“The 12 Days of Christmas” – The Casino Way

HERE’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE POSTS. YOU ALL KNOW THE SONG, AND ALL ITS PARODIES.  PERSONALLY, I STILL LOVE ALLAN SHERMAN’S “THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS” LYRICS. SO, I THOUGHT I WOULD TELL THE STORY FROM THE GAMBLER’S PERSPECTIVE.  SO, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, HERE IS NETIMEGAMBLING’S VERSION OF “THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.”


ON THE 1ST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.


ON THE 2ND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

2 FREE BUFFETS

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AND A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.


ON THE 3RD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

3 COMPED NIGHTS

2 FREE BUFFETS

AND A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.


ON THE 4TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

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4 DEUCES DEALT

3 COMPED NIGHTS, 2 FREE BUFFETS

AND A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.


ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

5  VE-GAS NIGHTS!Las Vegas Sign

4 DEUCES DEALT, 3 COMPED NIGHTS, 2 FREE BUFFETS

AND A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.


ON THE 6TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

6 ROYAL FLUSHESth

5  VE-GAS NIGHTS!

4 DEUCES DEALT, 3 COMPED NIGHTS, 2 FREE BUFFETS

AND A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.


ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

7 POINTS A-MAKING

6 ROYAL FLUSHES

5  VE-GAS NIGHTS!

4 DEUCES DEALT, 3 COMPED NIGHTS, 2 FREE BUFFETS

AND A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.


ON THE 8TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

8 BUSTS BY THE DEALER10857-eisxpozzgc

7 POINTS A-MAKING, 6 ROYAL FLUSHES

5  VE-GAS NIGHTS!

4 DEUCES DEALT, 3 COMPED NIGHTS, 2 FREE BUFFETS

AND A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.


ON THE 9TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

NATURAL 9 IN BA-C’RATNatural 9 in Baccarat

8 BUSTS BY THE DEALER, 7 POINTS A-MAKING, 6 ROYAL FLUSHES

5  VE-GAS NIGHTS!

4 DEUCES DEALT, 3 COMPED NIGHTS, 2 FREE BUFFETS

AND A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.


ON THE 10TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

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NATURAL 9 IN BA-C’RAT, 8 BUSTS BY THE DEALER, 

7 POINTS A-MAKING, 6 ROYAL FLUSHES

5  VE-GAS NIGHTS!

4 DEUCES DEALT, 3 COMPED NIGHTS, 2 FREE BUFFETS

AND A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.


ON THE 11TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

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10X ODDS IN CRAPS, 

NATURAL 9 IN BA-C’RAT, 8 BUSTS BY THE DEALER

7 POINTS A-MAKING, 6 ROYAL FLUSHES

5  VE-GAS NIGHTS!

4 DEUCES DEALT, 3 COMPED NIGHTS, 2 FREE BUFFETS

AND A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.


ON THE 12TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY CASINO GAVE TO ME,

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11 HOSTS ATTENDING, 10X ODDS IN CRAPS, 

NATURAL 9 IN BA-C’RAT, 8 BUSTS BY THE DEALER, 

7 POINTS A-MAKING, 6 ROYAL FLUSHES

5  VE-GAS NIGHTS!

4 DEUCES DEALT, 3 COMPED NIGHTS, 2 FREE BUFFETS

(EVERYBODY NOW!)

AND A JACKPOT ON MY FA-VO-RITE SLOT.

HOPE YOU ENJOYED.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM NETG

BINBIN

Gambling & Selective Memory

Memory

Heading out of the casino after another bad night of losses, a gambler tells his friend: “My wife has got the worst memory I’ve ever seen,” to which the friend responds: “Forgets your winnings, does she?”

It’s true, patrons either forget the winnings and concentrate on another loosing session, or they selectively remember “I won $100,” which is true – but at the end of the session they forget that the end result of the visit was a total loss of $400!

On one of Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast, Vito’s guest @AnnoyedPitBoss, whom you can follow on Twitter, told a story about a frustrated regular.  While working in the pit, he was approached by this player.  The the patron asked him “Does anyone ever win in this casino?”  @AnnoyedPitBoss replied, “yes, but they don’t always end up bring it home!”

We tend to remember what we are looking for, not necessarily what has all passed in our gambling experience. Why should we…..we there to have a good time, and with so many distractions, most of us could never keep track of everything.

The famous "near miss" on a slot machine.

The famous “near miss” on a slot machine.

Selective Memory – a path of denial that many casino patrons follow.  Have you heard these before:

  • “Every time the bonus symbol comes up on the first two reels, (slots) I NEVER get the bonus.”
  • “EVERY TIME I need a card for a four-of-a-kind, I ALWAYS get the same card I discarded, just in another suit!”
  • “I get 20 (BJ) and the dealer comes up with 21”
  • “EVERY TIME I need a point (craps) with that shooter, we seven-out”

Oh, the things we choose to remember.  Of course, these selective memories play a part in creating certain superstitions and behaviors, or do one’s superstitions open up road to selective memory?  Yes and yes!

Selective memoryBe careful with your selective memory and take time to realize it plays a part in your gambling decisions – rational or not.

That’s all for now

Binbin

 

10 Celebrity Quotes About Gambling – TGIF!

thI always enjoy listening to the absurd yet funny musings from comedian Mitch Hedberg, may he rest in peace.  Dying in 2005, Mitch told one of my favorite gambling quotes, about blackjack:

“I like to play blackjack. I’m not addicted to gambling. I’m addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.”

Classic Mitch Hedberg.

So, what other celebrities can be quoted for comments about gambling?  With the help of the website BrainyQuote.com, here are nine more I found:

  1. Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something. – Wilson Mizner
  2. Casino gambling is colorful and dramatic and theatrical.  – Steve Wynn
  3. Gambling is part of the human condition. I love it. I have the best time gambling. I’ve been winning fortunes, and I’ve been losing them. – Jerry Lewis
  4. You know you have a gambling problem when it’s 4 A.M. at the Mirage Sports Book and you’re walking around going, ‘Hey you get the lacrosse scores?’  – Artie Lange
  5. The only man who makes money following the races is one who does it with a broom and shovel. – Elbert Hubbard
  6. Rule: Never perform card tricks for the people you play poker with. – Anonymous
  7. “Remember this: The house doesn’t beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself.”  – Nicholas (Nick the Greek) Dandalos
  8. “A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time.” — Author Unknown
  9. “Gambling is not about wasting money, it is about wasting time.” — Norm Macdonald

Have a great day.  TGIF!

Binbin