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Old August 8th, 2011, 12:29 PM
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Old August 8th, 2011, 01:05 PM
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30 years ago I was a dealer and part-time floor person. One Halloween night a spooking team came in to the joint and to my pit. The BP was dressed as a pirate, and I swear to you, the spook was dressed, you guessed it as a spook. I couldn't help but laugh. I got directly into the eye line of the spook, and when he made eye contact with me I just shook my head "no". He turned around and walked out, the BP played maybe 5 minutes and then left.

Now I'm sure a bunch of people will jump in here and tell you that spooking is illegal. That is an opinion as far as I know, not a fact. I don't believe there has ever been a spooking case conviction or even a trial that I am aware of. Bob Nersesian is the guest this week on Gambling With an Edge, and if we get time I will ask him about this.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 01:17 PM
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Interesting comments Richard Munchkin. I usually don't make the guest chat sessions. If you speak with him on this subject, please report back to me.

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Wow I'd be very interested in this. I have no experience with holecarding but I've seen plenty of opportunities to spook, this would be easy
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Old August 8th, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Southpaw, it is not a chat session. I do a radio show on Thursday nights in Vegas. If you click on either link in my signature you can get more info.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 01:28 PM
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I would be eager to hear Bob's opinion on this subject.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 01:31 PM
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Southpaw, it is not a chat session. I do a radio show on Thursday nights in Vegas. If you click on either link in my signature you can get more info.
My bad. I misread your post. I know this site often features guests during its chat sessions, and I assumed that this is what you were talking about.

Even if "spooking" is not illegal, I think that by using this technique one certainly is taking a very large risk of being backroomed and possibly jailed for a few days by attempting such tactics. I know some genius is going to chime in and say that the same risks apply with CC'ing, but CC'ers are usually dealt with by a tap, and I just don't see the house dealing with "spookers" so kindly.

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Old August 8th, 2011, 02:43 PM
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I would be eager to hear Bob's opinion on this subject.
As would I!
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Old August 8th, 2011, 03:41 PM
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One of my favorite quotes from my book was Chip Reese saying,
"Just because I haven't done anything wrong doesn't mean I won't have to defend myself some day."

I think it is quite likely you would be arrested if caught spooking.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 05:03 PM
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I would be eager to hear Bob's opinion on this subject.
ZG's opinion, while we wait: Spooking is illegal-cheating, in Nevada anyway.
 

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