Craziest casino bet you've placed??

gfkostas

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cheekymonkey said:
I was having a good session with VP - i hit 2 royals from a couple of hundred quid deposit and i was up to around 4K.

I hit the roulette table and decided to lump £100 on 23. On about the 3rd or 4th spin (i cant remember, i was hammered) it came in!! About £3.5K or something like that. :D :D

I was hooked for quite a while after that....
Did you cash out anything in the end?:eek2:

Heres my biggest bet ( it was a sad moment that hunts me since then :( )
 

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Not actually a big bet, but it's definitely the oddest one I've ever made.

I had 10-7 on BJ, dealer had 6. Instead of standing, I hit the "DOUBLE" button.

YIKES :eek2: :eek2: :eek2:

Thank god I hit a 3, and dealer busted :D
 

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jonevegas said:
I forgot about this one . Business was bad a few years back but there was one NFL week that seemed like a shoe in, I went balls to the walls and bet 5k each on 9 games, didn't know how I was going to cover it if I crashed but hit 8 out of 9 games, cleaned my book out, he had to pay me in 3 installments, isn't that funny, he pays me over time and I get no interest, if i can't cover it I loose my knees??:lolup:
LMAO...sounds exactly like a seinfeld episode! :D

[edit]He wouldn't happen to run an online casino would he??? If not, he should...he has the tactics down pat :lolup:

[edit2]Tantalos....I feel you there...I've lost probably $50 from 'misclicks'. I don't see why (wait, I see why) MG/RTG/etc don't have a box pop up saying "you have hard 17-20, are you SURE you want to hit|double|surrender?"

I remember some years ago I was in a B&M casino bullshi**ing with the dealer...I had a hard 20 in front of me and was joking around, took a few seconds trying to decide whether or not to double....(yea right)...Anyways....can you guess the next card out of the shoe??? Of course it was an ace.....we all cracked up ;)
 
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cheekymonkey

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gfkostas said:
Did you cash out anything in the end?:eek2:

Heres my biggest bet ( it was a sad moment that hunts me since then :( )
Ouch - vul with that bet gfkostas :eek2: :eek2:

Errmm..as far as i remember, i think i cashed out about 4k - I wasnt much of a slots player at that time (around 2 years ago) and I think I went back to VP and was spinning the max bet - 25, and lost quite a bit. :oops: :oops:
 

gfkostas

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I have also lost a double totalling 200$.I had 10 against 9 and the next card was a small one so dealer cleaned up and left my agitated in a abyss that took me a while to recover

Cheekymonkey do you frequent any of londons casinos? Free buffet twice a week in Russel squares casino:D
 

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gfkostas said:
Cheekymonkey do you frequent any of londons casinos? Free buffet twice a week in Russel squares casino:D
LOL - I think most of them offer free food now, dont they?

I work just off Tottenham Court Road. I occasionally pop into the GALA on TCR. I have been to a few other seedy places in Soho, but i much prefer to play online. :D
 

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gfkostas said:
Cheekymonkey do you frequent any of londons casinos? Free buffet twice a week in Russel squares casino:D
Hey gfkostas, who owns the casino now?

I remember when it was a Stakis casino, a class joint then changed hands to Ladbrokes then Gala... who has it now?
 

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Let_It_Ride said:
Hey gfkostas, who owns the casino now?

I remember when it was a Stakis casino, a class joint then changed hands to Ladbrokes then Gala... who has it now?
Stakis is the name of a cypriot guy who used to own the casino there. For some reasons they still use the same chips with the stakis name on them.
Now the casino is owned by Gala. The only decent Gala casino in terms of service to my knowledge is the one at baker street named Baracuda. They even got a private high stakes area which I patronised once:D


cheekymonkey said:
LOL - I think most of them offer free food now, dont they?

I work just off Tottenham Court Road. I occasionally pop into the GALA on TCR. I have been to a few other seedy places in Soho, but i much prefer to play online. :D
Actually you won't find more than 1-2 that offer free meal and not just sandwiches at the tables. I prefer to avoid soho and its shady,seedy places:eek2:

You will find me at golden nugget on shrewsbury avenue where I frequent:D years now. You get to know the staff which is useful in more ways than one;)
 

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gfkostas said:
You will find me at golden nugget on shrewsbury avenue where I frequent:D years now. You get to know the staff which is useful in more ways than one;)
I think you mean Shaftesbury Avenue?

Yes, I've been there a few times too - but i don't get very lucky there.
 

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Does this count?

Back to the topic..................................

Note:

1) Win amount (bet+win)
2) Size of bankroll after bet+win
3) Doubling against an ace (I was on tilt, split 8's against a 4, got 18 and 15, lost both to 19)

:eek: :eek2:

One of the bad things about playing a very agressive game of BJ...:D

All this off a $50 deposit at 32 with the monthly bonus :notworthy .....not to mention only 4 hours have passed, and I've already doubled the WR hehe

anyways, lack of sleep contributed to this :p
 

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The biggest bet I have ever made was 500 on William Hill on Blackjack 2 years ago during a 1500 "on tilt" losing streak. It lost of course:lolup:
 

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I bet HK$10,000 for many hands several years ago on paikow tiles in a cruise ship. That night was unforgettable. The dealer lost about $1.5M to the seven players who occupied the seats and those placing bets behind them. The max bet is $10000 for each occupied seat and this was an extremely bad night for the house. After that fateful night, the casino arranged some 'fung shui' plants and reduced the number of seats to 6. That was really crazy and I won 100K. BTW one USD = $7.8 HKD.
 

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gfkostas said:
You guys are high rollers....
Only when I'm on the houses money ;) I think the most I've started a session with (in the past 3 years) is ~$200. More like $50-100 recently. Just have to build it up...I just love to take advantage of streaks (BJ) and make them the most profitable by continually raising the bet each hand.
 

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After a long, horrible session at InterCasino i bet $500 of my last $1000 on BJ. I got 11 against dealers 6, so i had to double. Hit a 2, but luckily the dealer busted :)

Also autoplaying Thunderstruck with $45 pr spin is a little crazy. Got the Rams, but only around $400 in payout :(
 

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Lars said:
Also autoplaying Thunderstruck with $45 pr spin is a little crazy. Got the Rams, but only around $400 in payout :(
$135 x 15 spins with a $400 return stinks. I would be totally gutted if that happened to me! :eek2: :eek2:
 

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cheekymonkey said:
$135 x 15 spins with a $400 return stinks. I would be totally gutted if that happened to me! :eek2: :eek2:
Yeah, it sucks bad when you see the spins fly by and you only manage to hit a few staffs and hammers. To make matters worse 3 Rams pay $225, not $135, so you can imagine how few wins i had in free-spins.

I have hit 3 Rams several times on both $22,5 and $45, and only once have i passed $1k in winnings. My best free-spins has been on $4,5 and $9.
 

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