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Question: Coach, can the management in the pit make a player pass the dice in the middle of his hand?
Last week I was asked this question by J. R., a player who lives in the South and plays at the Horseshoe in Louisiana.

Apparently he had been warned several times about hitting the back wall. Finally, in the middle of his roll, the management took the dice from him and passed them to the person next to him at the table. The point established by J. R. was still live and the new shooter was now stuck with that same point.

This is where it gets interesting. If the new shooter sevens out before making that point, he still is able to keep the dice to establish his own come-out point.
The casinos can in-fact call for a change in shooters mid hand. The players must be aware of any changes or disruptions in the flow of the game, and make whatever adjustments are necessary to their own game.

In this instance, everything happened so fast that no one at the table knew the dice had been passed to a new shooter, or that the previous point was still in play. As you can already guess, the very next roll was a 7 out - line away.

Although some casinos are more liberal than others, the rule is that you much hit the back wall each and every time.

If you have been warned and you continue to miss the wall, the dice will most likely be taken away from you. Even thought you are not the shooter, you need to pay attention to what is going on in the game.
Had I been at the table when this happened, I would have called all of my bets OFF or just taken all bets down. Then I would have waited to see what changes had taken place with the change in shooters.

This is a case of a hard lesson learned. You can't get mad at the casino, as they will win the argument every time.

Pay attention, hit the back wall, and let me know if you have seen this happen where you were playing.

Good rolling in the pits.

Dice Coach
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 - 
Any win is better than any loss … any day. -Pablo-

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