Opening an EMPTY CRAPS TABLE- for the FIRST TIME!

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  1. SevenOut, Oct 10, 2014

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    Burning the Dice... that one will go into my dictionary of Craps Terms!

    Usually the Boxman is concerned with the razor edged dice cutting into the cloth. Probably costs them $450 plus labor to install one. I have to assume they get their 14 foot cloth at a discount from retail. Casinos are tight and want to pay you after 30 days the service is done and taken care of, if you are lucky.

    If the Boxman wants to screw with you, he will have the stickman pull the dice away from you when some late wagers are coming into the table. Or when the stick pushes the dice to you they roll over to a Seven or a Craps... and is trying to roll one to some other number. Rudeboy knows that routine. I have seen some new stickmen that push five dies to a new shooter and they look like a stampede going everywhere, but to the shooter.

    If you really want to upset the table crew. Spill a drink and ice onto the cloth. You will be on the short list forever.

    The other concern is after the Stickman wants you to hit the back wall... all THREE dice make it this time. Oooops.
     
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  2. $nakeEye$, Oct 10, 2014

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    Yep -

    THAT is exactly what the box man said to the shooter -

    This shooter was holding the dice flat to the felt surface and making rapid circular motions with them -

    And this went on for a good 10 - 15 seconds before each toss -

    Needless to say - he was cut with his antics short after about the 4th of 5th toss !

    $...eE..$
     
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  3. way out, Oct 10, 2014

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  4. way out, Oct 10, 2014

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    Thanks so much for your support here. I have a feeling that I might pick up a static charge in the dice to help me stay my rolls. is this ever a thought for you or anyone. just throwing it out there.
     
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  5. rudeboy99, Oct 23, 2014

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    Back in the day...the dice crews were more concerned about "burning" the dice. This flattened the corners (understanding any possible advantage is above my pay grade), but the shooter would REALLY have to exert some pressure, thus tearing up the layout sooner. If you're just lightly rubbing the dice on the felt and not overtly slowing the game pace to a crawl it sounds as though you've got a boxman with control issues, or a stickman with hemorrhoids!:cool:
     
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  6. bubba

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    I have on quite a few occasions at Montbleu at S Tahoe had 1 person running a table with a partition 3/4 of the way down the table. There was 2 of us shooting but I liked the 3/4 length table shooting much more than a crowded full sized table. I guess it would throw off most shooters tho.
    It was a lot of fun 1 on 1 as we were just joking around with the guy and no one in any rush.
     
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  7. rudeboy99, Oct 23, 2014

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    I hate to be a buzzkiller here, SevenOut, but the boxman can and WILL in some joints give the shooter a verbal warning (only if there is obvious attempts to slow the game down to an absolute crawl) and if the shooter shines him on, the box will rescind his shooting privileges immediately, passing the roll to the next shooter in line to finish the hand. Savvy management is getting the ass over losing out on a whole bunch of action annually because of incompetent dice setters and jagoffs in general, at least they should be. This ain't something I've heard about, this is something I've witnessed.:(
     
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