I have always
been a skeptic about what has become popularly known in casino circles
as “dice control.” This relatively new gambling expression
refers to the theory that it is possible for craps players to alter
the random probability of the numerical combination of rolls of
How is it possible,
you ask, to make a science out of a “crap shoot?” Just
pick up the dice, give ‘em a shake, blow on ‘em for
good luck, and then let ‘em roll! The cubes tumble and dance
without rhyme or reason on the layout at the other end of the table.
The end result, one of 36 possible combinations, is the whim of
An elite team
of gambling experts is touring the country to change that perception.
Their mission is to prove that physical skill can be utilized in
casino craps to neutralize the luck factor and add an exciting new
dimension to a game that has always been explored from standpoints
of pure chance, money management, and house advantage.
The Golden Touch
Craps team is led by Frank Scoblete, the nation’s most esteemed
gambling authority and the best-selling gaming author of all time.
He and his associates are committed to proving that dice handling
techniques can be learned by disciplined players who are willing
to practice and perfect the skills.
that the technique is not easy and not everyone can do it. But he
is convinced that the only way to beat craps in the long run is
learning how to control the dice when you shoot so that you reduce
the appearance of certain numbers and increase the appearance of
other numbers, thus off-setting the house edge and giving the edge
to the skilled player.
At the crux
of the issue is the number seven. It has a greater
probability of appearing than any other number. There are six ways
to “make” a seven while there are only five ways to
make a six or eight, four ways to make a five or nine, three ways
to make a four or 10, two ways to make a three or 11, and one way
to make a two or 12.
The number seven,
or “Big Red” as craps players call it, is perfectly
acceptable on the Come-out roll, but once a point has been established
it is the one number that players don’t want to see. Attempting
to teach players how to physically minimize the appearance of a
seven is the goal of Golden Touch Craps seminars.
Among the topics
that are covered include the best place to stand at the table, optimum
ways to “set” the dice before you throw them, how to
pick up and hold the dice, delivery technique to the back wall,
spin control of the dice, and ways to manipulate the bounce.
The team also
focuses on many other aspects of gambling and the total casino experience,
including the physics of dice control, the expert’s philosophy
of craps, the role that mind and body play, how to become mentally
and physically prepared to play, practice regimens, and even table
If a casino
in the Chicago-area brings in Scoblete and his team to conduct a
seminar, by all means don’t miss it! Golden Touch Craps has
all the promise of being to the game of craps what Edward Thorpe’s
breakthrough book Beat the Dealer was to the game of blackjack.
like more information, log on to www.goldentouchcraps.com or call
toll free 1-866-SET-DICE for a brochure and a schedule of upcoming
seminars and events.
Next Week: More
about Golden Touch Craps and information about the experts who have
perfected the technique. You may be surprised!