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Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution! How to Win at Craps Using a Controlled Dice Throw!
by Frank Scoblete
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This book explains in words and pictures how to develop a controlled throw in craps to gain the edge. Over 90 photographs show how to set, grip, and throw the dice. You will also learn how to practice your throws, how to determine if you are controlling the dice, how to bet on controlled and random shooters, how to determine your playing bankroll, practical casino camouflage, team play, and more.

More Cutthroat Craps Strategies

This is part 2 of Frank Scoblete's article on Cutthroat Craps

Betting On Shooter B

Since you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain by avoiding Shooter A and betting on Shooter B, theFrank ScobleteFrank Scoblete is the one of the most popular gaming authors in America. He has released sixteen books, three audiotapes, three videotapes, and his own imprint, the Scoblete Get-the-Edge Guides.  Frank's website is  next question is how should we bet on him? Should we go the traditional Pass/Come with Odds, or should we figure some other method of betting?

I’d like to propose that in Shooter B’s case above, we deviate from tradition and mimic his bets because those are the numbers he’ll tend to hit! If he is indeed a rhythmic roller and our longed-for Golden Shooter, he will tend to hit certain dice combinations more often and he’ll tend to bet what has made him money in the past.

It makes sense then to bet with him then. That would mean Placing the 6 and 8 and Buying the 4 (if you can afford it).

Would the casino have a significantly greater edge on you if you did mimic Shooter B? Not really. Placing the 6 and 8 comes in with a house edge of 1.52 percent, while buying the 4 for $25 or $50, and only paying the vig if you win, comes in at about 1.3 percent. Essentially, you are making a bet that has a combined house edge close to that of the Pass Line or Come when you don’t take odds.

Of course, skillful, professional, rhythmic rollers have different dice sets for different parts of the game. For example, on the come-out where the 7 is a desirable number, you might see them use one set and, once the point is established, you will note them set an entirely different way. You’ll note that they do this every time it is their turn to roll -- come-out roll, one dice set; attempting to make the point or other numbers, a different dice set.

Still, most Golden Shooters will not be that accomplished and they will, sadly, not be found 50 percent of the time as in the example of Shooters A and B above.

Indeed, you will probably discover that the overwhelming majority of players will be more like Shooter A than Shooter B and that even those players who do take care with their dice sets will often just fling the dice down the table once those sets are completed or, conversely, those who take great care with their shooting style will often not care how the dice are set before they shoot. Neither of these types is a Golden Shooter. They just have developed a bit of style in their shooting.

How Much Time Do You Have To Kill?

Many players don’t have the luxury of going to casinos daily or weekly and/or don’t have the patience or desire to hang around waiting for just the right prescription of dice-set and delivery before they plunge into the fray. Such players are understandably anxious to get into the action. If that characterizes you, then there is also a way to put into effect the Cutthroat Craps principles above.

Bet more on the Golden Shooters and much, much less on the other shooters. If you are normally a $60 bettor when you are fully spread out, then drop down to a $30 spread on all Shooter A types. But when Shooter B types come along, go to $90 and take your shot. In fact, you will save yourself some money doing this as Shooter B’s do not make up anywhere near 50 percent of all shooters.

When you are on your low bets, play a traditional, tight game of Pass/Come with Odds. But when you are going on the Shooter B types mimic their betting with this caveat -- avoid any bets that have a house edge of four percent or higher.

That leaves you essentially betting the Place numbers in accord with the shooter (if the shooter does this) or going up on the Come if the shooter prefers this style.

Luck Helps Those Who Help Themselves
I have been playing craps a long, long time and it never ceases to amaze me how many long-term players, when it is their chance to roll, just fling the dice and hope for the best. Some shooters don’t even look as if they want to win. Some don’t even look where they are throwing the dice; they look away. These shooters have no style, no panache, and no real chance of beating the game in the long run of their own individual rolling careers.
Once again, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by attempting to utilize a controlled dice-set and delivery. You have nothing to lose by concentrating on making yourself a Golden Shooter. If you love to play craps anyway, why not give yourself a chance to win on your own rolls?
At the very least, taking great care with your form will engage you more than just chucking the dice down the table.
The Cutthroat Craps players can cut their overall risk by not betting every shooter (or by betting less on the random rollers) and cut into the casino comp coffers by tipping the right way and betting at the right times. Why bother playing any other way?
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