How Much Time To Set the Dice?
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When I'm in the casino and have the dice, I always feel
rushed to set the dice and throw them so I don't hold up the game. In doing so the dice
don't stay on axis and end up all over the place.
I know what you mean about feeling rushed!
I felt the same way when I first started setting, and I felt the eyes of the world were on
me, and it didn't help being nervous and shaking a bit while trying to arrange the
set!!! The good news is that the more time you're at the tables, the sooner you'll feel at
ease while setting.
I agree with Irishsetter and aeiou. Shorten your set time by studying the dice before they get to you. You really want to work toward being able to set the dice in 1 second. An almost imperceptible turn and possible flip of 1 die as you move them to your gripping position. The less setting the pit critters can see the better off you will be, and the less heat will be applied in a long roll. Once you begin to grip them I have seen players take an eternity to throw the dice and not get heat. You have bought yourself that extra few seconds to zone in on your toss.
I look at the dice before they are passed
to me also so I know what to do quickly. It works except when the stick man tumbles
the dice over to you.
One method to quickly realize what is on the faces of the
die when setting is to realize that the opposite sides of the die always add up to 7.
I also keep a pair of dice on my desk at work; when I'm on the phone, I randomize them and re-set them. I've gotten a lot faster since I've done that, and learned to do it while distracted--I don't like to look too intent at the table.
Kelly's suggestion for practice is great. I carry dice in my briefcase to just handle them when I drive. As you are watching TV you can practice setting. Irish is right with trying to eliminate some time a second or two. I played about 6 months ago with Shaprshooter and another instructor and a new PARR player at the the Plaza in downtown LV. The new guy took time and we were all told that we were done for the night by the floor person so you can be asked to stop or to speed up your delivery. I am telling you though if you practice just the setting of the dice away from the table you will eliminate time from the whole process.
Thanks for all the replies. Well since I lost my bankroll
last week, I'll have plenty of time to practice for next month. I did go and watch other
people shoot the dice and counted how long they where taking. They were not taking any
longer then I was. Maybe 1 or 2 second faster or slower. But I will practice setting
faster so I'll have more time to shoot.
Dam Old Age---I used to fondle women --now I fondle dice----At the craps table while I am shooting I try to be oblivious to everything around while shooting ---I concentrate on the dice and keep my eyes on them-----and try not to think about anything the dealer or box is saying---or cockytail waitresses or those dam guys getting their bets down so slow---Dylanfreak (not a young stud like golfer or vowels)
Can't wait til I get a chance to play and
get that red hopping.