For the majority of my gambling career, I had always been against the side bets in Blackjack. Lucky Ladies, 21+3, Super 4 (trash), Perfect Pairs, etc. all seemed like a waste of money to me. Seemingly never hitting, I would always assume save my dough for the hand to hand combat of the BJ hands. But just like any drug, I got a little taste of a winner here and there and now I am like Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild trying to find a fix.
Whether you are playing with a 6 deck or 8 deck shoe, the occasional non-suited match (3 or 4Xs – aka “The Bump”) keeps you coming back for the potential suited match (11 or 14Xs – aka “The Line”). This leads to the full blown jonesing for the double suited match (22 or 28Xs – aka “The Eightball”). This was the coup de grace to the table I was playing last night. After having a few extra pops, I had a few more shekles than normal on the good ole Match the Dealer bet and BAM!!! Double suited Jacks of mutha f’n hearts. Cha ching. Always a good time when you get paid in another color.
Now excuse me, the guy who has never even had a drug stronger than Loperamide (look it up) needs to wipe his internet browsing history before anyone sees all the searches for cocaine related material and tries to schedule an intervention.