Letâ??s take some time for Q and Aâ??s from our fans.
FROM HOWARD: I was wondering if you could answer a question for me, please. I am a dice control craps shooter. I was at the Parx casino last week and got into a 75-minute shoot. Yeah!
I know casinos like for both dice to hit the wall but sometimes it doesnâ??t happen. I know they tried to intimidate me by telling me both dice have to hit the back wall.
If I donâ??t what can they do?
I am looking forward to your answer.
FRANK RESPONDS: Unless they were nasty to you when they told you to hit the back wall, they were only doing their jobs. A part of shooting the dice is hitting the back wall. The casinos want that because when the dice hit the back wall they think the game then becomes random–and for non-dice-controllers it certainly does.
If the casino is not happy, they have the right to take the dice away and not let you shoot. They have the right to tell you they donâ??t want you to play craps in their casino at all, and they can also tell you never to return.
Keep in mind you are playing their game, in their casino, and you must adhere to their rules.
FROM BOB: I love your columns and just read the story about the guy who suggested to a fellow player that he bet the â??donâ??tâ? and the player stormed off.
Hereâ??s my craps story.
Years ago my wife and I came home from Atlantic City and, somehow, a $5 chip from Caesars was packed and came home with us. The next time we visited Atlantic City I took the chip with me. We had a comp room at the Tropicana so we stayed there.
It was about 7:30 in the evening when I decided to go to Caesars to play Keno. I found my wife playing the slots and told her I was walking down to Caesars. Of course she said to take the chip and, of course, it was in the room. With an eye roll I went to the room and got the chip, muttering all the time that this was a lot to go through for a lousy five dollars.
I played Keno for awhile and was headed out the door when I remembered that chip. I went to a $5 craps table and put it on the pass line. A seven was rolled.
I let the $10 ride. An 11 was rolled
I let the $20 ride. A seven was rolled
I then put $10 on the pass line. A four was rolled
Took $20 odds. A four turned up the very next roll.
I left there at about one in the morning with $550. Life was good, and I was sure glad I had saved that chip.
FRANK RESPONDS: And you donâ??t just have Lady Luck to thank for your win, but your beloved wife!
FROM GEORGE: In your column about the person who would not play â??donâ??tsâ? a few words: A few months ago while playing at the I.P. in Biloxi, it got so bad that ALL FOUR of us were playing the â??donâ??tâ? only. Even when we had the dice! Everybody was going three to four rolls then out.
Some people walked up and started playing the pass line. They kept losing and griping. One of the four said if shooters are playing â??donâ??tâ? on themselves that should tell you something. They got angry and told us that we didnâ??t know how to play. And left.
There is no telling about some people. This is the silliest thing I have seen in my short craps career. Donâ??t they know players can play both sides of the table?
Hope you find this funny. I swear this is true.
FRANK RESPONDS: â??Donâ??tâ? players are disliked by the majority of â??rightâ? players. This has been so ever since I can remember. But one important thing I have learned in my quarter century of gambling: Never give someone advice.
by Frank Scoblete
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