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...was blind but now I see.

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Bruno712, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Bruno712

    Bruno712 Banned User

    Occupation:
    semi-retired
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    I posted a thread a few days ago about winning my first Jackpot; a $20,000 Royal at The Sands of the Caribbean. In the words of Paul Harvey, "Now...the rest of the story."

    Before actually deciding to "...put MY money in some foreigner's account in order to be given the opportunity to give them more", I did my best to follow the 5 (or 6) Ps, Proper Preparation Prevents Pisspoor Performance. I did my homework, or tried to. After gathering as much data as I could, reading endless horror stories and coming to the conclusion that this thing, gambling online, is a no win, no how, no way proposition, I came to the following conclusions. When gambling online, one is actually taking a double risk. The first is inherent in the act itself, specualating on the outcome of a game of chance that, odds are, I couldn't win and that, if by some act of a Higher Power I should win, I would never get paid by these theiving, coniving so-called businessmen who run these money gobblers. Well, I am here to tell you that in spite of myself, I was wrong on at least one of my conclusions. I got paid!

    Ten seconds after seeing the Heart Royal flush appear on my 19" CRT monitor, I had my cell phone in one hand dialing customer service, I had my kid calling Ecash and I was clicking madly on the "Online instant help" icon. I wanted instant verification that what I saw was what I saw. "I don't see your hand, sir, but your balance shows $21,000" was all I needed to hear. I had overcome the first demon, I WON! Now, on to the business of collecting my booty from these pirates (no offense, Pirate). I will be the first to admit that for the next three days I acted like the my wife, er, I mean a child. I wanted what I wanted and I wanted it now, damn it! When I was told it could take as long as two weeks for me to realize my profit in actual green, well, I did what every ex-jock, beer swillin', macho guy would do...I whined like a wounded dog. The F bombs flew wildly and I whined, and I whined, waw waw. "I knew it!" I told everyone that would listen including my 8 month old chocolate lab. "They are going to figure out a way to f*** me out of my hard earned just desrves." For two days I pouted, I emailed, I called, I pouted some more and then I pouted. Yesterday, I finally accepted the fact that it was not meant to be. I convinced myself that Nick Melrose and company needed the money more than my daughters needed an education, my house needed an additon or my dog needed a Coach collar. A lesson had been learned. My life as an online gambler had lasted a very exciting 4 days. Now, back to reality...

    I decided to remove all remnance of my former life, so I went to my Neteller account to withdraw the few sheckels I had left in it. I checked my balance to get the correct amount to withdraw and what do I see??? Saints be praised! Alleluia! Merry F'n Christmas! I was a Twentythousandaire!!!!!! They paid me, They really paid me! Order the coach collar!

    Now that I can muster some semblance of decorum, let me first apologize to any and all members of The Sands of The Caribbean and Ecash for ever doubting you, for calling you all those names under my breath and for losing faith in my fellow man (and woman) in general. You are the balls. Thanks muchly!
    And thank you too, Bryan, for putting up with me.

    Now, lets see if I can get it back to them before they even know its missing...


    Bruno 712

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  2. aceinhole21

    aceinhole21 Dormant account

    Location:
    Canada
    Dude, you need to chill out. Congratulations on your win, although a $20k win at most places shouldn't be a problem with getting paid (as long as you followed all of the instructions regarding bonuses, etc.) Even virtual casino (which is known as a scam joint, at least on the boards) paid the Pirate a 5 figure amount. If you won $200k, then I might worry.

    but anyway, congratulations on your win and speedy payment, and the best way you can thank the Sands is to spread the word like this. Now, were you playing power poker (at $100 gasp a hand?) or regular?
     
  3. Bruno712

    Bruno712 Banned User

    Occupation:
    semi-retired
    Location:
    Boston, MA

    I was playing JoB $5 max bet. I hit on my 159th play. I started with $1000.00.

    And I am currently chillaxed ats my tenneage daughter would say.
     
  4. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Another happy story.

    Congrats -- and whatever you do, don't try and go back to win more. This is a problem many players have. They feel incincible and dump all the money back into the casino.

    Use it for something tangible - a vacation - a new state of the art entertainment center - my wish list :) Something that is more than a bunch of electrons and images on your computer!
     
  5. caruso

    caruso Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

    Occupation:
    Casino apologist
    Location:
    England
    I second that. With all the talk about daughter's education, house addition etc etc it sounds like you were gambling with money earmarked for other projects. Playing $5 VP you can bust $1000 very quickly. That's an absurdly high level to be playing at given your reaction to a 20K win.

    I'd either uninstall all your online casinos or just chuck your computer straight out the window. Sadly, I doubt either will happen. High stakes VP is very addictive in the wrong hands.
     
  6. rowmare

    rowmare Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Webmeister and mom.
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    Tisk, tisk, such a negative nellie :)
    I'd be jumping for joy for days if I won that much!
    Very nice post, Bruno, I read it with a big smile on my face.
     
  7. aceinhole21

    aceinhole21 Dormant account

    Location:
    Canada
    The chances of getting a royal are 1/40000 (assuming proper play), so you really did well. In probably around 1,000,000 hands of video poker I have played (including multi line hands) in my life, I have yet to get a royal. so caruso and casinomeister are certainly right, don't expect this to happen again and instead enjoy your winnings.
     
  8. Bruno712

    Bruno712 Banned User

    Occupation:
    semi-retired
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Ahhh, I believe it's known as hyperbole, lol.
     

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