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September 26th, 2022 at 12:42:40 PM permalink
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Quote: unJon

Iím glad you quoted this as it looked like Alan and Bill may have missed it, given their later replies did not acknowledge it.
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Thanks, unJon, but I did not miss the definition. I'm still a touch new around here, and still getting used to the etiquette on this forum. No snark, just a quirk of this community I must have missed.

Yes, thank you, PWCrabb and Wiggins for enlightening me. Frankly, I thought "NCB" meant "no verbal bets" mostly because some dealers said so to others who were more fractious when they were 'No Bet' on a given throw. Frankly, I wasn't looking to see what their rails held.

I suppose the fact that I often hold up the chips when I do a verbal bet means I've never had a dealer explain the difference between Call and Verbal in my own personal play over the past 33 years of gambling.

(N.B.: Really, they're 'cheques' and not 'chips', but I will elide the pecksniffian approach here.)
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I too was just educated. It clearly is an easy thing to misunderstand

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When a player places a call bet, they practically have the dealer or another staff member book a bet for them provided that they don't have any chips left on the rack or enough money in hand to convert to more chips. The player simply announces or calls out what their wager should be and the casino extends credit to him or her.

emphasis mine.

The Dice, the cards, they not only have no sense of justice but are seemingly endowed with a sense of cruel irony. This devolves from the 'nature of random'. Ironically, don't you see. 

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