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A long ride in a handbasket

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

I took a day off, yesterday (well, except for a handful of phone calls).. and spent the afternoon with my sister at a local casino.

I know, I know...
I"m going for a long
ride in a hand-basket

I'm a casual gambler.  I put the monies I'm willing to risk in my left pocket and my winnings in my right pocket.  Once it enters the right pocket, it is sacrosanct, and cannot be removed until I've left the casino.

I was pretty deep into that left pocket when I had about 30 minutes left, and was down to my last funds.  So I made that decision to risk it all.  The point was a four, a rough number to hit.  I spread the balance of my money out on the table placing the 6 & 8 (two number with high probability), and adding odds to the pass line and the 6 & 8.  (Don't worry... those of us who play craps understand what I just said).  I was also going to play a random come bet, but I didn't have $15 left.

Fortunately for me, the designated roller went on a long ride, hitting number after number... including my 6 and 8.  Each time they hit, I left the money up there, and pressed my luck.  They hit time, after time.  After hitting each number for the forth time, I took those bets down to the minimums, so when the roller finally seven-ed-out after a long roll, I was well into profits.

That's my kind of day-off.  I'm not usually that lucky.

Posted by

 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Alan,

That sounds like a fun day. The casinos don't intrigue me.

Sep 18, 2022 08:52 AM
Alan May

they only moderately intrigue me.

Sep 18, 2022 02:02 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your gambling adventure.

Have an outstanding week.

Sep 18, 2022 09:51 AM
Alan May

happy to.

Sep 18, 2022 02:02 PM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

I'm not sure what you said Alan May but it sounds like you might have won some money.  Sounds like a good day off.

Sep 18, 2022 02:07 PM
Alan May

It sounds that way, doesn't it?  I can almost guarantee you that they'll get it back eventually.

Sep 19, 2022 02:11 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Alan- I'm not much of a gambler. When I've gone to the casinos it's primarily to people watch, I have no idea what you just explained but that doesn't matter. You had fun!!!

Sep 18, 2022 04:49 PM
Alan May

Suffice it to say I took more home, than I arrived with.

Sep 19, 2022 02:11 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't have any idea what any of the betting lingo means, but I do understand you were lucky and won some money. Whoo hoo!

Sep 19, 2022 05:54 AM
Alan May

Yep... I'd like to say it was skill... but it weren't.

Sep 19, 2022 02:12 PM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

I usually win when I gamble. I just lose more.

Sep 19, 2022 06:11 AM
Alan May

That's why I do the left pocket/right pocket thing.  I can't lose more than I came with.

Sep 19, 2022 02:12 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Nice job.  Good thing you've trained the left and right hands to behave appropriately.

Oct 01, 2022 04:11 PM
Alan May

You should see them applaud.

Oct 01, 2022 04:31 PM