The TOP 10 Most Bizarre Casino Players – The Monday Link

Every Monday, NETG Brings you a Gambling Post from someone else for your interest, ENTERTAINMENT, and KNOWLEDGE. We Call this:

“The Monday Link”

Today’s link comes from a great website – It’s a unique website team that’s led by Heather Ferris, CEO & Founder of Vegas Aces Services, LLC. Heather has over 15 years of experience in the casino industry. and is an adjunct professor at UNLV.

Vegas Aces Services, LLC is an innovative team of educators, developers and market specialists who love to have fun. As Nevadans, they have a unique perspective on gaming and how it benefits local communities, with over 10 years of experience in the casino industry, business operations and design industries.

Available resources at Vegas-Aces include charts, guides, flash cards, and game instruction manuals for players as well as dealers! They even have their own memes, like the one below:

Enjoy today’s “Monday Link” from, influenced by Lewis Carroll’s characters from Alice in Wonderland:

The Top 10 Most Bizarre Types of Casino Players




Don’t Be “That Guy” at the Casino

At the casino, you play next to introverts, extroverts and everyone in between. My story today is probably familiar to those of you who are gambling introverts. It’s not that we are unfriendly, it’s about visiting the casino for the solitude, the me time, just me and the machine.

When I’m at the craps table, I’m more out-going. After all, it IS the party at the craps table.

But when I’m at my machine, don’t assume I’m your long-lost friend, and don’t assume I’m unfriendly if I don’t want to chat with you.

Sunday, taking advantage of Triple Status points at Mohegan Sun, I was playing $1 video poker. I was minding my own business, concentrating on the game. That’s my usual way to play slots and VP. I don’t initiate contact with others – I respect others and don’t impose. I may mention to a player that they may need to reinsert their players card. (I hate to see players lose points on their cards).

As I am playing, some guy sits two seats down with no one in between us. As I continue to play, he yells at me, “hey, what should I play?”

I didn’t realize he was talking to me.

“Hey, you, look at this”

“Hey, stop ignoring me, you ignoring me?”

Now he is screaming.

I look over. He has four to the Royal, with a made flush. Really, he doesn’t know this play?

So, I say, “Royal.”

He hits the deal button – no Royal, no flush.

Unhappily, he remarks, “never happens, (I ignore and continue to play) “what’s the matter you don’t like friendly people?”

I reply, “I don’t visit here to tutor players who don’t know the game.”

Now, he just gets ugly. “I make more money than you’ll ever see. What you have against being friendly?”

(I think to myself) Yes, sir it’s my fault that your imposition upon my solitude is MY fault.

I get up and leave, with him barking at me, still telling me and half the casino how he is such a better gambler than me. I didn’t know being an overbearing fool decreases the House edge.

The moral of the story, don’t be that guy. Some gamblers are introverts some are extroverts. And some are just imposing bullies.

Don’t be THAT guy.


NETime Gambling – Weekly Posts You Missed 4/9/17

Week three of our new Sunday series

“Weekly Posts You Missed”.  

As you open the paper, check your email, and relax with your cup of “joe,” let your Sunday morning ritual include checking our past week’s posts.  We at NETime Gambling will include recent posts, spiced up with pics, humor or thoughts for the day – oh, my!


Monday – MGM, Massachusetts, Provide Answers to Connecticut’s Casino Mess

Monday – MGM Springfield Sets Topping-Off Ceremony Today

David Collins, staff writer for the New London Day, wrote an OP-ED piece called “Can the tribes outmaneuver MGM?” Why did it get my blood boiling? – because he spewed a lot of correct view points, leading me down a different path of thinking.

Tuesday – New England Casino Entertainment in April

 Easter Dining at New England Casinos

Wednesday – Gambling Books – Must Read Recommendations From “Due For A Win” Podcast Facebook Group

……Their Facebook group, which I also recommend, is a wealth of knowledge for the AC newbie and the AC regular.  The following recommended list is from a member of the “Due For A Win” Facebook Community.  With his permission (he only wants to be known as @Scan720 , here they are.

For the School Break & Easter…….

Friday – Foxwoods Kids Week & 15 of the Best Family Attractions In & Around New England’s Casinos

Saturday – 15 Ways to Improve Your Slot Machine Etiquette

As with most behavior in public spaces, behaving properly usually helps provide a better experience for you and for those around you.  No where in the casino could that be true than the winding rows of slot machines…….


Are”Dave & Busters” the unknowing conduit for children & millennials to casino gambling?  Maybe arcades should offer free drinks and charge for parking, too.


May the Fours, with a kicker, be with you! – Binbin