One dealer shared a story with me privately tonight about the one and only BBJ that he dealt over 25 years ago. He used the tip money from it to take two of the other dealers who were his buddies to Tijuana for the weekend. He told me he got each of them a girl and himself 3 for an evening.I hit one a few years ago for about 21k. (6 handed table share of 200k)
I tipped the dealer 1k. Same situation home room and everything.
The guy who had the losing hand and won 80k also tipped 1k so maybe I overtipped a bit. But at the same time 21k isnt life changing money and I was more than happy to walk out with 20. The dealers are just as stoked to deal the bbj as you are to hit one, and they usually share it with the other dealers on the floor.
Congrats Bill!! Fun to read that one of the good guys won it!Thanks all! What a wild ride today was. It's been a few hours and I still can't believe it actually happened and wasn't a dream. For those wondering the action was:
I opened MP to $20 with 55, HJ calls, SB calls, BB calls.
Checks to me, I bet $65, HJ tosses out 4 green chips, I can't tell if he wants to call or raise, dealer makes it a raise to $130, SB CR to $300. He'd been playing loose and making weird plays.... BB folds, I want to isolate SB and jam for a little over 1k, HJ who covers calls, SB folds, HJ announces he has a straight.
Apparently SB had 88 (Wtf flop CR?) and BB had AKs. BB had been super aggro all day and I would've expected him to 3bet PF 100% of the time with that hand. Super thankful he did not! The other lucky thing for us/me was we got a 7th player about 15 minutes prior. We were playing 6 handed or less about 80% of the day under reduced rake. IE not Jackpot Eligible! Anyways back to the action:
The funny thing is the room was running a promotion for quads where the winner get $200 and the table shared $400. As I rolled over the hand I said I got there in a big way, but you'll get a small rebate because I have quads. He's like I have a straight flush. My initial thought was fuck I lost I run so bad, but then I'm like oh wait I'm running good running bad.
Easily my best poker moment. All the other holdem players got $539 for the 50% room share so there was an amazing buzz in the room afterwards which was indescribable. Lots of congratulations given and several people who I play with often were pretty stoked they knew who won it, vs some random person.
In the end, I decided to tip $200 to the dealer, $100 to the floor, and $25 to one of my chip/food/grunt work guys. I'm also planning on giving this dealer an extra buck a hand for a while. He's one of the top 3 dealers in the room so I'm thrilled that he happened to be dealing it vs. one of the bad ones. This was also the dealers first BBJ hit and he's been dealing almost 20 year. The floor is always awesome for me (yeah I get special treatment sometimes...) so I gave him something as well.
The winner of the hand actually said something to me just before we got the cash not to follow his lead in tipping as he's got more money than he knows what to do with and wants to spread it around. I felt like then I didn't have to give as much as I knew he was going big. He tipped the dealer $1200, floor $300, and gave another $100 each to the massage girl and cocktail waitress. He had been drinking a lot before it hit, hence him playing 23s, but he picked up the pace after winning. He had to sit down for his payout he was so blasted.
Cash payout is required so I got some fat bricks of cash which was cool to hold for a while. Then walked down to the main cage, went through a few supervisors and got a check made out as walking around Tunica with a lot of cash is not smart.
I headed home later and got to relive the experience with my wife who was obviously super excited as well. Probably the only time she hasn't minded hearing a poker story. Timing wise it's always a good time to hit a BBJ, but even more special as we have a baby due in October.
Hope you enjoyed the story as much as I did living it today!
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***Note the shirt I was wearing today. Pretty sure it brought me some luck.
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You and I are dealer buddies, right? One in Chicago will suffice for me!...take ... dealers who were his buddies to Tijuana ... got each of them a girl....
Holy baby slowroll, congrats!!...we have a baby due in October.
1099 Misc form was filled out. The casino did all the work for me which was nice. If the BBJ is house funded it is a W-2G form and functions like a sweepstakes. If it's player funded, like this one it's a 1099 form. Basically I need to play in some more tournaments to write off some of this before the end of the year.did you have to fill out a W2 for that kind of cash?
Lol.I like your tip strategy!
You and I are dealer buddies, right? One in Chicago will suffice for me!
Holy baby slowroll, congrats!!
Honestly I was having a record year (winning 90%+ of sessions) until I got back from Atlantic City in June. The inevitable major downswing was coming. Even the last few days I've been getting AK flop an A and run into AA. Not getting paid in the rare instance I make a hand etc. Basically still in it, but obviously I got the best kind of runbad.Wow Bill, congrats!
Sweet comeback from you last couple of sessions.