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Table Games A craps story

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by jhpa, Dec 25, 2012.

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  1. jhpa

    jhpa High-Roller

    May 25, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    This is not a vegas story - it is drom AC. but I thought some craps players might find it fun.

    I needed some “me” time so I headed to AC on thursday. Got to the Borgatta about 11:30 and bought in at a table for $200, and drained it within 20 minutes. Not a good start

    I headed up to the spa and spent a very relaxing few hours. Whirlpool, Steam room, chilling out, then a 100 mintes massage. Went back down to the tables about 4 and drained another $300. So now I am down $500 and its not even dinner yet. Nothing was working. Had a decent (comped) dinner at the buffet and decided to head to the Boardwalk.

    As I was walking to my car, I realized I had 5 $1 chips in my pocket. I headed back into the casino to cash them in. As I was heading to the cage, I heard my name being paged over the PA systm. How weird is that? They paged me three more times before I could find a house phone. I called and security told me they had found the leather case with my players club cards that I had left at the table in the buffet. So I took this as an omen…..I was almost at my car, I had returned to cash in some chips and now I am paged to secuity. Of course, I had to head back to the table.

    So of course, I bought in for $200. I knew it would be a big score. And after 30 minutes, I look down and sure enough….

    I had $205 dollars in my rack. No big score. I cashed out exactly what I had when I started. So much for Kharma.

    The hell with it. I head over to the Showboat. I usually am not a fan of the place, but I had some luck there over the summer. I bought in at a $5 table and it was cold. there were only three other players and one guy in particular was obnoxious as hell. Every time a player sevened out - which was about every third roll - he would complain that the house was swittching the dice to loaded dice. According to the crew, the table had been cold for the previous hour. The dice weent twice around the table and the chips were draining. Finaly, the obnoxious guy walked away ...

    ...and almost immediately the table started to turn…

    It started with my own turn at the dice. I was playing straight out right and I used my “rock and roll” throw….no setting, just picking up the dice and, in one motion, letting them head down the table. I made three points and a bunch of other numbers and the tables started attracting some players.

    What I love about craps is how such a diverse group of people can share in a common experience. On my right was a little troll of a guy who would only bet on the five. On my left were two guys in business suits. Next to them was an older black gentleman who looked like he had been playing for 70 years Stick left was a couple…. he would only shoot backhanded with his back to the direction he was shooting ad would never look at the dice when they rolled.. His girl/wife would shoot like she never played craps before and alternating barely getting it over mid court and other times hitting me in the chest. Straight across form me was a hispanic guy with a pepsi-cola distributor jacket.

    But we all made money. And everyone shot well. The two suits each made at least two points and a few numbers, Mr. backhand had the longest run. At one point he made three straight hard tens- and then another one after he rolled a six. three hard tens out of four rollls. I was doing my usual progression and had the ten bought up to $125 and had $17 on the hard ten the fourth time it hit. He proably rolled for 30 minutes. When he finally sevened out, I had about $250 on the felt.

    The odd thing was, the hot streak continued after his huge roll. He wife made numerous points. Senior Pepsi got my 4 up to $100 and made me a nice profit.

    And the whole time, the little guy next to me was thrilled every time his $5 bet on the five hit ad he would give me a fist pump. It was his only bet - no other numbers and no pressing. He probably made about $80 on the night.

    After 2 hours the dice finally came back to me I had started the hot run and I aso ended it - a quick seven out. I finally cashed in over $1200. I had won back everything I lost at the Borgata and my early losses at the Showboat and even covered my massage.

    I thought back to the return to the Borgata when I discovered the chips in my pocket. I thought it was Kharma that I would win big when I was forced to return to the casino floor. I was bummed when it did not turn out that way. But I realized that - even though I did not make anything at the Borgata, that return trip from the garage caused me to get to the Showboat 45 minutes later. Had I arrived sooner at the beginning of the cold streak, I would have drained my buy in almost immediately and headed up the AC expressway down about $800 for the day. Instead, I missed most of the cold streak and arrived at the table just in time to turn the table around and ride the hot streak.

    So patience, grasshopper!

    Gotta love craps
    Flyers vs Golden Knights - and my son's first trip to Vegas
  2. natedog666

    natedog666 17 and 20 Expert

    Mar 3, 2012
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Your story is what I love about craps....anything can happen if the stars align!

    The rush of a table full of strangers all rooting for a single number can't really be found in any other game...

    Great story!
  3. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

    Apr 26, 2011
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Enjoyed your craps story! I had similar experiences this past trip to Vegas, however, the great runs were not frequent nor long enough to put me ahead.

    I still had a great time though, craps is a great social game!
  4. dw2121

    dw2121 Low-Roller

    Nov 14, 2012
    Vancouver, WA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Great Story. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Ezzy711

    Ezzy711 Low-Roller

    Jul 29, 2012
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Good story; love a happy ending. One of the things I love about gambling is that is a great equalizer - young, old, male, female. I also enjoyed the fact things turned after the obnoxious person left. I hate it when a drunk loud idiot keeps racking it in when others who are paying attention and playing the odds are getting hosed.

    Congrats on the win and the fun table.
  6. tora

    tora Tourist

    Nov 26, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Great story. Its the camaraderie of complete strangers when a table gets hot that I love about the game. I've met so many characters over the years--better than any Reality TV show! How many times has the negative energy of a single player ruined the atmosphere. I especially love it when the table turns right after they leave!
  7. Kickin

    Kickin Flea

    Aug 10, 2012
    There's nothing as fun as playing craps at a hot table with a lot of camaraderie. The fact that your table got hot right after the obnoxious a-hole left was just gravy. :)
  8. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

    Apr 4, 2006
    good story !
  9. mongo380

    mongo380 Tourist

    Mar 27, 2012
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Thanks for sharing. I love a good craps story!
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