Originally Posted by CardSharpCook
Tell me a story about a drunk customer hitting on a waitress. ONLY IF IT IS FUNNY! Otherwise, tell me about the most surprising big bettor. You know, the guy/gal that sits at the table and you expect them to pull out two twenties, but they pull out 10 5k chips instead!
Had a guy one time, this quiet Mexican dude in his late 30's (flannel shirt, khaki pants), come up to my $5 table at the Horseshoe.
He changes up $40 and bets a few $5 hands. He loses like 3 or 4 in a row and then looks up and me and asks, "is $5 all I can bet?" I said "no, that's just the minimum. You can bet from $5 to $25,000.00."
I see the guy go under the table and he has this big manila folder. He reaches into the folder and pulls out a wad (no band) of about $10k. Next bet, $2k. Loses. Next bet, $3k. Loses. $5k.. splits aces (gets out $5k). 19 and 18. I pull like a 4 card 20. He's reaching again.
Floorman comes over (I've been yelling "money plays $__k" ). I hold up the game while they exchange information.
He asks the floor how much he can bet. He gives the typical BHS speech:
"You can bet whatever you'd like up to $25k. If you want to establish a higher limit, you need to bet that on your next hand.. and then that will become your new limit."
Next bet, $5k each on 2 hands. I break the deck. That's when you're about to deal, usually the 2nd or 3rd hand in a single deck, and then suddenly someone adds another hand. You break the deck and shuffle for a new deal. This prevents a card counter from penetrating the deck (getting a more accurate count).
I deal, he makes a 20 the long way and has 18 on the other hand. I make 19. Push. He takes back his money, reaches once again, and makes it $10k each. I get blackjack. Dude reaches.
"$5k, money plays." One hand only. You can only guess.. he loses again. Busted his hand, took his empty manila folder, threw me $10 and left my table stuck $50k in the hole (in under 30 minutes).
I remember thinking, what if I had just ****ed around and said, jokingly, "yeah, $5 is all you can bet. " :-/ ?