In casino gambling, sometimes even most knowledgable players turn to blind luck to make it through their day. Of course, luck can never be relied on; either things will go right way for you or they won't. The great thing about casino gambling is that luck has to be with you for only a moment to make a difference in what could've easily been a bad day.
Roulette is, in my opinion, best game to play where you can turn blind luck into a great casino story to tell your friends.
Recently, my family dragged me down to casinos of Atlantic City. I'm not going to lie to you - I wasn't feeling very lucky and would've much preferred to stay home. Since I was 'forced' to go, my goal was to go into hiding, play slow and steady, kill time and grind it out until my folks were ready to come back home. I thought I had everything covered.
Well, I spent a little time at $10 craps tables, but mostly I played $20 pai gow and then some $15 blackjack. I couldn't for life of me get anything going and instead of treading water, I was bleeding money whole afternoon. After about 4 hours I was down $435, which could've been worse but it was obviously far from result I wanted.
I was close to broke and ready to go home as I met back up with my family. Suddenly I had a crazy idea. "I have to do one more thing before we go. I've gotta go to roulette table." My family gave me an indifferent shrug and followed, as they're mostly slot players and all table games are Greek to them.
The plan was to throw down a few more bucks and try to get back all money I lost in one shot. I went over math in my head as I walked over to roulette table. I was down $435, so I knew a $40 bet at 11-1 could get me back to even. Hopefully.
I found a roulette table and gave $40 to dealer, to which she handed me 8 red nickels. I reached and put all chips on '28 Street'. (It's a three number bet - either 28, 29 or 30 would win for me.) The dealer spun, I stood near roulette wheel, and prayed!
The ball slowed down and bounced around wheel for several tense seconds as I rooted for one of my three numbers. It popped into number 2 and stayed there for a moment - and then dropped into number two slots over.
Number 28, black, even.