Hi, I’m “Heavy” from Axis Power Craps.  I’m a veteran craps player with over 40 years of experience at the tables.  I’ve been setting the dice and executing a controlled toss to beat the casinos since 1994.  In 2001, to satisfy an increasing demand for instruction on how to win at casino craps, I founded Axis Power Craps.  Since then we’ve conducted over 100 private and group classes for upwards of 1200 students, most of whom have gone on to become extremely successful players.

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  • The Joy of Flat Betting

    From time to time I like to go to the tables for what I’ll kindly refer to as a “dead head” session. One where I don’t have to think excessively about betting strategies. Something simple, like flat betting the Don’t Pass. There are many different betting progressions out there...

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  • Your Left Brain is a Lousy Crapshooter

    Through the years I’ve talked a lot about Left Brain versus Right Brain theory. The brain has two separate hemispheres, and each is responsible for different areas of activity. As the theory goes, your Left Brain is better at doing some things and your Right Brain is better at...

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  • Your Right Brain Sucks at Math

    Awhile back I wrote an article titled “Your Left Brain is a Lousy Crapshooster.” In it I addressed the fact that the brain is divided into two distinct hemispheres – each with its own well defined function. The right brain is the center of creativity. It’s in charge of...

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  • Being the Star of your Own Show

    After about 15 years of teaching other players the Do’s and Don’ts of craps it’s become apparent to me that we all live our lives more or less like actors in a play. There are good guys and bad buys, winners and losers, supporting characters and character actors. Depending...

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  • Risk versus Reward

    Risk. We face it everyday. Risk from uninsured motorists. Risk from eating too much red meat. Risk from unprotected sex. Risk when we jaywalk in Vegas. Everyone, at some gut level, makes choices about risk every day – and in many cases these can be life or death decisions....

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  • The Back in Balance Play

    Back about ten years ago I developed a betting strategy based on the observation that the craps table is always trying to stay “in balance” with the probability universe. In other words – Do decisions and Don’t decisions always work to balance out over the long run. You could...

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  • Heavy’s “Squeeze Box” Play

    The number of ways to attack the game of craps is unlimited, but some plays attract more attention than others do – particularly from dealers who think they have seen it all. Here is a play I make from time to time that always piques their interest. I call...

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  • Hit and Git

    While I don’t have a lot of faith in “due number” or “average hand” theories at craps, there is something to be said for “getting in, getting up, and getting gone.” One way to do that is through one of the many variants of the “Hit and Down” play....

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  • Better Bankroll Management with Casino Credit

    Casino Credit can be a great tool for managing your bankroll when you are on a gambling trip. It helps you avoid the problems associated with traveling with large sums of money through the airport, and lessens the fear of getting mugged and losing everything. But it does come...

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  • Dice Control versus Card Counting

    What’s the difference in craps and blackjack? Ignoring the obvious, one is a dice game and one is a card game, there are a lot of differences in craps and blackjack – just as there are a lot of similarities. But there’s one major difference. A skilled dice influencer...

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  • Gambling and the Law of Unintended Consequences

    Have you ever been standing down in the hook with a bet in front of you when the dice hit your chips and bounced onto a seven? You didn’t mean for that to happen, and it’s doubtful that the shooter did either. But it happened, and it’s a great...

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  • Table Conditions

    Table conditions. It’s one of the most popular topics when precision shooters get together and talk craps. To be successful, the precision shooter has to know what he is up against, and one of the biggest variables is the table itself. What goes into the construction of a craps...

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  • Learning Optimism

    Players who get the opportunity to hang around the tables with me often hear me talk about “the crap between their ears” and how it impacts their play. It’s been that way since the beginning – and I guess it will be that way forever. Most precision shooters have...

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  • Heavy from the Don’ts

    I’d been playing craps for over fifteen years before I finally took time to learn the other half of the game – the Dark Side. Up until then I played “the Right Way” one hundred percent of the time. And as the math of the game would dictate, I...

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  • Zen, Dice, and the Tao of Craps

    A few years ago I wrote an article called “The Twelvefold Tao of Craps.” You’ll find it posted in several places around the Internet if you feel like Googling it. While it is essentially a humor piece, I have received many comments from readers who were struck by the...

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  • Fight or Flight? Handling Stress in the Casino

    Fight or flight – we’ve all heard it. And it was never truer than at the craps table. For some people stress is simply a tool to increase their performance level. Let’s face it. Most of us perform best when facing a challenge as long as we are adequately...

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  • I Saw – You Saw

    Let’s face it. None of us has a perfect memory. Most of us mean no harm by misremembering. But misremembering facts can have a serious downside. For example, you’ll often run across conflicting accounts by eyewitnesses to serious crimes. These days it’s not unusual to see convicted felons proven...

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  • Free Play on Slots versus Free Bets at Craps

    If you’re old enough you may remember back when casinos courted table games players and pretty much ignored slot players. Slots were there for table games players’ wives to occupy themselves on while the real action ran through the pit, and craps was the king of the table games....

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  • Visualization and a Day in the Life of the Heavy Guy

    Bear with me here. I have no idea where this article is going. But a couple of weeks ago we were chatting about visualization on the forum and I was reminded of events that happened the day before. It was a Tuesday, and I was driving my niece, a...

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  • Heavy’s $120 Short-Bankroll Play

    Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve had days, particularly in the midst of a prolonged losing streak, where the most I could muster up for a craps session was a couple of hundred bucks. When I step up and buy in for – say six twenty dollar bills the first...

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