First Time Seen (or Heard) at the Table

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  1. random_roller, Feb 7, 2020

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    A little bit of lake effect snow was hitting Chicagoland last night after the main system had dropped a few inches earlier and moved on. Fortunately, driving conditions were okay so I decided to stop by Rivers Casino last night. I've seen some crazy things happen at tables in casinos (i.e., 24 straight Banker wins in Baccarat) over the years but last night there were a few firsts at the craps table.

    A woman playing 2 spots away from me successfully hopped the 9 (each time 6 3) with $100 bet each time on 3 consecutive rolls (same shooter). She didn't press the bet, so $100 x 15 x 3 = $4,500 winnings on those 3 successful hop bets. She gave the shooter $100 after each hit. Earlier she had hopped the 9 (6 3) for $100, hit it, but then took down her bet...and the next roll was another 9 (6 3, of course). She got plenty of crap from the dealers for taking down a winning bet after the 6 3 repeated that next roll. During the @2+ hours I was at the table, she hopped the 9 (always 6 3) for $50-$100 perhaps 20-25 times and probably hit it 10 times. Crazy. She told me the day before she had hit the 6 3 hop for $800 ($12K win), which several dealers confirmed.

    On the long craps table next to where I was playing, a player hit the Field bet 5 consecutive times -- each time with $25K bet (table maximum). Several friends were playing at that table and told me what had happened. That table is usually a $5 to $15 table and doesn't stock gray chips ($5K), so the chip runners had to bring some. Apparently the player had hit several large bets at the roulette table earlier and then moved to the craps table where his winning continued.

    Nice to be lucky, good -- or both -- at the tables.

    Sunday night, I made the 6 as the point 6x and the 8 as the point 3x. Shame I couldn't throw an 11 for the All All even though I threw Midnight 6x before the come out 7 forced a reset on the ATS. Of course, the very next roll -- and those of you who bet the ATS know what was going to happen -- an 11. And then another 11. WTF. Unreal. The really weird thing -- I needed only the 11 to complete the All Tall while still needing the 2, 3 & 4 for the All Small. The 3 is my Achilles heel -- it is a truly evil number and has stopped many of my ATS attempts, far more than the 2, 11 or 12 have combined. Still, I managed to close out the All Small. Just that frickin' Australian 3...

    That same night (Sunday), the All All hit 4x on the next craps table over to where I was playing. Apparently the shooters at that table could hit 3s & 11s (and the other numbers, of course). This year, I've noticed the All All hitting at other tables while I'm there. So if you ever see me at Rivers Casino, you might consider playing at one of the other craps tables if you bet the ATS, lol.
     
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  2. random_roller, Feb 7, 2020

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    As of 2015, there were 11 combined no hitters in Major League Baseball history. Babe Ruth (then with the Boston Red Sox) and Ernie Shore combined on 1 such game. Ruth walked the 1st hitter (Washington Senators 2B Ray Morgan) and then proceeded to argue with the umpire over balls & strikes. He was subsequently ejected and replaced by Shore. Morgan was thrown out trying to steal second base and then Shore proceeded to retire all 26 batters he faced. Originally, Shore was credited with a perfect game, but baseball rules were subsequently changed, with a perfect game requiring 27 up & 27 down with no runner safely getting on base. At least Shore still gets credit for pitching a no hitter.

    The craps equivalent of the Ruth-Shore combined no hitter happened a few weeks ago at Rivers Casino. It was a frigid cold table and thus none of the @6 players remaining made any Fire or ATS bets. The shooter, who was playing next to me, was having a bad day tossing the dice. He had PSO his previous 2 or 3 times. His first toss was a 10, a number he wanted no part of and he promptly passed the dice to me. I wasn't feeling too good about the situation, so I also passed, as did 2 others. Finally, the dice got passed to the newest player at the table, someone who hadn't experienced our misery at the table. This new player proceeded to throw for @45 minutes, making the All All and a 4 point Fire Bet (6 points total). The only reason I didn't have both bonus bets is because of who the (initial) shooter was; I wasn't banking on "Ernie Shore" to provide such stellar relief and hit the ATS & Fire bets.
     
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  3. The Midnight Skulker, Feb 8, 2020

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    I have seen the dice taken away from a shooter who was refusing to follow the rules or creating a safety hazard; I have walked up to an empty table with a hand in progress and ask if I minded finishing it, but in over 50 years I do not recall ever seeing a shooter voluntarily pass the dice after establishing a line point.

    I have read about the Ruth/Shore "asterisked" perfect game. Mind if I submit another baseball anecdote that I heard? {Without pausing for an answer he continued ...]

    A famous ballplayer of olde developed a reputation for inviting acquaintances to dinner at one of the area's finer restaurants, but when it cam time to settle the tab all he had was his paycheck for $40,000. Of course with all banks closed the restaurant could not make change for that amount so the guest felt somewhat obligated to pay the bill. After many iterations this routine became so well known that no one would accept the dinner invitation and the celebrity was forced to cash the check. Unfortunately, too much time had passed and the check was no longer negotiable.
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    By now you have probably guessed that the celebrity was none other than The Sultan of Swat.
     
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  4. random_roller, Feb 8, 2020

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    That was a first for me, too. I don't want to say the guy freaked out, but when he saw he had rolled a 10 on the come out, he muttered a few expletives and then quickly told the dealer he was passing the dice. When I realized what he was doing, I tried a couple of times to convince him to keep shooting. He was quite insistent he wouldn't because the come out 10 was bad, akin to a ardent believer in the power of Tarot card readings drawing, say, the Ten of Swords.

    Ah, yes, I had read that story. There are many interesting stories involving George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. Some true, some embellished, and perhaps a few in the National Enquirer category.
     
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  5. basicstrategy777, Feb 8, 2020

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    He was the greatest....his name ends in a vowel....The Great Bambino........he must have been Italian...

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  6. von duck, Feb 8, 2020

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    A lot of poloks names end in vowels too. Maybe they and Italians, all come from a common "Woplockski" ancestry.
     
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  7. yacraps, Feb 8, 2020

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    How many Ducks does it take to screw in a light bulb in his house?....

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    501...one to hold the light bulb and 500 to spin the house

     
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    my life story, my wife is always saying, wow, I heard all that yelling at the table for so long, how much did you win on that? and my answer usually is, nope, it was the table next to me.
    then shed ask, so did you move over to that table?
    and Id always say, nope, Im too smart to do that. Every craps player knows the minute you move the table turns to ice and your original spot is filled and that table starts to take off and you cant get back in. Its a cruel game the craps gods play
     
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  9. random_roller, Feb 21, 2020

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    Last night I stopped by Rivers Casino for the first time since returning from a trip out east. Late in the night (okay, @2am), "Wild Thing" had the dice. This is the woman who fires the dice from straight out and usually hits several people, including one (or both) of the dealers and the stickman at some point during her roll (assuming she shoots long enough). If you are playing straight out on the opposite end of the table when she has the dice, you had better be paying attention. Fortunately for me, I was playing next to her and not directly in the line of fire.

    Wild Thing is the epitome of feast or famine -- either a really short roll (usually a PSO) or a big-time roll. Last night, in the middle of a really good roll, she fired the dice and both landed in the chip tray on the opposite side of the table on the fly, bounced straight up, and then fell back down, eventually coming to a stop in the chip tray. Unreal. I've never seen that happen before.

    She made a 5 point Fire Bet on that roll. She needed the 4 for the All All but took that out of play with a come out roll 7. Of course, her next 2 rolls were 4s. The next shooter had the unenviable task of following her monster roll. He actually did well, making 3 points and needing the 6 for the All All. Unfortunately, he threw a 7 out before completing the All All. You guessed it, the come out roll for the next shooter was a 6.
     
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  10. basicstrategy777, Feb 21, 2020

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    sometimes if the point is not made after a long roll i will place the bet on the come out working.

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  11. lone irish digit, Feb 21, 2020

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    This is Barney

    That woman personage may have been a man. Some DIs, including the LID and Dave Guacamole, say they like to dress like women to avoid heat. By your detailed description it sounds like the woman personage could be little Joseph or one of his disciples executing the famous little Joseph off-the-axes dices toss. If she wanted you to sign a NDA after you witnessed the session then it probably was a trained off-the-axes dices influencers.
     
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  12. von duck, Feb 21, 2020

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    You thought this one up, by yourself, didn't you? :)
     
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  13. yacraps, Feb 22, 2020

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    I do the same..its a great way to start a new hand having the flat paid for after the come out
     
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  14. KokomoJoe4, Feb 24, 2020

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    I have heard that LID dresses like women in order to pick up free beers and goat feed.
     
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    I took a photo of a ny license plate today, I couldn't believe eustache has a car in new York. Im not sure if I can post it, so I chose not too.
     
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    did you have the 5 pointer? please say yes.
     
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  17. random_roller, Feb 24, 2020

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    Yes, I was on the Fire Bet when Wild Thing made it. It was a very good night.
     
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  18. driglaz, Mar 21, 2020

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    I remember the first time I saw a lady faint at the table.

    It happened at O'sheas on the las vegas strip. I was stick left she was far right end.
    she fainted dropping some chips. others scrambled to get her chips (some to recover some to steal), the pit boss carried her away and took her chips from rack.
    another person cashed right in - taking her spot.
    now sure where pit boss dragged her... Was fast moving action
     
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