• Dice Control, Visualization and Imagery

    Through the years I’ve written extensively on the mental aspects of craps and precision shooting. Of all the preparation routines precision shooters employ, none, in my opinion, is more powerful than visualization, or guided imagery. Visualization is the process of creating a scene in the shooter’s mind of what...

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  • Working on the Come Out

    Working on the Come Out. Should you or shouldn’t you? It’s one of those questions that plague both precision shooters and random rollers – especially if they are Come bettors. While the “flat bet” portion of the Come wager is always working, the free odds wager is typically “off”...

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  • Seven Things to Do While Waiting for the Dice

    Over the last few years we’ve talked alot on the forums about the fact that the best bet to make on a random roller is “no bet.” Unfortunately, for most of us standing at the table and not betting is about as exciting as watching milk curdle. What can...

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  • The Truth About Dice Control

    The sad truth is, in today’s casinos there is no such thing as Dice Control. Dice Control, is, in fact, a misnomer. It’s a catch-phrase that has fallen into general use when describing what “controlled” shooters attempt to do – which is to influence the outcome of the roll....

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  • Flat Betting Systems and Strategies

    As gamblers we tend to step out on faith fairly often. Faith that the hot streak is going to continue. Faith in the shooter’s ability to toss a hardway. Faith in placing the six and the eight. Faith in placing a come bet with odds. And no where is...

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  • Tables, Tables, Tables

    Table conditions. It’s one of the most popular topics when precision dic 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...

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  • Transition Moves

    The transition move is one of the most powerful weapons in the crapshooter’s arsenal. It is also one of the most difficult to master. Simply put, a transition move is your pre-planned strategy to ease your bets from one side of the line to the other, allowing you to...

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  • Learned Optimism

    Spend a couple of hours on any of the on-line craps forums and you’ll discover that most precision shooters have a huge capacity for appreciating and enjoying statistics. Even the beginners on the boards have a good grasp of their SRR (sevens to rolls ratio). Members know the percentage...

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  • Putting On the Blinders

    On November 15, 1993, Dr. Tom Amberry made 2,750 consecutive basketball free throws and stopped without a miss. He tossed baskets for twelve straight hours. He was seventy-two years old at the time and had only been practicing for a year and a half. Later, he appeared on the...

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  • Putting New Spins on Old Systems

    Someone is always coming up with exotic plays based on “due numbers,” the “law of averages,” or the “law of large numbers.” Often these plays involve placing all of the box numbers on the layout – leaving that action up for a specific number of rolls, then taking it…

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