CasinoCityTimes.com

Gurus
News
Newsletter
Author Home Author Archives Author Books Search Articles Subscribe
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Frank Scoblete Archives
More Strategy Experts

Gaming Guru

author's picture
 

More readers write

17 January 2017

By Frank Scoblete
FROM BERNIE: I just finished reading your article about betting the 4 at craps. What you say is very true, the only right way to bet it is by making a come bet first that goes to the 4 then take your odds.

I see players make all the stupid bets in the middle and then complain about their bad luck. All I do is make a pass line bet and take odds and use the captain's 5-Count [Note: see Frank’s book I Am A Dice Controller: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Craps!] then make come bets and take odds that I can afford. Most times when I play I am the only one at a full table making come bets. It really is amazing how bad people gamble.

That being said I went on a mini vacation (three days) in Michigan. I'm always talking about how dumb people are when they gamble but this time it was me that was the idiot.

I had bought in for $200 and we were going home in a couple of hours so I didn't want to take a chance with a bigger buy in and get hurt bad just before we were leaving. The game was good early and I was up a $100 or so until the game got ugly. You know the drill — point 7 out!

I was down to $55 and angry at myself for not assuring myself to break even when I was up. The guy next to me got the dice and I decided to control my own fate and not make any bet while he was shooting being that I was next person to shoot.

He kept the dice for a good half hour and made nine — yes nine! — points before finally the seven showed.

I don't remember the last time I saw anyone make nine points. Needless to say I was fuming at my own stupidity and ego problem and promptly lost my last money on my roll in about 45 seconds.

It sure made for a long ride home.

My whole point here is I play craps the right way and criticize others for being stupid but what I did was worse because I should know better. Oh well, live and learn, hopefully.

FROM CHUCK: I am not a dice controller by any stretch of the imagination, but just wanted to let you know that I am learning — thanks to the book you sent me a month ago.

I am practicing each and every day — and am now paying more attention to how I am standing, how my wrists, move, arm movement, etc. when I roll a seven.

It is hard to believe but I can almost feel that I have rolled a seven before it hits the table in practice based on the arm jerk, leg positions, wrists and the like. I use your “3V” formation with the 3's on top and the 5 and 1 facing the area where the dice land.

I also have been experimenting with the Hardway sets and find about two that I like. Looks like one of my likes hits lower numbers (not necessarily hard ways lows) but lower numbers and the other one hits higher numbers.

At my age of 71 and just starting this game, I never ever expect to be like your friends and acquaintances described n your books, but if I can get decent rolls with a goodly number of hits before sevening out it will be great. I have been in the 17 to 27 range before sevening out lately . . . I feel that will be decent to make a few dollars.

Going again at end of the month and will fill you in on what happened after that visit.

Again, thanks a bunch . . .



Frank Scoblete’s new books are Confessions of a Wayward Catholic, I Am a Dice Controller: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Craps! and I am a Card Counter: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Blackjack. Available on Amazon.com, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and at bookstores.

This article is provided by the Frank Scoblete Network. Melissa A. Kaplan is the network's managing editor. If you would like to use this article on your website, please contact Casino City Press, the exclusive web syndication outlet for the Frank Scoblete Network. To contact Frank, please e-mail him at fscobe@optonline.net.

 

Readers write

10 January 2017
FROM CLIFF: I totally agree with your article Don't Throw It Away. I have been a constant reader of the various games. I decided to read the articles about the casinos and the books about the games. Because of these decisions I will lose a small amount $300 or less instead of throwing money away. Now understand $300 is a lot but within my budget. ... (read more)
 

Why craps is so exciting

3 January 2017
I am guessing that many craps articles open with some form of the following sentence: “Craps is the most exciting game in the casino.” I know I’ve used something such as that opening many times. How can a gambling writer escape writing something such as that? After all, craps is the most exciting game in ... (read more)
 

Gift of the Slots Magi

27 December 2016
Slot machines have changed very little and a lot over the years that they have been in existence. This dichotomy is easily explained. People play the machines to win money, a given that has never changed; but the mechanisms of the machines have changed from simple mechanical devices to electro-mechanical ... (read more)

Next 10 Articles >

  • Featured Articles

Ask Frank: Spanish 21 Strategy

Hello there, Living in Canada, I find that the rules are more liberal here than at other casino locales, such as the dealer standing on all 17s for Spanish Blackjack. In your book, Armada Strategies for Spanish 21, there is only a strategy for when the dealer hits soft 17. I w... (read more)
 

Ask Frank (Playing Winning Craps)

Dear Mr. Scoblete: In your book Forever Craps, you recommend to play one Don't Come bet per shooter without odds in order to reduce your exposure to the house. I usually play at casinos that count the spread and odds. If I play one ... (read more)
 

Bad Ways to Play Good Casino Games

You've met this guy before. He's cantankerous, witless, and loud. He knows everything about everything when it comes to casino games. He's a self-made expert who knows more than all writers and mathematicians combined, and as he doubles on his thirteen against the dealer's ... (read more)
 

The Craps to English Dictionary

Craps is another country, a kingdom with its own mores, legends, myths, rites, rituals, superstitions and government. It also has its own language, much of it easily misunderstood as sexual or scatological references. For those of you interested in journeying to this ... (read more)
 

Craps Crap and Craps Gold - Part 1

What do the following sayings have in common? "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." "Better late than never." "High fences make good neighbors." "Always play the Pass/Come and take full odds." Answer: The above statements are true. Yes, some people might quibble and say that you can eat as ... (read more)
Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

> More Books By Frank Scoblete

Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

> More Books By Frank Scoblete