Casino War II: The Player Strikes Back

genting rm 6300

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.

jerine genting

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. :)

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25 thoughts on “Casino War II: The Player Strikes Back

  1. ewen: Oh, that’s Jerine, a couple of us went up together. She was damn sleepy and fell asleep on my lap in the cab. :)

  2. xSean: I’ve been having a good run of luck at Genting recently. :)
    Been winning 4 digits every single time I go up, but low 4 digits though. It’s been a while since I’ve won 5 figures, but thank God (or Lady Luck) that it’s been a while since I’ve LOST 5 figures too. Heh!
    This is the abridged version though – I was up and down the entire 5 minutes I was at the table – putting RM 2,000 per bet on two lines twice – lost the first, won the second and a mix of wins and loses before a 2k bet (3rd one) brought me up again after the RM 1,500 loss to my initial buy in. That was how the two consequetive 1k wins netted me this much. :)

  3. i dont hv lady thats maybe why i dont strike lotery tis year coz last year i strike around 8 mth wen thre a lady luck beside me…now the lady drifted away my luck oso drift… :O

  4. ah nel: Haha! Well, I don’t actually believe in luck to be honest. It’s all about statistics and odds, sometimes you get it, sometimes you don’t. :)
    However, I cannot discount the fact that I’ve won everytime I go up to Genting with her. :)

  5. To win you must have BIG Testis!!! No Use having all the luck in the world and u only bet $5 each time…. I believe in Luck and I believe in having Big Testicles!!! :-)

  6. To win you must have BIG Testis!!! No Use having all the luck in the world and u only bet $5 each time…. I believe in Luck and I believe in having Big Testicles!!! :-)

  7. Fuck! I lost everything I have won thus far. a good quote for life, HB. well, hell, you started with nothing, so walk. well, jezze, I donno… now I got the wife and kids and college to think of ( theirs, not mine, I already been, and it was fandamntastic, and still pulled out a 2.87 gpa, a millitary commision and a boatload of friends). plus a thing or two to hang on the wall. got a lotta vices or sins HB. I mean alot. I drink too much, smoke to much, eat too much ( at one time I was 6’2″ 188 lb and a 34 inch waist, I still keep some 38 ” pants around but as you gett older well… 6′ 1″ 260 lbs. wft and my hair is going white. uhm all over, if you know what I mean) smoked some too, when I was younger. no big deal. even hash. but I dont gamble. know why not? cause I like it too damn much. same reason I have never tried crack and won’t. first time would be the last…. all she wrote, the end. It would be the fucking end of me. Care to double down? Ill get off my high horse now and say thanks, HB. Pretty damn nice to have a friend, albiet half a world away.watch out for them thick toenails , white eyebrows, and the first time you say ” well, I remember when….” actually , few of us make it this far. ya damn silverback. join the club. God bless. tom

  8. chefmel: Well, there’s beginner’s luck! ;)
    I wouldn’t count on that though – like I said, not a big believer in luck.
    It’s all odds and stats.
    However, with a modest target and a large enough bankroll (buy in) you can ALMOST always win in 50-50 tables in casinos. :)
    DYMM Tuanku: Yeah bro, I’m a firm believer in that as well. You gotta bet big coz if you bet small the house always gets you coz you stay there too long. I’m always for betting table max when you’re about to leave. :)
    Just need to have the testicular fortitude to put down 2k and be nonchalant about it. Heh!
    tom: Well, in the end the house ALWAYS wins. It’s all about when you want to leave and having a modest target, with a large enough buy in to support, say a streak of bad luck (best to account for 10 losses in a row, doubling up each time).
    Yeah, I have a lot of vices now and damn buddy, it’s good to have a friend halfway around the world as well.
    I’m starting to think people in big cities are too damn fucking fake, if you pardon my French. :)
    xmizanx: Not really, my luckiest day was walking out of the casino with over 50k. Hehe! Unfortunately I lost it all the next day. T_T
    Jeff: Nope! Haha! I ran out of red underwear so I wore a black one. I still won, so I’m throwing that red underwear superstition out of the window. ;)

  9. thenomadGourmand: No worries! :)
    Thanks for lunch!
    Yeah, I was quite drunk when I got up to Genting, was surprised they let me in at all. I was betting in a zombie state, but yeah, odds were with me that night so I won fast, cashed out and left.
    I didn’t even know I lost the chip and the cash until I counted. Oh well, a win is still a win! :)

  10. my number changed . .think u have it in ur txt . . .didnt even call when u r up . .cipet . .but with a hot chick . . .excusable

  11. foodcrazee: Haha! No la there were 3 of us up there, not just me and Jerine. I was there for only 30 minutes bro, quick in and out coz got the ONG feel. ;)

  12. wah, hit and run, that’s a good way to go, more interestingly, what were you doing taking pictures in the toilet? Did you buy/cook lady luck a crayfish (not lobster) dinner?

  13. rocket: Yup, that’s my style of playing – gurreila FTW, in and out. :)
    Genting does not allow photography so the only place you can take photos is…in the toilet.
    We went out for dinner the next day, er…actually the same day since I got home at 6 am. :)

  14. eiling: Haha! Sure thing, we go up again sometime! =D
    I’m not sure her luck works for everyone though, first time I went with her, one person lost, second time I went with her, one person lost too, but I’ve always won so I guess it depends. ;)

  15. ahlost: Yup, let’s go up together! It’ll be a lot of fun! Beginners luck, perhaps I can tumpang luck from you too! :)

  16. No more playing Baccarat? I thought that was ur favorite game :) My highest winning was 28k and my highest lost was 20k…gonna take a break for a while. When r u going to visit the rwsentosa casino? hehe…

  17. Jason Chow: Baccarat is the ONLY game I used to play. However, Caisno War is MUCH faster paced and even though the table limit is damn small (RM 500 vs RM 2000) it kinda makes up for it by the speed of the game.
    Singapore casino this year.
    28K? Good win! Congrats bro! :)

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