Dyvan13
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April 8th, 2017 at 12:59:31 AM permalink
Just came back from Southpoint table games for the first (and probably only) time. Their $5 Craps tables were jam packed. Their only $10 table was completely empty, so I figured, why not and bought in for a few bucks.

I went through my dice setting and tossing routine, and there were 2 rolls where one die didn't touch the back wall. The pit boss says condescendingly, "I bet they've told you to hit the back wall before. Yeah, this isn't your first rodeo now, is it?"

I cashed out and left without tipping. Casino personnel can be quite jaded and unpleasant. Unless you are flinging the dice around, there are going to be rolls where *one* die doesn't hit the wall. I wanted to fire back a few unpleasantries and pull out my President-status Station's card and tell him that I'm going to go support your top competitor. Amongst other insults I had in mind.

One of these days I'm going to just intentionally lob the dice *just* barely beyond the 50 yard line and see what they do. If DI worked, there'd be somebody world famous for it (and not the products they try to sell). Let me have my fun.
DeMango
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April 8th, 2017 at 2:04:47 AM permalink
Been mentioned a few times around here that the name is "sweat joint" Think it was Ahigh who had tee shirts made up to wear there.
Paigowdan
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April 8th, 2017 at 2:14:30 AM permalink
Some joints are touchy about hitting the back wall, - but a class supervisor is never rude or sarcastic to a good faith player.
Take his advice and do play at Stations.
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FleaStiff
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April 8th, 2017 at 4:40:30 AM permalink
SouthPoint is famous for things like backing off BJ players who try to go from two red chips to a Green one or something like that. Do they still have wimpy odds at the craps table?

They write up their craps crews for failure to tell the shooter to hit the back wall the very first time a die fails to reach it. I think the comment made was probably meant well and shoud have been appreciated. Else, stay out of a sweat the money joint because well... they sweat the money.

The crew has a job to do and at South Point they have to do it each and every time. They probably don't like it too much either. Nice large rooms, clean... pleasant... but don't be a 'sharpie' because they think they are pretty sharp too and they run a joint for ploppies.
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April 8th, 2017 at 5:56:39 AM permalink
Next year when my buddy and I are at South Point for Super Bowl i think we will play some craps. He is blind and when throwing he often tosses them short of the wall, and most places cut him slack and don't say anything. If they tell him at SP to hit the back wall I'm going to tell him to say "where's the back wall?"
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April 8th, 2017 at 6:36:23 AM permalink
Quote: Dyvan13

. I wanted to fire back a few unpleasantries and pull out my President-status Station's card and tell him that I'm going to go support your top competitor.



Don't, not one snarky supervisor ever would care.
Dyvan13
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April 8th, 2017 at 10:52:58 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

SouthPoint is famous for things like backing off BJ players who try to go from two red chips to a Green one or something like that. Do they still have wimpy odds at the craps table?




Yep. Only double odds. I should have known just from that that they are a sweat the money joint.
TomG
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April 8th, 2017 at 6:52:05 PM permalink
Throw them either softly enough so that they will occasionally not hit the back wall, or so hard they will often hit the back wall and bounce off the table. Nothing in between.
Paigowdan
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April 9th, 2017 at 2:27:05 AM permalink
Actually, if you're going to play dice, then throw the dice appropriately, get into the game itself, and be done with it.
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April 9th, 2017 at 7:43:09 AM permalink
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Actually, if you're going to play dice, then throw the dice appropriately, get into the game itself, and be done with it.



It isn't often I agree with Dan and I'm no defender of casinos, but the rules are the rules. Hit the wall and stop taking so f'n long to "set" the dice thinking you can actually control the outcome. There are others playing at the table that want the game to continue while you are wasting everyone's time with your nonsense.

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