When I shoot craps, I have the feeling that a hot
roll will always be stopped by a change in the dealers,
someone touching the dice, someone crowding the
shooter or the dealer giving out the two dice on
a seven, eleven or craps. Is this my imagination
or is there any kind of truth to it? Doug C.
With all due respect, Doug,
your false-premise gambling beliefs are based on an
illogical point of view. All too many players use the
dial-a-psychic approach on the next toss of the dice
when something whimsical happens on the game. I believe
the true answer lies in the definition of the word superstition.
Superstition: groundless belief in a supernatural agencies;
a popular belief held without reason.
In all your years in the casino industry, I bet
you never heard of this type of superstitious gambling.
My brother-in-law brings a small computer to his
hotel room that has a software program that tracks
a persons biorhythms. He then proceeds to
ask dealers their birth dates, runs back up to his
hotel room, then plots the dealers emotional,
physical and mental state. Then he goes back to
the casino and only plays on a dealers table
if the software shows a dealer in a down cycle.
Beat that! James M.
You would think, James,
that after 18 years in the business I would have
seen enough to have seen too much. Then you come
along with your brother-in-laws nincompoop
My personal favorite was when a lady playing on
my blackjack game pulled out a Ken doll dressed
in black and whites that even had a bow tie duplicating
the one I was wearing. After every hand I (the house)
won, she inserted straight pins into my likeness
and started a voodoo conversation with the doll.
Here is proof that evolution CAN devolve.
I believe that your brother-in-law, and others who
gamble with insane beliefs in the paranormal, are
a few Fruit Loops shy of a full bowl.