T'ain't no superstition!

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  1. badddoin, Apr 12, 2018

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    It's near impossible to hang around a craps table (or bubble) without becoming at least a little superstitious. I'm no exception to that, although I've been able to not act on any as of yet.

    So lets hear 'em. What do you do when _________?

    The dice fly off the table. . . stick change. . . the shooter rolls a _____?. . . someone buys in mid-hand. You get the idea.

    I'm sincerely interested.
     
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  2. von duck, Apr 12, 2018

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    :cool: Lose!
     
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    when a hand hits the dice, or the dice fly off the table, stick change, dealer change, I only get stupidititious if I lose the next roll.
    If I win or continue, I don't pay any attention to it.
     
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  4. BuckShot, Apr 12, 2018

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    I was having a discussion the other day at the table about dark side bettors. and as I was chatting the shooter seven'd out. They blamed me for saying "Dark side" jinx'd the shooter.

    I turned to the girl and said it wasn't that. It was the fact that you were breathing heavy during his roll and told her not to breath on the table when the dice are out.

    I do however notice this quite a bit. WHEN THE STICK SETS THE DICE TO 2/4 AT THE TOP OF TH DICE, the shooter rolls a seven. Call it a hunch but I see it many times and now I call "TURN MY BETS OFF" when I see the stick man set the dice that way. 2 & 4 top of the dice when a random roller gets them.
     
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  5. von duck, Apr 12, 2018

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    Any theories? conspiracy or otherwise? :)
     
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  6. BuckShot, Apr 12, 2018

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    Don't accept it at the craps table. It's Casino manipulation using it to their advantage if they can have every player believe it.
     
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  7. Onautopilot, Apr 12, 2018

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    My superstition....when a shooter spends a half a day setting the dice, like they have no idea what's on the opposite sides of them. I then lay the 4 and 10 and wait for the inevitable seven resulting from his throw.

    Works pretty good!
     
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  8. Settingcanthurt, Apr 12, 2018

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    Superstition is a lot of fun at the table. No way to tell who has what, whose toes you may stomp on.
    One time a shooter... setter was throwing a good series of numbers and my phone rang in my pocket. I stepped away from the table on the second ring and grabbed it to shut it off and he tosses a 7. He looked directly at me as did a couple others for a sec. I took my phone out and gestured to him with it. "it's for you" I said. Everybody laughed but clearly i was to blame for the seven.
    I do sometimes get superstitious in a very random pattern.
     
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  9. badddoin, Apr 12, 2018

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    I've had several fellow players come unglued when I don't ask for the same dice after one flies off, particularly if it's deep into a decent roll. Sometimes they're able to get the stick to ask me if I want them too. I usually respond with something like, "Nah, go ahead and dump 'em. Give me some dice that have enough sense to stay on the table."
     
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  10. BuckShot, Apr 13, 2018

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    So true for some of them. Here is a hint "The opposite side adds up to seven" If you place the 6 on top, guess what, the 1 is at the bottom"
     
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  11. basicstrategy777, Apr 13, 2018

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    The only reason superstitions live a long, long, long time is because there is an element of truth to them......this truth gives them nourishment and keeps them going......to poo-poo superstitions will result in harm......you risk nothing to obey them and heed.

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  12. The Comeback Kid, Apr 13, 2018

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    Those are what we call short circuits; energy flow killers. It happens also when cheers erupt from an adjoining table & occurs often to those holding the dice who are not securely in the zone. Here's a memo: you should always consider that most shooters aren't & take yourself OFF a couple of rolls. (Always go OFF for at least 2 rolls)

    Of course these pee-brains will promptly blame you, but you can't take responsibility for their mishap, just as you can't take responsibility for their success. It's all them & them alone. Actually, it's a great favor you're doing - helping them with their self control issues & challenging their level of detachment when in the zone.

    Anybody can yell & scream & push things around, but in the end nobody controls anything externally & if you think you do, you'll soon make yourself crazy. The only control you have is within. It's your response that is your power. And when you've mastered your energy within & nothing much bothers you anymore...you're invincible.

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  13. random_roller, Apr 13, 2018

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    Beware the really hot drink girl hanging around the craps table, especially when the shooter is a number away from hitting one end of the ATS bet or attempting to hit point #4 of the Fire Bet.

    If one end of the ATS bet (e.g., All Tall or All Small) hits, I'm off on my place bets the next roll or 2. Rivers Casino pays out the ATS immediately after it hits. Over the years, the number of times a 7 out occurred on the very next roll (after play resumed following the ATS payout) seems unusually high. Anecdotal? Perhaps, but I'm not taking chances. Out of the 4 times an ATS bet hit the other night while I was playing at the table, 3 times there was a 7 out on the very next roll (2x) or second roll (1x) following the ATS bet payout.
     
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    craps players are a strange group.

    ya stand at a table, the shooter hit 6 or 7 numbers, the point is 6, everyone is loading up the hard 6, then you got the hop bettors, everyone at table is yelling, thirty three,, come on six!
    and naturally, most times, the shooter 7s out.

    seems whenever I start calling out for a number, 7 out.

    so lately Ive been yelling for a 7 out while I have 3 numbers heavily loaded.

    no one at the table gets it, they all give me shitty looks.
     
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    As a predominantly don't player I've been tempted to play the villain by actively cheering on my DP/DC action and taunting the right side bettors. It could be fun with the right kind of crowd that recognise that I'm not really the bad guy and it's all light hearted.

    Craps can be like European soccer games though where they have to separate the fans by caged fences so they don't rip each other's throats out. In Aussies Rules footy, we all sit together in the crowd in Harmony.
     
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    If you try and explain it to them, it won't work after that. :)
     
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  17. yacraps, Apr 14, 2018

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    You know a shitty look could be soft and warm :oops: :)
     
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    All I can say..good point mate
     
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    keeping up with my opposite results stupidtitions, yesterday, Friday the 13th(I decided to wait till today in case something bad happened), I woke up at 5.`15 am, went out to get my paper, and my neighbors ferile black cat was just hanging out as usual, so I went near it, and it darted right in front of me, black cat walking in front of you, Friday the 13th, all knowing that at 8:15 I was having laser surgery in my eye,

    was washing my car by 10:30 am yesterday, went out to lunch with the top down yesterday, all is great.

    maybe there is something to this reverse stupidtition stuff.
     
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    although I can post this for sure, it never fails, whenever they bring over a dealer change and the new dealer is some young, attractive well built female, it seems my lucks goes into the toilet on the table.

    Im going to start looking for the casinos with god forsaken ugly old bags who deal, ya know, the kind that look like they fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down, perhaps change my luck.
     
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