Friday, January 11, 2008

Another Vegas anecdote

I was sitting at the poker tables in the MGM, and the guy sitting next to me started talking football with me. He asked who I liked in the Chargers game, and then he showed me his ticket. He had $11,000 on the Chargers to win by more than 9 (which they did, and good for him because he was a nice guy). Then he put the ticket back with a small stack of other thousand dollar wagers, shoved it in an Altoids tin, and wrapped a rubber band around it.

As the official Degenerate Gambler (stay tuned this summer for coverage of my annual Little League World Series pool), people often ask me where I draw the line. I'm still not entirely sure, but tens of thousands of dollars in wagers wadded up in an Altoids tin is definitely on the other side of the line.


B.E. Earl said...

I, unfortunately, only keep Altoids in my Altoids tin.

And can I take Korea in the Little League World Series pool? Thanks!

slappy said...

Maybe I'll do another LLWS pool on the blog - you need 8 people, and you each draft 2 teams, snake order.

It's super awesome, and I recommend everyone try to organize one with their local offline friends.

Carl Spackler said...

i keep a mini jiggs in my altoid can.

Tits McGee said...

I keep my vagina in an Altoids tin.

amera hearts said...

i keep my vagina in my armpit. ha ha. just teasing, but seriously. see the daniel tosh dvd! seriously.

i keep my extra money in a candy tin in the cup holder of my car!

slappy said...

Carl: I keep mine in a terrarium.

Tits: That explains why it's so curiously strong.

Amera: Candy tin, eh? I think we've found the target of the next great Crime Caper!