Who's On Your Support Team?
Small changes in your game can create big differences in
Making a difference for others is one of the most
satisfying ways to feel like my time spent with fellow
players is worthwhile. When observing an aspect of
another player’s game, sometimes a small suggestion for
change is all it takes to make a huge difference in the
results of a player’s game.
While visiting Vegas this past week, I decided to go to
the Bellagio craps pit for a quick session before
heading to the airport, I happened upon a table that
caught my eye. The shooter, one whose style of
delivering the dice looked very familiar to me, caught
my attention. I noticed the shooter’s face and
recognized him as someone I had interacted with in the
past. I was not able to buy in right away, so I watched
him during his session.
At the end of his session, I made a small suggestion for
change with the way he was delivering the dice. I’ll
keep the details of my suggestion short and share that I
asked this great player to consider shooting from the
deck without back swing in delivery. With this in mind,
he proceeded to another casino to give the small change
a try. We bid each other farewell and I headed to the
The next day, I received a phone call from this same
player to thank me for the suggestion. It proved to be
very profitable during his subsequent session. For me,
it was great to hear follow up to my suggestion. I am
always interested in hearing from the community members
sharing their wonderful, profit producing session
I believe that success at the tables depends very much
on the support and help of others. I know a lot of
players who get ahead faster when they get supporters
and mentors on their side. Having these people help you
understand your results, regardless of the outcome, will
keep you appreciative of those experiences. We really
have to accept and appreciate the results of our choices
because we are our choices.
Additionally, I feel the degree of success at the tables
is closely tied to the quality of relationships
maintained in our gaming journey. The more close
relationships you have with like-minded people who
genuinely care about your success, the more success you
will have at the tables. So, in this respect,
experiencing a huge positive difference in your game is
a team effort.
As we end this year reflecting on our ups and downs of
this past year, remember that the good times are more
fun when you play with people you like. And, the bad
times are much easier to reconcile when you can turn to
the same people for support and/or encouragement. At
times, all it takes is a caring, astute observer from
your support team to suggest a small change to make a
huge improvement in your game.
During this wonderfully
magical time of year, let your life be filled with
Peace, Love and Craps. Happy Holidays!