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To Turn Off or Take Down, is the Question

Turning off or taking down your bets is one of the hardest strategies to master. The thing you have to decide is how many hits are you going to have to take, just to break even by staying up.

Let’s say you have about $250 on board and in the zone, when on your next toss, one die misses the back wall. The box guy gets on your case and tells you to hit the back wall or else. This upsets you and you throw a couple junk numbers. The thought crosses your mind to turn off all your bets. That, in itself would be a good move, considering you lost your rhythm and were throwing junk numbers. To prevent any mistakes and losing that amount, it might of been better to take down all your bets instead of turning them off.

I never turn off a bet. I prefer to come all the way down and get my chips off the table. Trying to out guess yourself weather you can get back in the zone is impossible. You already made a bunch so far and you were getting a signal that all was not well. You were upset and the Box was on your case.

When the thought of jumping ship enters your mind, listen to that guy that resides between your ears and pull out and stay out. In the long run, you will never have to worry about that happening again. Think about it. You have all the inside numbers covered and a sizable odds bet behind your pass line bet. How many hits will you need to cover all that exposure? At least three! In your condition, can you do it?
Take the money and run. If you turn everything on and seven-out, you will really go on tilt.

Not hitting the back wall is a common problem we all have to learn to live with the ramifications that occur whether we hit the wall or not. When this over zealous box guy jumped on you, you could of retorted in a nice friendly manner, "Gee, I'm terribly sorry, I'll try to do better". This immediately defuses the situation and takes the thunder out of the box guy. As it turned out, he accomplished his goal and upset you in the middle of a roll.

My advice to any DI is to defuse the situation. Get the crew on your side and enjoy the game, don't fight it.


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