Are You Playing With Casino Money?
When applying whatever system or strategy to gain chips
off the craps table, I often hear that a strategy is
built to play with the "casino's" money. Okay, that is
great because in most cases what I know the player is
wishing to accomplish is a quick return with their
initial betting investment. There’s nothing wrong with
Where I feel the player goes astray is when I hear him
or her state, "I am playing with casino money now,"
without being mindful that they are ahead of the game
with their money.
Here is a fairly familiar betting approach where I could
easily use the phrase "casinos money." This is a betting
regression approach I have utilized when I am tossing
the dice and one where I hear players call the chips
they net the casino’s money.
I place a green chip on the pass line along with a white
chip for my "partners," the dealers, and shoot for my
friends, the seven or eleven. I establish the four as my
point. Once I establish a point, I take double odds.
Then, I have my "partners" place my individual black
chips across all the box numbers without including the
point. In this case, I go "$540 across." Let's agree
that I "hit" a six and an eight with my next two tosses.
I have netted $280 from my money.
My next move is to take all my placed bets down and
shoot for my point. I now have two hundred and eighty
dollars in chips that belong to me, not the casino. And,
I have placed my $540 "working" chips back in my rack.
These are my chips. And, this is where players begin
interjecting their thoughts of casino money into their
Hopefully, you read how I kept this approach, "my game"
with my chips that are playing in my game. I did not
call that $280 the casinos money like so many players
When a player uses a phrase like "playing with the
casino’s money," they are simply making themselves a
temporary chip holder for the casino. After all, the
player did state it was the casino’s money they were
playing with and I can state with some predictability
that the player will give those chips back to its
rightful owner, the casino.
Remember, every thought you have about the game leads to
a belief you have about the game. Your beliefs are
picked up by your subconscious mind and if you believe
the chips you have gathered belong to the casino, then
with certainty, your subconscious will simply create
opportunities for you to give the chips back.
Here is my rant: Call those chips anything you want
except "their" money. Once those chips are in your
hands, it is your money, play money, a return on your
investment, dividends, working capital, etc. etc. For a
player to call the chips they have netted from a betting
strategy anything other than "theirs" is really missing
an important element in their game.
So, if you are missing the success in the bottom line
that you are seeking, perhaps you could take a look at
the language you are using about whose money you really
are playing with. What you believe is what you get.
After all, in my world, the chips are all mine.
Shouldn't they be yours too?
Continuing to mind your language is just one of those
ways we continue to expand what the essence of the game
holds for us.