"Deal"ing with reality

Just a lil slice of life from a casino dealer's perspective.

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I grew up in a small town, and live in small town now. Like to think I have more than a small town mind, but I doubt it.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Shooting oneself in the foot

Some people are too stubborn for their own good. For example look at craps players. For a better example look at craps players that believe in setting the dice before they throw them. For the best example look at players who set the dice and still shoot like... well, like crap.

There are a number of sources that say a craps player should set the dice. One such player has even discussed with me the (severe lack of) advantages to setting the dice as he carefully set the dice, aimed, and threw another losing 7.

This player, we'll call Alex, is a regular sight at the craps table. Usually pulling out more money to give to the casino. There are times (very rarely) when Alex does win. If someone else is shooting the dice.

When Alex shoots the dice he takes much care (and more time) to set the dice in a precise manner. He turns them. He turns them over. He grasps them carefully and tosses them at a precise point down the table. The dice tumble a little bit. They stop with a 5 and a 2 on top. The dealers start picking up all the bets.

Alex's wife is one of the better shooters I've seen. She doesn't set the dice as he does. One would think he would read the writing on the wall and try a different shooting technique. Maybe he's waiting for the movie.


Anonymous The Sock Natzi said...

I too know who this "Alex" is, and I have to agree with you, I feel that he is a complete moron. He spends hundreds of dollars at a time and still has no clue as to what he is doing. Maybe he should give all that money to his wife (who he treats like crap) and she could show him what it looks like to go home with money cause God knows he never does, the idiot!!!

9/12/2006 2:52 AM  

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