As mentioned in a previous post, I recently went to Tunica, MS with my son for a two night stay courtesy of CET. I had been there one time previously a few years ago and mentioned a couple of things to watch out for, one of which proved to be spot on accurate, the other a bit of an exaggeration. The exaggeration? I told him “You’ll see many players making hop bets on nearly every roll.” Wrong! Unlike my first visit we didn’t see a single hop bet made the entire two days. We did see lots of “world” bets made, but the hop bets seem to have fallen out of favor. Or maybe they just all tapped out. (“What’s a world bet?” he asked. “It’s simple,” I replied. “It’s the five worst bets on the crap table all at the same time!”) Spot on? I said, “You’ll see all of the players sitting on stools at the crap tables in Tunica.” When we got there, he said, “Dad, you were wrong. All of the players aren’t sitting on stools.” “You’re right, son,” I was forced to admit. “Look at that table. There are six players at it and only five of them are sitting down!” Unbelievable. I even stepped up a crowded table on our last night and a player said to me, “”There’s room next to me. I’ll even get you a stool!” A real southern gentleman! Can you imagine half or more of crapshooters sitting down in Las Vegas? I find this custom in Mississippi to be truly weird. Now here’s the thing that really got us about shooting craps in Tunica: On our last night, we were at Harrah’s an a shooter shot a really nice roll. 10 passes and a couple of numbers. He even shot the six six times in a row at one point. That’s making the point of six three times in succession! Awesome. Anyway, my son and I were cramming and jamming for all it was worth and after about the shooter’s eighth pass a mentioned to him, “Carl. Look at the other players. Every single one of them has a $5.00 line bet! Not a single player except for you and me has pressed up their play!” And sure enough, it was true. We had both started out with $5.00 bets plus odds, and when the shooter sevened out, I had a $100.00 line bet and my son had a $40.00 line bet and double odds. Not a single other player at a jamb up full table had increased their line bets above the minimum for a ten pass hand!! I am willing to state, at this time, that the crapshooters in Tunica are, as a group, the dullest, most inept players in the country, bar none. Can you imagine any casino in Las Vegas where at least half the table wouldn't have at least pressed up their play by a unit or two for a 10 pass hand? Me neither. Well, that’s the end of my musings concerning our Tunica trip. We’re back in Vegas in October and looking forward to a place where the crapshooters stand up and press up.