Feng Shui, Craps & Superstitions:
The Martial Arts Approach
to Winning at Craps
As someone who has zero interest
in the gaming and gambling world (gazed at the Monte Carlo
casino from the outside, shunned any similar destinations
on trips to Las Vegas and the Caribbean), this isn’t
exactly a volume that I would normally choose to read.
Admittedly, though, there’s
something somewhat intriguing about the concept of taking
the currently fashionable interest in Feng Shui and applying
it to the realm of betting and gambling, a universe where
invoking Lady Luck is part and parcel of accepted practice.
So understanding that there are
ways to “read the
table” or shoot the dice to maximize good Feng Shui
and minimize the bad has its fascination, as does the idea
that there are “good” casinos, like Mohegan Sun
in Connecticut, and “bad” ones, like the MGM
Grand in Las Vegas—all determined by the Feng Shui
of their respective designs.
The author also delves into common superstitions that players
have about dice and gaming strategies; the mathematics of
such pursuits, and how a bickering couple can (not surprisingly)
disrupt the positive Feng Shui that may surround a particular
game. One amusing anecdote features a gaming table where
players had such good luck for such a lengthy stretch that
the House opted not to open it the following morning.
This volume is probably too technical for those who have
little interest in gambling, but could be a diverting and
entertaining read for those who are recreational players.#