Monday, October 14, 2013

Trifecta: Week Ninety-Nine This is my second foray into the blogosphere with my entry for the challenge. I call it Casino Royale Revisited

I flew to northern France with nearly a million francs on deposit at a local branch of Credit-Suisse. I’d come to Royale-Les-Eaux to play Baccarat just like James Bond in Casino Royale. I roamed the casino looking for the Baccarat tables. Finally I had to ask one of the waitresses where they were. She had a most perplexed look on her face, so I proceeded to explain in my best high school French.
     Giggling she said, “Monsieur, now they only play Texas-Holdem.”
I’d be damned if I flew all the way from Dallas to France to play that game!

18 comments:

  1. Oh, the perils of Americanization, eh? Nice story!

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  2. Haha! This was fun. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Your welcome, thanks for the comment. It's nice to know that people actually read this stuff.

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  3. Haha! We have infected the world! I enjoy your take on the prompt!

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    1. Not only with poker, but writing prompts!

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  4. it's always that way isn't it? You go there, and get "here".
    A fun romp of a piece.

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    1. Thank you, I really appreciate the comment.

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  5. Ah, but when they say Reed zem and veep, it sounds so much more sophisticated!
    Very funny.

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  6. This was great! Very funny, and so true, too! And great word choice! ( I used Baccarat myself) ;)

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    1. Read you profile and saw Arts, don't know if it is visual arts or not, but if so check out my son the artist's website www.deanwscott.com
      PS. I'm east coast too, ES of MD There is a nice annual writer's conference at Wye Mills, let me know if you want more info.

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  7. Hahaha! Love the irony. That would be my luck - travel across the world for something that I could do right at home!

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  8. There must be other casinos! Try, try again.

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    1. It's casino Royale or nothing! Thanks for the comment.

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  9. This makes me want to learn to play Baccarat in protest! Great little story!

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  10. I used to know how, my cousin worked as a dealer somewhere down in Louisiana for a while and he taught me the rudiments, but that was a lifetime ago and I've forgotten it all.

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  11. Maybe they're playing baccarat somewhere in Dallas. Thanks for being a part of our big 99th!

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