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
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.
For more news, updates and daily tournament information, check out our Ohio page.
|1||CEO Wins $1M At Blackjack, Drops $300K On Dinner|
|2||High-Stakes British Poker Pro Crashes Ferrari F458|
|3||Riviera Casino Bought, To Be Torn Down|
|4||Web Poker: Phil Ivey Loses Another $600K|
|5||Man Wins $1.5 Million On NJ Online Gaming Site|
|6||Revel Casino Deal Salvaged, Sold For $82 Million|
|7||Win Seat To Beach Poker Classic Via CarbonPoker|
|8||Tribe Will Grow Marijuana If No Florida Casino|
|9||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|10||Dan Gilbert Now Owns 100 Percent Of Ohio Casinos|
|1||Poker Player Arrested At Final Table, Finishes 3rd|
|2||PokerStars Sues Erick Lindgren For $2.5 Million|
|3||World Series Of Poker Unveils 2015 Schedule|
|4||High-Stakes Poker Player Strikes Deal In Bomb Case|
|5||Ivey Wins Third Aussie Millions $250,000 High Roller|
|6||Poker Legend Doyle Brunson To Undergo Cancer Surgery|
|7||Horseshoe Cincinnati Cancels WSOP Circuit Stop|
|8||Online Poker: Phil 'Polarizing' Ivey Loses $600,000|
|9||Brad Pitt Loses $25K To Chauffeur In Poker Game|
|10||Man Turns Himself In Years After Casino Heist|