Nareed
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June 18th, 2013 at 9:41:58 AM permalink
For thsoe who like empty tables, I would suggest Rapid Craps at the Quad.
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DJTeddyBear
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June 18th, 2013 at 10:15:20 AM permalink
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For thsoe who like empty tables, I would suggest Rapid Craps at the Quad.

When it was at Bill's, it was rarely empty.
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Mission146
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June 18th, 2013 at 10:44:48 AM permalink
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Interesting.

At the Fremont a guy walked up and placed a large bet on any seven when I was shooting the come out. He asked me to get it for him. I said "I'll try." well, I threw a 3 <sigh> which also lost me my pass line bet. The gentleman wasn't upset at all, at least not at me. He said "Oh, well. The dice do what they want," winked at me and left.

I don't mind that at all. it's part of the social aspect of the game, like applauding a point, a number you bet on, or a good roll.



I don't mind winning for people, of course!

I think it is more my competitive nature than anything, it's still true that I hate losing other people's money, but I also hate being seen losing at all.
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Nareed
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June 18th, 2013 at 11:34:13 AM permalink
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I don't mind winning for people, of course!



I feel undertipped as a shooter ;)

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I think it is more my competitive nature than anything, it's still true that I hate losing other people's money, but I also hate being seen losing at all.



Strictly speaking you're not losing other people's money. The dice are random (as far as a pair of dice can be, of course). If shooters could choose what number comes up, no one would ever lose and the casinos would close all their craps tables. I've never blamed a shooter for a bad roll, an early 7-out, or anything else (though I do applaud good rolls and will sometimes tip a shooter after a good roll, too).

If I see my bankroll diminishing too quickly, I'll color up and tell the dealer "I'll be back when the table warms up." (Emphasis added). The implication being that the table is to blame. I don't believe that, but it's a graceful way of bowing out that casts no aspersions on the shooters.

Come to think of it, I don't blame the dealers for bad hands at card games, either. I'll sometimes joke when placing a bet for the dealer, "give us something good, ok?"
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wanca
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June 18th, 2013 at 3:24:03 PM permalink
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I don't like to play alone, but I will always go to an empty table if there's one available.

I then play at my own pace until more people arrive.

The thing is, it's rare to go more than a few rolls without getting at least three more people.


I get it. Nobody like an empty table. But they'll come to a started table, and I don't mind being a table starter.



I second that
ChampagneFireball
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June 18th, 2013 at 4:23:38 PM permalink
No, I don't usually play at an empty table unless the limits are low.

Last weekend, I stayed at a casino on the Washington coast, and the craps table was empty all day long, from at least 1p to midnight. Three people were working there too. I wondered why they didn't drop the limits to get some kind of action.
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June 19th, 2013 at 6:13:47 PM permalink
For those that like to play alone on a table, may I suggest a cruise.
Crappy rules, 2x odds, 2x on Field, but the 3 cruises I have been on, I have been about the only craps player on the boat.
I play enough that the casino was willing to open the table any time I came in, but there was only one night when 2 other people joined me, and one of them was drunk as hell..
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4hunters
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June 19th, 2013 at 8:14:47 PM permalink
I second the sentiments above. I have had many a table to myself while cruising. It's usually not as fun as a lively Vegas and the 2x odds suck.
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June 20th, 2013 at 12:06:34 AM permalink
Perhaps you should have asked them to lower the limits? Its strange to me... I think of a craps game the moment I hear the word casino. I expect to see slot machines all over the place and hear them but I never expect to play them.

Perhaps its a question of no one wants to be first or perhaps its simply that no one wants to play or even knows how to play?

Best thing ever was that crew that routinely hired a hooker to liven up their first hour. She drew a crowd to the table and got things going. This was quite some time ago, so maybe its just that now people don't know how to play craps at all. I just don't know.
Mikey75
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June 20th, 2013 at 6:40:14 AM permalink
The last time I played I PSO almost everytime I got the dice. The last morning we where leaving I wandered over to the craps table just to see what was happening. They only had one table open and it was crapless. There was only one guy playing and he was setting the dice and having a great roll. I stood and watched until he sevened out and then I decided to join him for one last session with what very small amount I had left in my bankroll. Of course then the sevens showed and I lost. He kept encouraging me to throw the dice but I kept passing them back to him. Finally I said I'd shoot. I was literally down to the last ten dollars of my bankroll. I laid a pass line bet and rolled double aces. I backed my $5 pass line with $5 odds so the last $10 of my bankroll was in play. I then had a monster roll. I hit every number on the table but the 2!!! The guy I was playing with laid a come bet and I rolled a 12. He put $25 in odds on the 12 and a few rolls later I hit it again. He was betting pretty aggressively and more than doubled his bankroll on my throw. After almost 30 minutes I sevened out not hitting the 2 again and losing the last $10 I had on roll. The guy was pressing the 8 with half of his winnings everytime I rolled the 8 and when I sevened out he had $125 on the 8. I don't know how many times I hit the 8 but it was a lot. Best roll I've probably ever had in my life and I lost the last of my BR on it.

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