|A Year With the Dice
Coach- “Not Always in the Craps Pits”
As my husband and I sat reflecting on our experiences
during this past year, it occurred to me that I’ve spent
a whole year pushing the gaming envelope. Throughout the
year, Dice Coach and I have constantly encouraged each
other to experience new ideas and strategies in Craps
play. But that was not our only focus.
Outside the craps pits, we explored other exciting
casino games. We encouraged each other to try our hand at
these games, and I found myself exposed to the thrill of
playing Blackjack, both in regular play and tournament
play. He also encouraged me to try Roulette, Poker, and
Sports Betting, walking me through some of the finer
points of each game.
My husband thought I had the most fun this year with
Sports Betting, and he was certainly right. Following my
San Antonio Spurs thru the playoffs was a thrill I will
not soon forget. This experience brought some of the
highest of “highs” and lowest of “lows.” My
husband commented that this “wild ride” of experiences
had certainly taken some interesting turns. And when he
said that, I had to smile………that is just what Dice
Coach and I call some of our craps sessions - “Mr. Toad’s
It was interesting to learn that Dice Coach’s
expertise extended beyond the game of craps. How his
knowledge of all the casino games, adds to his wisdom in
and out of the craps pit. And this is what makes him so
unique. He has taught me to expand my gaming horizons, to
apply the lessons of discipline and money management to
all the casino games. To look for the energies and table
flows, whether it is Craps, Blackjack, Roulette or Poker.
This year, I even had a chance at my own fifteen
seconds of fame during the A&E shoot. As Dice Coach
stated in his release, he had invited me, “Soft Touch”,
to the filming to “make things a bit more interesting”.
Well, I have to disagree. It was he who made things
interesting for me - all year long.
And it was during this year that we met our very good,
and enlightened, friend, Michael Vernon. He helped us
transition from thinking with our heads, to feeling with
our hearts. This brought a whole new dimension and
advantage to our gaming.
What a mixture of emotions these twelve months were!
Sometimes it was the smallest wins that brought us the
greatest joy. Losses held tremendous measured value. We
played with acceptable risk, to gain immeasurable
This past year with Dice Coach has certainly been an
amazing journey. As Michael V. would say “Here’s to
those and them like us, damn few of us left.” Thank you
for a fine and exciting year Dice Coach. The dice
community is a better place with you in it.