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mustangsally
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September 15th, 2015 at 7:56:32 AM permalink
Quote: rudeboy99

On the subject of superstitions...around a dice table EVERYBODY is easily spooked...

not me, now, i used to be, way back in the old days (to quote a famous person)
when i placed my $20 bill on the table a yelled "change ONLY Dealer! Thank you!"

Quote: rudeboy99

players, crew, boxmen ( usually the worst of the bunch )...the entire mindset of the game is impacted by sometimes stupid "mojo" that really don't amount to jack shit.

wow!
that is violent words there boy

i mean, i have been called names while at the craps table too like...
stupid (very clever)
bitch (could be true)
fatty
Devil (I like Satan)
Taylor (that one does cross the line with me and I bring it to every one's attention)

do not call me Taylor!
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RS
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September 15th, 2015 at 1:08:01 PM permalink
What's wrong with a call bet?
"should of played 'Go Fish' today ya peasant" -typoontrav
DJTeddyBear
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September 15th, 2015 at 6:25:04 PM permalink
Quote: RS

What's wrong with a call bet?

Too much chance of the player leaving or otherwise not paying if it looses.

You'll note that a lot of craps table say "No call bets" right on the felt.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition.
Daddydoc
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September 15th, 2015 at 7:08:44 PM permalink
A call bet is not just asking the dealer for action when the dice have already gone out. What is not allowed is calling out a bet if you do not have any money on the rail to book the bet (or so it was explained to me). On the rare occasion when I call a bet, I hold the checks in my hand to show the dealer and/or box that I have the money for the bet. I've never been questioned when doing this, and the bets always get booked. Tipping early and often also doesn't hurt you in this situation.
If government is the answer, it must have been a very stupid question.
betwthelines
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September 27th, 2015 at 6:34:56 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

...In the old days the DEALERS would make you wait for a new shooter.


well, ok, ok...granted...this may have happened a time or two....or, ok, i wasnt everwhere...it may have been the policy at a very, very few places...but as a general practice, this is no where near true...

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betwthelines
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September 27th, 2015 at 6:46:45 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

...Besides, the way I play (pass line and odds), why bother buying in if you're just going to have to wait before you bet?


to make a come bet? followed 2/3rds of the time on average with an odds bet? same bets as the pass line with odds...
why bother you ask? why wait i ask? (no dont answer that! this whole thread save for a few contrarians like myself has addressed that!)...lol...

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"You can't EXPECT to win. But you CAN play Tough"...tom p, 1974
lostinspace
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September 27th, 2015 at 9:04:52 AM permalink
Quote: brettecantwell

The first time i walked up to the table the guy throwing the dice spoke up and demanded i don't buy in yet claiming if i did i would give him the "kiss of death" o_O. He then proceeded to seven-out ;)



Were you standing in the general vicinity of that shooter (i. e., 'next to')?

We've all been guilty of infractions of etiquette, however the most profound infractions are the few that affect our own concentration or rhythm.
Such interruptions may not even have been directly caused by the lapse of etiquette, rather our own furstrations and/or breaking point.

I'd have to say if there is one golden rule that might to always be aware of the current shooter and NEVER interfere with the current shooter (I like lots of room when shooting and extend that same courtesy (by stepping back slightly) to any shooter I may be standing next to.
Wonko33
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September 27th, 2015 at 10:27:30 AM permalink
Quote: lostinspace

Were you standing in the general vicinity of that shooter (i. e., 'next to')?

We've all been guilty of infractions of etiquette, however the most profound infractions are the few that affect our own concentration or rhythm.
Such interruptions may not even have been directly caused by the lapse of etiquette, rather our own furstrations and/or breaking point.

I'd have to say if there is one golden rule that might to always be aware of the current shooter and NEVER interfere with the current shooter (I like lots of room when shooting and extend that same courtesy (by stepping back slightly) to any shooter I may be standing next to.



But it is ridiculous, concentration? ....... I like to sacrifice a chicken on the table before I buy in, I've notice that 7 comes out more often than any other number when I don't. That said I don't buy in when the button is on anymore because I don't want to slow down the game (takes a while to get gather all the feather).

At the Tulalip Casino, in WA I noticed last night that dealers flat out refused to let people buy in during a roll, They did signal a player to buy in when the roller threw the dice off the table and requested same dice. Which I thought was weird because the boxman was delayed inspecting the dice.

It could be because people around Seattle can be annoyingly polite, many drivers hit the brakes and stop traffic if they think a pedestrian might want to jaywalk.
So Wizard, still no basic strategy for strip poker huh?
lostinspace
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September 27th, 2015 at 10:37:24 AM permalink
Quote: Wonko33

But it is ridiculous, concentration? .......



Wonko,
Your certainly entitled to your opinions, however gamblers by nature are a fickle bunch.
I've seen others color out over an argument on the other end of the table. Seen another guy color out because a guy was setting the dice (and the guy wasn't taking as long as many others I see), on another day the same guy that colored-out was tolerant of most everything that transpired on the table.
I've colored-out in the middle of long rolls (when I was making money) and passed the dice, over absurd disputes that tie-up the game.

Concentration (some others might refer to it as 'the zone') may be easily broken. It's simply a matter of stress and your own breaking point to same stress.
Wonko33
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September 27th, 2015 at 11:06:12 AM permalink
Quote: lostinspace

Wonko,
Your certainly entitled to your opinions, however gamblers by nature are a fickle bunch.
I've seen others color out over an argument on the other end of the table. Seen another guy color out because a guy was setting the dice (and the guy wasn't taking as long as many others I see), on another day the same guy that colored-out was tolerant of most everything that transpired on the table.
I've colored-out in the middle of long rolls (when I was making money) and passed the dice, over absurd disputes that tie-up the game.

Concentration (some others might refer to it as 'the zone') may be easily broken. It's simply a matter of stress and your own breaking point to same stress.



I think people should make an effort to keep their superstitions focused on themselves and not involve others. ( I have quite a few as well) - Like I said I do respect the desire of others to keep the game flowing so I do not buy in when the button is on anymore
So Wizard, still no basic strategy for strip poker huh?

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