TIMSPEED
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October 1st, 2010 at 3:02:45 PM permalink
I'll go with the screamers as being my top pet-peeve.
I'm in a casino every weekend, all weekend..and believe me, it gets OLD to hear people ALL night "yaaay...yaaaay....yaaaaay". It's like, "Wow, have you never won $5 before?"
At a crap table, it's a LITTLE different..no need to scream EVERY roll..but maybe the rolls that equal big winnings (For instance, if the point was 4 and the shooter rolled it Hard-4, that would be a cheerable thing).
The FUNNIEST thing, is what I call "Phantoms"...people that stand around the crap table, watching, with absolutely no intent to ever make a bet...WTF?! A lot of times, they won't even do it at a crowded table! I'll be the only one shooting and the Phantom will come up and just stand there and look at me...Strangely enough, when I 7-out, they usually RUN away, as if something BIT them.
Also, now that I think about it, people who buy in, IN THE MIDDLE OF A GOOD ROLL, with $20, on a $5 game...then DON'T bet right away...WTF?! What's the point??? Why not just wait until they've either rolled their point or 7-out, and you can get in on the action...
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
FleaStiff
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October 1st, 2010 at 3:16:15 PM permalink
Can you imagine how often the dealers must listen to this "chicken dinner" stuff? I hate it when there is a noisy drunk shooting or someone calling numbers. The Stick calls the numbers that did appear, not some loudmouthed player who is calling what he wants to appear.
Sure, its a casino. Its a festive environment and people are often there with friends who want to be involved in the game to some degree. Its a social occasion for some small groups of players, but its serious business afoot and I don't want constant screaming.
Ayecarumba
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October 1st, 2010 at 4:32:11 PM permalink
I gotta admit, I LOVE the noise at the craps table. The energy, the cheering, the calls, it sets it apart from every other game (well table game at least, the sports book can get pretty loud on big game nights). I have been in "quiet" casinos, it is very uncomfortable. I walked through Binion's a few weeks after they re-opened following the financial freeze, and it was weird how quiet it was. The slot machines weren't even ringing with fake coin sounds.

Hands in while the dice are out really aggravates me. Also, the player who brings the entire table to a halt when he argues that he had a hardway bet, even though it already came easy. Pay attention!
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RaleighCraps
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October 1st, 2010 at 8:35:07 PM permalink
minor thread hijack, but since people buying in in the middle of a good roll was listed, I will use that as my excuse..........

I used to wait until a 7 out to buy in, generally for 700 to 1000. However, after I missed quite a few good rolls, I decided that is giving money away. But I don't want to interrupt the shooter either. So what I have settled on, is to put my buy in on the rail, so the box can see I have cash ready to come in. I then announce my bets (say 85 inside) and throw the 100 on the table. It only takes them a couple of seconds to check the bill, give me my 15 change, and my bets are up. If something happens where I need to get more chips into the game, I will do the same with another 100. In the meantime, the box has taken my card, and I will verbally confirm what my full buy in will be, ie I will tell him 1000 total coming in. As soon as there is a 7 out, I turn the rest of the cash into chips.

Question. For those of you who are bothered by a buy in during a roll, Would this bother you? Is it the act of buying in that disrupts you, or is it the length of the interruption that is most upsetting?
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Ayecarumba
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October 1st, 2010 at 8:45:40 PM permalink
Quote: RaleighCraps

minor thread hijack, but since people buying in in the middle of a good roll was listed, I will use that as my excuse..........

I used to wait until a 7 out to buy in, generally for 700 to 1000. However, after I missed quite a few good rolls, I decided that is giving money away. But I don't want to interrupt the shooter either. So what I have settled on, is to put my buy in on the rail, so the box can see I have cash ready to come in. I then announce my bets (say 85 inside) and throw the 100 on the table. It only takes them a couple of seconds to check the bill, give me my 15 change, and my bets are up. If something happens where I need to get more chips into the game, I will do the same with another 100. In the meantime, the box has taken my card, and I will verbally confirm what my full buy in will be, ie I will tell him 1000 total coming in. As soon as there is a 7 out, I turn the rest of the cash into chips.

Question. For those of you who are bothered by a buy in during a roll, Would this bother you? Is it the act of buying in that disrupts you, or is it the length of the interruption that is most upsetting?



I would not be bothered at all, and in fact would be very impressed by your consideration. It is the disruption of checking the count, and displaying it for the camera that is disturbing. It breaks the "rhythm" of the shooter.
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guido111
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October 1st, 2010 at 8:52:20 PM permalink
Quote: RaleighCraps


Question. For those of you who are bothered by a buy in during a roll,
Would this bother you?


Yes.
A Craps buy-in during a roll.
Does not matter how you sugar coat it, I think it still is rude.
Quote: RaleighCraps

Is it the act of buying in that disrupts you,
or is it the length of the interruption that is most upsetting?



The act of buying in bothers me because when one buys in during a hand, another says if he can do so will I.
It is a practice that should be stopped, because it only benefits one player out of many.

and...Because it slows the table down, even for a roll or two, If the dice do not roll, players can NOT win.

Here is what I do:
If my buy-in is $1000 I just go to the cage way before hand to get my chips. Mostly $100s and a few $25, That way I can walk up to the table and bet right away. Casinos in Vegas do it all the time for me and I have never had a problem. Most cashiers ask why dont I just buy in at the table, I give them my reasons for the craps table and they all have thought it was a very good idea..
EvenBob
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October 1st, 2010 at 10:19:46 PM permalink
Quote: TIMSPEED

I'll go with the screamers as being my top pet-peeve.



Now that I complained here about the screamers, I'm really aware of them. Tonight they were drowning out everything to the point that a woman at my table was yelling at them to shut up. Quite entertaining. Here's another pet peeve. I write on a scorecard when I play roulette and every session someone walking by will ask "Got it all figured out?" and act like they are really pleased with it, like nobody ever said it before. Even in Vegas they do it, its really annoying. I never look up or say a word.
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Chuck
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October 2nd, 2010 at 6:33:05 AM permalink
Craps table:

Late bettors at the other end of the table from the shooter. If I'm shooting, I'll just wait. There always seems to be some guy (always with a girl) who doesn't really know what he's doing and they're debating and fooling around with the chips on the table. I never shoot if there's hands in, and if a guy's been fooling around rearranging his bets, I'll look at him and say "You ready?" (in a friendly way, I'm not trying to chill the guy out or show him up). I usually play a few hours at a time, so I don't mind slowing the game down, and the dealers never give me any crap about it because I tip well.

I wait for a seven out before I buy in, but when people don't, it doesn't bother me, even if I'm shooting.

Only other thing that bugs me is people who toss their chips to the stick without any attempt to keep them from rolling all over the table. No, you're not impressing anyone by treating a whopping $2 with such disdain. Exception - a Chinese guy who bought in with a $50k marker - he'd turn his back to the table and throw $500 chips over his shoulder.

And with respect to people who kind of hover around a table - I'll do that, although I stay a few feet away - I spend five minutes or so walking around all the tables sizing up the players and the crews and the open positions (I have a favorite position) before I pick one.
FatGeezus
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October 2nd, 2010 at 7:53:37 AM permalink
My pet peeve is at the BAC table when a player buys in for a large amount of money like $5000 and bets $25. If they win or lose that bet, they will sit out several hands and make another $25 bet!!!!!!!
FleaStiff
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October 2nd, 2010 at 8:17:12 AM permalink
They are green bettors who simply like to be ostentatious about their bankroll. You see the same thing from time to time at a craps table. The guy buys-in for a small fortune and then makes ten dollar bets. Its fun for him. He thinks he is fooling someone. He is not but he enjoys it.

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