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Tales told during shuffles1 August 2013
One message that comes through loud and clear is that players love to read about other players. My e-mail box is flooded every time I relay a little table talk. So let’s go back to the blackjack table for some more tales told during shuffles.
Her husband said that trip was they first time they’d ever gambled.
“There was just an hour between the wedding and reception, and we played in our full wedding regalia. The other players, the dealer, everyone seemed to want to make the young couple happy. Especially the bride.
“I think we lost $30 between us, but we had such fun. The pit boss wrote us a comp for dinner for two in the steak house. We didn’t need it that night, but he dated it so we could use it the next. One of the other players gave my new wife a kiss on the cheek and shook my hand, and in the shake he gave me a $100 chip. I said he shouldn’t do that, but he just said, ‘You kids have a nice life.’ And we have.”
“A couple of the fellas, they didn't even know they’d won. They were betting on every hand without looking at their cards. The dealer had an ace up, then had two more aces face down. And these guys are moaning, because how often are you going to beat three aces?
“But you know what? The first lady had a straight. Then there was a flush. Then the two guys who hadn’t looked, one had a straight and the other had a flush.
“And me? You know what I had? Four Kings, that’s what I had.
“You ever seen anything like that?”
“I play a lot of craps now, but I was always afraid to try until one day I was in a casino that was giving free lessons. They had a dealer walk us through how to make the bets, and let us do a little practice play with no money. They used chips that had no logos or values on them and couldn’t be cashed in. I had fun, and I decided to try the game at a $5 table. It wasn’t too crowded, and the dealers answered all my questions -- and I had a lot of them.
“Isn’t this a customer service thing that makes sense both for the players and the casino? I think it is. I play more now because I know what I’m doing.”
“This is better for me. I won some money last night. Dude a couple of seats down from me was dealt three-of-a-kind, and the dealer just kept giving him chips.
“The next hand, I picked up my cards, and I couldn’t believe it. I had an 8, a 9 and a 10, and they were all diamonds. A straight flush. I was so excited, I shouted, ‘Would you believe it!’”
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