Welcome to Vegas Boards!

The only Las Vegas Message Board and forum built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.
Join today for free!

Why no $50 bills

Discussion in 'General Vegas Talk' started by TopDollah, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. TopDollah

    TopDollah
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trips to Vegas:
    7
    Hi all, I'm new here and have been looking around enjoying all the trip reports etc. My husband and I are on our way to Biloxi, for a quick weekend trip, and I stopped by the bank to load up my bankroll and the teller gave me several $50 bills. Didn't think it was a big deal, till I told the hubby who freaked. He said that I could absolutely not insert those bills into a slot machine and needed to change them out before playing. Can anybody tell me what the hell he's talking about?
     
  2. VEGASBJ

    VEGASBJ
    Expand Collapse
    Member
    Founder's Club Gold Linker

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,523
    Likes Received:
    1,152
    Location:
    Rolling Hardways!
    Trips to Vegas:
    257
    just an old superstition that they are unlucky for gamblers
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Hugo Hackenbush

    Hugo Hackenbush
    Expand Collapse
    Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2016
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Mid-West
    Trips to Vegas:
    23
    I think it's a bunch of baloney..... I've had good sessions using 50's to get chips and lousy ones too...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. ken2v

    ken2v
    Expand Collapse
    Hit Squad
    Hit Squad Founder's Club Gold Linker

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,112
    Likes Received:
    703
    Location:
    Central California Coast
    Trips to Vegas:
    108
    Yep, what V said. Like 4s for Chinese, or walking through the lion's mouth ... oops. 13. Black cats. Upside down horseshoes. Goats in Chicago. Any number of other idiotic tribal fears handed down to us from not long after the first of us climbed down from the trees.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. shifter

    shifter
    Expand Collapse
    Degenerate Gambler
    The Chairman

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Messages:
    2,532
    Likes Received:
    3,032
    Location:
    At The Tables
    Trips to Vegas:
    50
    because they're bad luck of course!
     
  6. MikeyBlacklabber

    MikeyBlacklabber
    Expand Collapse
    Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2016
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trips to Vegas:
    28
    one story is that when Bugsy was shot, he had 3 50's in his pocket
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. RickM

    RickM
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Stamford, CT
    Trips to Vegas:
    15
    Of course it is but gamblers are a superstitious bunch. I wouldn't want to be THAT guy that sits down at a table, pulls out a wad of 50's and upsets anyone else at the table who DOES think it is bad luck. Karma and all that...plus he might jinx me :)
     
  8. Hoofy7

    Hoofy7
    Expand Collapse
    AKA HeatherE

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,511
    Likes Received:
    1,000
    I've never heard about the $50 bill being unlucky either. Lol I never win and I usually do have some in my bankroll, so perhaps I will try it without them next month. Lol
     
  9. RickM

    RickM
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Stamford, CT
    Trips to Vegas:
    15
    I hadn't heard about it until a few years ago, just before a Vegas trip. I went to the bank to withdraw cash for the trip and they didn't have enough $100's so the teller asked me if I would take some of it in $50's. I wasn't thinking about the 50's being bad luck thing and said sure. I got to my car and I thought "oh fuck, I can't take 50's with me" so I went to another branch of my bank across town to change them for 100's. Yeah, I know it doesn't matter even one bit but like I said a few posts ago I didn't want to do anything that could potentially rock the boat.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Valgal

    Valgal
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    389
    Trips to Vegas:
    11
    I thought I read once it was because Grant is on it and he died broke?? Don't know if it is true or not. He was born in the wrong century. He'd be rich now.
     
    • Like Like x 1

Related Threads

Share This Page

Loading...