Question: What is a DICE BREAK and when
do we need one?
Answer: A former student, great friend and a dynamic shooter from
the windy city of Chicago (whom many of you know by his signature HOP
bets), once told me that "It's time for a dice break!".
All precision shooters, whether good, bad or ugly, all need a Dice Break
from time to time. There are times when you get so emotionally wrapped up
in the game, when things are just not working no matter what changes you
Times when the game is just not fun
anymore, or when your concerns for your bankroll cloud your focus. That is
when you need to take a time-out, or as my friend says - "A Dice Break".
Do some non-gaming activity, sit by the pool, read a book, maybe even do
some sightseeing. Sometimes a few hours are all you need. But it could
mean taking a few days, even weeks off, away from the games. Most
importantly, don't stress yourself out to the point of burn out, or as
some call it - HITTING THE WALL.
When things go that wrong for you, the game
is over and so is your gaming career. Don't let that happen! Instead,
simply take some time off to regroup, to refocus your thoughts and then
ease your way back into this wonderful game of craps.
Mechanics are one thing. You practice these mechanics to prefect your
game. And after you have mastered the mechanics, the rest of the game is
95% mental attitude. When the mental aspect is not working for you, it's
time for that Dice Break.
No one likes to lose, but losing is a part of this game. Sometimes it just
happens, no matter what you do or how hard you try. Talk about it but
don't beat yourself up. And don't try to correct the problem by chasing
your bankroll from one loss to another.
Just stop and take that Dice Break