It's still idiotic.
Pretty sure this dude had been cheating for a very long time, almost certainly predating my attendance, but of course it's also possible it was a recent development. I have no real way to be sure.Fun thread.
I think OP handled it best he could. Considering it wasn’t his game
I do keep thinking if Jim handnt said anything how much more cheating this guy would have done.
And yeah, how many years has this guy been doing it ? With friends/ co workers no less ?
we still don’t know if @72o unmasked ‘Chuck’ at his game yet...... that’s a cliffhanger
Cheater gonna cheat. Not even sure if it’s about the money for them. Especially at those stakes
Wynona Ryder shoplifting comes to mind.
So Sad. Sounds like that guy needs serious help. God bless the other players for keeping it cool.Pretty sure this dude had been cheating for a very long time, almost certainly predating my attendance, but of course it's also possible it was a recent development. I have no real way to be sure.
It's a very friendly, laid-back game. We often eat dinner together before we play. Everyone knows each other, people are often drinking and smoking weed, and generally it's not a serious scene. It's the kind of game where cutting the deck is weird, and most players will rap the table and say things like "I trust you" if you offer. No one was really looking out for cheating. FFS the max buy-in is $20.
To play devil's advocate, that's $20 in free money, though (if you're foolish enough to ignore the risks). If you get it by cheating, it's practically like they're giving it away. And to take it from a casino is extra-sweet, since casinos are universally monuments to exploiting people through less-than-honest means.Some people just can't stop themselves even for little money. Just read an article about a female dealer in Ontario that lost her job because she was caught cheating at another casino. They said she was cheating at table games and most likely won $20 she wasn't entitled to. $20 ffs.
He used to do stand up over here under the name Bing Hitler. If you can find some of his stuff it’s just him trying to see how much he could offend the audience.The comedy FM station had a great bit with Craig Ferguson one time, where he told a story how somebody in LA apologized to him for the awful stereotype of Groundskeeper Willie. His response was really funny. "First of all, that's a cartoon. It's not offensive. And secondly, Willie is in shape and has a job. I don't know how much you know about Scotland, but he is doing pretty well!"
My thing with casinos is that I want to see people beat them. On a lower-stakes level, I feel the same about carnival swindlers and their rigged games. When I know I can beat one of them, I will sometimes do it just for the sake of doing it, even if I don't care for the prizes. It all goes to my sense of fairness and justice. They deceive people out of their money, plain and simple, and if folks can beat them at their own game, that sounds excellent.Casinos do indeed run a suckers' game. The people who gamble on slots or craps or whatever are getting ripped off. But be really careful about feeling like Robin Hood. That's rationalization too, and it leads to no good ends.