The Campaign For DA

7.18.2011

Wise County Reunion



Saw this video which looks to be about a year old but only with 67 hits. Figured some of the locals might like it.

I remember as a kid I was confused by the (look the other way) gambling that was going on.  There was a huge square both opened on three sides that was nothing more than roulette with darts. You could place your bets in cash on the black or red square in front of you and then one of the bettors would throw a dart onto a massive checkerboard.  Red or black paid 2 to 1. However, all the squares were separated by about a 1/4" to 1/2" border in white. If the dart hit there, the house won.

Those days are gone.

Edit: Someone questioned the color scheme and I'll concede I may be wrong about that. They all said that the border didn't go to house but paid 3 to 1. Hmmm. I guess that's possible. I just remember everyone losing their money when a border was hit and it's possible there weren't many 3 to 1 bettors.

(Someone posted a comment earlier complaining about a Latino band that is scheduled to play on one of the nights this year --- that got me thinking about Reunion.)