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Dealing with a grumpy pit boss13 November 2010
Let's take a look at your situation.
In determining your SRR, your home practice is more important than your casino shooting, unless – as you have started doing – you are setting for those sevens on the come-out roll. You count every non-seven as a roll in practice.
You should be hitting the back wall with every throw. Yes, sometimes you won't. Now, the box person can say, "Please hit the back wall, sir," or he can say nothing if this only rarely happens on your throws. How he says it, though, tells you something about the individual's personality. If he is nasty, as opposed to cordial and professional, then, yes, you have a grump sitting in that seat.
Some casinos do frown on allowing a shooter's arm to go past the stickman and over the proposition bets in the middle of the table. These casinos believe that your arm might be preventing the stickman from seeing the dice in flight or that you might scoop up some of the prop bets in the middle of the table, a situation I have never seen in over two decades of playing regularly. So take a half step over and shoot from SR1.5 or SL1.5 and your arm will not pass the stickman's space. Again how the boxman tells you about this feature of their "rules" determines whether he is a grump or not.
The six-second rule? That has to be a joke! I did a study of shooters some years ago and the average length of rolls from beginning to end was around 10 seconds. I've seen shooters take decades to throw the dice. Some of them keep hitting them against the wall beneath them until they see the faces the want; some shake the dice for a century before releasing them. What I also found was that controlled shooters seemed to take longer with their throws even though the total time for the entire sequence from setting to the calling out of the number by the stickman was the same 10 seconds. Indeed, by taking care with you roll, it appears (and appears only) as if you are taking longer than the wingers.
Now at Golden Touch we teach you how to set those dice and release them within three seconds – half the time of the six-second rule. Make sure you are actually doing your set up in a speedy fashion.
Now, if this pit boss is really a grump, then try to play during another shift if you can. He might just have a creepy personality or problems in his personal life.
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All the best in and out of the casinos!
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