Sunday, July 22, 2018

Royal Flusher's Daily Vegas Pic - July 22, 2018 - Ass Hold of the Day

An aficionado of the sport of speed liquid elevation and consumption, and loyal reader of this blog,  Jon H., sent me a great example of the Boneheaded Non-Savvy Hold of the Day - or Ass Hold.

Spotted in the wild, some nimrod performed the following defilement of a perfectly good pair of Aces.

Let's take a closer look.

How many things are wrong here?!

First of all, betting 1 credit is a no-no as far as I'm concerned.

Second, sub-par Double Double Bonus paytable.

Third - dealt a pair of Aces. Nimrod also holds a King suited with one of the Aces. And a Jack suited with the other Ace.

So Mr. Thick-as-a-Can-of-Dog-meat was trying for four Aces, a spade Royal, and a club Royal - all at the same time!

Nicely played, Sir Knobgobble.

Naturally, this button-sinning move was rewarded with a third Ace, enough to cash out and head back to the airport for the return flight to Gawlee, AR. Or maybe a suburb of Gawlee, AR, which is even less exciting than Gawlee, AR.

Big thanks to Jon H. for the photo, and big apologies to the Savvy Gamblers of AR who don't live in Gawlee.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Royal Flusher's Daily Vegas Pic - July 20, 2018 - McCarran Mural

When you're exhausted, gambled out, hung over, broke, and waiting for the red-eye out of Vegas, take a look around you.
Elvis, Frank, Dean and Sammy. And the unknown showgirl with 64" hips.
You might see people whipping around on annoying beeping EZ-Go carts.

You might see cleaners.

You might see people sleeping on the floor. (One of them might be me).

You might even see some really cool artwork.

So take a break from your Starbucks or Carl's Jr. gut bomb and look around you. Best part? It's free, and will keep you occupied for minutes.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Royal Flusher's Daily Vegas Pic - July 19, 2018 - Royal Flush

Yes, I do get them. I'm not sure where this one was, but I am guessing it is at the California, because the credits haven't rolled onto the meter.

It happened in 2008, and Jimmy Poon doesn't do a very good job of tracking all the metadata for my wins.

The floor folks hand pay these ones, so that you can get a shirt.

I guess that's why.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Royal Flusher's Daily Vegas Pic - July 13, 2018 - Mermaids

Happy Friday the 13th. Do you believe in bad luck?

I think it's unlucky not to.

One travel trick I use is to book a seat in the 13th row - other unlucky people avoid it, so I have a better chance of 'empty middle seat' bliss.

Some people recommend flying on Friday the 13th when possible for the same reason - people tend to avoid it.

What has all this got to do with deep fried twinkies?


I never did try one of these and I don't believe I missed much.