Ladies and gentlemen, the RoadGambler is all about being fair.
If the dealers mess up, I’m going to call them out on it. When the players mess up, I’m going to call us out on it.
When it’s your fault, don’t blame the dealers. Take responsibility and accept that you messed up.
In multiple videos, I’ve shown you many times why you must pay attention at the table. Sure, I understand that sometimes we are on vacation and it’s fun to turn our brains off. That’s totally cool. But know that by going into sleep mode at the table, there’s a cost: the mistakes will be against you significantly more often they’ll be in your favor. The mistakes will not balance out.
So pay attention.
The above embed of the Peppermill game starts at 26:28 mark.
What happens next was like a perfectly scripted series of events that were written to teach a lesson.
At 26:30, the shooter rolls 12 craps and you can see the dealer take the shooter’s pass line bet at 26:33. The shooter’s bet was clearly on the pass line.
Then at 26:36, you now see that the shooter has another line bet.
At 26:46, the shooter rolls a 7 pass line winner, but the dealer takes the shooter’s line bet at 26:48.
At 26:54, shooter asks if he put his bet in the wrong spot.
Well, yes you did!
The shooter protests and says he didn’t make a Don’t Pass bet. Time to call in the instant replay!
Through the power of instant replay and zoom, I’ve clarified the image to the highest resolution. Here it is:
Decision: yes, the bet was clearly on the Don’t Pass, and shooter rightfully lost the bet.
At 27:12, the shooter throws a tantrum, takes his bets down and passes the dice.
Come on dude, you can’t get mad!
On the flip side, if I were to take the player’s side, it was kind of obvious that the shooter wanted a pass line bet. The shooter had place bets, which are light side bets, and his prior bet was a pass line bet.
However, the dealer has to accept the bet as it lays.
Should the dealer have corrected the player? Maybe, but dealers can’t see everything, and they can’t be responsible for reading player’s minds. Also, if the dealer corrects the player and the player loses, the player may blame the dealer. In the end, it’s not the dealer’s job to read the player’s mind. They’re in a tough spot.
The lesson in the end: be fair to your dealers, accept responsibility for your mistakes, and pay attention!
Now go enjoy the game!*
*Don’t worry, if you can’t. I’ll constantly bring you video and analysis.