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Coach, how do I handle a bouncy table?

First let me define what I consider a bouncy table. It is a table where the dice react far more randomly than normal. When you might expect your dice to hit the back wall and fall forward in tandem, the dice instead split and bounce in random directions. Bouncy tables are more likely to be those with additional padding or matting under the felt layout.

In my experience I found that you have very little control or influence on the outcome of the dice under these conditions. That said, I have found a dice set that gives me a somewhat better result.

Try using the Aces-kissing set on these bouncy tables. (6-1-1-6 on axis with the following combinations showing: 4-2-2-4 or 3-5-5-3 or 2-3-3-2 or 5-4-4-5)

You might also try the all-7's set. Yes, I know what you are thinking, you would not normally use this set for a point cycle. But under abnormal conditions, it might overcome the randomness of the dice.

Try 6-1-6-1 on axis with 3-5-4-2 on any of the primary faces of this set. When the dice double-pitch, one die turns two more turns that the other die. If one die goes off axis, there will be no 7's!

I used the Aces-kissing set on a bouncy table at the Rio Hotel and Casino in late December and tossed a 33-roll hand. A great way to end my last session for 2018!

Understand that we have no real influence or control on these types of table-conditions, but try a different set, change things up a bit and see what happens.

Let me know how you do.

See you in the Pits,

Beau - Dice Coach 2019

Another 20 minute roll!  I think between that little modification and adopting your betting tactics, that this will work well in the long run.  Thanks again!  - Bill - 

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