Issue 330
January 8 - January 15, 2007
Volume 7
page 3

The secrets of charting the tables
By Larry Edell

Pssst... Wanna know a secret?

How about the secrets of charting the tables?

When you play craps, the best method to avoid those financially destructive sevens is to use charting. But how can you chart the tables accurately and with a minimum of hassle?

Wanna know the secrets that craps pros use to increase their profits through charting?

Let's find out!

All you really need is a small pad and a pen to keep track of the rolls. There are two different ways to chart tables - Mega and Super Charting.

Super Charting is maintaining a running total of sevens as compared to all the other numbers. Theoretically, one sixth of all numbers rolled will be sevens.

Mega Charting is keeping a running total of the inside numbers (5, 6, 8 and 9) and comparing this with all the other numbers. Theoretically, one half of all numbers rolled will be inside numbers. This means that in 36 sample rolls, 18 of them will be the inside place numbers.

Mega charting really succeeds when guided by Super Charting. If a normal rate of sevens (1/6 ratio) exists, then the ratio of inside numbers (5,6,8 and 9) is the prevailing factor - if this is less than half, it's time to bet inside.

However when the inside number ratio is more than half, you should not be betting inside. And if the sevens total is less than normal you should be wagering don't pass or don't come.

In 36 sample rolls, 18 of them should be inside place numbers, and only six of them should be sevens. If you count 36 rolls, and only twelve 5, 6, 8 or 9s appear (with the normal amount of sevens), it's time to loosen your wallets! But if you see 16 inside places you should wait a while, make some other bets, or change tables.

And remember, this is dependent on the amount of sevens. Hopefully if you see 6-7 sevens (in 36 sample rolls) the above should hold true. But if fewer sevens appear, you might want to hold your bets back. And if there are more sevens, you might want to place larger place bets than you would normally.

By using charting you will be able to minimize your loss periods and maximize your win periods. Charting a table is extremely important to consistently make profits at the craps table. Write on a napkin if you must - but chart your table the next time you play!

Pssst... Now you know the secrets of charting the tables!

About the Author

Larry Edell Edell is the world-renowned expert on the casino game of craps, and his award-winning newsletter, The Crapshooter, has been in publication since 1994. The was launched in September 2000, as the internet property of Larry Edell and Leaf Publishing. Mr. Edell has also published over two hundred different articles in magazines such as Casino Player, Gaming Today, Mid West Players, and Gambling Times.


Books by the Author

Purchase Larry's book, "Make Your Living Playing Craps" and others available online here.




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