Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Play With Pirate's At Your Own Risk!

No, this is not a scene from the Tinian Dynasty Casino, nor is it from Pirates of the Pacific, although there may be some who claim that I robbed them blind last Saturday night. It was the Rotary Club of Saipan's Las Vegas Night and as usual, I was dealing blackjack all night. My daughter Sarah was my cashier for the first half of the night and dutifully raked in all the chips that I took from my unwitting victims. The last couple years luck was simply not with me and everyone who sat at my table walked away richer taking quite a few of the banks chips with them. But not this year, my old blackjack luck was back and I was on a real tear. It would go back and forth with some people for a while, and some of them even appeared to be getting the best of me for a while. But instead of walking away and being happy with their modest winnings, they would try turning a small fortune into a big one, and I wound up taking all their chips before they unhappily wandered away. I was the top blackjack table once again netting $700 for the night, and I even managed to beat the craps and roulette tables. All of this was pretty amazing considering I was sicker than a dog and only had one good eye that night. I think a lot of people thought it was part of my costume since I had an Axe Murderer Tours polo shirt on, but no, my eye was in agony that night and couldn't take any light whatsoever. The Rotary Club managed to net just under $19,000 for our Las Vegas night, making it one of the most successful in years. Thanks to all who helped make it such a roaring success.

So I guess the moral to this story is that when you come to a charity event like the Rotary Club's Las Vegas night, you've got to expect the odds to be heavily stacked in the houses favor, it is for charity after all. But if you sit at a sarcastic pirate's table, you'd better expect to have your wallet or purse pilfered as you sit there all smug with your 20's, only to watch me flip up a 7 when I'm sitting there with 14 for 21. I had a great time that night, and I think most of the people who played at my table had fun too! AAARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!

1 comment:

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Hope you are feeling better, Harry.

Nice work cutting the germs at the black jack table down to size. The skate park needs the funds for completion.

I think you should keep the eye patch, just for flavor, even after the ailment is gone.