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E12 Asbury Park PressSunday, Dealers' chants pump up players Last week, we explored the world of language spawned by the game of craps the colorful, often humorous, phrases, names and expressions that are part of the rich fabric of this fascinating game. Today, we are going to examine the language used by dealers and stickmen at the table. Go to any table and you hear the repetitive sing-song of the dealers: Nine, Nine, Centerfield Nine, Pay the Do's, Pick up the Dont's . . . Seven Front Line Winner, Back Line Skinner and on and on. Once, while charting a table, I met a gentleman from Brazil, who had never seen the game of craps before. He was standing there listening to this endless incantation, with a puzzled expression. He said he felt exactly as though he was a guest at some rare and mysterious tribal rite in the jungle, about to witness some extraordinary event. He confided in me that, even though he didn't know the first thing about the game, he was excited. He was pumped up. He wanted to be part of the action. That's why the dealers go through their routines. To pump up the players. To get more action going. A good stickman with a spiel is a major asset to the craps pit. He can significantly increase the betting action at the table. And, generally speaking, the bigger the handle, the more money the casino makes. So, when the action's heating up, you'll hear the stickmen go into their routines: You got a Wager, Major; Gotta Hunch, Bet a Bunch; Bet a Chunk, Win a Hunk; Bring a Buck and a Truck; Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner; Six, Easy Six, Bet the Eight, Running Mate; Shooting the Don't, Says he Won't; Four, Trey, the Country Way, and And on and on. Then, there are the humorous, rhyming phrases dealers use to take the edge off the situations where an errant shooter throws one or both dice over the table and onto the floor. There are literally dozens of these. Here are just a few: In the Well for Uncle Del; In the Rack, Bring Them Back; Hippety Hop, Over the Top; In the Wood, No Good; Too High to Qualify; One Down, Must be Found; Send in the Floor for More (a message to Casino Entertainment BALLY'S GRAND 301 Boston nd Pacific avenues Opera House: Don Rickles, 10 p.m. Friday, 8 and 1 1 p.m. Saturday; $25 Friday, $30 Saturday; 1-800-736-1420. Gatsby's Lounge: Dazz (today); Lori Dobson (Tuesday through Dec. 8), closed Monday; 1-800-736-1420. BALLY'S PARK PLACE Park Place and Boardwalk Park Cabaret: "Evening at La Cage," 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sundays, 8:30 and 11 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 7:45, 9:45 and 11:45 p.m. Saturdays; $16 (one-drink minimum); $19 Saturdays (one-drink minimum); (609) 340-2709. CAESARS Boardwalk at Arkansas Avenue Circus Maximus Showroom: "Greg Thompson's Superstars," impersonators; 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 and 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (through Dec. 8); $15; 1-800-677-7469. CLARIDGE HOTEL Boardwalk and Park Place Palace Theater: "Cabaret" 6 and 9 p.m. today (last day); $15.50 (one-drink minimum); (609) 340-3700. Celebrity Cabaret "Speak-EEEzy," 7 and 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays (indefinite run); $15.50 (one-drink minimum). HARRAH'S MARINA 1725 Brlgantine Blvd. Broadway by the Bay: "Spellbound, The Magic Continues," (through Dec. 15); 7 and 10:30 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 and 1 1 :30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; $15. Bay Cabaret Jan Murray (through Dec. 2); 8 and 1 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 8:30 and 1 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; $10; 1-800-242-7724. MERV GRIFFIN'S RESORTS CASINO HOTEL Boardwalk and North Carolina Avenue Superstar Theatre: "StarStruck," 8:30 and 11 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 6 p m. Sundays; $20; (609) 340-6830. SANDS Indiana Avenue and Brighton Park Copa Room: Elayne Boosler, comedian, 9 p.m. and midnight Friday and Saturday; $20; (609)441-4137. SHOWBOAT HOTEL, CASINO 801 Boardwalk Mardi Gras Showroom: "The Mask, Mytr :h& Magic of Jeff McBride,' Band 10:30 p.m. tomorrow through rnursaay (ti mance); $10; (609) 343-4003. TROP WORLD Iowa Avenue and Boardwalk Showroom: Tony Orlando & Dawn, 10 p.m. Friday, 8 and 1 1 :30 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Dec. 1; $20, $25. Comedy Stop at the Trop: Joni Grassey, Mary Ellen Hooper, Lynn & Friends (today); Ronny Kenney, Maria Falzone, Drew Carey (tomorrow through Dec. 1); 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11 p.m. Fridays, 9 and 11:15p.m., 1:15a.m. Saturdays; $10, $12.50 Saturdays; 1-800-526-2935. Tivoli Pier: Indoor entertainment center; noon-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; $9 95 plus tax, includes unlimited use of all attractions, including Ruby Redd Lips Saloon shows, $5 plus tax show package, includes general admission to pier and Ruby Redd Lips "Horseshoe Revue," with each attraction costing $1 .25 plus tax; patrons under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. TRUMP'S CASTLE CASINO RESORT Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard Vhri't ightclub: "Jester 's Comedy Club," 9 November 24, 1991 Casino line John PATRICKVTn the floorman to bring some fresh dice into the game) and, finally, our all-time favorite: In the Lobby, Kemo Sabe. No craps article would be complete without a reference to a money management system. This one is called the Sayonara Bet and, who knows, one day it may find its own place in the lexicon of craps. Its author is our good friend, Howie G., who now lives in Vegas. He is one of the sharpest craps players in town and it's all due to his discipline and money management. He never goes for the kill and is always content to grind out a small but consistent profit. One of his pet moves is this thing he calls the Sayonara which, in Japanese, means goodbye. It is a bet he makes just before he leaves the table. More importantly, it is a bet that he makes only when he has won at least $100 for the session. As soon as his Win Goal has been reached and his plateaus have been exhausted, Howie lays on the Sayonara. He bets Forty One No Ten and Forty One No Four both at the same time. Naturally, the shooter cannot make both numbers at the same time, so the worst thing that can happen to him is to lose one bet and drop $41. If that happens, he removes the other No bet, packs up his chips, and leaves the table a winner. If the Seven shows, he wins both No bets and adds $38 to his profit. Again, he walks away a winner. Howie does this only at the conclusion of a winning session. That way, regardless of the result, he's always guaranteed of a walking profit and then it's Sayonara! John Patrick is a professional gambler and host of "So You Wanna be a Gambler!" which airs locally on TKR Cable. His column appears Sundays. Send questions to John Patrick Productions Inc., P.O. Box 289, Short Hills, N.J. 07078. p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturdays; $8, $10 Saturdays (one-drink minimum); 1-800-284-8786. King's Courtroom: "Hollywood to Broadway," 7 and 9:30 p.m. daily, except Fridays (no show Thursday and Nov. 30, Dec. 12-27); $15.50 plus tax and one-drink minimum, $17.50 Saturdays and holidays. TRUMP PLAZA Boardwalk at Mississippi Avenue Trump Plaza Theater: "In Concert Series," 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 p.m. Fridays, 8 and 1 1 :30 p.m. Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays; $15; 1-800-436-1420. TRUMP TAJ MAHAL Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue Casbah Theatre: "That's Comedy," 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturdays through Thursdays, 8 and 1 1 p.m. Saturdays, no shows Fridays, $12.50 Sundays through Thursdays, $15 Saturdays; 1-800-736-1420. Grand Ballroom: Gladys Knight and Byron Allen, 10 p.m. Friday, 8 and 1 1 p.m. Saturday; $25. $35. Monday-1 hursday through Dec. 30. I9'JI. must be at a table game, IfHng rated. Musi If I M f j0 5w 0''""i 'lib 'Jit i 7,1)1 wiliUlMM'iil YmWlif!!lM'nM WiiniriWTWir'Tr(liriIliii iiiir T -n-ni I niirnr tit -mi-, rinnw i m IIHIIIHIH'I'IWIWIIIWI' Ill' IUHBIHII'MWWIHHIli 'in liMUkllHWHIlLmpWiillil"!! " 1 " "" - - rTnnnTiiMrr T"inr - - ---- mite Lies' TEANECK TONWSHIP: The American Stage Company will open its season with the production of Douglas Carter Beane's "White Lies" at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fairleigh Dickinson's Becton Theatre, River Road. Performances times are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 22. Tickets for preview performances, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Dec. 1, are $14 and $16, Wednesday; $16 and $18, Friday and Sunday, and $18 and $20, Saturday. Tickets for regular performances are $16 and $18, Wednesdays and Thursdays; $18 and $20, Fridays and Sundays, and $20 and $22, Saturdays. There is a $2 discount for students, teachers and people age 65 and over. The comic musical revue is based on tabloid headlines about such people as Princess Diana, Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor. For information, call (201) 692-7744. 'Sleeping Beauty' EATONTOWN: The Meadow Theatre will stage Richard Shaw's, version of "Sleeping Beauty" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Civic Auditorium at Monmouth Mall, Route 35. Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays, and at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 29. There will be three additional performances at 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 23, and at 7 p.m. Dec. 26. There will be no performances Dec. 14. Tickets are $9, adults; $8, people age 60 and over, and $6, children under age 16. The Meadow Theatre is Monmouth LET WARM YOUR COLD WINTER NIGHTS! Winter Fantasy Package! So Experience the enchanting warmth and excitement of the Trump Taj Mahal any night between December 8 and December 23. You'll indulge in: Deluxe breathtaking rooms A scrumptious seafood dinner for two at the Sultan's Feast Two tickets to a spectacular show Call now to make your reservations at TAJ IMHAL CASINO RESORT'" Experience Based on dbl occ. taxes not included Offer valid SunThurs Not valid with any other offer and subject to availability Must be 21 and over : . Must be 21 years of age or older. At the time be present o win. void where prohibited. '1991 county's newest professional children's theatre. This performance will mark the company's first production. The classic story will be performed in Japanese Kabuki style with elaborate costumes, mime, song and dance. For information, call (908) 758-0099. One-act plays MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP: The Center for the Performing Arts at Brookdale Community College will present five plays as part of its annual "One-Act Plays Festival" at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 through 7 and Dec. 12 through 14 at the Performing Arts Center, Newman Springs Road. Scheduled plays include "A Sunday Morning," "Naomi in the Living Room," "Lone Star," "Practical Magic" and "The Male Prison." Tickets are $7; $5, people age 65 and over, children and Brookdale faculty, staff, and $4, Brookdale students with I.D. For information, call (908) 842-3335. 'Star of Bethlehem' DOVER TOWNSHIP: The Robert J. Novins Planetarium at Ocean County College will present "Star of Bethlehem" at 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays; at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 6 through 22, and at 2 p.m. Thursday through Monday and 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 26 through 30 at the planetarium, College Drive. Tickets are $4, adults, and $3, children ages 6 through 12, accompanied by an adult. Children under age 6 are not admitted to main features. 2 ppdbi. occ. Free visit to our luxurious health spa and heated indoor pool Free parking Fabulous discounts at our exclusive shops and boutiques Suite packages also available plus additional nights. the Fantasy of drawina. vou must have vour Card activated Caesars Atlantic City During the program, the sky as it appeared over Jerusalem 2,000 years ago will be re-created. There also will be traditional Christmas music and special effects. For information, call (908) 255-0342. Saluting big bands LAKEHURST: In celebration of the USO's 50th anniversary, Adelphia Cable Communications, American Movie Classics and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department of the Naval Air Engineering Center will salute the music of the big-band era at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Naval Air Engineering Center, Route 70. Tickets are $7.50 and are available at all Adelphia Cable offices. Proceeds will benefit the Navy League and the Admiral Farragut Scholarship Fund. The evening will feature the music of the Joe Dale Orchestra and the Jim Craine show. A special commemorative salute for the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association in Ocean County is also scheduled. - American Movie Classics is the official cable network of the USO's 50th anniversary and is featured on Adel-phia's cable Channel 23. For information, call (908) 286-2971. ,'W'l'''wW'tWl'lMpW "The best on stage performance of the season!,. Tony Orlando and Dawn November 29-December 1 Friday. 10:00 PM Saturday &00&1 1:30 PM Sunday. 7:00 PM Coming Dec. 7th-Xavier Cugat Orchestra 10:00 P.M.-Dancing-Admission HO. Tickets available at the TropWorld Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phoning Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420. For information, call 1-800-843-8767 or (609) 3404020. Theres more to TropWorld TropWorld CASINO AND ENTERTAINMENT RESORT On, Day or night, your favorite game is always going at Caesars. And our experienced dealers keep the action moving. That's why we're the players' choice for tables. Play the slots? Caesars has a great variety including all the hottest video slot poker games. Plus we have more hosts to make sure you get the special treatment you deserve. You want more? When you join Caesars Emperors Club, you'll take advantage of Double Point Days. You can also win one of 75 lit Eat EuaUcc Ux CENTER BOARDWALK in a card-reader box attached to a deslonated , Montclair Craft Show j HILLSIDE TOWNSHIP: The works of local artisans, including Na- j nette Hanthorn of Highlands, will be j featured in the 19th Annual Montclair j Craft Show from 1 0 a.m. to 5 p.m. j Dec. 7 at the Hillside School, 54 Orange Road.' ; Tickets are $3, adults; $1, children. Other local artisans include Jane Steinberg and Debi Stasi, Red Bank; Giil Alverson, Monmouth Beach; Frank Hulich, Oceanport, and Gale Newcomb, Waretown. More than 80 artisans from the East will present their work, including pottery, jewelry, silver, basketry, weaving, furniture, dolls and quilts. For information, call (201) 261-0071. 'Wonder of Christmas' DOVER TOWNSHIP: The Ocean County College Concert Band, under the direction of John Pillarella, will present "The Wonder of Christmas" at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Fine Arts Center Theatre, College Drive. Tickets are $8; $7, students, alumni and holders of Ocean County College's Silver Edge card. The concert will feature Victor Herbert's "The Red Mill" and classic Christmas carols. ; For information, call (908) 255-0500. Press staff report Jwpn.-ljilgnn,li ' -v r prizes awarded daily in the TGIF Maximus Sweepstakes or drive home the lucky winner of this month's grand prize: a brand new Ford Taurus. Exciting table and slot action, great dealers and hosts, and the easiest parking in town at Caesars Gateway. No wonder more and more people are discovering the best experience in Atlantic City. 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