Melissa Burr finds out about the cheapest things poker players have done on Twitter
Most people don’t like to waste money. However, poker pros took it to the next level. Find out more about the cheapest things poker players have ever done.
A highly entertaining discussion about the cheapest things poker players have ever done broke out a couple of days ago. Melissa Burr started the topic and multiple poker pros responded right away and shared their stories.
What's the cheapest thing you have ever seen a poker player/gambler do? https://t.co/YkXqsjM1tN
— Melissa Burr (@burrrrrberry) July 19, 2020
Patrick Leonard was the first pro to share a nice anecdote about a fellow poker player.
I know somebody who walked from Aria to Rio every morning (obv heat is ridiculous) for 3 weeks during WSOP to save on taxi (this was before uber) Always arrived to Rio in buckets of sweat and would snap play 5/10+
— Patrick Leonard (@padspoker) July 19, 2020
Grinding high stakes at the casino can be expensive so it’s apparently not a bad choice to walk to the casino instead of taking the cab.
Free dinner anyone?
Even though it’s incredibly hot during the WSOP season, there was another reason for the person that decided to walk: taxis in Vegas used to be very unreliable and Patrick Leonard himself remembers waiting 90 mins or more for a taxi back then.
When Aria first opened they gave food for free to everyone playing at table 1, this stopped after a certain player ordered 4-6 stuffed lobster dinners and more EVERY night and would get them for takeaway, maybe got them $600/day in food until they cancelled it for everyone
— Scott Seiver (@scott_seiver) July 21, 2020
Scott Seiver also stepped in and shared a “high-value” story. A certain player used to abuse the free food offer at the Aria casino until they actually had to cancel the free food offer for everybody.
A Twitter user stepped up and claimed that the person was Jeff Maden, however, it was not officially confirmed.
I used to make my live cash game horses tip out of their own pocket, I was a bad person
— Max Silver (@max_silver) July 19, 2020
Max Silver was one of the persons to share a story of himself. One of the cheapest things he did was making members of his stable actually tip out of their own pocket. However, he considers himself a bad person in hindsight.
Nevertheless, his wife, Lisa Silver, shared another funny story about him.
Last year you spent an extra hour driving to a specific shop instead of our local, to save €1 on batteries
— Lisa Silver (@LisaLimerick) July 19, 2020
Silver has apparently spent some extra time driving two a specific story just to save a single buck. Apparently making his live cash game horses tip themselves was not the only cheap thing he has done in the most recent past.
Saving hotel costs
To avoid spending a lot of money on hotels, some players decided to go with way cheaper alternatives.
Once stayed in a hostel to avoid paying for a hotel room when I drove to play a 3k MTT.
— Andrew Barber 🌐🌹 (@abarber1) July 20, 2020
Spending the night in a hostel is definitely a decent way to save some money. However, there was another famous poker player who chose an even cheaper option.
I used to sleep in my car, or a couple times a random found wheelchair in the elevator vestibule of Foxwoods after playing 5/5 uncapped for 36-48 hours and having 5 figure swings
— Vanessa Selbst 🏳️🌈 (@VanessaSelbst) July 20, 2020
Mike McDonald shared another interesting way to cut costs.
Before his final table in the 150k- Will realized you were allowed to sleep in the sauna ($10 for 24hrs) so he cancelled his room (roughly $90/night), dropped his bags off at our room, and slept therehttps://t.co/9WWBb9NWnm https://t.co/CSKwuN7iAk
— Mike McDonald (@MikeMcDonald89) July 19, 2020
Spending a night in the sauna can apparently save you $80 which also doesn’t sound too bad.
In the end, it was Melissa Burr herself to remind us of the cheapest thing a poker player has ever done though.
A bracelet winner (BW) begged my friend to set him up on a date with a cocktail waitress.
My friend sets up a double date for breakfast. The bill comes and BW asks the girl for her part of the bill.
My friend pays the whole bill and then BW kept the girls money. https://t.co/gUOmpeBd1Q
— Melissa Burr (@burrrrrberry) July 20, 2020
Even a bracelet winner has to take care of his money it seems…
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