Craps Players Validated By New Casino Study

Posted Friday, April 1, 2011 by in Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Nonsense. 4 Comments.

A new study seems to vindicate casino craps players and what were previously thought to be their “fanciful superstitions.”

The study released today confirms certain beliefs held by die-hard craps players have an irrefutable basis in fact, such as the belief that saying the word “seven” aloud during play is bad luck.

One of the study’s researchers stated, “Saying a certain word aloud has acoustic ramifications that can dramatically alter the result of a roll. The ‘butterfly effect’ could more accurately be called the ‘seven out effect.’ Reverberative influence is very, very real.”

Craps dice

Statisticians collectively declare, "We stand corrected."

The research also appears conclusive in regard to dice hitting a player’s hands, long said to be a bad omen at the craps table. Scientists note, “Dice that hit hands will no longer land randomly. They are 421% more likely to result in a roll with an unfortunate outcome for a player. Yes, exactly 421%.”

News of the findings has spread like wildfire among those in the craps community.

“Damn straight,” exclaimed one player at the Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas. “Did you see the part of the report about changing out stickmen? You could roll for two hours, but the roll after a stickman is changed out is not going to go your way. Now we have the science to prove it.”

Indeed, science confirms changing a stickman (or a dealer, for that matter) causes measurable changes to the trajectory of casino dice, causing them to act erratically.

The same appears to happen when dice accidentally bounce off a table. Stated a researcher, “Dice that fall off a table land on carpeting which can cause microscopic abrasions on the dice. This causes the dice to land in an unfavorable position on the very next roll in 91.4% of cases.”

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Aerodynamics and physics are behind many of craps' most popular "superstitions."

One more report finding is worth noting. The lead researcher stated, “An exception in our results appears to be the belief first-time shooters, or ‘virgins,’ are luckier than other, more experienced shooters. Utterly ridiculous. Unless it’s a woman. Then, yes, completely valid, scientifically.”

The study is scheduled to be published in an upcoming issue of the gaming trade publication, “Prevaricator Monthly.”



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  1. What ‘s not an April Fool’s joke is what I was told as I walked into Caesar’s and asked a friendly dealer how the table was, he said “Ugly”. After I saw a bunch of 5-2 outs, I asked him if it bothered him if these ugly dice were driving away business and his tips ….. he replied that he doesn’t care cause he is only a year away from retirement, but

    that these Ugly dice reminded him of “Fight Dice”.

    I asked what is “Fight Dice” and he explained that whenever there was a big fight in town, the casinos knew there would be a lot of money on the tables and would use Ugly dice that would 7-out too often.

    For more information on how the greedy corporate casinos are increasing the house edge at craps by using unbalanced biased dice, see our report at http://crapsadvantageplayers.blogspot.com/

  2. Perhaps if I were in any way interested in craps I might not find this a self serving, probably irrational, whine against The Man. However, I doubt it.

  3. Anonymous

    We usually know what you mean, Jonathan!

  4. Anonymous

    We usually know what you mean, Jonathan!

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