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cycopath
02-10-2003, 02:47 PM
Just curious what's the most money our local BBS posters have bet on one game or series of games?

Myself? A measly $10. I know... chump change.

02-10-2003, 08:20 PM
When I was a 15 or so a guy wanted to back me against some drunks for 1000.00 a game. The drunks didn't go for it...

I don't gamble anymore really.

Jay M
02-10-2003, 11:23 PM
$1500 a rack 9 ball

Beats the heck out of playing sets if you are in it for the rush. It also helps to have a backer so you can afford to lose 5-10K before you get to the table /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Jay M

02-11-2003, 08:28 AM
Back in the early 80's when a friend from Nashville and I were on a road trip and in Oaklahoma City, we found a couple of guys that wanted to play for $1000.00 a rack 9-ball. Over a 3 day time span we managed to nip them for $37,000. From there drove to Houston, blew a radiator hose on our truck, bought a new Sedan Deville and spent the next 4 years cruising the country in style. Ah those were the days.

TomBrooklyn
02-11-2003, 08:36 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Jay M:</font><hr> $1500 a rack 9 ball<hr /></blockquote>It's kind of hard to beat that one Jay. Maybe you should have saved it until near the end. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif =Tom

Rich R.
02-11-2003, 08:56 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Jay M:</font><hr> $1500 a rack 9 ball <hr /></blockquote>
That is certainly enough to keep your attention. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Rich R.
02-11-2003, 09:01 AM
Since I returned to pool, about two years ago, I haven't been gambling. I find it takes a lot of the fun out of the game. So I have to go back to about 1970, when I was working in a pool room and gambling almost daily. It was a small town and not much in the way of high stakes, just friendly games. The most I ever played for was $100 per rack 9-ball. In that time and place, it was serious money.
If adjusted for inflation, it may be serious money now too. I don't know.

Carlton31698
02-11-2003, 11:44 AM
I was in my local pool room about 7 years ago, an older player was putting on an exibetion show for the room. After the show he spotted a local on pocket player 10 - 6 for 100 a game. They played for a few hours and broke even. The older player quit saying the bet was too small. When he said that a old time player named Sonny (he is listed in The Lions and The Lambs as a lion) got up walked to the table and put $20,000+ down he said is that enough? The player looked shocked. Sony reached in his pocket pulled out another roll of cash and said " If you play two sets we'll play 5 ahead for $40,000" The player declined and left. Even though the game didn't happen that was the most cash I have ever seen put on the table. I learned something from this NEVER try to high roll an old time pool player. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

02-11-2003, 09:29 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Carlton31698:</font><hr> I learned something from this NEVER try to high roll an old time pool player. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif <hr /></blockquote>

I also learned something, rob pool pool players if they're carrying 40 grand! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Mike H
02-12-2003, 02:10 PM
Though it wasn't my own $$, $2000 races to 9, 9-ball, giving the 7-out and breaks.

Carlton31698
02-14-2003, 08:33 AM
I also learned something, rob pool pool players if they're carrying 40 grand! That was one old man I would have been scarid to rob! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif