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OK, have to tell you a good story happened last night...it's true, and I wish you were there...

As a prelude, you often find I will " inter-mingle" tidbits/parts of movies, songs, childhood fairy tales, comedians, etc. into their relationship with baccarat/ casino table games , and ways to " look at the games".

        - Often? Sometimes? ( are you kidding me??)

So anyways, here's a funny one happened last night.

Pretty much every band, solo performer, musician who has ever had any success last 70 years passes through Vegas...often once a year, or if they are still around, still can draw in the crowds, they establish what is known as a " residency" , and play a few weeks, a few months, a few years at one of the many, many showrooms/ nightclubs in Las Vegas

Well, since unfortunately many of them no longer " tour" , or the bands have been disbanded, at some point the party is over...

EXCEPT

Next up are the " tribute bands" , who do their best to emulate the style, the " look" , the vocals of the original bands, and now they go on tour and play the original band's songs,....many of them with surprising similarities to the " originals" , and some decent success.

And yes, they also come to Vegas...

So last several weeks, have seen Queen ( still two original members perform, Led Zeppelin tribute band , and last night The Bee Gees tribute band , who played at a casino called The Cannery, in North Las Vegas ( out near Nellis Air Force base)

.     What, pray-tell, does any of this have to do with casino table games???

( Just so I don't get timed-out ...or thrown out... I'll break this into a few segments...Read the next post, and I'll tell you...)

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29 minutes ago, kachatz1 said:

OK, have to tell you a good story happened last night...it's true, and I wish you were there...

As a prelude, you often find I will " inter-mingle" tidbits/parts of movies, songs, childhood fairy tales, comedians, etc. into their relationship with baccarat/ casino table games , and ways to " look at the games".

        - Often? Sometimes? ( are you kidding me??)

So anyways, here's a funny one happened last night.

Pretty much every band, solo performer, musician who has ever had any success last 70 years passes through Vegas...often once a year, or if they are still around, still can draw in the crowds, they establish what is known as a " residency" , and play a few weeks, a few months, a few years at one of the many, many showrooms/ nightclubs in Las Vegas

Well, since unfortunately many of them no longer " tour" , or the bands have been disbanded, at some point the party is over...

EXCEPT

Next up are the " tribute bands" , who do their best to emulate the style, the " look" , the vocals of the original bands, and now they go on tour and play the original band's songs,....many of them with surprising similarities to the " originals" , and some decent success.

And yes, they also come to Vegas...

So last several weeks, have seen Queen ( still two original members perform, Led Zeppelin tribute band , and last night The Bee Gees tribute band , who played at a casino called The Cannery, in North Las Vegas ( out near Nellis Air Force base)

.     What, pray-tell, does any of this have to do with casino table games???

( Just so I don't get timed-out ...or thrown out... I'll break this into a few segments...Read the next post, and I'll tell you...)

So at the end of  The Bee Gees Gold  concert ( tribute band), the ushers, and waitstaff in that particular venue circulated through the crowd, and handed out drink tickets and $25 Match Play vouchers to everyone in attendance...more accurately, they handed them out in " handful amounts"... Meaning our group of 6 ended up with about 25 between us...

so off to the Bar we go...

After a few drinks and conversation, and " spreading the wealth" to a bunch of appreciative patrons who had not attended the concert, I asked everyone in our group if they would like to play a little game...

Well, as luck would have it, not a single person among our group is a table games player...including my girlfriend...so I had no takers...

Until I convinced them to just make a single Match Play bet...and I would " finance them" ... Would not cost them a nickel out of their own pockets.

All agreed, and after a 5-minute " strategy session" , off to the Roulette tables we went.

Each member of our group had their own assignment. And armed with their $25 Match Play coupon, and the $25 I handed them, the 6 of us each played one of the single " outside " even money" bets.

1-18

19-36

Red

Black

Odd

Even

The ball was spun, the dealer shouted " NO MORE BETS!" And the die had been cast.

Now, I am certain that you have already figured out the result of all of this...Barring those pesky 0/00 outcomes ( which I had explained the odds to our group) , we were going to win in total $75...

Alas, outcome was between 1-18, Black and Even....3 Players got paid, 3 didn't .

We retreated from the table ( quickly, as I had explained to them earlier...), I got my $150 back, and our " group party fund" was awarded the $75 net win...

Because the next tribute band we'll all go see is just around the corner...

A long story, and purposely so, but next time you read a post which I somehow link to a song, a children's parable, a movie or some other such thing...

( You might just figure out how/why I got there...)

Wishing you all the Best!

 

 

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