## Poll

 I have witnessed stacked dice after a roll. 5 votes (14.7%) I have not witnessed stack dice after a roll. 23 votes (67.64%) I have witnessed this more than once. 6 votes (17.64%)

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kaysirtap
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November 1st, 2011 at 1:58:09 PM permalink
When I learned to deal, I was taught that the dice had to be called before either of them were moved. Having said that, it is possible to determine the upward face by looking at the other sides.
Wizard
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November 1st, 2011 at 2:26:45 PM permalink
Quote: kaysirtap

When I learned to deal, I was taught that the dice had to be called before either of them were moved. Having said that, it is possible to determine the upward face by looking at the other sides.

Yes! First, by looking at the four exposed sides you can narrow down the side on top to two possibilities.

If it is 1 or 6, the 2 and 3 form a V shape, pointing towards the 6.

If it is a 2 or 5, then if the high dot on the 3 is close to the 6, then the 2 is on top; if the high dot on the 3 is close to the 1, then the 5 is on top.

If it is a 3 or 4, then if the high dot on the 2 is close to the 6, then the 3 is on top; if the high dot on the 2 is close to the 1, then the 4 is on top.

Some cheap dice may not follow this convention, but Vegas-standard dice all should.
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rudeboyoi
Joined: Mar 28, 2010
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November 1st, 2011 at 3:07:39 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Yes! First, by looking at the four exposed sides you can narrow down the side on top to two possibilities.

If it is 1 or 6, the 2 and 3 form a V shape, pointing towards the 6.

If it is a 2 or 5, then if the high dot on the 3 is close to the 6, then the 2 is on top; if the high dot on the 3 is close to the 1, then the 5 is on top.

If it is a 3 or 4, then if the high dot on the 2 is close to the 6, then the 3 is on top; if the high dot on the 2 is close to the 1, then the 4 is on top.

Some cheap dice may not follow this convention, but Vegas-standard dice all should.

when i was in jail in maricopa county making dice, i would always make them this way and people thought that looked odd. i thought it looked odd any other way. a lot of mexicans who made dice would make a 2 as two dots across the die instead of at opposite corners. does anyone know if this is common practice in mexico?
Wizard
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November 1st, 2011 at 3:12:09 PM permalink
Quote: rudeboyoi

when i was in jail in maricopa county making dice, i would always make them this way and people thought that looked odd. i thought it looked odd any other way. a lot of mexicans who made dice would make a 2 as two dots across the die instead of at opposite corners. does anyone know if this is common practice in mexico?

Nareed? I can say that Chinese dice used in pai gow and sic bo put the two dots across the face like that.
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rudeboyoi
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November 1st, 2011 at 3:18:07 PM permalink
is 2 lucky in china or something?

it seems so out of place in regards to how they arrange the rest of the dots on the other faces.
Wizard
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November 1st, 2011 at 3:20:25 PM permalink
Quote: rudeboyoi

is 2 lucky in china or something?

No, nothing special about it, as far as I know. Just about all there is to know is that 4 is bad and 8 is good.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
kaysirtap
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November 1st, 2011 at 3:29:36 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Yes! First, by looking at the four exposed sides you can narrow down the side on top to two possibilities.

If it is 1 or 6, the 2 and 3 form a V shape, pointing towards the 6.

If it is a 2 or 5, then if the high dot on the 3 is close to the 6, then the 2 is on top; if the high dot on the 3 is close to the 1, then the 5 is on top.

If it is a 3 or 4, then if the high dot on the 2 is close to the 6, then the 3 is on top; if the high dot on the 2 is close to the 1, then the 4 is on top.

Some cheap dice may not follow this convention, but Vegas-standard dice all should.

I believe if the bottom die were obstructed somehow and only two adjacent sides were visible, you would still be able to determine the upward face regardless of whether or not the 2 or 3 were showing.
thecesspit
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November 1st, 2011 at 3:30:32 PM permalink
Two across the horizontal makes two and three and four more distinguishable, I guess. Only Six has pips on the edge of the square. All the rest have pips in the corner or the centre.
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Nareed
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November 1st, 2011 at 3:37:57 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Nareed?

Opposite corners in every board game and backgammon set I ever saw.
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odiousgambit
Joined: Nov 9, 2009