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How Casino Players See Themselves

10 January 2023

Hamlet said it best: “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” (Thank you William Shakespeare!)

The above is probably correct in just about any circumstances except perhaps a brick falls on your head from atop a building, giving you a concussion. Your thinking didn’t cause the brick to fall but other than accidents of this type I think what you think is what it is.

Which brings me inevitably to casino players and slot players in particular. All casino players have opinions about the games they play when in the houses of Lady Luck. These opinions can color anything associated with the casino world.

Yet, here is what’s important; many players have an opinion about themselves because of the game or games they play. These opinions can go from “I am great because I play this game” or “I am smart because I play that game” or “I am embarrassed because I play this other game.”

Craps players never refrain from explaining just how great the game they play means to them. They are proud to be craps players. You’ll never hear a craps player being embarrassed because he or she plays craps. Some of them puff up their chests when they talk about the game.

[Please note: Actually, craps is still a male game, perhaps 95 percent of the players are men. So, I guess it's the men puffing up their chests.]

Maybe craps enthusiasts associate themselves with the ancient history of the game or maybe they love the (male) camaraderie with the other players when they play the game. When a craps players say, “I am a craps player,” maybe they are really saying, “Look at me, you peasant, I am one of the greats! Craps is a game that separates the men from the boys (and, okay, maybe the girls too).”

Blackjack players know that the game they play (that is, if they play it correctly based on the computer-derived basic strategy) means they have knowledge that most casino players don’t have. When they say, “I am a blackjack player,” they are really saying, “I am one of the smart ones in this casino because, unlike you, look at what I know! This isn’t a game anyone can play folks.” To play blackjack right, you have to…well…play blackjack right.

And what about roulette players? Many think they are part of the James Bond tradition, even if the individual isn’t rolling in the lap of luxury or showering in golden money or looking to kill another spy trying to take over the world. No, but roulette has a certain shine to it.

Sir Roulette says: “I am sharp. I am sophisticated. I play the game of the aristocracy. I play a game that is probably the first casino game that has lasted for centuries.” I guess that’s something to be said there.

[Next week: What about those slot players?]

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete’s web site is www.frankscoblete.com. His books are available from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, e-books, libraries and bookstores.
Frank Scoblete

Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

> More Books By Frank Scoblete

Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players

> More Books By Frank Scoblete