Top Ten List of Things Not to Do in a Casino
  • Hey everyone, let's start a top ten list of things NOT to do or say in a casino, in particular at a Blackjack Table.

    Here's my contribution:

    Number 10: Say loudly, so the pit bosses can hear, "Has anyone read Fred Renzey's Blackjack Bluebook II? It's really great!"

    How about nine more contributions?
  • Number 9: Say to the pit boss, "Is it o.k. to use a pencil and paper to keep track of the count?"
  • Number 8 Do not remove your shoes at the table, to keep up with the count.
  • Number 7:

    Do not dip you chips in your beer before placing them in the betting circle. Also, do not spit on your chips for good luck. And certainly do not put peanut butter between your chips - they are NOT crackers.
  • Number 6: To the dealer......."cough twice if your hole card is an 8, 9 or 10."
  • 5. Ask the pit boss "Hey, does a 'backroom' really exist?"
  • number 4: To the guy next to you...."Hey, didn't you graduate MIT with me in '99?
  • #3. To the pit boss: "My picture in the 'Griffin Book' doesn't look anything like me."
  • number two....huh huh...he said number 2

    quickly grab for the cell phone and nervously rattle off a sequence of numbers and code words to a "dealer friend" of yours.
  • HO HO... guess it's my turn to contribute...

    #1: WHILE CARD COUNTING, DONT ACT LIKE YOU HAVE ANTS IN YOUR PANTS EVERYTIME YOU WIN A HAND OR ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A WINNING STREAK

    ...

    See how quick they ban your ass.
  • #Don't ask the dealer if she is counting the cards as well.
  • i actually heard a guy say this when the shoe was almost done.

    "nope, i think im going to just hit instead of double down. there is only 1 ace left."
  • When you lose that really big hand, don't pick up your scotch and water and throw it in the dealer's face. (I actually saw this happen.)
  • Walter Thomason said:
    When you lose that really big hand, don't pick up your scotch and water and throw it in the dealer's face. (I actually saw this happen.)


    What happened next?
  • Yea Walt, what happened next. Did they throw the guy out or fire the dealer for drinking on the job....
  • OK, OK, I couldn't help myself. The dealer just crossed the line. They took me to the imfamous "little room in the back". When we got inside, there was only a chair in the middle of the room, and that's it. They sat me down and and poored liquor all over my head and face, i figured for payback for what I had done. I thought "is this it?" but then one of them lit a match and stuck it in my ear. My whole head went up in flames. That really sucked. Now I have to wear this big, silly black outfit everywhere I go, and carry around this cool flashlight lookin' thing; and boy can it do some damage. My son doesn't even know who I am.

    OK, I'm done. you have to excuse me, I've been partying since halloween night :wink: 8)
  • jedi said:

    OK, I'm done. you have to excuse me, I've been partying since halloween night :wink: 8)


    I think jedi REALLY enjoys Halloween!

    OK, another top ten thing (though I guess we're in top twenty now):

    Bring a laptop to the table and access Hit or Stand while playing.
  • How about when the dealer asks you if you'd like to sit down, you say "Not yet, I'm waiting for the true count to reach +8, AND THEN I'M ALL IN!!!!" :oops:
  • Midnite and DD: Sorry for the late response to your question... I forgot to go back to this thread untill now...
    The pit boss saw the incident, and asked the player to leave the table. They got in a shouting match, the dealer (a very nice young lady) began crying, and the other players told the guy what an ass he was. Unfortunately, he was too drunk to acknowledge the criticism. Eventually the pit boss escorted the guy out of the casino, but I saw him playing at another table an hour later, still drunk, still nasty, and still losing big-time.
  • Thanks, Walter. The infamous backrooms really ought to be used for guys like that.

    On the other hand, a drunk who's winning can be a pain too. A guy who was already drunk sat down at first base next to me last weekend, kept ordering tequilas, and had the most unbelievable run of good luck any of us at the table had ever seen. Multiple blackjacks, winning on stiff hands vs dealer 10's, and he was betting black chips, sometimes the $250 table max. He'd win on plays that were totally wrong, like doubling on 12 or 13 vs 5 or 6, and drunk as he was, he knew what he was doing was wrong, but he didn't care. When the card he got was one that would have helped me, I couldn't help but be pissed off. He finally left with his pockets bulging with black chips. After he left it seemed like the rest of us at the table started to win our fair share again. Probably it was just the relief at no more disruption. The kicker -- his tips to the dealers were less than anyone else at the table.
  • No matter how tempting,

    Don't ever walk into a casino dressed up like one of their dealers, go behind an empty BlackJack table and start dealing to your friends.

    8)
  • Desert Dog said:
    Thanks, Walter. The infamous backrooms really ought to be used for guys like that.

    On the other hand, a drunk who's winning can be a pain too. A guy who was already drunk sat down at first base next to me last weekend, kept ordering tequilas, and had the most unbelievable run of good luck any of us at the table had ever seen. Multiple blackjacks, winning on stiff hands vs dealer 10's, and he was betting black chips, sometimes the $250 table max. He'd win on plays that were totally wrong, like doubling on 12 or 13 vs 5 or 6, and drunk as he was, he knew what he was doing was wrong, but he didn't care. When the card he got was one that would have helped me, I couldn't help but be pissed off. He finally left with his pockets bulging with black chips. After he left it seemed like the rest of us at the table started to win our fair share again. Probably it was just the relief at no more disruption. The kicker -- his tips to the dealers were less than anyone else at the table.


    Dont be mad just cuz he was much luckier than you and didn't tip the dealer much. That was HIS prerogative and none for you to worry and whine about like what you're doing now. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
  • Desert Dog,
    It takes all kinds, huh bud? Let's face it a pain in the ass, is just that, drunk or not. In a casino or not, for that matter.
    Thanks for the observations.
    Mike
  • Mike said:
    Desert Dog,
    It takes all kinds, huh bud? Let's face it a pain in the ass, is just that, drunk or not. In a casino or not, for that matter.
    Thanks for the observations.
    Mike


    You can say that again, Mike...

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