We took the only two open seats at the table and placed our bets like normal -- no bonus bet. We were the only one without the bonus bet in play. Our friend just did what everyone else did. After a couple rounds of drinks, some laughs and a few bonus round hits the table felt comfortable enough to ask us why we didn't have the bonus bet up. We told them simply that we just don't like bonus bets. After some good-natured ribbing from our new friends we joined their bonus bet.
Even though the bonus bet is an individual bet, the table was rooting and hollering for one another to hit. Surprise.... playing the bonus bet was fun! As expected, the bet lost in the long run. Of course, it did. Even our incorrect math told us that we'd lose.
Inside we knew we shouldn't join the table in playing the 6-card bonus bet, but we did it. Peer pressure helped egg us into the bet, but we gamble for fun. Between the drinks, the laughter and "pressure" we had a blast. Will we play this bonus bet again? Probably not. However, sometimes having a good time at the casino takes precedent over intelligence and we're ok with that.