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Casino wants its $2

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    No telling if the pit boss will be riding his bike around town demanding this guy repay his winnings. I guess technically they want their $45K, but they are buying all kinds of bad publicity by trying to go after this guy to get it back over a $2 fee:

  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I play low-stakes poker and find that many players hang around just for the bad-beat jackpots. This will create much more bad will than the casino thinks.

    I have a lot of questions.... Didn't they give out W-2s the moment they gave out the money? Complete with IDs/drivers licenses?

    This really makes no sense.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    The commenters are skewering the guy who wrote this thing. The article implies that the player defrauded the other gamblers because dude didn't pay his $2 fee.

    All the other players are saying, "No, he paid into the rake, so he didn't defraud anyone."

    Bad move, shithole casino.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    How do they decide when to turn loose of the money on these deals?
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    If I were that guy, I'd hold a press conference, tell the casino to fuck off, put it on YouTube, and ask them if this is worth $45K.
  6. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    It is bad publicity - and it also goes to show how greedy these casinos are because they find every fucking reason possible to squirrell out of paying that bad beat.

    I've seen it wiped out three different times in poker rooms - once because the two idiots checked it down and didn't have enough money in the pot to qualify, once because someone had their cell phone on the table and picked it up and was sifting through text messages and once because a guy jumped up on the turn and started getting all excited about the fact that the bad beat might be possible based on the board - and then he went to his buddies at another table and had them come over to watch.

    It is total bullshit because none of that has anything to do with the cards and I think at least one of those instances led to a lawsuit.

    But this one is just dumb - when you buy chips at Turning Stone, you just buy the $2 card - what is so hard about that?
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It always amuses me how irrationally cheap poker players can be. Guys will bring $1,000 to the table and call a $75 bet with a gut-shot, then they won't tip the waitress for a drink or, in this case, pay their $2 entry.
  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    In similar news, I read this morning where Vegas cops caught some guy who had stolen at gun point $1.5 million in chips from the Bellagio. Did the guy not know that the only place those chips had any monetary value was the place he stole them, meaning he'd have to go back in there?
  9. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Truer words have never been written in these forums - poker players are the cheapest motherfuckers on the planet about everything except for how much money they are willing to lose.

    My favorite story is the one day I was playing at our local casino here in Pittsburgh and a guy wanted to order some food - now, mind you we were playing 2-5 no-limit and he had every bit of about $1200 in front of him but he had only had say, $10, built up on his players card (you get like .80 per hour you play) and the stuff he wanted cost, say $12. He refused to order it and then called the floor over to see if he could the necessary extra dollars added in order to purchase his food for free. It was literally like $3 or something and they finally make it happen for him -- he gets his food and shit and hands the waitress a $1 chip for a tip.

    I was embarrassed for him.
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    And that they'll change them out in a heartbeat when something like this happens so you have no chance of cashing them in? And if you try, you're pretty much walking right into the police station.
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Strippers. If you ever come across dirty money, lots of unmarked bills, a ton of cash, or casino chips, you have the strippers cash it for you. How do you get chummy with strippers? I can't tell you. But if your money is laced with coccaine, or you have a ton of cash or chips, I bet you know better than I.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I imagine a $100,000 chip would buy one hell of a lap dance, but how does the transaction take place? Do you lick the chip before you press it on her skin?
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