Las Vegas Veteran’s Day Craps Reveille Crapsfest Event!

It’s LAST CALL time for our annual Crapsfest event and Veteran’s Day Craps Reveille in Las Vegas – coming up Friday, November 11th thru Monday, November 14th – INCLUDING a special free Live Casino Session with the coaches for active duty military and veterans.

On Friday evening join us for a “Dutch Treat” Meet and Greet at a location to be announced. Meet the coaches and like minded craps players – and renew acquaintances with old friends. Hoist an adult beverage or two. Grab some bar food if you’re hungry. We’ll arrange the location and time. Location to be announced.

Saturday we’ll have two tracks to roll on. On Saturday morning we’ll run our Dice Control toss tweak sessions from 8:30 Am – 12:30 PM. We’ll get your toss tuned up and ready for live play with two of the best coaches in the business. Heavy and Dice Coach. Cost of this class is just $399 per person.  Register now on-line via PayPal at the following link: afternoon we’ll continue with additional toss practice PLUS betting systems and strategies for casino craps. Each of the coaches will reveal his favorite strategy – and you’ll learn specific techniques for pressing, regressing, transitioning from the right side to the dark side, and much more. The cost of this class is just $399 per person.  Register now on-line via PayPal at the following link:

register-now-buttonWant the Saturday “works?” Sign on for the full day Saturday for just $795 per person via PayPal at the following link:

register-now-buttonSunday morning Heavy and Dice Coach will present an Advanced Betting Strategy class from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Cost of the Sunday session is $399 per person.   Sign on for that class via PayPal at the following link:

register-now-buttonSunday afternoon we’ll be running TWO Live Casino Sessions with the coaches. These sessions will run 45 minutes to one hour each – between 2PM and 4PM Sunday afternoon. Your cost is $129 for one session or $249 if you wish to attend both.  Sign on for the Sunday live casino sessions via PayPal at the following links.  For ONE Live Casino Session click on the following link:

register-now-buttonFor BOTH Live Casino Sessions click on the following link:

register-now-buttonSPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL:

All Day Saturday plus both live casino sessions on Sunday – $999 per person.  Sign on for the Special Package Deal at this link:

register-now-buttonFULL MEAL DEAL:

All events on Saturday and Sunday, including both live session on Sunday afternoon – $1299 per person.  Sign on via PayPal at this link:

register-now-buttonThose of you who don’t wish to use PayPal may  register by telephone with a credit card through Dice Coach. Just call “Beth” at 1-866-342-3626 and tell her you read about it on Axis Power Craps.

Memo: Tuition fees cover the cost of the class itself and all handout material. Attendees are on their own for accommodations and transportation. Questions? E-mail Heavy at

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