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Wizard
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October 2nd, 2016 at 5:38:53 PM permalink
Here is part 5 out of 5 in my craps series:



Direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az-LqEqjVfQ&feature=youtu.be

As always, I welcome questions, comments, and especially corrections.

The question for the poll is what did you think of it? Please keep in mind it is intended for viewers who don't know the game at all.
"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow." -- Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NIV)
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October 2nd, 2016 at 6:19:04 PM permalink
Nice job. I thought it was well produced, cutting away to show what you were talking about at the optimal times. Your explanations were clear. Easy to follow and understand.
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October 2nd, 2016 at 6:59:12 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Nice job. I thought it was well produced, cutting away to show what you were talking about at the optimal times. Your explanations were clear. Easy to follow and understand.



Thank you!
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October 2nd, 2016 at 10:37:37 PM permalink
Nice job, Mike!
The difference between zero and the smallest possible number? It doesn't matter; once you cross that edge, it might as well be the difference between zero and 1. The difference between infinity and reality? They are mutually exclusive.
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October 3rd, 2016 at 9:20:58 AM permalink
Quote: discflicker

Nice job, Mike!



Thank you!
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October 3rd, 2016 at 11:46:13 AM permalink
Seven out of Seven stars! I enjoyed it I wish I had a simple introduction back when I was learning pre-you tube.
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October 3rd, 2016 at 1:36:55 PM permalink
Mike's comments re: money management were interesting, basically disparaging too much concern re: that. I'm the type that likes to follow rules, i.e., "bet only x% of your bankroll each time," etc. with the idea of making your session longer. But, I see Mike's idea: "Bet however and how much you want to bet; know only that the more you risk, the more you stand to lose or win." It's as simple as that.
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October 6th, 2016 at 12:05:53 AM permalink
Great video!

I like your sliver of openness about dice control. I feel the same way. 30 years ago, if someone suggested that someone could shoot as well as Stephen Curry, people would laugh in their face - yet someone came up with that talent.

In the same way, I find it hard to believe that there isn't someone out there - with the amount of skill and intrinsic talent and universe-given ability to somehow get really good at spinning the dice and hitting the table at a single spot with a high probability - and I also think that it probably isn't teachable.

Regarding biased dice - aren't all dice biased somewhat? Of course the casino didn't do it on purpose, but I think there are lots of people that have shown that dice are not balanced at all. Of course it would be next to impossible to figure out what that bias was.

Also did I miss it? Where did you explain Lay bets?
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October 6th, 2016 at 3:52:18 AM permalink
Yep - this one the most well done - informative to newbies but enjoyable for anyone to watch.
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October 11th, 2016 at 1:54:20 PM permalink
Providing that series free to prospective Craps players is a public service.

Very well done

May thanks are due to The Wizard, Mr. Dan Lubin, Ms. Angela Wyman and Ms. Heather Ferris
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October 15th, 2016 at 9:44:30 PM permalink
I think the former Party Pit Black Jack dealer failed to look at the camera enough. I'm sure its her nature to look at you since you are there and speaking to her, but for video purposes she should resist her social instincts and look mainly at the camera.

If a boxman says "Let those bets breathe" he means separate them a bit more physically so they don't catch a die or get confused. This often happens with Line Bet and Tip Bet.

One Hollywood singer/actress had the best response to short sticking at Binions: She opened her blouse and announced if you want to look, then look, but give me my dice! Shot her entire roll that way. Binion never once objected. Don't think anyone else did either.
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