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Hopster
08-22-2003, 12:39 AM
After Q asked me the other day about some stories in the casino business i put a link up about casino stories. Now tonight i seen Rod put up a post about the movie Barfly and it brought something back to me.
Any of you that are familiar with downtown vegas will know the places im talking about, for the rest i will try to describe the scene. There are about 12 casinos downtown give or take. Only 4 big ones so to speak. You can walk in and out of one and into the other without going 25 yards. They are real close to each other, get it ?? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
This story involves the Horseshoe and the Golden Nugget. This happened back in the early eighties, its on the site i linked to and most crap dealers out here know the story and 10,000 of them will swear they were there when it happened.
Anyway, the guy who told me the story worked at the Nugget and was on the next crap table when it happened, him i believe.
First of all the Horseshoe had a very very liberal policy towards their employees, these guys could leave the building during a shift and go wherever they wanted on their 20 min breaks. Most guys would go to the Mint or the Fremont or Pioneer to grab a beer and a shot. Now naturally this would lead to guys to going to excess. It was tolerated as long as the guy could do his job. If someone got too carried away he would be sent home, no big deal so long as it didnt happen often, it was tolerated. This was when the old man Benny Binion was alive. Now i used to drink with Shoe dealers from grave when i got off work from swing at the Fremont, those boys could put it away, i dont know how the hell they worked in that condition.
Soooooooo, anyway this one night this Horseshoe crap dealer goes above and beyond the call of duty and gets wasted and i mean wasted. He must have looked at his watch and seen it was time to go back so he walks out of the Pioneer and into the Golden Nugget and proceeds to walk behind the stickman and taps him on the shoulder. The stickman looked at the guy like what the hell is this. The guy moved into the stick spot and took over !!! lol
So the floorman who had a sense of humor let him go, he told the dealer to come on base and lets see what happens. So after about 15 mins the guy is still onthe stick calling the dice and paying props and guys are laughing their asses off. The whole joint heard about it and guys were coming over from 21 to see this. The guy had absolutely no clue where he was but was dealing the game without error.
So one of the bosses picks up the phone and calls the crap pit at the Shoe and gets their pit boss and asks if he is missing a dealer. The boss says yeah, we are. The Nugget boss says well hes over here dealing on table 3. The Shoe boss busts out laughing as he knew the dealer in question and his habits. So he says well hows he doing ? The Nugget boss said hes doing fine, not a mistake yet.
Well they both had a good laugh and the Shoe boss asked him to send him back across the street. So the guy went across the street and everyone had a good laugh and the guy became a legend. Although they did send him home for the night he didnt lose his job.
Another good thing about the Horseshoe was that if you got fired off the dayshift for whatever reason, you could go right to swing shift and get hired on that shift or Graveyard !! Lol, hows that for liberal ? And i know this is true as i know guys who it happened to.
The Horseshoe was something else.

Qtec
08-22-2003, 08:36 AM
HaHaHaHaHahaHaHa.

Some things never change. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I fell asleep dealing blackjack once .HaHa /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I had been on the 'razzle' for two days straight and I couldnt keep my eyes open . /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif Ba@#*rd Pitboss wouldnt let me go home either. LOL One of the worst nights of my life . /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif


Q

Hopster
08-22-2003, 10:57 AM
I fell asleep dealing blackjack once .HaHa &lt;--Q

Q, if i had a buck for every guy i seen fall asleep behind the table on graveyard i could retire. Between boozing all night and who never went to bed it was a common sight. Tough shift to work.

Qtec
08-22-2003, 12:03 PM
In the middle of a hand ? HaHa

Q