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The internal clock

29 January 2019

Bear with me here.

My normal day goes something like this: I wake up between four and five o’clock in the morning. After my toiletries I make a half-cup of coffee and then I head for my computer.

I answer e-mails for about an hour, occasionally go to Facebook for about 10 minutes, say good morning to my wife, the Beautiful AP, who is busy cleaning the birds’ cages (she is in charge of our two birds, I am in charge of the fish – well, I actually pay someone to be in charge of the fish, as I just enjoy looking at them). I drink one-half of my one-half cup of coffee.

When she is done with the birds we head out to the pool, say around 6:30 a.m. We say hello to our friends, swim and then get home by about 8 a.m.

I eat breakfast reading the newspaper and watching three news stations (MSNBC, CNN and FOX) and the major league baseball station. I eat for about half an hour and then I head back to my office to write (today I am writing this article).

Somewhere around 1 p.m. I eat lunch, then I read what I have written, make some changes, then at about 2:30 p.m. I head for the living room, plop in my chair and meditate, which means I often fall asleep for maybe an hour or so.

Now it is late afternoon and I think, “Maybe I should do some more writing.” In the old days when I was young I would actually go back to the computer and keep writing but now is not the old days, it is the old me, so I open a book and read for a couple of hours. Then I put on a movie and then I have dinner and watch another movie or continue reading my book. Somewhere in here the Beautiful AP reads my article, tells me her thoughts and usually edits this or that.

And that is basically it for my day. At 10 p.m. I head for bed.

And what about those casino trips?

My mentor, the late legendary Captain of craps, told me in no uncertain terms that one should never go the casinos and disrupt your normal cycle of a day. In short, basically keep your timing as close to your normal day as possible.

So my casino day begins at about 5 a.m. and soon I head to the tables to play craps. I do so for about an hour and a half, more or less, depending on how well I am shooting the dice. I often have Jerry “Stickman” with me on these trips so the two of us give it our best shot to beat the house at a supposedly unbeatable game.

Then we have breakfast for an hour or so. This is fun as we talk about our session, anyone who was at our session that might be interesting as in weird or interesting or worth writing about, and then we go back to the table. If we can get our shooting spots we will play again; if not, we go back to our rooms to take care of other natural elements of life.

We’ll hit the gym and/or pool in late morning and head for lunch around 1 p.m.

We will bypass playing at the tables in the afternoon as they are usually too crowded. We’ll go to a movie, afternoon show, or just sit around and watch people. I will also talk to people to get information that I can write about. I almost never write anything other than notes when I am staying at a casino.

Late afternoon, around 5 p.m., we play craps again as the tables usually have fewer players. Then it is dinner; then it is talk and then – time for bed. On 10 p.m.

Now, when I was a teammate with my wife in 1990s, our schedule was somewhat different but the time periods were the same. Early to bed, early to rise, just like our real life; just as the Captain recommended.

Now, yes, at times I did change certain things on a given day but 99% of the time my trips (about 130 a year in some years) went like clockwork – literally.

Only a few times did I violate my internal clock with late nights and too much drink – and I paid for those nights dearly.

I have seen too many casino gamblers lose it all, meaning their money and often their innate sense of rationality in the house of Lady Luck.

Stay with your normal internal clock and you will have fun but also not wear yourself out. How often does someone come back from a casino town and say something to the effect, “I need a vacation from my vacation.”?

Don’t let that be you.

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Visit Frank’s website at www.frankscoblete.com. Frank’s books are available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, e-books, and at bookstores.
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Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

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Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

Golden Touch Blackjack Revolution

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