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Craps: Improve Your Play by Exercising Dice Control

Visit Vegas a couple of times and you might see this guy: a Craps high roller. He might not have mountains of chips in front of him or a hot woman on each arm like in the movies, but he’s making enough money to make casino owners check the dice regularly.

And when you see him you must be thinking “how is he doing it”? Is it dumb luck? Does he have some kind of foolproof strategy you don’t know about? Or maybe he’s risking a lot to make a lot?

Or he could just know how to control the dice like a Jedi Master. Seriously.

There has been talk in casino circles about Craps players who can avoid seven on the “Point Roll” consistently. Bypassing luck and making cash on pure hand-eye coordination. What’s their technique (besides using the Force of course)? We’ve got the scoop.

Rolling Consistently

The first thing you need to know is that these techniques will not guarantee the exact result you want every time. If that were possible you’d see us in Vegas 24/7. However, if done properly, these techniques can improve your chances of getting the numbers you want or avoiding the numbers you don’t want.

First thing you want to do is make sure the dice are in a consistent position. One popular method is holding the dice in a 3-V set where you have threes in a “V” formation. This gives you the hard six (3 and 3) on top, a six (5 and 1) on the front, an eight (6 and 2) on the back and a hard eight (4 and 4) on the bottom. No sevens will be showing if you hold the dice this way.

Once your dice are set you need to practice so you are throwing the dice the same way each time. Make sure your toss has a smooth delivery that is strong enough to get the dice to the end of the table without so much force that it causes them to bounce hard against the back of the table. A smooth throw will cause the dice to rotate backwards without moving side to side, thus improving your chances of avoiding seven if you’re using the “V” formation. Throwing the same way can also produce repeating numbers.

Practice Makes… Money

You’re not going to get a throwing technique down the first time through. And you don’t want to use trial and error on a Vegas table; you’ll lose your shirt that way. We suggest buying your own dice and working on your throwing technique wherever possible.