Get Rich Quick (or Gambling By Proxy)

I once again find myself in the Las Vegas area. "Who goes to Las Vegas in July on purpose?", you ask. Good question. In its defense, the weather has been quite exciting with thunder storms, flash floods, and temperatures that have more or less stayed below the 100 degree mark. But enough pleasantries; let's get down to business.

Last time I passed this way, I talked to a few people about my idea of gambling by proxy. This time, I want to make that dream a reality for us all. The concept is this: for all of you who aren't able to make it to casinos, whether because of time, geography, or overbearing spousal reasons, I offer you my time and location* so that together we might both become rich.

The rules go like this. You name the amount, game, and bet (e.g. $10 on roulette 15) and I will go place it. I'm thinking the games that lend themselves to this would be roulette, craps, slots (please be as specific as you like with the type of machine), and blackjack (although you would have to accept my decisions*. If you lose, you pay me the amount lost. Kind of like if you were here, but without having to deal with the crowds, stress, and heat. If you win, we split the winnings 75/25 (yes, the bigger amount is for you*).

The concept here is to allow anyone to be a part of the BdW experience, to participate in this adventure that I am on, to have a little innocent fun while on your government-mandated 15-minute coffee break at the office. The action and outcome will be documented here. And besides the excitement and fun this will create, you will be helping to support BdW (web hosting ain't free, ya know.) So get your bets in by Friday night and then leave the rest to me.
Wednesday July 25 2007File under: travel, misc

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on Wed 25th Jul, 2007 09:50 pm PDT MOM said:
Okay, so not being a Casino junkie, I need more direction here but I'm not willing to cast my bet in the presence of all these bloggy eyes. How do we, the faithful, let you, the bookie, know our $$ desires?
on Thu 26th Jul, 2007 08:49 am PDT Condiment Sandwich said:
20 bux on a spring wedding to a blond with an intriguing laugh
on Thu 26th Jul, 2007 08:52 am PDT Saxtor said:
Good idea, Wren. But the colorblind shouldn't bet on red...
on Thu 26th Jul, 2007 11:50 am PDT whuppin stick said:
your take is way more than the casino's, which makes my odds a bit out of favor.
on Thu 26th Jul, 2007 12:29 pm PDT Wren said:
Condiment Sandwich, you're on!
on Thu 26th Jul, 2007 05:44 pm PDT Sarah F said:
Come on people!! This is our chance at the big bucks!! Iíve always wanted to go to Vegas and Iím so happy I can now live vicariously through you. Iíd like to bet just $10 on the quarter slots and can you wear your luckiest clothes that you have? If you win, you can take someone out for a drink or desert on me too before you send me my cut. (good karma for next time) Thanks buddy! If we lose, Iíll send you cash so that Dragan doesnít know about my ďhabitĒ.
on Thu 26th Jul, 2007 06:23 pm PDT Ryan said:
$10 on the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the Super Bowl.
on Thu 26th Jul, 2007 06:52 pm PDT Andrew said:
Alright. $10 on Black w/ $10 on the corner of 4,5,7,8. If you loose, send me a bill. If you win anything, take half and put it on Black. Put the other half in between 20/23. Take whatever you win from that and put it all on Red. Then walk away.
on Thu 26th Jul, 2007 09:38 pm PDT MOM said:
Wait a minute...Condiment Sandwich--are you the blond with the intriguing laugh and did you just propose to my son?
on Thu 26th Jul, 2007 09:54 pm PDT Sweet Julie said:
How about $1 in quarters in a quarter slot machine with Hearts on it?!
on Thu 26th Jul, 2007 09:57 pm PDT Saxtor said:
Off topic: Marg, congratulations on getting mentioned on one of my favorite blogs!
on Thu 26th Jul, 2007 10:15 pm PDT MOM said:
Saxtor,Thanks for the head's up. WOW, I'm famous! Someone actually uses my library! Who does this blog? I want to check and see if they have any overdue books.
on Fri 27th Jul, 2007 05:19 am PDT Ryan said:
make it $20, and the checks in the mail
on Fri 27th Jul, 2007 07:24 am PDT MOM said:
That comment about overdue books...I was just kidding, librarians aren't like that, really.
on Fri 27th Jul, 2007 08:06 am PDT Saxtor said:
I'm seeing $71 bux here. Chris, how'd that PayPal button work out on IHJ?!
on Fri 27th Jul, 2007 11:28 am PDT Chris said:
Being egocentric as I am, I've always wanted to be the craps shooter in the hopes that my roll would win some high roller a ton of cash and yell "Yee-ha!" and give me his cowboy hat for good luck. Unfortunately I'm in Ohio, so you're going to have to live the dream. I realize the instructions may be a bit long, but I figured half a paragraph shouldn't be too much for a guy who memorized pi out to over a hundred places just for fun!

Alright, I want $10 on the Pass Line. If you crap out (2, 3, 12), walk away and put $10 on double zero at the roulette table. If it's 7 or 11 let it ride once, starting over with $20. If a point is set (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) then bet an additional (one-time) $10 High Horn Yo ($2 on 2, $2 on 3, $2 on 12 and $4 on 12). Ater you finish making your point or seven-out (your turn finishes) if you've got less than $20, bet it in whatever manner you feel is fun and let me know if we win; if you walk away with more than $20 though, then hold on to it so that I can put up a poll on IHJ to decide what my official high-roller nickname is going to be, I'm leaning towards "f(g)-Money", but I'm accepting suggestions. Let me know if you have PayPal (the button is for settling debts mostly Saxtor, I'm not expecting too many random contributions), otherwise I'll send the $20 to Anacortes. I can feel the anticipation already!
on Fri 27th Jul, 2007 11:35 am PDT Chris said:
I forgot to say, you can have an extra 5% of the winnings if you promise to say "Baby needs a new graphing calculator!" when you throw the dice the first time.
on Fri 27th Jul, 2007 07:52 pm PDT Chris said:
Man, I really need to read what I write. Hope it's not too late, but High Horn Yo puts the last $4 on 11, not 12; sorry.
on Fri 27th Jul, 2007 11:18 pm PDT Joe said:
well, i think it's a dumb idea but here's what you can do for have to get your video camera ready tho or i'm not paying. put $20 down on the bar, order a jack and coke (and whatever you want). Pick up the jack and coke, breathe a sigh of desire, then pour it out on the carpet right in front of the bartender while saying, "one for my homies". then immediately grab your drink and take a drink, a single drink, if it's a shot then just a sip and say "and one for me." then...pour the rest out on the carpet and say, "another one for my homies, cuz they be good homies." do it just like this on video and another $20 is yours...i feel like i would win this way.
on Thu 02nd Aug, 2007 02:03 pm PDT mandy said:
i really like joe's idea. i'll give you $20 if you do this, but it doesn't have to be on video. you could do a slideshow instead with some sort of rap music in the background. another $20 if you dress up like flava flav
on Sun 05th Aug, 2007 06:15 am PDT Sean said:
I'll throw down $50 for you to do your little turn on the catwalk on ameture night at a strip club.

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