- Look for a busy craps table and observe the action to see if the table is hot or cold. This was an argument I came up with against my own theory regarding our previous visit to a craps table in Vegas. True, the table was cold while we were playing, but was it cold before we arrived? By hopefully observing a hot table, I will be able to document the action both before and after we arrive.
- I’ll buy in and play a few points, then Sal will saunter up and casually move from shooter to shooter, hovering behind them (I think Sal’s bad luck is so contagious it doesn’t take physical contact for it to affect the roller). Then I’ll observe how the action changes. I’ll be documenting the roles in my nifty reporter’s notebook, one of those narrow, ruled notebooks that is easy to hold in your hand. For my betting strategy, I’ll be following Poorman’s Cardinal Rule #1: The Trend is Your Friend. If I notice a shift in luck when Sal arrives I’ll change to the No Pass line.
- I like to play the Pass Line when I roll so I have asked Sal to walk away from the table when I’m throwing the dice. It will be interesting to document if this affects my luck playing from the Pass line.
My betting strategy will be fairly conservative, as this trip is really to test out my hypothesis. But who knows? If I get into The Zone, I may play more aggressively.