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DICE CONTROL 101

Setting the Dice Part Two

by Jerry "Stickman"

Jerry "Stickman" is an expert in craps, blackjack, video poker and advantage slot machine play. He is a regular contributor to top gaming magazines. The "Stickman" is also a certified instructor for Golden Touch Craps and Golden Touch Blackjack. His current book, " Specific Slots Machines That Give the Players the Edge!" provides mathematically proven advantages over the house on some slots and it is available in our store. You can contact Jerry "Stickman" at stickman@goldentouchcraps.com.

Note: Complete information on Dice Control along with scores of pictures illustrating all aspects of it is available in the book Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution. In addition, The Golden Touch Dice Control DVD is a two-disc set showing the best dice controllers throwing the dice so you can see for yourself how it is done. Over 200 unedited throws of the dice are captured from all angles. For more information on classes in dice control visit www.goldentouchcraps.com or call 1-800-944-0406.

Gaining an edge at the craps table is possible. It is not easy. It requires lots of practice. However, the edge than can be achieved is much higher than any blackjack card counting method.

There are several components to dice control and all of them must be mastered to obtain an edge at the craps table. The Dice Control 101 series will cover them all. In this installment various dice sets will be covered.

To review from the last installment: Consistency is what the dice controller is after. Setting the dice in exactly the same way each time you throw the dice will increase consistency. The hardway set helps reduce the appearance of the dreaded 7. It is the only dice set a beginning dice controller should use. With the hardway set one die must move two positions relative to the other die in order to get a 7. If one die moves only once relative to the other die it will never result in a 7. Using the hardway set you will also be able to easily see if you are keeping the dice on axis as you practice your throws.

Other Dice Sets

With practice a beginning dice controller can become proficient at keeping the dice on axis. Obtaining this consistency will require a minimum of 5,000 practice throws and often several thousand more. The practice will pay off however.

Until on-axis proficiency is developed, only the hardway set should be used as it offers the best protection against the dreaded 7. The problem with the hardway set is all it does is reduce the appearance of the 7. All other numbers will appear in approximately the same frequency.

Once the dice controller has become very proficient at keeping the dice on axis it may be time to try some different dice sets. These other dice sets will not protect against the 7 as well and the dice controller will see their SRR (Sevens to Rolls Ratio) go down. The advantage is gained by hitting certain numbers more frequently. By betting only on the numbers that you are favoring, you reduce your total exposure and collect on those numbers more frequently than if you use the hardway set.

The 3-V Set

The 2-V Set

Other Dice Sets

Come-out Set

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