Friday, October 28, 2011

Gambling!

I have always been intrigued by gambling. Whether its cards or dice, it didn’t really matter. I have always been a big fan of Craps though… It started back in high school, I was in a level 4 german class and had to write a demonstration speech about something.  I’m sure you have guessed by now that chose to do it on how to play craps. Let me tell you first off that teaching somebody how to play craps is hard enough when you your speaking their native language. It was even harder when nobody understood the terminology in a different language. I made a poster board replica of a Craps table and learned all the german words for how to play. Now you might be thinking that Craps is a fairly simple game, and you would be correct. However, when somebody has never played before, there are many rules to learn. When you’re speaking words that the teacher is having problems following, you know you got in over your head. It turned out alright and I received a very respectable grade, but it furthered my love of the game at the same time. Although after that I didn’t play it again until a few years later when I started drinking with a few coworkers. We worked the overnight shift and would go by the liquor store almost every day. One day one of my friends suggested that we play some dice, but I wasn’t sure what he meant. Then he started to explain and I realized he was talking about Craps. We would each get $20 in ones and play one on one, each throwing a dollar per bet. It went fast, but it was fun. We then started going to the dog track and drinking some MD20/20 in the car before going inside to bet with the local sheriffs. 

I have also always been very interested in cards. It also started back in high school. I would be bored before school because I got there very early, so I would play solitaire in the commons area. Eventually other people that were there started playing cards with me. We would play all kinds of games, but my favorite was Texas Holdem. I eventually learned how to stack a deck, bottom deal, and make it so I couldn’t lose. I was able to shuffle a deck of cards and make it so that all the aces would end up on the bottom of the deck so that I could give them to myself. This went on for quite awhile until the school didn’t allow us to play cards anymore. After that I didn’t gamble much, and have only ever been to one casino. But every now and then I will try some online poker  and eight times out of ten I will win. 

7 comments:

  1. I like poker and Blackjack but I'm yet to play them for real money.

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  3. What kind of douche would go out of his way to comment "I don't believe in gambling"?

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  4. The only gambling I have done is at the dog track when I lived in London at Wlathamstow.

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  5. I have no idea what Craps is about, but I do like these kind of games. I especially all the card games and dice games on Red Dead Redemption

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  6. I've been gambling like crazy in Super Smash lately. Hell, today I just lost $55 in an hour. Unheard of amount of money for me.

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