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If you were only going to eat donuts for 5 days, how many dozen would you eat?

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Re: Donuts
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2009, 07:25:43 PM »

Man, I've been craving donuts for days.  Luckily the bakery at Publix was out of them so I didn't have the chance to give in. 
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Re: Donuts
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2009, 07:39:13 PM »

Maybe.  But if he gets seen allowing that shit more than a little, he'll get fired and blackballed.  Between the overheads and the pitboss, they don't miss much.  And if he can see it, they can too.  An amateur will get a pass for a few tries because their skills are shit and their odds are still house.  Disallowing it is only a matter of form, they know noobs don't make dick.  Disrupting play would only cost them money.  So they'll maybe make a cash count, interrupt the table for a minute.  Then change croups.  Then the pitboss will take an interest in the gaming.  More official people around, it'll shake the player out and he'll leave or quit fuckin around. 

That's strange. I've been doing dice setting for a couple years at the joints in Vegas and never ran into a problem.  I have a very poor success rate though so they probably just leave me alone.
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Re: Donuts
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2009, 09:54:19 PM »

I didn't think dice setting was a big deal, cus even if you are good at it, it's not like you change the odd that much.
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Re: Donuts
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2009, 10:11:52 AM »

I didn't think dice setting was a big deal, cus even if you are good at it, it's not like you change the odd that much.

Well if you get real good you can hit the number you want quite often, but most places I've been in ignore you since all you do is 1) Slow down the game while you set the dice right and 2) Fuck up anyway.

I don't know if the times I've done it are a result of me doing it right or just plain dumb luck.  Either way I haven't had a losing session at the craps table in while and that's all that matters.
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Re: Donuts
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2009, 07:08:09 PM »

The donut non-hunger strike has begun. I feel sick already.

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Re: Donuts
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2009, 07:10:51 PM »

oh man that looks good...... it's been years since i've had a donut...
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Re: Donuts
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2009, 11:17:41 PM »

I didn't think dice setting was a big deal, cus even if you are good at it, it's not like you change the odd that much.

Well if you get real good you can hit the number you want quite often, but most places I've been in ignore you since all you do is 1) Slow down the game while you set the dice right and 2) Fuck up anyway.

I don't know if the times I've done it are a result of me doing it right or just plain dumb luck.  Either way I haven't had a losing session at the craps table in while and that's all that matters.


Really?   Cool. 

I knew a couple guys who worked at Taj in AC (two brothers - one hustled drinks and eventually dealt poker, the other was a slot attendant - a third brother was a suit in Vegas, did pretty good in a big place), and from what I understand, they take all forms of fuckery quite seriously.  The pitbosses have a fair amount of flexibility and can make judgment calls, and the worst thing they can do is make a scene.  You have been seen, you can be sure of that.  They are trained to recognize cheats and tricks most shysters have never even heard of.  They actually do get reformed pro's to conduct training, like you seen in the movies.  Of course, its not constant, and theres a lot of games to educate the staff on, but the longer the employees stay, the smarter they get. 

All I can say, and no offense intended because I myself am a total clumsy dumbfuck with even the simplest tricks, is they apparently don't think you're altering the outcome of the game enough to be a concern. 

If they thought you ran too hot, you'd get shut down.  Gently, I'm sure.  Like mentioned above, they'd probably just shake you out with small talk.  "Congrat's, sir.  Best game I've seen all night."  Most people can't take the heat of a smiling pitboss watching them if they're guilty of bending the odds. 

Of course, the stakes of the table have a lot to do with the behavior of the management regarding the players methods.  If you're fuckin' around on the high-rollers, you might not last as long. 

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The Philly place has no fuckin' tables.  Its all e-machines.  Fuck that shit. 
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Re: Donuts
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2009, 11:41:34 PM »

I went with 2.

The idea of eating more than 4 donuts a day makes me feel nauseous.
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Re: Donuts
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2009, 04:57:30 PM »

It ended up being about two and a half dozen for me. I ate most of them in the first two days, then slowed down.

I brought 6 dozen back to H-town. Some other guy was flying a bunch of Ronald's donuts back to Ohio.
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Re: Donuts
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2009, 08:29:11 AM »

If they thought you ran too hot, you'd get shut down.  Gently, I'm sure.  Like mentioned above, they'd probably just shake you out with small talk.  "Congrat's, sir.  Best game I've seen all night."  Most people can't take the heat of a smiling pitboss watching them if they're guilty of bending the odds. 
Interesting.
When Irena & I were playing craps in Vegas one time (and craps is 90% of what we play) Irena had an AMAZING winning streak. She kept making her number, or rolling 7/11 first throw. So much so that when she said she might need to take a break to get some water, the 3 guys nearest to her each immediately thrust something at her told her to not move, just take a drink and keep rollin'

At one point I bet against her: "don't come". I had no idea why, just tired of the monotony. Sure enough, she misses her number, next roller. Everyone was slapping Irena on the back and hugging her but the pit boss just looks at me and asks, in what seemed like a genuinely friendly tone, why I chose that throw to break ranks. I answered the truth: "funny feeling in my gut this couldn't last forever." He made a knowing nod. It must have been clear to him what the truth was: we were two shmucks who had a lucky run, not players.

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Re: Donuts
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2009, 08:39:39 PM »

If they thought you ran too hot, you'd get shut down.  Gently, I'm sure.  Like mentioned above, they'd probably just shake you out with small talk.  "Congrat's, sir.  Best game I've seen all night."  Most people can't take the heat of a smiling pitboss watching them if they're guilty of bending the odds. 
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When Irena & I were playing craps in Vegas one time (and craps is 90% of what we play) Irena had an AMAZING winning streak. She kept making her number, or rolling 7/11 first throw. So much so that when she said she might need to take a break to get some water, the 3 guys nearest to her each immediately thrust something at her told her to not move, just take a drink and keep rollin'

At one point I bet against her: "don't come". I had no idea why, just tired of the monotony. Sure enough, she misses her number, next roller. Everyone was slapping Irena on the back and hugging her but the pit boss just looks at me and asks, in what seemed like a genuinely friendly tone, why I chose that throw to break ranks. I answered the truth: "funny feeling in my gut this couldn't last forever." He made a knowing nod. It must have been clear to him what the truth was: we were two shmucks who had a lucky run, not players.

Some old lady just broke the worlds record for some amazing number of throws, I think it lasted like seven hours.  

Its harder to fake being a happy-lucky OMG this-can't-be-happening fool than anything.  People who win like that are not even thinking of security, cheating, they're tangled up in the thrill of the game.  A cheat will always have that little black demon inside his head, like stealing a porno book from the drugstore when you were a kid, no matter how natural you're acting, you're still acting.  And that fuckin' suit will stand there and sweat you, he's got nothing better to do, he's supposed to watch the games.  

Watch her hands when she's throwing dice, she's not setting.  She's jiggling them around like a martini-shaker, throwin' woohoo!  She'd have to be schooled by the best grifters on earth to pull shit like that.  

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Re: Donuts
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2009, 01:09:59 PM »

There's a donut place here in town called "Donut Parade" that has been here since the 1940s. People rave about the maple bars, like they're some sort of manna from heaven. "Oh, they have the best maple bars. The BEST!" Our local PBS station even did a half hour documentary about the place. It's so well known that when the sign blew away in a storm five years ago, the owners didn't bother replacing it. "Our customers know where we are."

A few months ago, they added a sign that looks almost hand-drawn.

Well, I tried the Donut Parade last week. I left early for work, and figured I'd see what all the fuss was about. The maple bar was pretty good, all right, but the place was filthy. It didn't look as though anything had been cleaned since opening day. Add to that the fat, greasy cook and the cracked-out waitress, and the picture is complete. I won't be back.
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