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Craps - Superstition of Shooters
02-09-2009, 08:04 AM
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Craps - Superstition of Shooters
Gamblers are some of the most superstitious people who have ever graced the planet and craps players, particularly if they are holding the dice, can be some of the most superstitious players of all. The players at the craps table usually have so many superstitions that some newcomers to the game can quickly become turned off by all of the superstitions if there is someone at the table who keeps announcing different superstitions.

Many of the superstitions vary and many players are not bothered by the so-called legends of the dice. However, you can count on one thing; if you have a highly superstitious shooter then some of the more common myths will fall true when they have the dice.

If the shooter has the dice and someone is explaining the game and says the number seven, then by all accounts the seven will most likely be the next number rolled. If the dice are not controlled and bounce off the table, supposedly a seven will be up next especially if new dice is requested or given.

The most common superstitions are things which are inevitably going to happen at the dice table; As an example, if the stickman changes (because the stickman needs a break), then a seven is supposed to immediately follow on the next roll. However, think about how often a stickman change is initiated world-wide. Do you really believe that the number seven is rolled after each stick change?

Cocktail waitresses are also another sign of a seven waiting in the wings. If she walks by and loudly suggests, “Cocktails”. A seven will follow and rather quickly. However, this is another event that is going to happen with some level of frequency because players expect to see a cocktail waitress at some point while playing craps.

The superstitions surrounding the craps table goes beyond just the ordinary superstitions most hear about with any level of frequency. You’ll find that they range from shift changes to the box seat change. Many players won’t bet 27 across because they don’t want to say or hear the 7 when they tell the dealer what they want.

Other superstitions include even suspicions regarding a shooter who is hot for awhile. Some players believe if a shooter held the dice for awhile on their last roll, then their next roll will not be anything to write home about. Other people believe exactly the opposite betting more on the shooter the second time around.

One thing is very clear when you look at the superstitions which surround the craps table. Players will quickly adjust their bets to accommodate the many superstitions that encircle the game and the players of the game of craps. It is the most superstitious of all games in the Casino’s house of games and maybe there are some truths to these superstitions. After all, many of the people who believe these the most are the old-timers who have been playing craps for years.

"Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." - R. E. Shay
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