Poll

1 vote (2.77%)
No votes (0%)
No votes (0%)
1 vote (2.77%)
5 votes (13.88%)
4 votes (11.11%)
8 votes (22.22%)
4 votes (11.11%)
6 votes (16.66%)
7 votes (19.44%)

36 members have voted

odiousgambit
odiousgambit
Joined: Nov 9, 2009
  • Threads: 286
  • Posts: 7816
June 14th, 2011 at 3:24:38 AM permalink
I set and throw in about 3 seconds
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
FleaStiff
FleaStiff
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
  • Threads: 255
  • Posts: 12814
June 14th, 2011 at 3:30:37 AM permalink
I have never timed myself but I select the nearest two of the five and I throw them. After that, I select two out of two and throw them. I do not kiss, caress, massage, fold, spindle or mutilate the dice. I do not speak to them and I do not speak to the table or crew. I just pick up the dice and throw them.

From time to time I hesitate because of the sudden appearance of arms at the other end of the table but that is just a courtesy to the dealer at that end. Usually, I just pick up the dice and throw them.

I've absolutely no objection if someone likes to set the dice or harbors a fantasy that his manipulations or incantations have any effect, I just don't want him to take forever to do it.
RonC
RonC
Joined: Jan 18, 2010
  • Threads: 38
  • Posts: 4456
June 14th, 2011 at 4:10:01 AM permalink
I set them the way I like, knowing it as not a bit to do with the outcome. Even if "dice setting" was proven to work, I would be a failure at it. I don't ever throw the dice twice in a row anywhere near the same way...too many funny people cracking me up most of the time...

The dealer trying to get 1,000 rolls an hour...screw you, dude...it is my roll unless you get the boss to kick me off the table...

The player wanting to hurry up...dude, we'll win or lose just as fast as I want right now. You roll your speed, I'll roll mine...

The drunk who keeps going back and finding five more dollars and then winning a couple of bets and in the process bugs every single person at the table...

The guy who criticizes every single shooter, even the one right beside him, but doesn't have the gonads to roll himself. Oh yeah, I am ALL OVER that dude every single time. I actually hope he is at the casino every time I go!

Anyway...set them, don't set them, think you influence, think they are totally random, whatever... Play your game at a decent speed and have a good time!!

Crap...it hit the pile of $1 chips at the end--really, sir, you can't bother getting two red ones? Seven out...new shooter coming out...
DJTeddyBear
DJTeddyBear
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 169
  • Posts: 9941
June 14th, 2011 at 4:29:14 AM permalink
You're asking two different questions.

When given the 5 dice to choose from, I'll often grab them all, give them one little roll, then look for the two that are holding up signs that say "Pick me!" Total time about 3 seconds.

Then, and whenever the two dice are pushed my way, I'll just quickly rub my fingers on the felt, grab the dice and throw them. Maybe a second or so.

HOWEVER, any time that I pick up the dice, and there's a commotion somewhere, I'll put the dice back down, wait for whatever is going on to finish, then, start over, rub my fingers on the felt, etc. This is not so much because "I got rattled" but because I'm sending a message to the stick to not give me the dice if the betting isn't finished.
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.
RonC
RonC
Joined: Jan 18, 2010
  • Threads: 38
  • Posts: 4456
June 14th, 2011 at 5:01:22 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

HOWEVER, any time that I pick up the dice, and there's a commotion somewhere, I'll put the dice back down, wait for whatever is going on to finish, then, start over, rub my fingers on the felt, etc. This is not so much because "I got rattled" but because I'm sending a message to the stick to not give me the dice if the betting isn't finished.



I am going to be more deliberate about accepting the dice when the other side is slower than my side and the stick is trying to "push" the game. Again, I could hit every hand and chip on the end and it would still be just as random of a roll as not hitting anything but the back wall BUT I just don't want hands in the action. I have gone as far as asking the consistent late better if they are done placing bets...
gambler
gambler
Joined: Jan 11, 2010
  • Threads: 112
  • Posts: 483
June 14th, 2011 at 9:12:22 AM permalink
How many rolls per hour is considered to be average anyway?
odiousgambit
odiousgambit
Joined: Nov 9, 2009
  • Threads: 286
  • Posts: 7816
June 14th, 2011 at 9:46:20 AM permalink
Quote: gambler

How many rolls per hour is considered to be average anyway?



looked it up here, wow I was not remembering correctly myself

PS: chart about 1/3 of the way down. I was certainly not remembering one person at the table could be around 249 rolls
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
DJTeddyBear
DJTeddyBear
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 169
  • Posts: 9941
June 14th, 2011 at 10:06:17 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

I was certainly not remembering one person at the table could be around 249 rolls

That's a hair under 14.5 second per roll.

Actually, that's not at all impossible. Just pay one player and give him back the dice.

And if the shooter simply pays to replace all bets after a 7-out, saving the dealer the time to clean the layout and replace the bets, then 14.5 seconds is downright achievable.

Unless the shooter is taking forever to set the dice on every roll...
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.
Ayecarumba
Ayecarumba
Joined: Nov 17, 2009
  • Threads: 214
  • Posts: 5772
June 14th, 2011 at 10:23:09 AM permalink
I set the dice, but from the time they are pushed to me, to the time they leave my hand, it is about 5 seconds.
Voice of the Announcer: Meanwhile, at an abandoned gold mine, a sinister figure lurks. Snidley Whiplash: I love to lurk. It's so me
Ericayne
Ericayne
Joined: Mar 9, 2010
  • Threads: 0
  • Posts: 88
June 14th, 2011 at 10:36:21 AM permalink
Before I grab the dice, I touch the felt in a slow, semi-circular motion (this helps increase blood flow and also heats up the throwing hand). Then I grab the dice....blow on them....then unleash my famous "tiger claw" throwing method. Rawr!! Dealers quiver in fear when I unleash the "Tiger Claw!!" Usually takes about 5 seconds or less.

  • Jump to: