TumblingBones
TumblingBones
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January 19th, 2018 at 11:48:45 AM permalink
Damn! I never noticed the discrepancies. Good eye and attention to detail!
ontariodealer
ontariodealer
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January 19th, 2018 at 2:40:04 PM permalink
I believe it was mid 60's that they all started using the pyramids although they had been around forever.....i dealt in the underground in early 70's on tables that still didn't have them.
get second you pig
Tanko
Tanko
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January 19th, 2018 at 7:20:45 PM permalink
“When Caesar made the critical decision to take his victorious army across the Rubicon against the edict of Rome, he took his retort from the lexicon of the dice player “Tacta alea est” The die is cast.”

“Sophocles reported that dice were invented by Palamedes, who taught the soldiers at the seige of Troy three thousand years ago. “

From Scarne on Dice, by John Scarne

The definitive book on the subject of dice, covering everything from the origin of dice games, to modern games, math, crooked dice, cheaters and more.
Doc
Doc
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January 19th, 2018 at 7:42:38 PM permalink
Quote: Tanko

“... he took his retort from the lexicon of the dice player “Tacta alea est” The die is cast.”

Once again, I'm making a trivial comment in regard to the topic at hand, but hey, I'm nerdy. I think the Latin in the quote should be, "Alea iacta est." (Typo of T for I and using non-standard word order.)
FleaStiff
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January 19th, 2018 at 8:32:55 PM permalink
Quote: TumblingBones

Damn! I never noticed the discrepancies. Good eye and attention to detail!

Now you know why mirrors are in the craps table. It lets the crew check for "tops' which are misnumbered dice.

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