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DICE CONTROL 101

Delivering the Dice to the Back Wall Part 2

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 delivering the dice to the back wall will be covered.

To review from the last installment on delivering the dice to the back wall: Consistency is what dice control is all about. Having a smooth and soft delivery using a pendulum swing helps improve consistency.

Remember the steps of the delivery process.

  1. Set the dice
  2. Grab the dice
  3. Grip the dice
  4. Align the dice
  5. Pause and aim the dice
  6. Back swing straight back
  7. Forward swing in a smooth continuous pendulum motion
  8. Release and follow through
  9. 45 degree angle
  10. Landing with a "smack"
  11. One bounce
  12. Hit the back wall and die

Practice is critical in obtaining the perfect delivery so practice often.

Introduction

You must master the Physical Elements of the Golden Touch throw to have a chance to win at the game of craps. However, since there is not one standard table in terms of length, design, type of overlay and bounce, it is important to realize that each table represents an individual challenge. This challenge is similar to the challenge a pitcher in baseball is presented with as he faces different batters.

Tables come in all sizes and shapes. Some are long up to an aircraft carrier-sized 16 feet or more. Some are a short at 10 to 12 feet. Some tables are wide; some are narrow. Some have the pass line close to the back wall; others are very far away. Some layouts are very bouncy not unlike trampolines - and some are dead. When you shoot the dice on a dead table, the dice will die nicely. When you use the same shot on a bouncy table, the dice will fly off the table.

When you shoot on a new table, there are several ways to determine how your dice will react...

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