Learning Dice Control
by Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete, #1 best-selling gaming author, is director of Golden Touch advantage-play seminars in dice-control. Websites: www.goldentouchcraps.com and www.scoblete.com. Recent books: Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution! and Golden Touch Blackjack Revolution! To order Frank's products or free brochure, call 1-800-944-0406.
This newsletter goes primarily to blackjack card counters and basic strategy players. That�s fine. That�s great. I love blackjack too and the newest and easiest method for beating the game is in my new book Golden Touch Blackjack Revolution! This method was created by skinny Dan Pronovost of Canada, a country somewhere above the United States on a map.
Blackjack is the most popular game in the casinos and has been for over 40 years since Ed Thorp published his seminal work Beat the Dealer. All other casino games are thought to be unbeatable, which actually isn�t quite true.
Take craps for instance. Labeled an independent trial game, craps was thought to be unbeatable because it was merely a�well�dice throw. However, the legendary Captain of Atlantic City realized in the late 1970s that the casino version of the game of craps could be beaten by using a controlled throw (he called this throw a "rhythmic roll"). The Captain won eight figures at craps, as did one of his Crew members, Jimmy P.
Can controlled shooting actually work? Absolutely! Just ask the Mississippi casinos which have banned both me and my partner, Dominator because of our craps play. Yes, craps is beatable by using the Golden Touch controlled throw.
Here are certain steps in a controlled throw:
- You must set the dice so you can see certain faces. The best set for beginners and intermediate players is called the "Hardway" set which shows 5:5, 4:4, 3:3, and 2:2, with the 6-spot and the 1-spot on the sides. This set helps reduce the appearance of the seven.
- You must grip the dice with your fingers lightly so they can be released with very little drag.
- Your throw should come from a smooth, pendulum swing.
- You should have a gentle back spin on the dice that will break them once they hit the table
- With a little forward trajectory, the dice will hit the back wall and die.
If you follow these steps, you can obtain an edge over the game of craps. Sounds easy right? Unfortunately, dice control is a far harder skill to learn than is card counting. Once you learn all the steps, you have to practice almost daily and it takes a good six months before you actually start to see your edge developing.
Many players who obtain an edge still lose because of their betting styles. The "see a horn, bet a horn" crowd can�t win because bets such as the horn come in with edges in the double digits.
Sadly most craps players are gamblers, not advantage players, so even with a modicum of skill they are ultimately losers.
My estimate is that 10 to 20 percent of those who pursue dice control actually win in the casinos. As Christ said, "Many are called, but few are chosen."
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