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The wife who tried to save her husband money

We have a customer who is a sick gambler. Alright, we probably have more sick gamblers on our books than we could count, but in the case of this player, his wife tried to do what she could to stem the tide of losses. It didn’t work very well. You see, what she did was […]

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It happened at Tamarind Hill one night

I was reminded of this classic today when The Tamarind (a bar/restaurant) came up in conversation. It was a busy Monday night in the football season and Joe Montana’s 49ers were playing. The bar inside was packed, and there were plenty of people outside where they could see the televisions. A lot of us casino guys were involved […]

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The Zinger

Once in a while, you hear a player come out with a line that makes you want to applaud. Sometimes you get one that makes you wince. You even get those that make every member of staff stop whatever they were doing and pay attention. It is unusual to hear one that not only fulfills […]

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Chris Carvell R.I.P.

Chris Carvell died over the weekend. He was one of the guys who opened the PI Casino, now Atlantis, in 1967, and had an interesting history. In 1975, he was fired on suspicion of something that never was, and got his job back eighteen months later, only to go into surveillance – which must prove […]

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Tactics of mistake

This is pretty much of a salutary tale about the things that can go wrong when casino management starts giving in to the continuous petty requests of a group of players with very serious money. We had such a group visit us recently. Italians. They were rude to all and sundry, they made excessive demands, […]

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Cell phone blues

This is one of those stories that are so embarrassing to the principal, that to give his name would only be adding to his misery. Of course, he may deserve the misery, and I’m sure some of you reading this will think so. Others will commiserate. Many of you reading this will know who he […]

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He asked for it!

One of the fun parts of working in a casino is that you meet a lot of interesting people. Unfortunately, along with these paragons, we also have to endure the occasional complete asshole. The ones that really try our patience are the ones with so much money that they feel they can be pushy, rude, […]

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This is what’s happenning

Hello everyone, I’m still alive. I have been writing novels, as I seem to have run out of casino related stories. I’m not the only person in Atlantis casino who had been writing novels, and one of them, Ray Knight -also an old Chester’s boy – has got himself a website for his writing. I […]

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The happy numbers man

  One of the most colouful denizens of sixties and seventies Nassau was a fat, bearded, middle aged man called Gene Toote. He was the main man in the numbers racket at the time, and one Christmas eve he was standing outside a shop he ran on Bay street, then and now the main tourist […]

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The hearty handshake

When you work in the gaming industry, you get to have a feel for people, by judging their actions before, sometimes well before they speak, as they bear down on you with intent. It’s a survival mechanism, and helps you avoid some of the more eccentric and aggrieved customers who want to vent on you […]

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