4 February, 2023

Guy who loved Casino’s Loco Bar drink stock market now heaps into crypto

DAN SCHMIDT

HODL THE LIME: In the early 2000’s when the Adelaide Casino first figured out the fact that they could further gouge gambling addicts, a new casino bar with a twist was opened on the North Terrace side.

Loco Bar was a small dark space cramped under the escalators, but for what it lacked in appeal, it made up for in gimmicks. The main gimmick of the Loco Bar was the live Stock Market pricing of drinks. When someone bought a drink, the price of that would rise slightly, and drinks that weren’t selling well would decrease in price until someone inevitably bought the Southern Comfort and Baileys cocktail for $3.80.

“Just a Stonks & Coke, thanks.”

This novelty generally wore off after the first round of drinks with the average customer, but always entranced one guy in the group who somehow believed he could beat the market and maybe even profit from a night on the drinks.

One of these guys was Brock Chain from Seaford. Brock would often purchase far too many Midori and ginger ale mixers when their price bottomed out, then not drink anything else for several hours because he was waiting for a 20 cent reduction on peach schnapps with sarsaparilla mixer.

Fortunately the Loco Bar along with Brock’s bargain buys are over, but unfortunately Brock has now moved on to a similar racket which he also pretends to understand.

‘Yeah, I got some of the normie coins like Bit and Lite, but lately I’m investing heavily in NFT’s, Doge and Ethereum’ Brock told Adelaide Mail in an unsolicited Twitter DM with lots of dollar sign, rocket, and arrow emojis . Even though it was via text, we could somehow tell he would have pronounced Ethereum wrong and clearly has no idea what he’s on about.

‘I’m not one of these Crypto bros that is all about the hype, I’ve been playing the long investment game since several months ago. Sure, since then the market has lost over 30 percent, but could you imagine what it’ll be like if it rebounds just as quick? I could almost be even by the middle of this year’ Brock continued.

‘Like I said, I’m not about the hype, but I make my investments based on the amount of people, excitement, promotion, hype, advertising and exposure that is being generated online around this stuff’.

‘NFT’s are my main bag. The great thing about them is there’s an infinite amount available, making them extremely rare. Some of them sell for huge amounts, and I’m sure it’s not big money laundering or anything suss at all, just smart investors like me who want to own a meaningless unique line of code attached to a JPEG’.

‘Here’s some NFTs that I’ve bought recently. I’m happy to sell you one at 20 per cent of what I paid for it if you’re keen to get in to the game and start making some real money’.

Attached were a dozen pictures of monkeys wearing different colour hats that look like they’d been drawn in MS Paint.

After we declined, he then invited us around for some frozen Southern Comfort and Baileys that he still had an excess amount of.

Note: Thanks to our good friend Nick C. for this story idea, it’s better than most of the other stuff he sends us.

Related Posts

Griffins Hotel to start opening up for THREE hours a month to keep up with massive demand spike

7 September, 2020

7 September, 2020

TRENT BARTLETT It’s the hub of Adelaide nightlife around the north-eastern side of Hindmarsh Square. The Griffins Hotel is the...

Person who calls The Grove “The Grove” clearly not from around here

28 July, 2022

28 July, 2022

A shopper in Adelaide’s north-eastern suburbs has turned a few heads this morning after referring to Golden Grove’s fourth best...

Maslin Beach declared as exposure site (but has nothing to do with COVID-19)

21 July, 2021

21 July, 2021

With the list of local COVID-19 exposure sites growing quicker than that bloke behind the bushes, another has been added...

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Christmas Pageant postponed until at least September

16 June, 2020

16 June, 2020

It gets earlier every year, unless it doesn't.

Limited edition Womenz FruChocs released for International Women’s Day

5 March, 2020

5 March, 2020

MATT FREEMAN Menz Confectionery have released a special limited edition run of their much beloved FruChocs for International Women’s Day...

PAFC set to ban single-use plastic tarps

6 July, 2019

6 July, 2019

Renewing its commitment to sustainability, Port Adelaide Football Club today announced that they would be doing away with the single-use...

Frewville Foodland security guard not really sure why he’s there either

6 July, 2018

6 July, 2018

Seven years since taking up the role, Derek Hughes has yet to chase, apprehend, or even caution a suspect person...

Murray Bridge Crows fan refuses to listen to Power FM

9 June, 2021

9 June, 2021

Lifelong Murray Bridge resident and Adelaide Football Club supporter, Jerry Atrick, takes his passion for football more seriously than most,...

Old mate looking for roast buffet ends up at new CBD hospital

30 January, 2020

30 January, 2020

An event that can only be described as “not newsworthy at all” (even for Adelaide Mail standards) occured in the...

Holden fan angry about Clipsal axing fails to see irony in delight for Tour Down Under axing

2 November, 2020

2 November, 2020

TRENT BARTLETT A Pooraka local dressed head-to-toe in heavily-sponsored and dated Holden Racing Team apparel has expressed his delight about...

Keith Conlon announced as new drummer for I Killed The Prom Queen

27 November, 2018

27 November, 2018

In a bold new move by Adelaide’s metalcore kings I Killed The Prom Queen, the announcement of veteran radio broadcaster...

Jase reckons he could have his own Fringe show, mates agree

18 February, 2019

18 February, 2019

After having watched exactly 275 minutes of stand up comedy in his life, Jason ‘Jase’ Breadhand became convinced of his...

PAC old scholar furious at suggestion he went to Saints

10 September, 2018

10 September, 2018

An enraged former student of Adelaide’s prestigious Prince Alfred College has slammed suggestions that he attended the equally-esteemed St Peter’s...

How many of these top 10 ultimate 90’s Adelaide moments do you remember?

13 August, 2020

13 August, 2020

NOT CLICKBAIT! The top 10 90's Adelaide moments.

FIVEaa now adds diversity to presenter lineup by hiring a half Italian guy

29 March, 2021

29 March, 2021

The overdue sacking of Jeremy Cordeaux, a silly little man who got drunk and then behind the wheel repeatedly, has...

Comments

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: