True Gambling Stories #001: Stanley Fujitake – The Craps King
Our debut episode of True Gambling Stories tells the story of Stanley Fujitake's astonishing craps roll at Las Vegas's California Casino in 1989. The Cal has always had a unique relationship with gamblers from Hawaii. Stanley was one of those Islanders who frequented the downtown property — and its craps tables.
Stanley's epic roll of more than three hours became a world record and inspired a club devoted to excellence at the dice tables. Learn the inside story of this amazing gambling tale.
Stanley Fujitake – The Craps King Time Stamps
|0:09||Intro to the new show|
|0:36||A bit about this first episode|
|0:58||The history of the California Casino and and its link to Hawaii|
|1:55||Professor Dennis Ogawa offers insight on Sam Boyd's first casino and its connection to the islands|
|4:22||A look at the California today|
|6:14||Stanley Fujitake and fun at the dice tables|
|7:44||Some background on craps|
|8:34||The Wizard of Odds Michael Shackleford breaks down the game|
|11:08||Stanley takes the dice|
|13:05||Boyd Director of Gaming Operations Guido Metzger describes the scene that night when he worked at the craps table|
|14:25||The roll continues, the casino struggles with payouts, and the thousands of dollars paid on one roll of the dice|
|16:10||Finally crapping out|
|16:55||Boyd Vice President of Communications David Strow discusses the payouts made that night|
|18:20||The odds of this craps miracle|
|18:50||The Golden Arm Club is born|
|20:50||David Strow on the importance of the Golden Arm Club, Stanley's legacy, and the Hawaiian people who play at the Cal|
|22:30||Outro and credits|
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