two things recently happened this weekend at the casino i go to. just as a reminder, i'm only 20 and a college student. i also use the knock-out counting system (hence Rocky). i play at a casino in canada. first, i was playing at a $50 min. table solo and two 6-8, "very italian" "beasts" sat down in spots one and seven. these guys were decked out in leather jackets, dockers, basically looked like gangsters. then and older italian guy sat down and started betting 100 - 200 each hand, like it was nothing. he was getting beaten badly and was getting upset. the count skyrocketed, and he was sitting in spot 3 (i was in spot 4). i say, bet a little bigger this hand (more like a whisper) he bets 1,000 and i'm like "oh great, what if he loses". well, he got a blackjack, gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek. i told him when he should press and when he shouldn't. he made 20,000 in an hour with me (he was betting MUCH bigger than i was). later, i'm eating with my buddy at a buffet and a bodyguard (6-8 guy) comes up to me with an envelope. he says "Mr. (very long italian name) sends his warmest regards...." in the envelope was $500. umm what should i do if i encounter them again (which is likely).
i have also become very close to the higher ups at the place. ian anderson wrote in "burning the tables in las vegas" that was a good thing. to make a long story short, the casino manager, on a very busy saturday night, bent over backwards for me to help me out. my buddy left early, so the manager went out of his way to squeeze a $100 taxi comp for me and made sure i got home safe. i have also become close to many pit bosses, dealers, shift bosses, and security supervisors and guards.
i think i'm in over my head. any comments or advice out there? i need it badly soon, cause i'm going back to that casino on wednesday. any comments or advice would be appreciated.