Memories of Casino in Nice

With all the poker pros jetting into Nice, France to travel to the Monte Carlo tournament, I am reminded of my most recent trip there, playing at the Petite Casino in Nice.

I am not accustomed to wearing a dark suit to a casino, but that was just about the easiest part. I was playing blackjack and the fun part was, since I was winning and the casino was small, all the wealthy arabs began to bet with me against the house.  I had never been in a casino where strangers can do that, but I tried to keep my focus. Fortunately good play is independent of such matters.

But what really floored me was I had inverted the exchange rate and when I cashed out, instead of winnings in the hundreds it was in the thousands. But I had not  even come close to realizing that all those humoungous bets  the onlookers were making on me brought them winnings closer to 6 figures….

I guess this was a seminal experience on the path to an eventual moneymaking career in cards. But I better learn to keep my exchange rate calculator on hand.

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