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$300 buy in
12ft full table
SL-3.5 (hook)
12 players

I promised myself I’d get to play Craps this week after 3 months off. And play Craps I did. For the grand total of 30mins.

I couldn’t escape from work at 2pm as I’d hoped to see the table get opened. But as I suspected I was getting pestered by folks that can’t seem to do their own jobs, so expect me to assist them with constant hand holding. That’s a gripe for another day.

Anyway I ended up showing up at the casino at 3:55pm and was shocked to see a full table in use with the only available spot in SL-3.5 in the hook. I really detest this spot since it is not only hard to shoot from for me, but I can’t bet my DP cleanly because there is no clear DP box in front of me. I have to put my DP chips in front of someone else. It annoys me and them. Not everyone likes or understands don’t players.

I looked around the table and while I don’t know their names, I have seen them all many times before. Everyone was a regular.

So with the reduction in hours of the table i mentioned in my last post, it’s effectively squeezed the regulars into a smaller window of opportunity.

At least with a table in full swing throughout its open times, the management may not close it permanently.

I’ve never seen a table run so slow. With so many regulars it seemed like everyone (except me) had prop action. The middle looked like a Christmas tree with the baubles on it. Talk about a time suck.

The dice started in the turn near the SR dealer and after a few slow roles, I knew I wouldn’t get the dice today.

I started with my modified Target 3 play on flat bets PL and DP (not at the same time, I’ve discussed this play before) and did some very conservative place bet action of $6 on the six and eight and spread out to the five and nine from there as they hit. Aka one hit can’t miss style.

A wife of a regular was the final shooter for me. And literally you needed to have safety glasses on, for fear of a stray dice hitting you in the eye. I was standing 2ft off the rail and was still concerned for my safety.

She was dangerous with just the force of throw. I had a $10 DP on her and just had to lay $40 on it for odds when the point went to the 10. After a few rolls she hit the ten hard. Sigh. Reminded me of $5bill trip reports.

I made some money back off her on my place bets but I just didn’t have the time to recover in total.

Had to rush back to work. Will try again next Friday. And get back into the weekly craps groove.

Now as a side comment I went to collect my ticket for the special $1millon prize draw the casino is having in August and would you believe it, Craps doesn’t qualify for it. I was upset about that. So they are forcing people to play any other game or electronic machine. But not Craps. That’s a tell tale sign of how much they rate Craps players. Very sad.

Colour in $251 (-$49) in 30 mins.

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