Before attending dealer school I was a change attendant craps stickman and

Before attending dealer school i was a change

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years, where I am the longest-serving blackjack dealer. Before attending dealer school, I was a change attendant, craps stickman, and bingo caller, so I know the gaming business as well as anyone. 2. With tips, I do all right at Shoreline Downs, but I’m not exactly rolling in it if you know what I mean. That’s why I’m always looking for side-gigs where I can put my gaming knowledge to good use. I call bingo at the Knights of Columbus Hall every other Saturday, deal at the poker nights they have over at the Country Club once a month, and help out the occasional charity fundraiser. 3. Peyton Pearson is a regular at the Country Club poker nights, so I’ ve known him/her for a while. Back in the summer of 2013 s/he asked if I could help out with this event s/he was planning to help the schools and I was glad to do it. S/he didn’t want to go overboard with the gambling since this was a family thing, but we agreed to do bingo, one of those big cardboard roulette wheels, and even a couple of blackjack tables. I had a couple of the guys I work with at Shoreline help me out, as I often do for these sorts of things. We had a tent set up with a barrier around it to keep the kiddies out, and I sold and cashed chips from a sort of improvised pit in the middle. 4. Since there wasn’t much security, we arranged it so that one of Peyton’s people, Casey Cheatham, would come by every hour or so to check on the cash situation and take any proceeds back to the trailer they had set up to run the Fair. Casey and I go way back because s/he used to be my sister/brother in law, believe it or not. I still see him/her pretty regularly because s/he comes to the Downs all the time. S/he never plays at my table anymore for some reason, but s/he used to all the time when we were family. I remember joking with her/him that it was weird to have her/him taking cash from me since it used to be the other way around! 5. Anyway, this event was bigger than the ones I usually work, so I was happy not to have to sit on all that cash or do any of the accounting other than to make sure I had enough on hand
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80-R Revised 1/9/15 for payouts. I think we were there for three days and we seemed to take in quite a haul. Only once did I have to call Casey to have her/him bring me some cash (some old lady hit a hot streak on the roulette wheel). I would try to keep around two-thousand in my till and give him the extra. 6. Over the course of those three days, I’d guess we raked in at least ninety grand. Bingo nights at the K-of-C usually clear ten. And about a year ago, I worked the games of chance at a three-day fair in Riverside, a town which is about five miles from Morningside Heights. We took in seventy-five grand from the games of chance at the Riverside fair and that was with a crowd of only 3,000 I understand the Fun Fair drew at least 5,000 people. At the Fun Fair, we had at least as many cards going on Friday and Saturday as we usually do at the K-of-C, and even Sunday was fairly busy (the pews were probably a little thin that weekend).
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