twenty dollar bill in
front of the croupier. She seemed to be a bit nervous, but
that's not unusual for first-time gamblers. The croupier,
working alone, made her change in four casino five-dollar chips, per
her instructions. She then put three of the four chips into
her purse, and placed the remaining chip straight up on number
thirty-six. It was a long-odds bet (35 to 1) and probably her
last before she returned to whatever city the next morning.
But as luck would have it's way...
I can only tell
you that the "voice" came through very loud and very clear... and for once,
I was playing in Biloxi,
Mississippi, at the famous Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino.
It wasn't my first time at the "Beau," and it sure won't be my last.
It was a typical morning. Players were drinking coffee instead of booze, and
the dominant sound was the clean-up crew's vacuum cleaners, rather than the
loud buzzers and bells of slot machines.
My husband, Michael, was in line at the Player Card desk, inquiring about
comps and such, and I was just looking around when it happened. "It" was a
voice. A comment. A psychic instruction to play a certain machine.
And I know what you're thinking... Am I a nut-job? A loon, running from
casino to casino trying to capitalize on imaginary "voices?" I can honestly
tell you that I am none of those things. While I may have had a premonition
or two in my life, what happen to me was unique, and unfortunately, not to
be repeated. I was "told" what machine to play, and I followed this
information as if I was following orders in the army.
"Where are you going?" asked my husband.
True Casino Stories
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Taking Care of Yourself
While at The Casino
I'm sure we all know the feeling - that this
one last go will win you back all your money, that you're on a streak
you can't possibly lose out on... It's common, but unfortunately if
you're in the middle of Vegas, there's a chance that's happening inside
someone's head roughly every thirty seconds. Responsible gamblers are
often the ones that walk away with their bank balances looking healthier
than they did when they walked in, or at least not as unhealthy as some.
First off, if you're taking a card into the
casino - and often that's a
lot easier, especially if you're on holiday and don't want to leave it
in the hotel room - make sure you're using a card with a limit,
preferably one with a set amount of money on it that has no link
whatsoever to your main bank account. That way, when you're done -
you're done. This works well with all casinos, from luxury joints in
Vegas right the way home to the games sitting on your laptop.
"Ms. Craps" to You.
by Marsha Hunt
On May 23, 2009, Patricia Demauro, a grandma from New Jersey beat
trillion-to-one odds by throwing a 4 hour, 18 minute lucky streak at the
Borgata in Atlantic City. With only a $100. buy-in, Patricia
rolled 154 times before crapping out. The hotel broke out the
champagne after her stupendous feat. Demauro eclipsed the former
record of an Hawaiian man named Fujitake back in 1989. It is
unknown how much money she made during the roll, but you can well
imaging the side bettors had a field day. read
Roulette Wheel Bias
by Jake Earl
It is the dream of every gambler to have a system; a system that allows
him to take a casino for a considerable amount of money. For some
people, it was no dream…
Hibbs was a noted mathematician. In 1949, he and fellow graduate
student Roy Walford, took time away from school and went to Nevada.
Their aim was to study the roulette wheel bias of Las Vegas and Reno
casinos, then exploit that mathematical “edge” and win big. They
were said to have made over $42,000. in their schemes. The idea of
a biased wheel is not new.
Catch a Break
It is the business of all casinos to take your money,
and generally, they
do it very well.
The big casinos supply free drinks, reduced (or free) room rates, show
tickets, etc., to entice the player to continue to gamble.
obvious reason is the house edge, which varies greatly from game to
game. The house edge is the reason Steve Wynn can build another
casino; why The Bellagio can change their carpet every year; and why
Indians learn the casino business so quickly. Casinos make money. Yet in this universe of “We ‘gotcha” there lies a precious few methods in
which the player can turn the cards to his advantage. read
Today's Selected Stories
It’s human nature to
assume we’re pretty good in the
casinos at what we do. Accordingly, many people
sit down at a blackjack table and assume their losses are due to bad
luck, rather than their own bad play. ...more
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