Question: How do you handle casino
Dice Coach: Casino "Heat" comes in many forms, but most commonly it is
from the dealers, "boxperson" or the "suits". They will try very hard to
get you out of the "Zone" by interrupting your play. When this happens,
you as a professional shooter, must be able to either ignore the comments,
or "play along" with the intrusions.
A good example of "Casino Heat" happened this past weekend. I was shooting
at a Strip Casino with Soft Touch when the Boxman began to make little
jabs about my play. With comments like "Coach, you made your point - this
is just luck and certainly not your skill!" and " Your friend is doing
better than you are, maybe you should take your own class!", they were
certainly trying to get me off my stride.
In this instance, I just played along with the "Box" and when I hit the
next point, I said "there is that "Luck" again, it certainly is not my
The point is, the Casinos will do just about anything to get you out of
the "Zone". Be professional, don't lose your cool and stay in your Zone.
Look at the overall situation. Can I handle the intrusions? And if the
"heat" becomes too intense, "color up" and take a break from your play.