MrRalph
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October 1st, 2011 at 5:34:21 PM permalink
I read a post at Casino City times that Wheeling Isle Casino in West Virginia has banned any setting of the dice. Has anyone seen this yet? Actually they said they banned any setting or shaking of the dice which makes no sense at all because if you set them you certainly would not shake them and if you shake them you are certainly not trying to influence any result.
buzzpaff
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October 1st, 2011 at 5:42:52 PM permalink
Does that mean I can not put them in my mouth and spit them out against the back wall ?
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October 1st, 2011 at 5:55:47 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

Does that mean I can not put them in my mouth and spit them out against the back wall ?



Only if you brush your teeth before each throw.

Of course that would slow down the game. So I'm guessing no.
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October 1st, 2011 at 5:59:28 PM permalink
Quote: MrRalph

I read a post at Casino City times that Wheeling Isle Casino in West Virginia has banned any setting of the dice.



It was only a matter of time. I was reading an interview with
a former casino manager and he said the floor spends way
too much time worrying about advantage players. He says
its useless 'chasing ghosts', that only a tiny fraction of the
players counting cards or setting dice actually have an edge,
but they don't want even one person to be beating them so
they sit up nights fretting about it.
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Doc
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October 1st, 2011 at 6:08:04 PM permalink
They had no objection to the way I handled the dice on my only visit, which was three years ago, and I always set the dice the same way just for the fun of it. Things could have changed, I suppose. My guess is that they are less concerned with effective dice precision throwers than with those folks who take twenty seconds or more to release the dice. If that's correct, then they probably only enforce the "rule" selectively when someone is bogging things down.

And no, buzzpaff, you're not allowed to put the dice in your mouth any more than you are allowed to switch them from hand to hand. Can you just imagine someone trying to introduce loaded dice hidden under his tongue?
wrongway
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October 2nd, 2011 at 10:22:00 AM permalink
While playing at the Meadows several months ago, we were talking to a fellow craps player who said exactly what you read. He went so far as to say that if you did ANYTHING more that pick up the dice the way they were slid to you a no-roll would be called. Even just shaking them in your hand. If all of this is true, I see no reason to play there at all. I do not set the dice but certainly don't mind those that do. Seems to me that everyone's little quirks is what makes the game enjoyable.
Nareed
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October 2nd, 2011 at 10:55:52 AM permalink
Quote: MrRalph

I read a post at Casino City times that Wheeling Isle Casino in West Virginia has banned any setting of the dice. Has anyone seen this yet? Actually they said they banned any setting or shaking of the dice which makes no sense at all because if you set them you certainly would not shake them and if you shake them you are certainly not trying to influence any result.



I think it may be more of a misguided attempt to speed up the game (read, sweat the money).

I have seen people set the dice, then shake them. Back in '09 at the Stratosphere, this guy bet on hard ten when he was shooting. He'd take the dice, set the 5-5 on top, rub the dice one the table, then pick them up, shake them and throw them. I took it for a superstitious ritual, or maybe a habit. the dealers let him, no players seemed to mind, but he did slow the game a bit.

So if you are supposed to just pick the dice and throw, the game should go faster.
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DJTeddyBear
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October 2nd, 2011 at 11:10:38 AM permalink
If speed is their concern, here's what I'd do: shake them. Then when they object, insist on seeing the rule. They're gone rethink things during THAT delay...
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October 2nd, 2011 at 11:16:38 AM permalink
I don't set my dice, but I do like to shake them. I mean, what makes Craps different from, say, Sic bo, aside from getting to yell and cheer, is that you actually get to handle the dice yourself -- you actually have some control over what you're betting on, which you don't in many other games. Not letting me at least shake the dice before I toss them is removing some of the fun of that.
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October 2nd, 2011 at 11:19:54 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

If speed is their concern, here's what I'd do: shake them. Then when they object, insist on seeing the rule. They're gone rethink things during THAT delay...



I like it :)

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