RaleighCraps
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October 2nd, 2010 at 10:05:30 PM permalink
I guess my pet peeve has to do with the craps table and the stick.

As others have pointed out, when I am shooting I am aware of hands in the tub at the other end. I KNOW it has nothing to do with the outcome, but still nothing is worse than hitting hands and seeing the 7 out. So, when the stick pushes the dice to me, if there has been late action at the other end of the table, I will not pick up the dice until they are done betting. This is a matter of 4 or 5 seconds at most, but some sticks will get on my case, "Dice are out, time to shoot." My usual retort is, "Don't send me the dice until the betting is done at the other end of the table."
I had one stick who was being a real jerk about it 3 or 4 times, so I made him take the dice back to the center of the table which really pissed him off. I was still steaming when he left for break, so I had a conversation with my dealer that mentioned there must be other Georges that I wasn't seeing, because it seemed like that stick isn't interested in getting any more of my tips.

On my last trip I was having a rough go up to this point. I was throwing, had made two points and a few inside numbers. A don't player, playing full odds, was down the rail where I was landing the dice, and he started making late bets after my second point. Hand out making a bet every time I picked up the dice. So I am watching him close. The dice come to me, I reach down keeping an eye on him, and sure enough, out comes his hand to put 25 on the field. So I paused. His hand goes back to the rail, I pick up the dice and toss. Just as I let go, he reaches back down to the felt and picks up his 25 field bet! Both dice hit his hand, 7 out! I knew the box wouldn't do anything about my result, but I was surprised they let him keep the $25 he picked up from the field. If it had been some donkey not knowing what they were doing I could live with it, but this was a case of a Don't intentionally screwing with me as the shooter. Yes, I know it could just have easily come up as the point, and he would have lost, but it didn't, so he got the result he wanted, and I didn't. Needless to say I immediately switched tables.
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EvenBob
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October 31st, 2010 at 3:07:10 PM permalink
Sometimes I sit at a slot machine and watch a roulette table before I play. Inevitably, whether in Vegas or local, some old lady will come along and want to play the machine I'm sitting at. Every machine in the row is empty, but because I'm blocking them from playing the one I'm sitting at, the old lady figures thats the winning machine. This has happened to me 50 times at least, it drives me nuts. Usually I say no, I'm not getting up, play another machine. Sometimes they go ballistic and go get a casino employee. Even then I don't get up, I tell them I'm waiting for the machine to 'recycle' before I play. I've had the old ladies cuss me out many times. Superstitious old bags.
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rdw4potus
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October 31st, 2010 at 3:15:03 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Sometimes I sit at a slot machine and watch a roulette table before I play. Inevitably, whether in Vegas or local, some old lady will come along and want to play the machine I'm sitting at. Every machine in the row is empty, but because I'm blocking them from playing the one I'm sitting at, the old lady figures thats the winning machine. This has happened to me 50 times at least, it drives me nuts. Usually I say no, I'm not getting up, play another machine. Sometimes they go ballistic and go get a casino employee. Even then I don't get up, I tell them I'm waiting for the machine to 'recycle' before I play. I've had the old ladies cuss me out many times. Superstitious old bags.



I do that too, waiting for a blackjack shoe to end so I can enter on a fresh shuffle. My solution is to put $5 or $10 in the machine. Then you can just say "oh, no. I have cash in on this one. I'm just taking a little break." They take that much better than if I'm just sitting there, though they've still cursed at me a couple times.
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JerryLogan
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October 31st, 2010 at 3:15:40 PM permalink
Nothing is even close to being as bad as the stupid smokers.

Bob, if it were me next to you and I saw you were getting annoyed each time I looked at my phone doing my own personal thing that has zero to do with you, I'd double or even triple the frequency of phone checks.
EvenBob
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October 31st, 2010 at 3:55:23 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

My solution is to put $5 or $10 in the machine.



I did that for awhile, but its more fun to watch them get mad. They say 'I want to play that machine' and I say 'Tough luck, I'm playing it.' They say I'm just sitting there and I tell them to play another machine. Thats when the fun starts. Its always a woman, never a man. Brainiacs..
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EvenBob
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October 31st, 2010 at 3:56:47 PM permalink
Quote: JerryLogan

Nothing is even close to being as bad as the stupid smokers.

Bob, if it were me next to you and I saw you were getting annoyed each time I looked at my phone doing my own personal thing that has zero to do with you, I'd double or even triple the frequency of phone checks.



Good luck with that, I never show my annoyance about anything. You wouldn't have a clue.
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JerryLogan
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October 31st, 2010 at 4:06:05 PM permalink
So you hold it all inside? I'd spot that in a second and quadruple my efforts to annoy.
EvenBob
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October 31st, 2010 at 4:11:53 PM permalink
Quote: JerryLogan

So you hold it all inside?



Yes Jerry, I'm afraid I do. You'll have to find another fly to pull the wings off of.
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DJTeddyBear
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October 31st, 2010 at 5:12:58 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Sometimes I sit at a slot machine and watch a roulette table before I play...
...I tell them I'm waiting for the machine to 'recycle' before I play.

I think it's rude for another player to ask you to move, when there are other machines available.

Who knows why she wants your machine? Maybe she had good luck at that machine in the past. Maybe that machine is different than the one next to it. Maybe she thinks you're sitting there not playing because you busted out, and therefore that machine is "due". Whatever.

If you're really waiting for the machine to "recycle", that's one thing. But if you're suddenly inclined to stay longer at the machine, simply because you were asked to move, then it's equally rude for you to not comply.
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superrick
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October 31st, 2010 at 6:19:37 PM permalink
To start with, since I only play craps, here is some of mine, let's start with the guys that watched a movie and thinks you need a cigar stuck in your month fired up to play craps. They are the worst, then you have the plain smokers, a little water in the ashtrays works wonders on them!

Then it has to be the dealer that has been dealing 35 years, and tells you that he dealt at Bellago, and now is dealing in Boulder Station. What does that tell you right away, the guy can't deal, then when he does not place your bets right, he goes on to tell you that he is a professional dealer and knows what he is doing, well you could have fooled me!

Dealers or boxmen that do not control the game, they allow late bets, never tell anybody hands up, or allow someone who is so drunk that they can just about stand to get more drinks!

Dealers that try to make fun about you tracking the table “Look we have a dice counter”
Dealer that hate their job and are always talking about getting a early out!
Dealers that never shut their mouths, they never stop talking!
Dealers that are sticking their hands in moving chips around when the shooter is shooting!


Players that have been playing 45 years and never learned anything about the game they do the same stupid things day after day!

Then you have the players the are betting the right side of the table and there is a good roll going on, and they throw in a big red, or a three-way seven, the bet they just made will not cover what they are going to lose, because they never turned off their bets or took them down!

Players that buy-in when a roll is going on, and they buy-in for $500 in mixed bills that have to be counted out!

Players that stack their chips on the pass-line as high as they can get them!
Players that insist the woman who does not want to shoot, shoots by putting up a bet for them even when the guy, that the dice was going to had roll's in the twenties every time he had the dice and he is setting the dice and just banging the same points!

Players that scream out for points to be made, Players that scream at the top of their lungs when the point is made!
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