Credit Card Roulette

by , Jul 24, 2006 | 12:37 pm

LAS VEGAS–My success in prop betting continues. Yesterday I joined a contingent of Dallas pros and semi-pros at PF Chang’s for dinner. In the end, our bill for the six of us (with tip factored in) was $160 … so about $27 each.

Generally it does not make good sense to risk $160 to win $27 … but in this game, I liked my chances. We each laid down a credit card … shuffled them … and handed them to the waiter, who had no clue whose was whose. “Pick one,” we told him … and he did.

For a brief second he looked ready to nab my blue BankOne card (unaware BankOne no longer exists?). Since I was seated just a few inches from where he stood, I momentarily considered giving him a shove. But it was not relevant, as he shuffled them a little more and then drew a card. A guy named Jared — sorry, dude, don’t know your last name — had to bite the bullet.

Net: +$27


One Comment to “Credit Card Roulette”


  1. Al
    says:

    Very fun game…but we do it where the waiter keeps picking out cards–those are safe, last one left is the buyer. More suspense, more drunken fun….