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Rhone 12-29-2005 06:53 PM

Good Taj stories?
Just got back from only my second trip to AC (and only second time playing live). First trip, I played only Borgata and the Trop. This time I stopped by the Taj, and wound up playing about 20 hours of 5/10 there Tuesday and Wednesday. I've got to say I had more fun there than either of the other two places. The characters at the Taj are something else, and while you're waiting an hour for a decent hand to play, it's really the people around you who are keeping you entertained, rather than the game, at least for me.

For example, I don't see any of these things happening at the Borgata.

1) 3am Wednesday morning, a middle aged Asian lady who's been hanging around for a few hours comes over to my table and starts feeling the head of the young guy sitting next to me. She then proceeds to tell him he's going to be married two times.

2) Over the course of 2 days, I played two people who didn't appear to have any teeth. My n is low, but my impression so far is that people without teeth don't play very good poker.

3) An unhappy looking Russian guy has spent about 48 hours straight at the 5/10 tables. He is fast asleep when he is not in a hand.

Got any good Taj stories?

TheJunkyardGod 12-29-2005 08:10 PM

Re: Good Taj stories?
While it's not as funny as your stories, the last time I played at the taj I sat next to this annoying guy who stunk of baileys. He went to great lengths to tell me that the auto-card shufflers are rigged and how he refuses to play on them. He would also make it a point to show every "big hand" he was dealt to prove his point.

It didnt bother him that he lost all of those "big hands" he was just happy to be dealt them. [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

SA125 12-29-2005 10:44 PM

Re: Good Taj stories?
This is for all those "I'm playing 10-20 for the first time, not sure if I'm ready, any advice?" posts.

I'm playing 10-20 one night. Straddling isn't allowed so this guy just waits for his cards then raises UTG without looking at his cards and tells us. I saw it and he didn't look. He gets 3 coldcallers, I fold, blinds call. 6 to the flop.

He bets the flop dark and gets 4 callers. He bets the turn dark and gets 2 callers. He bets the river dark and they fold. He's laughing saying "I never even looked at my cards" and drags the pot. True story. I told him they should put a framed picture of him on the wall for the champion he is.

Psycho21 12-29-2005 11:27 PM

Re: Good Taj stories?
I was in the cardroom when some guy had 40-50k stolen when he stepped away from a table when the game was on a break. There is a moral to this story don't leave money on the table.

ZenMusician 12-29-2005 11:42 PM

Re: Good Taj stories?
I call billshut on this one.


Psycho21 12-29-2005 11:51 PM

Re: Good Taj stories?
Why B.S.? You think it is impossible to get stolen from in a casino?

pmdvert18 12-30-2005 01:11 AM

Re: Good Taj stories?
Here is a good Taj story. I was at the Taj late in the summer (I think late August) playing some 1/2 NL. As we were waiting for my last friend to go around the table once more my other friend and I took a walk to the bathrooms and decided to walk out on the boardwalk for a minute. Its about 4:30AM at this point and is still dark out. There are some carnival looking trailers lined up on the boardwalk with picnic tables in between them that vendors sell things during the day. Well we happen to spot a guy and a girl on one of the picnic tables. They are both naked and are going at it at this point. We start pointing and laughing our asses off and others start to notice and join in on the fun. There are about 10 people there now watching these two have full on sex on the boardwalk, pretty much in plain view. One of the gawkers who joined us decided he is going to casually walk by them and attempt to start up a conversation. As he approaches them casually, the girl who is riding the guy is startled and stands up covering herself up. The guy proceeds to take off down the boardwalk wearing NO CLOTHES whatsoever, with boxers in hand. HILARious!!!

AKQJ10 12-30-2005 01:49 AM

Re: Good Taj stories?
Well, a royal flush in clubs was dealt on the board a few tables over from me last time I was there, but that's not funny in the same vein as your stories.

highlife 12-30-2005 03:26 AM

Re: Good Taj stories?
I saw an arrest by a cop who was playing at the same table as the criminal, as they dragged him away he said something like (let me just finish this hand).

5-6 fist fights.

I saw a bum pissing on the carpet right outside the door to the mid limit section.

I've personally been thrown out three times.

Countless meth/crack whore "pickup" lines after 1am, seeing the dudes leave with them is the best.

Trashcan fire.

Saw a dealer get told to go home after a fight with a player.

Some bum stalked me after I made a big score in the 40/80 game, he was staking me out for hours looking through the glass watching our game (which they didn't put in the high limit pit) every time I went out for a smoke he would ask me for money. Finally I gave him 5 bucks to shut him up, when I went to cash out he followed me to the cage and asked for more. He tried to follow me out to the car, but he was really slow so we ditched him.

There are more, but as you can tell i suck as a story teller.

highlife 12-30-2005 03:29 AM

Re: Good Taj stories?
I call billshut on this one.


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me too, it would be EXTREMELY hard to discreetly pocket 40k in cash without anyone noticing in the room. also those games very rarely go on "break" as you said. finally, the cameras would pick up everything and the guy would be caught eventually.

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