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Gamblers Win Thousands By Exploiting Ohio Casino's Rule Blunder At 'Crazy 4 Poker'

Property Didn't Realize Ante And 'Super Bonus Bet' Needed To Be Equal

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The tables were turned recently at one casino in Ohio.

The Hollywood Casino Columbus reportedly ran a faulty game of “Crazy 4 Poker” at one of its tables, which put the odds in the favor of gamblers for once.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, the game is supposed to be played with a mandatory “super bonus bet” and an initial ante by each player, and those amounts must be equal. Contrary to the manufacturer’s rules, the casino let players not put down a super bonus bet.

The reason why it was advantageous for gamblers was because in order to get paid on a super bonus bet one must have a straight or better from a final four-card hand.

Once customers became aware of the mistake (the correct rules was reportedly even printed on the felt), a line started to form and gamblers were even selling their seats. Before the casino caught on and closed the table, thousands were siphoned off by gamblers.

“At first, I thought the dealer was making a mistake,” one gambler told The Columbus Dispatch. “But people I knew were saying, ‘No, you’re not required to play it.’ I said, ’That’s nice, how do I get on the table?’”

Image via Hollywood Casino Columbus’ Facebook page.

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Tags: Ohio,   Casinos,   Poker Business
 
 

Comments

blite
over 1 year ago

Not sure how many in the thousands they lost, but they sure are getting a ton of publicity for it.

 
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Kevin11
over 1 year ago

someone please explain the math to me

 
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