If you ask a group of craps players if they would rather be on a table with a rhythmic roll or dice setter, they will almost inadvertently tell you a dice setter. This is because they have most likely played with numerous dice setters with some degree of success and secondly, because most people will think of rhythmic rollers as just someone who takes the dice and shoots them through the board.
In all my years on a craps table, I have only seen two “true” rhythmic shooters. The rhythmic shooter can control the dice and cause a constant incredible result by rolling in a rhythm. The first I saw was the average and the other simply amazing.
I first played craps with her a few years ago in Tunica, Mississippi. She was playing on a table early in the horseshoe and sat down in a nearby slot to watch sharpened her. I could say it was good because his red chips went green and then I started going black.
The first thing I noticed was that she kept her left hand angled on the table all the time with her palm down on the felt. She then seemed to caress the felt in some kind of rhythm, but not really. It was absolutely strange but it worked. Keep in mind, most of the rhythmic rollers do not stay in this same position that caresses the felt, but she.
I guess where she tokes the dealers, she gets them to “keep the dice moving” but I never heard her say something similar at all,
But the bets that she put on for them were absolutely sensible, especially with a dealer betting $ 54 through. You better believe that the stickman kept moving the dice, even with the change of stick, he continued moving the dice quickly in his direction. This can help a rhythmic roller.
She held them for another thirty minutes on that roll, seemed agitated and called it one night. The next morning, I asked distributors on the next change if they had seen her, I described what she looked like and immediately said that she went to Hollywood to visit friends. Feeling like a leech, but down quite a bit on my luck before I met her, I ran right over.
The only thing I noticed was that little hand tapping out some sort of rhythmic beat as she hit number after number. When I asked her how she learned to play so well, she said, “Oh, I’m not that good really, it’s just my lucky hat”.
I have been lucky enough to play with her maybe five or six times now and I have come to the conclusion that she is wearing my lucky hat too!