RM 6,300 in chips
Always remember. It could have gone either way. You could be getting all the 3 and 8′s while the dealer gets all the Queens. I won on my first and second round with bets of RM 500 each before doubling up to RM 1,000. I have won RM 1,500 before I foolishly decided to go for one last bet of RM 1,500 spread across two lines – the table maximum is RM 1,000 so I put RM 1,000 on one and RM 500 on the other.
I was dealt with a 4 and a 6 while the dealer got a 10.
Fuck! I lost everything I have won thus far.
I decided to go in with RM 1,000 bets and won the first with a 9. The dealer also got a 9 of clubs – mine was a heart, which usually wins but in Casino War it requires you to put your initial bet again to win your original bet. This means you put 2k on the table and the dealer puts 1k and starts dealing a new set of cards.
I won by a comfortable Queen while the dealer got a 6.
I put one last 1k bet and won, also by a Queen vs the dealer’s 9.
I decided I have been lucky enough and proceeded to leave, thinking I have won a clean 2k from my buy in of RM 4,400 – an arbitrary figure produced by the ATM’s RM 1,500 max per transaction done three times, RM 50 spent on food and another RM 50 spent on pints of beer.
I was puzzled when I cashed out and got only RM 6,300 – a win of RM 1,900. I have been betting in multiples of RM 500 so this is impossible.
I suspect I donated a RM 100 chip to the Genting toilet while taking photos. Oh well.
I also paid RM 150 for the taxi ride back for 2 stops. It was a most exciting cab ride home with the illegal taxi taking dangerous turns downhill with real pedal to the metal action and fast and furious driving which nearly resulted in 2 collisions and us getting sandwiched between a BMW Z3 and a van in front, eliciting a ni ah ma chow hai from our friendly tout driver.
This is my Lady Luck fast asleep on the trip home – I’ve never lost when I go up to Genting with her.
It could have gone either way, but it turned out good for me this time. I actually misplaced another RM 100 somewhere so I estimate I have a RM 1,300 nett win after all expenses deducted. My rent for the month is sorted!
I typed all this on my cell phone using T9 while on the thrilling ride home. It took 14 SMS drafts.
Footnote: In Casino War you play against the dealer – the highest card value wins. It’s as simple as that. :)