Craps And Superstitious

Craps players, like many gamblers, are a very superstitious lot and some say they are the most superstitious gamblers of all.  Here are a number of craps superstitions that are widely held even by seasoned players.

Many Craps players will have their own superstitions in addition to the ones listed above.  A lucky charm they carry or a lucky ritual they perform.  Stacking the chips in piles of precisely ten.  Players chant and shout at the dice with a belief that this will get them to roll in their favor

Of course there is no logical or rational reason for believing in any of these superstitions.  A professional gambler would see them as a weakness.  They are a belief in supernatural forces that goes against all scientific and mathematical laws.  You may have a gut feeling but casinos have the law of mathematical probability on their side and who always wins?      

One gambler who was convinced luck was against him complained to a dealer "I never get a natural or make the point when I shoot the dice."  The dealer replied "You should be a millionaire.  You can bet against the dice passing too."

Never the less, respect and adhere to these superstitions even if you don't believe in them.  It would ruin the other players enjoyment of the game if you were not to.

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