First Time Seen (or Heard) at the Table

Discussion in 'General Craps Discussion' started by random_roller, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. random_roller, Feb 7, 2020

    random_roller

    random_roller Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2015
    Messages:
    4,209
    Likes Received:
    5,737
    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.
     
    #1
  2. random_roller, Feb 7, 2020

    random_roller

    random_roller Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2015
    Messages:
    4,209
    Likes Received:
    5,737
    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.
     
    #2
  3. The Midnight Skulker, Feb 8, 2020

    The Midnight Skulker

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Messages:
    4,110
    Likes Received:
    4,393
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Idaho, USA
    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.
    .
    .
    .​
    By now you have probably guessed that the celebrity was none other than The Sultan of Swat.
     
    #3
    yacraps likes this.
  4. random_roller, Feb 8, 2020

    random_roller

    random_roller Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2015
    Messages:
    4,209
    Likes Received:
    5,737
    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.
     
    #4
    yacraps likes this.
  5. basicstrategy777, Feb 8, 2020

    basicstrategy777

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    9,549
    Likes Received:
    8,892
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    CT.
    He was the greatest....his name ends in a vowel....The Great Bambino........he must have been Italian...

    777
     
    #5
    yacraps likes this.
  6. von duck, Feb 8, 2020

    von duck

    von duck Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2017
    Messages:
    10,338
    Likes Received:
    2,676
    Gender:
    Male
    A lot of poloks names end in vowels too. Maybe they and Italians, all come from a common "Woplockski" ancestry.
     
    #6
  7. yacraps, Feb 8, 2020

    yacraps

    yacraps Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    4,004
    Likes Received:
    4,370
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    san diego
    How many Ducks does it take to screw in a light bulb in his house?....

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

     
    #7
    basicstrategy777 likes this.

  8. Liman

    Liman Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2013
    Messages:
    8,688
    Likes Received:
    7,876
    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
     
    #8
    yacraps and random_roller like this.