NETime Gambling – Weekly Posts You Might Have Missed

I am introducing a new series on Sundays.  As you open the paper, check your email, and relax with your cup of “joe,” let your Sunday morning ritual include checking our past week’s posts.  Did you miss some key promotions?  Some interesting gambling news in New England? Some great tips for your own personal gambling?

Every Sunday, the staff at NETime Gambling will look back at the previous week’s posts.  I might include some pics or humor or thoughts for the day – whatever seem’s to “float my boat” for that day.


Monday – 5 Foxwoods Newest Dining Options Entice the Palette  –

FOXWOODS Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT.,  has by far introduced the most of the new options.  With a theme of “A Restaurant for Every Craving,” Foxwoods has added a few more mouth-watering palette-enticing restaurants to their large line-up of over 35 eateries.

Tuesday – 10 Money-Saving Tips For the Casino – Jean Scott, The Queen of Coupons

While all of Jean’s suggestions are with Las Vegas in mind, it would be a great idea to use or modify them for our local New England Gaming.  Check out these tips…..

Thursday – 3 Casino Facts for the Recreational Gambler – Acceptance Is The Key

When players talk about their gambling experiences, so many times I have to laugh at the things they say. Aside from the nonsensical myths and mathematical proven superstitions that permeate the gambler-sphere, three things seem to be heard the most……”

Friday – Foxwoods Two Trees Inn 2-Night Review

Foxwoods Resort Casino has so many hotel options, it’s hard to cover them all. This week, NETimeGambling was able to stay at Two Trees Inn two separate nights, and here us our report….


REMEMBER, March was Gambling Awareness Month.  But every month should be gambling awareness month, don’t you think?  Special Kudos to the MGC ( Mass Gaming Commission) for instituting self gaming controls, and MGM for future interest in adding it to their many properties.

This month was also “TRYPOD” month – a month for you to try listening to podcasts.  I listen to many, ranging from gambling, to sports and even Ayervadic medicine.  You could find a podcast to listen to on your way to work for any interest of yours – many without those annoying commercials on radio.  My favorite Gambling Podcast is “You Can Bet On That.” (for the recreational gambler).  Mark & Dr. Mike are easy to listen to, informative, and funny.  You can find them on iTunes and other sources.


“Horse racing is animated roulette.” – Roger Kahn

Have a great week.



Dice Setting Craps Advantage- 5 Resource Articles For You To Decide the Reality

CrapsAs a novice craps player, I admit knowing what bets to place, when to place them, and then shooting the dice to hit the wall and not obliterate the table of chips is daunting enough!  Let alone the nuances on how to shoot the dice.

Shooting at the Craps Table

Shooting at the Craps Table

Great Podcast fpr Craps, home poker games, and all sorts of gambling advice.

Great Podcast fpr Craps, home poker games, and all sorts of gambling advice.

Last year at VIMFP (the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic – click on VIMFP to found out what it’s all about) I was introduced to those two craps fanatics, Mark & Dr. Mike from You Can Bet on That introduced me to craps.  An important note here – the best way to learn how to play craps is to play with someone who knows what their doing.  It’s a fast game with tons of quirks, rules and jargon that will boggle the novice craps player’s mind.  They were the best – thank Mark & Dr. Mike.

As i continue to get better at knowing the game, I came across the technique of “Dice-Setting.” Dice-setting, or the concept of “controlled shooting,” goes beyond simply “setting the dice” prior to shooting. It’s study and practice is to limit the rotational characteristics of the dice.

dice-settingThe theory is that if the dice are properly gripped and tossed at the correct angle they will land just before the back wall of the craps table, then gently touch the wall, greatly increasing the probability of their remaining on the same axis. If executed properly and consistently this technique would be able to change the game’s long-term odds from the house’s favor to the player’s favor.

To me, this sounds like the odds involved in Luke Skywalker’s chance to take down the first Death Star!  The chances of altering the odds when the dice bounce off a surface of rubber pyramids are probably much slimmer than blowing up the Death Star.

I call shenanigans for three reasons: 1) I seriously doubt that any human being has that kind of motor control; and 2) If someone were taking the casino for a ride, he’d have been spotted and banned, and the casinos would have instituted some kind of work-around so no one else could reproduce the feat.  3) Craps tables are not a consistent length. Some casinos are now offering extra long tables to get more players at one table with the same number table dealers.
But there is definite dissension among players.
The rule in casinos is that the both dice must fly through the air and bounce off the back wall of the table. That wall is made of rubber covered in many little pyramid shapes, specifically designed to randomize the action of the dice. Dice control systems all seem to depend on the assumption that a player will be allowed to ignore that rule. Without going into whether or not a person can develop such precise motor skills, I can tell you that even if you can, you will not be allowed to use them.
Dogs Playing Craps - Love It.

Dogs Playing Craps – Love It.

So, knowing I have gone as far as I can go in understanding the “voodoo” of dice-setting, I have links below to sway your interest one way or another.  Careful – you can’t always believe everything you read on the internet!


Have fun with these five articles/podcasts, then see what you think:
You Can Bet On That at iTunes – podcasts #98 & #60
Dice Control – The Craps Coach
The Dice Setters Training Room (extensive article) –
Do you set the dice?  How do you shoot?  Any superstitions or techniques you’d like to share?  Send us a comment.

Foxwoods Hosts This Year’s World Series of Poker as the first stop

wsop-logoThe 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event is in full swing, but not every poker player can afford the $10,000 buy-in and transportation costs to Las Vegas plus the time off of work, no matter how much they love to play. Enter theWorld Series of Poker Circuit. Last week, the World Series of Poker released the schedule for the 2015-2016 WSOP Circuit season, which gives poker players around the country the opportunity to compete in WSOP-sanctioned tournaments at relatively affordable prices.

Largest Poker Room in New England at Foxwoods

Largest Poker Room in New England at Foxwoods

The new WSOP Circuit season will kick off August 6th at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut with the Main Event taking place August 15th through August 17th. All told, there will be 25 stops on the WSOP Circuit in the coming season, 19 in the United States and six in other countries.

According to Dan Katz, of Poker News Daily, “Like last season, the WSOP Circuit season will end with the WSOP National Championship, but since there are now international events, that final tourney has had its name changed to the WSOP Global Casino Championship. A total of 100 players will qualify for a free seat into the $1 million guaranteed event. 25 of those will be the Main Event winners at each WSOP Circuit stop. At each stop, there will be a dozen “ring events” which award points based on order of finish. The player at each venue who earns the most points will be dubbed the “casino champion” and will earn a free seat in the WSOP Global Casino Championship – there’s another 25 players. The other 50 free seats will go to the 50 players who earned the most points during the entire WSOP Circuit season who did not win a Main Event or claim a casino championship. If more Circuit stops are added to the schedule, an additional $10,000 will be added to the WSOP Global Casino Championship prize pool for each additional free seat.”

th (75)After going to the WSOP website, I decided that I will include it below and under Resources in my sidebar.  Not only can you see the results of the 2015-2016, but on their website you can follow the players, watch live coverage and even practice and raise your skills with tips & strategy help.

You can also play for fun with their app, available on for Ios and Android devices.

May I also suggest for beginners, enthusiasts or pros, to check out two on the links on the side:

“You Can Bet On That” – lists many poker games for home poker get-togethers, and

“Wizard of Odds” – the best resource for all poker players alike, concerning odds, strategy, and correct play.

That’s all for now.