Originally Posted by johnzimbo
Video poker story-
Maybe 15 years ago at the Gold Coast I am playing nickel vp and these machines had the double-up option where, after any winning hand, you could choose to go double-or-nothing. If you did, the machine would show one card and of the four others you had to pick a card higher than the one shown.
Kinda fun, as you could double a few times and maybe turn a small payout into a better one. So this homeless guys sits down two machines away and I see he has maybe 15 nickels in his grimy hand. He puts two in the machine and hits maybe a full house for 16 nickels. He decides to double, and wins. Then he doubles again and wins...and he just keeps doing this time and time again. Pretty soon his machine is taking a long time racking up all the credits he has won, and then he just kinda sits there looking at the screen. By this time he had won about $240 iirc... and I am wondering if he is going to risk doubling again. So after maybe ten seconds he is still staring at the screen, looking out of it, so I ask him "Dude, do you realize what your doing?" and he says "Naw man, I'm just trying to get my money out of this thing"
He had no idea that he had been doubling each time...he was simply pushing buttons! I explained which button he needed to push to cash out, he did, the light came on for the hand pay, they came and paid him the $240, and he continues betting 2 nickels at a time...but never doubling again hehe
Good for him lol. Sometimes it pays to be out of it.
I had a guy one time come stumbling to my Pai-Gow table with a fistful of blacks. He throws $300 on the hand and asks "wtf is this game?" The lady next to him quickly tells him it's not blackjack and that he probably shouldn't be playing (why? I guess because he was soo loaded).
So then he says "**** it, will you help me out?" I say sure, no biggie, then tell him about the bonus bet. He says sure and puts down 2 blacks. I told him it was usually just a $5 bet but the max was $100. He took 1 black back.
Now seriously.. I start dealing the cards (almost immediately after) and by the time I get to the guy, he passed the **** out! I couldn't believe it! I wake the guy up and he says "wtf is this game?" I laugh and say "let me see your cards and I'll help you." I'm kind of explaining it to him as I'm looking for his best hand, etc and see he has a full house with a decent top. I inform him he just won $500 for the full house.. he passes out again. I set my hand and pay the table, etc.
I wake the guy up, he rakes in his chips and goes to make his next bet. $600 and $200. I just throw back a black. His next hand.. he gets a Royal Flush!!!
150 to 1 on his $100. I have to call the boss over.
Meanwhile, the lady who spoke up is giving me nasty ass looks AS IF she would've had that Royal if he never sat down to play (this is impossible in Pai Gow because the cards deal out starting at random seats/spots). No way it was hers.
Long story short.. guy keeps going from lucid to out (multiple times). "Plays" about 3 more hands before THIS happens..
All of a sudden out of nowhere, I swear to God, this guy wakes up, sits up in his chair and does this frantic-like look around (he looked behind him and around) and then he gets up out of his seat and runs for the front doors of AZ Charlie's (the god damned EXIT!).
wtf just happened?
As he was running out, he took out a little advertisement sign. I alerted the floor manager really quick and told him to chase the guy down. My floor was so lazy, he called security and they went looking for him.
The guy left behind almost $5k at his seat. Fortunately they found him. He was taking a leak between 2 cars in the valet section. They brought him back in to collect his chips.
He tells me thanks for showing him the game and throws me 2 blacks. He stumbled away with security and they put him in a cab home.
I never did guess what the guy was on. I've been ****ed up on all kinds of drugs before but I couldn't quite explain that one.
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