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Casino safari (2)

19 July 2016

By Frank Scoblete
A few weeks ago I did my first Casino Safari listing of the various animals and insects some casino players remind me of. Here are more.

Bonobo: These “almost chimps” love sex and have it whenever they can. They end arguments with sex; disgruntlement with sex; and the female bonobo is a rapacious sexual creature that requires heavy loads of sex. Las Vegas wants its women to be bonobos – at least to look as if everything about them is about sex. You can see this with many of the cocktail servers and the “entertainment” dealers who take a break by leaping on a stage and suggestively dancing part of the night away.

Bottle Nosed Dolphin: “Hey, hey, what’s going on at this table? You winning money?” In the elevator, “I’ll bet you are going up in the elevator but your bankroll is going down.” This player will attempt to stick his nose into everyone’s business. He’s a mammal that players are overjoyed to ignore.

Camel: Where does this player put all the booze that he drinks? His capacity looks as if he has two large stomachs that can hold their alcohol. You’ll find a few camels in the casinos, and late, late at night (which is early, early morning) these camels are still making the rounds.

Caterpillar: Do all casino caterpillars become butterflies? What about the seemingly nice woman who smiles and blinks her eyes at you but then loses a few hands and starts to curse up a storm? Has this caterpillar become a moth? Assuredly.

Centipede: As you enter the crowded lobby of a casino hotel have you ever looked down at all those feet going to the registration counter at the same time? I think of this sight as a centipede marshaling its thousand legs to slither somewhere you also want to go. Indeed, we can all be part of the casino centipede.

Chameleon: “Do you have a card, sir?” “I’ll make you a card sir.” “Here’s your player’s club card sir.” “Anything you want sir you just ask me.” “Dinner? Let me check the computer sir.” You never see this guy again.

Clown Fish: This is a player who thinks he’s witty but he is usually only loud and insulting. A few drinks in the clown fish and he becomes even more loud and insulting. There’s nothing like a person who thinks he’s funny but isn’t.

Cockroach: He hasn’t bathed in a while. He hasn’t brushed his teeth since the days of the Spanish Armada. His clothes need cleaning or (better still) a burning. These creatures almost live in the casinos, and the sight of them can actually scare away those who are debating whether to try casino gambling or not.

Common Buzzard: Casino buffets can be a delight. Great food for a low price or better yet, great food as a comp. But all is not as great as it seems, because the casino buzzards feel the need to eat more than very hungry elephants. They load their plates with food from various stations until the plate is overflowing. They then eat some of it and go up to get more food of a different type. You can build a skyscraper with the plates of food on which these buzzards chow down.

Frank Scoblete’s new books are “I Am a Dice Controller: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Craps”; “Confessions of a Wayward Catholic” and “I Am a Card Counter: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Blackjack.” All available from Amazon.com, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and at bookstores.

This article is provided by the Frank Scoblete Network. Melissa A. Kaplan is the network's managing editor. If you would like to use this article on your website, please contact Casino City Press, the exclusive web syndication outlet for the Frank Scoblete Network. To contact Frank, please e-mail him at fscobe@optonline.net.

 

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

12 July 2016
Playing slots can seem as if you are in a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. You remember those films, mostly starring the young Clint Eastwood before anyone knew what a tremendously talented film maker he would become. Those movies had a great, mysterious hero (played by Eastwood), totally nasty villains (the ... (read more)
 

Send Me No Flowers

5 July 2016
Casino players love comps. No secret there. Look at all the players who routinely hand in their player’s cards in order to be “rated.” Being rated is simply the casino keeping track of how much you bet, how long you play, the house edge on the game you are playing, and how many decisions per hour you get at that game. ... (read more)
 

Casino safari (1)

28 June 2016
I’ve observed casino players over the years, and suddenly it hit me right between the eyes. I noticed something really peculiar about some players, and that is (please do not take this the wrong way): Many resemble certain animals and insects, having characteristics that, well, characterize those animals and insects. ... (read more)

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Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

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Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
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Books by Frank Scoblete:

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