Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Just Me and My Sevens

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Just Me and My Sevens

Article excerpt

The Vicarious Bettor is playing off a $100 stake provided by his employer. Each week he wagers some of that money and reports on the results here.

The game: Craps

The session: 9 a.m. Monday on the Casino St. Charles.

There's a lot to like about the 9 a.m. session at St. Charles. Free admission, $3-blackjack tables and plenty of room at every game.

But for all the plusses of the early session, there is one big minus. It lacks the action and excitement of more crowded sessions. This especially hit home at the craps table, where a lot of the fun in the game is the communal good will shared among players in the middle of a hot roll.

I wanted to play craps, and at 9:30 there was one table open, three croupiers and no players. Normally, I wouldn't have played on the empty table. …

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