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 Wild Ride”.
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
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.