Crap Table Peccadilloes

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  1. Garraund, Feb 7, 2022

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    Peccadillo - a small, relatively unimportant offense. A trifling fault.

    We all have our superstitions at the craps table, and if you're like me, we are all quietly trying to educate the newer players about proper etiquette, the timing of the exchange of funds and placement of bets, and general polite behavior when a game is in progress.

    Here's a list of my favorite peccadilloes when I'm shooting.

    1. Throwing cash on a table while a shooter has the dice.

    I will never understand guys who walk up to a table and regardless of how many people are playing, or who has the dice, or whether or not a point has been set, and just toss a wad of cash on the felt. The lack of situational awareness is stunning. As is the total lack of couth.

    Yesterday I was playing at Harrahs Cherokee, my regular haunt. I shoot straight out, like to see the whole table, read all the players, be able to have long conversations with the dealer. Had a good roll going--the details of which are totally inconsequential to the story I am telling--and I go through my pre-shot routine, school the dice once, get my set and grip, glance up once to make sure the runway is (relatively) clear and throw. Guy throws a wad of cash two from stick and the cash hits the dice midflight.

    It was like a Pixar movie, I could see it happen in slow-motion. The cash enveloped one die like a wet blanket, and it fell into the come, totally buried in hundred-dollar bills. Everyone leans forward looking for the dice. Only one is visible. There's a wad of cash with a lump in it where my poor little cube is smothered. The supervisor stands up from his little rolling chair and starts peeling back bills. It takes a while because he doesn't want to disturb the current orientation of the die.

    Meanwhile, I really don't have to say anything because the rest of the table has my back and are berating the guy. Plus, I don't like to change the energy by calling someone out during my roll. But this guy is defiant, like he didn't do anything wrong. "Dude, you buried the dice with your cash."

    I am staring daggers at him but remain silent. The die is found, the numbers are tallied, an inside number is called and paid. I lightly touch my frog talisman on the rail but don't say anything. Try to keep my good energy flowing. But I'm pissed.

    First of all, it's not five twenty-dollar bills or something, so it's not some newbie who doesn't know the game. That's an easy pull the guy aside next time you see him and tell him to wait until the puck is off. This is upwards of several k, so the guy has a bankroll and should know the game. Supervisor has the cash and starts counting, stick asks me if I want the dice. "Naw, count his money," I say sarcastically, still looking at the guy. If you're going to interrupt the game, let's really interrupt the game.

    Everyone rocks back on their heels from their respective places on the rail, stick drops the stick. I take a sip from my coffee. New dealer comes and taps in. "Oh great," I say, "now we just need the cute cocktail server to ask me if I want a drink, the fire alarm to go off, and the PA system to announce the Covid safety rules to hit all my favorite peccadilloes."

    I turn to my right. There is Constance standing beside me, pretty and smiling. "You want a drink hun?" The whoop whoop of the alarm sounds, and the white strobe light that will flash for what seems like an hour begins, and the PA announces fire alarm protocol which everyone ignores because only once in the last decade have they made people walk outside when the fire alarm is triggered.

    I look to Jimmy, my dealer and say, "I can't make this stuff up." He laughs.

    Meanwhile, new stick is impatient and keeps asking if I want the dice. "No, pay the man," I say defiantly. They push his chips across the felt and still I wait. The dice are shoved toward me and I'm still looking at the guy, coffee cup in my hand.

    "Don't you wanna place a bet?"

    He shakes his head and looks down at the rail.

    "All that and you're not even going to play?"

    *Nothin'*

    "What's the point of buying in mid-game if you're not going to place a bet?"

    "Dice are out!" Stick repeats.

    I return my drink to the rail and sigh. School the dice a couple of times, sevens. Frustrating. I school them a third time. Seven again. I glance up at the guys straight out across from me, catch one's eye and wave my right hand a little, like scoot to the side dude. He looks down at his chips on the felt and starts to figure out how to move them and I say, "No, no. They're good. I just don't want to hit you."

    "Oh..." he smiles and steps aside. I throw the dice in a high arc and hit the rail, one does at least, the other is gone. That's hard to do, by the way: purposefully throw the dice so that one leaves the table and one stays on. I find it resets negative energy to chuck 'em off the table. But if you throw both off, sometimes the supervisor will tell stick to pass the dice.

    "Same dice," I call and reach for my coffee.

    The die is found, inspected, and returned to me. The music resumes. The cocktail server makes her way to the next table. The stick has already changed. The white light is still strobing from a dozen pillars around the floor, but what can you do? I reach for the dice... Back to work.
     
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  2. MisterInside, Feb 7, 2022

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    I enjoyed your recap.

    Are you saying that a new player should not buy in the middle of a point? I was told otherwise.
     
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  3. Liman

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    annoying to the max, but, the casino has zero rules against it....so people just dont care and depending on peoples good sense, not going to work out too good for others.

    its like going on an airplane. the seats recline. a decent person might respect the person in back of them is eating and not go all the way down so it makes them uncomfortable, or if a person requests can you go up a bit....agreeable, because we like to act civil to each other....but the airlines have zero rules....they may ask a person to not recline, but why do they put reclining seats in the aircraft when they know it can lead to a problem.

    gotta live with anyone who walks up to a table.
     
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  4. lone irish digit, Feb 7, 2022

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    This is Barney

    According to the LIDs book, "Craps for Innumerates" the only picadildo was the personage "schooling" the dice. "Schooling" dices is a supperstitous activity that slows the game down for Dice Influencers who only can play for limited time before their wifes get pisses offed
     
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  5. yacraps, Feb 7, 2022

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    Night Attack....I'm waiting :)
     
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    misterinside

    People do what they want, what else is new, however it is most
    reasonable to buy when a guy has the dice only after he makes a point.
    there is a stop in the action at that point anyway.

    I have seen this and i have done this, if there is a decent roll going and some
    lunatic throws his money down, stops the game so he can get in on the hot roll,
    take your bets down and pass the dice. Screw him

    Couple weeks ago in Biloxi my buddy had a real nice roll going, this guy rolls up tosses
    two grand on the table, get his money and then goes $640 across, takes about 5 minutes,
    sure as hell there is a 7.....jerk gets pissed " cant anybody shot" and storms off.

    dicesetter
     
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  7. Bases loaded, Feb 7, 2022

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    Good story, bro'.
     
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  8. lone irish digit, Feb 7, 2022

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    This is Barney

    I didn't know mr Dave Guacamole ever played in Biloxi
     
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  9. yacraps, Feb 8, 2022

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    Dicesetter the ying yang should of waited for the Biloxi Legend (waylons Dad)
     
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  10. Night Attack, Feb 8, 2022

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    yacraps welcomes you to the forum.

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    cant recall how many times Im at a table....me or someone else having a good roll, dont matter.
    I got my come bets off and on, my rack is filling up as the dealers hate to part with black chips, so I have 2 12 inch rolls of greens and a bunch of reds....and Im concentrating on the game....Im watching my bets, Im making sure the dealer pays me right, Im making sure my bets are placed right, making sure I have correct odds, and at the same time like we all do....EVERYONE, not just me, Im guarding my chips in my rack.....once you get a big spread of green and then some blacks......you are sharply aware of your surroundings, especially hands near your money.
    table is packed.....dice are moving slowly since there is so much to pay out each good roll.....but the slower pace is ok at this p;oint.....no rush, Im up a small fortune....Im happy....sometimes were 7 to a side when only 6 were meant to be...no problem...we are all winning and are all happy......sometimes.....the young kid next to me has his girlfriend....and she wants to see the action.....and I never ever dont let some slim well built 26 y/o squeeze in between me and her boyfriend....sometimes I think she knows shes p;ushing up against some old man and thinks it funny.....but I dont care...and Im no racist...black, spanish asian, white....the thinner and harder body....squeeze in as tight as she wants.....ofcourse...if she is a thief...Im in trouble..but I still watch.....this is something I notice at tables...noone seems to mind a young hot female pushing in. once in AC I had my daughter and her college roomate....they were maybe 20, 21, never been to a craps table....I dont think even in a casino as of then....so when they both tried to push in on a crowded table I was playing at....the young men next to me parted like the fucking red sea and welcomed them. anyway....getting back on track....enough of this rambling post.(Im in fucking misery tonight....my back is out yet agan...and the painkillers oxy are kicking in).......again.....back to the crowded winning table.....we are shoulder to shoulder, no hotties next to me...just some guy like me who loves to fill the rack up.....then out of nowhere....some creepy fucking little ;piss ant mother fucker....sticks his fucking arm in between us and puts a 5 dollars chip on the dont pass on a come out roll. sometimes the p;it is smart enough to yell out no bet, he doesnt have a spot at table...sometimes I say something....like hey....gimme a fucking break...theres no room here for you..and I dont want you breathing down my nectk....sometimes it gets in.....there is nothing worse then that at a crowded winning table.....regardless of outcome .......everyone at the table wants to step on that piss ant.....and when the shooter hits a 7 on comeout and he loses his red chip.....he actually curses out loud.....but thankfully moves on......the guy is betting from behind us.....never sure why p;it doesnt call that bet off every single fucking time.....it should never be allowed.
     
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  12. Garraund, Feb 10, 2022

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    Thank you for the welcome messages, and the boobs. And thanks to twodicebilly and Liman for also sharing stories. Good stream of consciousness writing Liman! And if DI were so smart, lone irish digit, they would know better than to tell their wives that they're at the craps tables... For instance, right now I'm packing for a trip to Indian Vegas to go "play golf with my friends and go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park..." Dice Influencers must learn the ways of Wife Influencers...
     
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    we actually have off from our babysitting committment presidents weeks, so we had from thursday afternoon before till following sunday night, and we were looking at prices in cherokee.....wow.....really inexpensive during week.....but our fears of shitty weather and getting stuck somewhere, because coming from long island....all the major highways are a disaster in snow....win some money, more important than having fun
     
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