was in the Hilton Casino in Atlantic City, observing
a fairly crowded craps table, when the dice were passed
to a young lady to my right. I figured she'd quickly
seven out and I'd have the dice in no time, because
she didn't look like much of a craps player.
I watched her roll a few numbers, including three
11s in four rolls. I decided to "tiptoe"
into the games with a $10 come bet. She rolled a 6.
I took single odds. She rolled a few more numbers.
I won the 6, so I proceeded to load up on three more
$10 come bets.
Now she had my attention. She had a funny way of cupping
her right hand over the dice and jiggling them a little
bit on the table surface before setting and then throwing
them with a nice, clean, medium-arced throw down into
the left-hand corner of the table. A rhythm roller.
I became convinced when she rolled a couple of more
points with a few numbers in between.
Now my pass-line bet is up to my standard $30 unit
and I've loaded up three $30 come bets, all with double
She goes through the same routine every time, sets
the dice the same wav every time, and is throwing
number after number.
I get worried when the cocktail waitress bothers her
with her drink order; she turns around to tip the
waitress and I wonder if I should take my odds bets
down-is her rhythm broken" No. She nonchalantly
returns to the task at hand and continues throwing
|Your Loss Is Limited in
cage is a high stakes casino or cardroom cashier,
so named because of the bars or thick glass that make
breaking and entering a bit more difficult than it
is at you local Kwik-E Mart or, in towns outside Springfield,
Unfortunately, if you get hot, you can't take these
tournament chips to the cage and ask for their face
value. You must play them in the tournament until
either you’ve eliminated everyone else, have
gotten knocked out yourself, or 9in the case, have
gotten tournament discussed in Chapter 22) play is
halted because everyone remaining has won an equal
share of prize money.