At Sea – I won money playing dice in the casino in New Orleans yesterday!!! After satisfying my phone and I’s craving for Internet, I called into Harrah’s casino on the way back to the ship. The idea was to have a look around, watch a bit of craps, and maybe buy a couple of stacks of chips to take back to the ship to practice with, and then cash them back in, in a couple of months time, before dry dock, to redeem my money.
Of course within seconds of entering the building, having bumped into a few guests from last week’s cruise (and explained that no I wasn’t handing in a job application form, but I was there to play), and I was at the ATM loading up with ammo to be able to ‘roll the bones’ or to use a more familiar phrase, shake the dice.
With a $15 minimum bet, my $200 wasn’t going to last long and joining in mid roll, my first bet of playing the numbers across cost $81 and lost on a ‘seven out’ the very next roll!
Burned from my experience, I only trusted $35 on the pass line, as the new shooter took his turn. The new chap turned out to be quite good, and after rolling a couple of 7s and 11s, I’d won $70 and had enough confidence to play the numbers across when the point was made, this time my bet costing me just $78.
After a few good rolls, I was back to being even, and had enough bravado to even press a couple of bets up using my winnings. At $100 profit, I should’ve probably walked there and then after being down best part off a hundred bucks after only twelve seconds, but the game is played at such a fast pace, and I was having so much fun, that I decided to let my bets stay.
By the time the point was rolled, I had $447 in chips, so decided to quit while I was ahead, taking $430 straight to the cashier and leaving the rest as a tip for my kind dealers.
$230 profit for 6 minutes of fun. Not bad, this game looks easy! That’s why I decided against taking the chips back to the ship with me and exchanged them for cash, so that I wouldn’t need to be tempted to head back into the casino in a few weeks time and squander my precious winnings.
So now it’s back to the other side of the table for me. Sea day today, so plenty of time to get practice in dealing all the casino games during my 14 hour shift. Oh joy!! ♤♡♢♧