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AlanMendelson
AlanMendelson
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September 14th, 2021 at 11:30:15 PM permalink
Somewhere I read that the electronic tables do have some sort of sticky surface that keeps the dice from bouncing off.
onebok
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September 15th, 2021 at 10:51:15 AM permalink
The table I've played on had areas near seams where a thin plastic film was unsticking from the surface it was adhered. Years ago, I'd
used acrylic sheets of 5/32nd inch thickness which had a very thin plastic film that protected it from scratches and which rolled up just
like the film on this craps table.
My guess is that this film acts somewhat like a cushion but quite different in physical characteristics from that provided by fabrics like
felt and microfiber. For example, it may have a tendency towards friction or "stickiness" when more of the flat surface of a die contacts
this film.
The thick acrylic base of the table surface itself may influence the bounce characteristics of dice (think of the difference in physical
properties between a 1/2 inch thick fir-plywood and fabric versus a 1/2 inch of plastic and plastic.)

In practical terms, by lessening the rebound of the dice in somewhat peculiar ways, a die will stop dead in its tracks more often than
on wood-with-fabric surfaces. That may explain why the dealers may make fewer demands to hit the back wall than usual.
AlanMendelson
AlanMendelson
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September 15th, 2021 at 10:56:28 AM permalink
I havent played at the Rampart casino in a couple of years but their tables were so long and they were covered with a burlap-like fabric that grabbed the corners of the dice so it was almost impossible to get to the back wall. The dealers there said nothing about hitting the wall.

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