Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Casino of the Living Dead

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Casino of the Living Dead

Article excerpt

The Vicarious Bettor plays off a $100 stake provided by his employer. Each week he wagers a small amount and reports the results here.

The game: Let It Ride poker

The session: 9 a.m. Monday Station Casino. It was the Columbus Day holiday, but the casino was dead at this hour of the morning. None of the third-floor tables were open, and there was only a handful of games going on the second floor. I jumped into a $5 Let It Ride game where three other players already were seated. On the first hand, the dealer made a mistake. Each player is supposed to get three cards and then has the opportunity to take back one of three equal bets. After the dealer shows a card, the same option is offered. But this time, the dealer, thinking she was at a Caribbean stud game, flipped her first card, a 10. …

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