Signs, Not Superstitions
In our community there is always a lot of talk about
superstitions at the table. Stick changes, dice tossed
off the table, waitresses interrupting the shooter;
these are just some of the frequent events that take
place during a session of craps. And many believe, in a
superstitious way, these occurrences will impact our
game. There are many gaming superstitions and many feel
they adversely impact on our game. But, do they?
For quite some time I have stated that the belief in
craps superstitions should not be a part of a serious
player's game. Still, as a student of energy, I believe
that there are energetic indicators or signs that are
subject to a player's interpretation. It is natural for
all of us to look for signs to guide us into what we
perceive to be an unknown aspect of the game.
Through observation and perception in the present time,
we work to understand our gaming environment as we play.
It is just part of figuring out the game as we play
Most players believe that superstitions and signs are
the same thing. Not really. I personally do not attach
any meaning to superstitions because, as players, we
attach the emotion of fear to them. We are afraid
something will happen if we don't follow the rules of
that particular superstition. Fear is power in the hands
of the casino; they love nothing more than having the
players adhere to fixed and rigid beliefs that have
turned into superstitions. Casinos love scared players.
So when players ask me about whether I have superstitions
about the game, I say that we have to understand that
superstitions are just a reading of a sign, it is
someone else's interpretation that is rooted in the
past. I play in the present. Shouldn't we all?
After all, novice players would not necessarily be
bothered by their dice rolling off the table unless
someone has told them the superstition that - they
should ask for the same dice or a seven will soon
follow. In the past, that may have held true for that
player and what ensues is the perpetuation of the belief
that when dice roll off the table, a seven will
It is not unusual for me to see a seven out after dice
roll off the table. However, I know that the seven out
occurred for energetic reasons not explained by
I know that superstition does not exist in present
moment. Since I am only dealing with the dynamics of the
table in the present moment, I interpret outcomes as due
in part to thought energy that is shared, expressed and
introduced into the player’s game. And, arguably, this
does have some influence on the shooter's outcome.
Simply put, there is a sign that the shooter may have
lost his focus as we witness the dealers and the players
deciding whether the same dice will be used or not.
If a player understands that certain events will occur, for
example the dice rolling off the table, then there may
be a connection between that particular event and the
sense of something to come.
Here's what I generally ask myself when I see a sign:
Is there a connection between what I am seeing, sensing
and feeling and the outcome I am expecting? Obviously,
we are anticipating an extended roll and something has
disrupted the energy to achieve that outcome. Answers
come to me in an instant. This is the difference between
knowing and believing.
Remember, thoughts stem from beliefs. And thought energy
is a topic best reserved for another article. I just
need players to understand that knowing and believing
are two different things that impact our gaming reality.
We give off energy all the time that attracts whatever
we happen to be focusing on because of our beliefs.
Being in the present, the interpretation of signs expressed
at the table is the opposite of superstition. Seeing,
feeling, witnessing something during a game is rooted in
the present moment. It is a momentary occurrence we see,
reflect and then become aware of its significance to our
I see signs at the table all the time. Some of us
respond to these signs and have a favorable out come.
Others will simply disregard these same signs take the
financial hit, catching themselves saying, "Darn, I knew
that was going to happen."
This not because of superstition, but an energetic
influence, expressed as a sign, and we have a choice to
act either according to our beliefs or from a knowing of
current energetic influences. In other words, I see a
sign of shift in energy; I can choose to shift my
Next time I'm playing a session of craps, I will most
likely change my bets on the table if I see a buxom
cocktail waitress tapping the shoulder of our shooter
during his hand. I may even turn my bets off, because I
know the shooter has lost his focus. Through the course
of this action I know the game has changed and his hand
will change, not because of superstition but because the
energy of the present moment has changed the dynamics of
Next time you play your game, know what to do with your
"moments of reflection" instead of believing in someone
else's superstitious experience. It will definitely take
you to a whole different level in your game.