Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stuff heard at the poker table

I played at the Gold Strike (shown above) last night. I got there early to get in the Omaha-8 game, played until 11:30 and headed home a $6 loser.

Because the poker was unremarkable (if an Omaha-8 game can be unremarkable), here are some things I heard:
There was a lady at the table who was from Iowa. I don't know her age, but she said she had a husband for 40 years, he died, and she has a new one for 15 years -- you do the math.

A guy at the table asked her were there places to play in Iowa. She said "I play in bars."

Now the dealer jumped in. "Ma'am, isn't that illegal?" he asked.

"I've been doing it for 25 years," she announced.

"You've been breaking the law for 25 years?" the dealer asked in mock horror.

"I've been breaking the law for a lot longer than that. There were other things before poker."

Needless to say, we were all cracking up.


A guy next to me was a horrible calling station. At some point he introduced himself and confided to me the he does this (poker) for a living. "I ain't worked in 30 years," he said. I didn't say anything, but all I could think was wow.


A dealer said this:
"Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional."


A dealer who said he was 40 years old, told us this:
"A guy told me he has stocks older than I am."

Images by MOJO and taken Saturday evening with my P&S.


  1. Funny! Thanks for bringing a bit of humor into a morning filled with electricians and noise! Putting in new wires - no big deal.

  2. Haha funny stuff! That woman is a mess. Sounds like a fun table.

  3. I agree for sure, this was a fun post. Did you take the header photo, or did you "lift" it like one of my other favorite bloggers is known to do

  4. Thanks to all who commented.

    @Crash: I took the header photo (of the riverboat) on my photo walk last Sunday with jusdealem. Which blogger are you referring to? Is his first name Ten?

  5. Very funny observations. I like the top photo.

  6. Yes MOJO, Ten says he lifts stuff!