Hey New Here!! Have a few questions.

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  1. CityLights, Sep 8, 2012

    CityLights

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    im new to the forum and to craps.. ive played a few times and was very successful.. lastnight i took a beating at the showboat in ac.. i was just curious about turning bets off and on.. is it considered bad luck? kind of like a dont bet? my usual play is pass line for the come out 10$.. then i back it up with odds.. and i usually play 6and8 for the place bets 12$ each (the minimum..) would it be against the "law" to turn those bets off after i profited a few bucks from the shooter? i know i can do anything i want but i dont want to get dirrty looks at the table because im fairly superstitious myself lol.. any help is greatly appreciated.. and i have to say im a avid Hold Em player but craps is winning me over in a hurry.. love the people and the vibe..

    maybe im supposed to start another thread for this but im gonna throw it out there anyway.. pressing bets when and how? is it the same as taking odds on the pass line?
     
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  2. Southern-Comfort, Sep 8, 2012

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    Welcome to the board. To answer your question, even though superstitions can be a fun part of the game, I've never heard of calling bets off as being bad luck. People do it all the time, though not as often as they probably should. So, feel free and confident to call them off whenever... and should anyone react negatively, thats ok too. Your game is about your enjoyment, not theirs.
     
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  3. Knicksboy, Sep 10, 2012

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    CityLights, I was also a die hard hold'em player and I frequently played on line using FullTilt and Pokerstars. Since they have been shut down the only place to play for real money is in the casino. I have been to AC several times this year and every time I go I can never convince myself to enter the poker room now that I have found craps. It is such an easy game to learn and it is by far in my opinion the most fun game to play in the casino when you combine the comradery between the players at the table with the thrill of each roll of the dice.
     
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  4. CityLights, Sep 10, 2012

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    i agree.. ive been playing poker in the casinos for years but once i played craps its lights out for poker.. i even bought a craps table for home games.. pushed the poker table aside lol.. and southern comfort thankyou for taking the time to answer my question.. i know it makes sence to turn the bets off when the table is cold i just didnt want to be the dick at the table lol..
     
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  5. $nakeEye$, Sep 10, 2012

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    CityLights -

    ALWAYS remember THIS - IT IS YOUR MONEY -

    YOU do with IT what YOU want to do with IT -

    AND - NEVER ALLOW ANYONE to tell YOU DIFFERENTLY !

    We'll speak more after you digest and practice the above !
     
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  6. CityLights, Sep 11, 2012

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    do you guys turn bets off an on often? it just seems to make sense to me to kind of play cat and mouse with the 7
     
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  7. basicstrategy777, Sep 11, 2012

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    Turning off bets is very much part of my play.....I do it every session......you will develope triggers as when to do it.........95% of people do not ever turn their bets off.

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  8. DeMango, Sep 11, 2012

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    Ya know BS, Steve Nelli will sell you a system for $2995, that will tell you exactly when to turn bets on and off, with various triggers. Such a deal! Or are you Steve???
     
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  9. CityLights, Sep 11, 2012

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    you guys on this site are brutal.. i wouldnt exactly say this is a friendly forum lol.. damn i thought it was us against them.. everybody here seems to have everything figured out but if thats so how come i see new casinos popping up everywhere? i play this game for fun and yes winning is fun but alot of the fun in any game is trying to beat it and figure it out.. im open to all of your ideas wether they are right or wrong.. ill take a little from each and decide what works for me.. ive opened 2 threads since ive been here and both of them have gotten hostile lol.. must be a bunch of tough guys on here.. me? i just wanna learn the wonderful game of craps.. just thankful to be back to my beautiful country with my family and have the option of blowing some of my hard earned cash in a casino
     
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  10. kaysirtap, Sep 11, 2012

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    I think you answered your own question. There are many on this forum who understand the game very well, but understanding that it is a negative expectation game in its natural random state does not mean that it's not fun to play or "try and beat and figure out".

    As far as hostility is concerned... take a look through older threads if you want to see real hostility. I haven't seen any hostility in the threads you have started... unless you think it's coming from me. I certainly wasn't trying to sound hostile. My attitude is generally that I want to help people by providing facts. If people have questions, I try to answer them. If people make statements that are incorrect, sometimes I correct them... sometimes I let other people do it (and it usually doesn't take long). But if people insist on repeatedly saying things that I don't believe to be true, I'll usually ask them to back it up with some kind of proof. If they lack proof... then I seek logical reasoning. If they lack logically sound reasoning, I either let them go on their merry way or I try to beat them into submission. It depends on my mood, I guess... and how much I believe the misinformation will mislead people who come here looking for factual answers.
     
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  11. Southern-Comfort, Sep 11, 2012

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    Just think of us as one big family.... one big dysfunctional family... yep, thats us. There will be arguments over math, vebage, heck, even spelling probably (and I crown myself the typo king). But we do share one important thing in common. We love craps enough that we become passionate about it at times. I don't think anyone actually hates anyone on here, although I can see some posts that would lead one to think it. I assure you, that I'd buy anyone on here a beer if I met them in person. If we met in Vegas, I'd even invite them along on my Block 16 ceremonies.
    Here's a hint to help you along. If there are more than three different quotes in a post, just pass it by.
     
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  12. basicstrategy777, Sep 11, 2012

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    CityLights......this can be a tough crowd so you if you are thin skinned it can get rough.....but most of the people are decent.

    There are knowledgeable people here with lots of experience about the game. If you stay around you will be able to separate the 'contenders' from the 'pretenders'. Some are very good about the math side of the game...others are good about the 'art' side of the game. The game is such that it allows you to play in a variety of ways that suit your personality. There is no 'right' way, and Dame Fortune is the final arbiter.

    If you stay, I am sure, you will learn alot about the game.....lets this other stuff roll off your back and not let it get to you ; however, if you must, return fire.....we will all understand it is just the human condition.

    Welcome to the board and I hope you hang around a while.


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  13. CityLights, Sep 11, 2012

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    i assure you im not thinned skinned and i can handle anything thrown at me.. but im not gonna return fire on some forum over the internet, because i probably know the least about the game here.. And my days of any real trouble are over im a family man now :).. i just got the impression that some were trying to say they knew more than others and every1 is wrong but them.. some ppl just have that personality i guess.. im italian baby, just looking for some good convo and maybe learn a few things from you old dogs lol.. and if any of yous ever come to AC id be flattered to buy you guys a round.. any casino anytime.. (except anything owned by trump)
     
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  14. CityLights, Sep 11, 2012

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    Southern Comfort? the drink or the movie?
     
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  15. Southern-Comfort, Sep 11, 2012

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    Drink. Long long ago, when I was new to the Internet I was signing up for something and it asked for a "handle". My mind went blank and I did the "scan the area for ideas" thing. Happened to be around Christmas time and my eyes lit on a bottle of Southern Comfort on my desk, that a customer had given me for Christmas. It fit and the rest is history. By the way, I do not normally have liquor on my desk, my typos are all natural.
     
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  16. DeMango, Sep 11, 2012

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    Snake Eyes hates BS. That's about it. You missed Hard8, that was a meteor! Some of us hate stupidity, and we have nice and not so nice ways of dealing with The Falcon. Unfortunately some of the brightest minds have left and usually can be found on the Wiz's site where they WILL eat you alive.
     
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  17. kaysirtap, Sep 11, 2012

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    This is not the first time I've heard this. I think everyone knows that I do this regularly, along with Midnight Skulker and JGreen6918 off the top of my head. But why does this bother some people so much? I thought that multiple quotes makes it easier for other readers to figure out what my comments are referring to... particularly if I'm referring to multiple posts. Sometimes people ask multiple questions within a single post, and to me it just makes sense to separate the questions and answer them like that. Thoughts?
     
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  18. Southern-Comfort, Sep 11, 2012

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    Multiple quotes make it difficult to reply to an independant thought train. Not all of us can do extreme multi-tasking in our minds, although I do know that there are people out there who can. But the rest of us get very annoyed trying to talk to those of you who can. :)
    Also, much of the time, in my experience, each different reply to each quote is not entirely related, so all in one respose gives the feeing that we are not being given a fair chance to reply to any one comment. Is it that hard to make three posts instead of three quotes in one? After three quotes to a triple quoted post, it gets very tedious and I know that I, fir one, just tune it out past that.
     
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  19. JGreen6918, Sep 11, 2012

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    This is interesting. I am also not an extreme multi-tasker, and that is precisely why I also do multiple quotes. By separating the relevant passages, I can focus my mind on the single topic of discussion. I assumed this also helps other non-multi-taskers read the post.

    Of course it's not hard to create three different posts instead of using three quotes in one, but I feel like every time we submit a post, it's like ending our turn to talk, so to speak. Back-to-back posts by the same person almost give me the impression that other people's turns got skipped. I don't know... those are just my thoughts on the subject. I hope I haven't angered anyone with my multiple quotes.
     
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  20. Southern-Comfort, Sep 11, 2012

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    You could always just do what I tend to try to do. Realize the entire post is generally a single post and make one reply to the entuire post, or at least avoid feeling the need to nit-pick every point and stick to the main one.
     
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