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bodyforlife
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August 17th, 2014 at 12:28:24 PM permalink
I'm convinced of it, and have observed this for quite some time while playing craps. I call it the Evil Knievel syndrome. People that used to watch him do his daredevil stunts would often comment that they were only watching to see if he could indeed jump over all those buses. But in reality, they wanted to see if he crashed. So how many of you have played craps and noticed that people will watch you as long as you are losing, but more times than not, when you get on a hot streak, they tend to walk away. I had the same thing happen on a trip this weekend. I hit 3 points and knocked out 6-7 come wagers along the way and the guy walked away in disgust. I'm guessing their mentality is if people are losing, it makes them feel better because they're not the dumb schmuck who just lost his bankroll. But if the shooter is winning, it annoys them because they aren't part of the action.
EvenBob
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August 17th, 2014 at 12:56:30 PM permalink
It's called schadenfreude..
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onenickelmiracle
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August 17th, 2014 at 2:01:23 PM permalink
Your imagination is running overtime and probably contrary to most people watching. People like watching winners and crowds don't build up to watch people losing.
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!
DeMango
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August 17th, 2014 at 4:10:50 PM permalink
Can't stand people watching me shoot. They get the stink eye, sometimes even before they cause me to seven out! Bastards!
Deucekies
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August 17th, 2014 at 4:21:15 PM permalink
I've had someone vulture over me on Pai Gow just because he wanted my seat. Even though I was the only player at the table, I was in "his" seat.
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spadeknight
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August 17th, 2014 at 4:46:03 PM permalink
How can someone cause you to seven out???? just curious
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August 17th, 2014 at 5:03:56 PM permalink
Quote: Deucekies

I've had someone vulture over me on Pai Gow just because he wanted my seat. Even though I was the only player at the table, I was in "his" seat.



Don't give up the seat.

Sell it.
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bodyforlife
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August 18th, 2014 at 4:17:44 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Your imagination is running overtime and probably contrary to most people watching. People like watching winners and crowds don't build up to watch people losing.



The only time I see people attempt to watch a hot table is when it's already packed and people are screaming because there's a hot shooter (but usually they can't see anything because the table is too packed). Unlike the Temptations song, it is not "just my imagination running away from me"
DeMango
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August 18th, 2014 at 4:53:07 PM permalink
Quote: spadeknight

How can someone cause you to seven out???? just curious


Interrupt the rhythm, just like the tray lizard.
ThenWhatHappens
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March 15th, 2017 at 12:23:40 PM permalink
I never notice when people are spectating unless they are right on my flank. There was one on my last trip that insisted we were too quiet for a craps table. He would cheer and clap for every roll and tried to goad me into showing some excitement. (I attract this attention often as I am a very subdued person.) My discomfort was his specific interrest in me. Telling me several times that he was rooting for me, in a voice loud enough for the whole table to hear yet yelling directly in my ear. I get paranoid of pick-pockets in these situations. We made this trip to accompany two friends who were taking a hand to hand combat seminar. I turned to the one who was not playing and said "You may have to gouge his eyes out," Luckily he got bored with us and moved off to bother someone else.

Closer to topic: Has anyone ever wished for the dice to be so cruel that it wipes out some of the hot shot, dealer pumping, prop players that slow the game down? Maybe I'm the only one. I play a long game, a very disciplined pass line and two come bets, all with full odds. I can survive most downturns and do actually wish for a cold streak when the action gets too slow.

On topic: Yes, I notice that I wish for some players to lose, and I feel good when they do. I am also one who feels that some of the bets on the craps table should never be played, so when someone collects on them I refer to it as "Rewarding bad behavior,"
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