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Discussion in 'General Craps Discussion' started by SirAceKing, Mar 31, 2013.
Is the craps table always open even at early morning hours like 4am?
The "Las Vegas Flu."
I guess I should explain the "Las Vegas flu" comment. When a player is taken to the hospital's emergency room in Vegas, the doctors ask how long has the person been awake and how much has he had to drink. If the answer is as you expect, he has the Las Vegas flu. Too many hours awake and too much to drink.
That is a cautionary tale for all of us who might lose control.
Thanks for the advice. Personally, I hope I'm never seen at 5am playing craps in a casino (unless of course, I'm winning!). Well, I gotta go now. Need some sleep because I'm headed to Vegas Babyyyyy in a few hours! Yeah! I probably won't be checking the internet for several days. I don't own an Iphone or Smart phone. Say a prayer for me and I hope to run into Lady Luck and a little Leprachan or two during the tournament.
Good luck Pam! Hope all the luck is with you and you roll outrageous long rolls!!
If you are a DI shooter, there is nothing better than having a table to yourself at 5 in the morning. Lay the 4 & 10, PL bet.... roll the dice and ... "7" !!!! Winner !!! ... Wash, rinse, repeat. It is the only time when, as a Don't bettor and the dice are in your hands that you can shoot for that 7. I don't like shooting for a 7 when the table has right-side betters, so I regress to shicken-feeding shooting after the C/O. Too much of this 7 shooting when you have the table to yourself and they might close the table on you. In the meantime, there is nothing better than making money on that 7 time after time !!
Amen, preach it brother!
Lot's of good reasons to get aggravated at the table have already been mentioned, Late Bets, Late Money, Prop Bets, Drunks, etc., etc., etc..
THAT'S the beauty of having a Private Table & Crew lined-up and roped-off, for yourself and a few friends! We do it all of the time in A/C!
Minimal BS to deal with! :coolsmile:
I have to disgree.
I have had several experiences of early morning sessions where the remnants of the night before showed up at the table.
I am a chronic early riser. Was at the Borgata in AC and was up at 4 AM....the 23 year olds came pouring out of the clubs and starting throwing franklins on the felt. They did not have a clue what they were doing.
Last month I was in Vegas. My first morning I was still on East Coast time and up for a morning walk at 5 AM. Walked into the Cosmopolitan and there were three young Easten European (Russian?) guys at the table, drunk as hell tring to learn the game. They were pitiful, but tipping well and impressing their american female fans.
The next morning, I was in the flamingo - also at about 5:30 AM - and had one of my favorite (and profitable) session of the week. ALex and his friend Mary were obviously still up from the night before. A strange couple - not sure if Alex (odd looking facial hair) was really male or if Mary (big girl, large hands) was really female. But they were rolling well desite their inebriation. At one point, Alex hit his third point and asked the stick "how many people are at the table". Stick said "eight". Alex threw the stick $10 and said " dollar yo for eveyone at the table and two for the dealers" Of course, he threw the eleven. The dealer said he has seen a bet like that several times in his career but never saw it hit before. After the hit, a guy at the other end called over a cocktail waitress and ordered Yeagerbombs for everyone at the table.
So no - there is no curfew in vegas. Especially at a craps table.
I dislike when a player doesn't know the payouts for place bets, and bets 5 on 6 & 8 and so forth. Usually the dealer helps them, but I mean the internet exists, and all this information is very available on many websites, and youtube videos. Maybe its just me but I like knowing what I'm doing before I risk my money on bets.....
Id prefer no one speaking to me at the table. A high five or words of encouragement, are ok, as long as they don't start talking to me.
I never drink, ever, and Ive never seen anything real disgusting at a craps table. One elderly gentleman once, just fell over and the casino wanted to get him a medic or ambulance, he seemed ok within a minute or two, and they let him continue playing. I felt great that he walked away with some chips, I figured how crappy would it have been if you pass out at a table, then get up, embarrassed, and then lose to top it off.
I used to have people approach me when I played craps in places like slots are fun, hey buddy, do you want to buy a watch, while I was playing
Then theres always the players that curse you out under their breath because they just bet 85 dollars inside with a pass line bet and full odds, and I 7 out on the next roll.
My wife constantly complains about the real elderly at the slot machines, claiming they dump in their pants, piss in their pants, and sometimes the seats are wet from their pee, or they stink something awful. I tell her shes being cruel, because the people are old, give them some slack, they just cant get up and walk 600 feet to the bathroom on time. I tell her to switch machines.
There are times where I would like to know where the term Craps is founded. Maybe the name of this game needs to be updated to fit in with the other "new world speak" like Two Cubes, or Magic Carpet Ride... you know, something... friendly and nice.
Even Black Jack gives one the impression that the dealer is going to come around the table and just beat the C..P out of you with a night stick. Roulette sounds like some kind of intrusive medical instrument. And do not get me going on Slots in the neighborhood stealing nickels and quarters from the booger nosed kids over twenty. Why even bother going to a Casino where there are no merry go rounds and fairy princesses to take you by the arm and show you the place? They should have tables for those who cannot stand other people around... like a firing squad in Argentina. That would work... nobody elbowing you in that line to get ahead of you.
Don't you get tired when people come up to the table asking for the Men's or Women's Craps Table? Maybe just to freshen up a little, but the line is so long that they wander off to find a shorter line. Obviously living in the deep Forests outside Washington, D.C., of course have to be making this stuff up right now. Do you think politicians are using a Roulette to search for hidden weapons? Or the I.R.S. looking for the rumor of ONE WINNER at a Craps Table to pay up...
I think after reading this topic from the beginning with the opening post, I am going to the Men's Craps Table and take a Poker Royal Flush and stick the pair of acetate cubes up someone's Roulette.
Of course, in my Mark Twain style and lack of sympathy that you are in a parade and complaining about the crowded conditions... tie some 4th of July fireworks onto yourself, light 'em up and go back to the boring life that awaits you when you get there. Good Bye. Don't Pass GO and go stink up some other Forum that might be operating on the internet. Ahhhh. That feels much better now.
Nothing.. I like to have a good fight with them.
I was hoping to see more comments coming in on this topic. Obviously not something anybody gives much attention.
SirAceKing has probably been to some of the same "joints" I have found myself playing Craps and totally understand that each Casino has a customer base that attract like minded individuals. It can become frustrating when my "comfort zone" is into the "twilight zone".
I have always preferred clean, well lit Craps pits. I want competent Dealers. I do not want to feel like I am in a half way house or a drunk tank at a police station (not that I... personally have experienced that). I prefer to be playing with players that know how to make their bets before the dice begin to move... The worse atmosphere is where one or two drunks losing money at the table are cursing, yelling at other players and dealers. Throw the bums out, says I. When I am winning or losing... is that too much to ask?
SirAceKing and I, both do not want to have a dealer (being sociable) to be asking where I am from, what do I do, where am I staying... I just want to focus on the game, my wagers, my payoffs in a prompt manner. Stick to the game and I am happy. Some of the smaller Casinos feel that the dealers need to have a friendly atmosphere to bring the player(s) back. Fine. I say little and get to work. Some of you might remember where the dealers are wearing cowboy/cowgirl outfits or Hawaiian shorts and shirts... for "special days, weeks or a month. Just fine... if the wear the formal dealer's clothing and cut the chips right in FRONT OF ME.
There are numerous things that can irritate me in other Craps players, but one of them is players who irritate the dealers. When the dealer gets irritated, it can sour the atmosphere for everybody. Players that cough or blow smoke at them, jabber to them like idiots when they're trying to calculate something, and throw handfuls of chips on the table expecting the dealer to gather them up and sort them out, that sort of thing, and in general acting like they're the only player at the table and the dealer is their personal slave. I'm not a violent person (I'm too old to be violent, anyway!), but when some ape is doing this **** and I see the dealer staring at the felt and frowning, trying to keep his cool, I have a real hard time not saying "hey, will you please STFU?!"
after reading a lot of remarks here.........the casino is a public place.
like any other public place, there are always going to be people who are rude, drunk, smelly, moronic, etc.....
some people just go to casinos to drink and party.
Its doesn't pay to get confrontational with anyone, because the people who are drunk and irritating, usually feed off of confrontation.
So if the casino doesn't handle the problem people, your choices are to stay and tolerate it, or move to another place/table/casino.
The casino cant do anything about someone who stinks, and they give away free alcohol so they know people get a bit drunk and act like idiots.
Its not much different if you go out to a club, a sportsbar, a wedding, whatever. Whereever people gather and drink, and party, or are trying to have fun and blow off steam, there are always going to be the morons.
I try my best to ignore them. IF they make me that uncomfortable, I leave. what can I do? Im not going to smack them, so I just watch them make an ass of themselves and hope security deals with it.
as far as rude, or just plain disgusting people go, well, that's part of life.
I agree totally....I can only control what I do when it comes down to it...more than just a lesson in craps here people!!!!
I don't like other craps players who ask to borrow money or chips from me. I've tactfully managed to get those people away from me. I also do not like players who ask if they can share a number with me, especially if I hardly know them. I understand money gets tight, all too well, but please don't ask me to share/split a number when I'm trying to play my game, my way, within my $ limits. If your money is funny, go home. I wouldn't even have the nerve to approach someone trying to get a "loan" and in a casino no less.
Btw, is it a common thing for players to ask another player to share a number? This has happened to me a few times, but only from the male players. Both men and women, players or not, have approached me for a loan. Maybe I'm wearing a sign on my back that reads, "Let's Make A Deal. Come On Down." Also, reminds me of that candy when I was growing up, "Slo Poke", the all day sucker.
loan? chase manhattan is on the next block. thankyou very much.
share my bets?
I don't even know what that is.
stand next to me and make your own bets.
I guess I have lived a sheltered life at the tables for I have yet to get hit up for a "loan" in over four decades of play. The closest I have come was being at a blackjack table where a woman offered to let a man, who wanted to play two hands but couldn't because the table was full, put his extra money on her hand for a piece of his profits.
Upon reflection, the only time I can think of when I would respond favorably to a request for a "loan" is in a situation when the other player was in a winning or advantageous position but lacked the funds to continue playing. In three-card poker, for example, players put up an ante, and after seeing their hand either fold or put up a bet equal to their ante to continue play. Suppose the player next to me is dealt trips, but realizes he is all in. If he asked me to put up the second bet so that he would not have to fold an almost certain winner I think I would be a fool to decline -- assuming of course I would be the recipient of the proceeds from that second bet.
I am not familiar with the phrase "share a number", so apparently it's not a common thing for players to ask me. %-P