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Old 12-08-2011, 09:31 AM   #61
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Col. Tom Parker, Elvis' manager, lost millions. He would shoot dice up to 14 hours a day. As I learned on here, he'd get up in the middle of the night and come down at the Hilton and shoot dice in his bathrobe and slippers. I cannot understand guys like him and Archie Karas. They are like heroin addicts.
Hey, Is the story of Parker owing money to a casino in Las Vegas from craps and having Elvis play a couple concerts at the casino to pay off the debt true or false?
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:56 AM   #62
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He had to play the Hilton eight years. The Colonel owed them 30 million when Elvis died. When the Colonel died, his estate was only 1 million. I met Elvis and his manager when I was fifteen. Later, Bob Neal, Elvis' first manager, Bob Neal. became our booking agent when I managed Joe Ely. He was Pres of William Morris, Nashville.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:11 PM   #63
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Seriously there's a lot of typos.
Johnny talked about being big drunk when he shot at a guy. He must have been big drunk when he posted this.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:40 PM   #64
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Do you know what a monologue is? This wasn't some kind of soliloquy, besides, do you demand This is what he does, tell stories and anecdotes and such. Some are more interesting than others.

A strangely polarizing poster, it seems. Seems to get a lot of hate and love. I like reading most of his posts, especially compared to most of the crap that doesn't qualify as any type of real news (or interesting gossip). Yeah, he must've typed this one quickly, but it was still intelligible, so ease up about the punctuation. Or don't. I don't care.
Wanting an author to take greater care in his writing is not hate.

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Old 12-09-2011, 04:44 PM   #65
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yea i am still alive. but as i get older i play smaller and more carefully. not just because of money but as you get older you lose some of the desire to win and the ability to play for long sessions.and money isnt important anymore. and there are always newer and smarter people coming in to the game which can turn the tables on you quickly if you let them.

and even the list above of living players that someone said would never go broke. five of them have that i know of. but not necessarily at present time.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:52 PM   #66
 
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u old timers sure are the last of ur kind. gl sirs
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:04 PM   #67
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By the time I'm old the only poker players left will be robots.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:31 PM   #68
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By the time I'm old the only poker players left will be robots.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:25 PM   #69
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He had to play the Hilton eight years. The Colonel owed them 30 million when Elvis died. When the Colonel died, his estate was only 1 million. I met Elvis and his manager when I was fifteen. Later, Bob Neal, Elvis' first manager, Bob Neal. became our booking agent when I managed Joe Ely. He was Pres of William Morris, Nashville.
Colonel Parker was even scummier than Chino Rheem, imo.


Parker died the next day in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 87. His death certificate listed his birthplace as Holland, but his citizenship as American. His funeral was held at the Hilton hotel, and was attended by friends and former associates. Priscilla attended to represent the Elvis Presley Estate, and gave a eulogy that, to many in the room, summed up Parker perfectly: "Elvis and the Colonel made history together, and the world is richer, better and far more interesting because of their collaboration. And now I need to locate my wallet, because I noticed there was no ticket booth on the way in here, but I'm sure that the Colonel must have arranged for some toll on the way out."
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:59 PM   #71
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If you're gonna keep posting monologues, please use punctuation.
This thread had more typos than usual. Maybe he was drunk? Either way, I like Johnny's monologues.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:55 AM   #72
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who cares abotu typos. stop being such nits, johnny is the man
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:59 AM   #73
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chip reece is dead and i'm sure he wasnt broke
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yea i am still alive. but as i get older i play smaller and more carefully. not just because of money but as you get older you lose some of the desire to win and the ability to play for long sessions.and money isnt important anymore. and there are always newer and smarter people coming in to the game which can turn the tables on you quickly if you let them.

and even the list above of living players that someone said would never go broke. five of them have that i know of. but not necessarily at present time.
Amen. Ray certainly speaks for me. I won four of five days at the cash games at the World Series and have not played since. I'd rather read and research gambling history to write about it than play. I've got some more books coming from Amazon. Old folks have a lot of advantages. Me and Ray know we will never go broke.
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Amen. Ray certainly speaks for me. I won four of five days at the cash games at the World Series and have not played since. I'd rather read and research gambling history to write about it than play. I've got some more books coming from Amazon. Old folks have a lot of advantages. Me and Ray know we will never go broke.
most older gamblers I meet , dont have a clue about computers much less forums.... I gotta say, U guys are very smart. much respect sir
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