|Posted: July 11, 2007, 5:43 pm - IP Logged|
Ok, I've posted before about Lenny the Loser, the bartedner whose luck was so bad the shift boss would call him over to the dice pit to just walk by or touch a table with a hot roll going on, and invariably, a "7 out" came right away.
Here's a few more characters that come to mind:
A 21 dealer got fired on her birthday, a player got her fired and later on realized he started an argument over a payoff he did not have coming. She gets out to the parking lot and her car had been stolen.
A year goes by. Different casino, same dealer. Same player! And her car gets stolen again! On her birthday! (and the clod tried getting her fired but it didn't work in this other casino).
The theft rate for Corvettes and Buick Rivieras (and Harleys) at the time in Vegas was 200%. In other words, if you had a Vette and it didn't get stolen, someone else with a Vette has it stolen twice.
Gets called in to work on his night off to help do the closing for a fast food place in another town. Gets puled over by the cops for a burned out taillight, has an outstanding ticket, and the taillight turns into over a $300 fine- because he was a good worker and got called into help.
Another 21 dealer - parks her car, new car in the employee section of the parking lot, right where she's suppossed to. That night there's a "jumper" and he jumps off the building and lands - splatt- on her car.
A guy named "Sledge Hammer" (Steve Martin TV comedy at the time). Bets a football parlay. Has 9 out of 10 (has to hit solid) going into the late game on Sunday- he has Denver in that game. Denver scores what would have been a winning touchdown but the officials call an obscure penalty on elway that gets called about once every five years. The TD is nullified, Denver loses, and Sledge doesn't hit his 10-teamer.
Then of course there's the Chicago Cubs and Steve Bartman.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.