ELASTIC AND THE PROPOSITION BET
A very famous downtown casino owner was very suspicious of a certain player at the dice table. The gentleman seemed to win every time that he played the proposition bets. According to all probability, he isn’t supposed to win playing the props. The house should eventually win all the money.
After watching him for months, nothing seemed out of the ordinary, except that he would only play on certain shifts, and with certain dealers. That indication sent up a red flag. Why
does he only play on certain shifts, with the same dealers? The answer seemed plain enough, he must have some inside help. After observing the man through the “peek” for a few days, the man always stood on the far end of the table, far enough wherein he could not hand the dealers the chips for his eleven bet. He would drop the chips on the table and the dealers would make his bet.
The man had a $25 chip attached to an elastic band that went up his sleeve. He would appear to throw the chip onto the table, but in reality the chip quickly was pulled up his sleeve, while at the same time the crap stick man or baseman would drop a chip palmed in their hand. The timing was perfect and the entire action took only a fraction of a second