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Buying the 5 and 9

17 April 2008

Dear Mr. Scoblete,

Is it ever advantageous to buy the 5 or 9, or can you buy the 5 or 9?

Thank you,
Guy

Dear Guy:

If a location allows you to buy the 5 and 9 and pay the vig on wins only then it becomes a decent bet. If you bet $30 and they only charge you $1 on a win and return to you $44, the house has about a 1% edge on you.

That's the good news.

The bad news is the fact that you will not find this situation almost anywhere in the USA.

The regular placing of the 5 and 9 is a terrible bet because the house has a 4% edge on the bet. That means for every $5 you place on the 5 or 9, the loss is 20 cents.

All betting has to be looked at this way — what is the loss per bet (whether you win the bet or not) because the long-run expectation of a player is to lose that percentage.

In short, you are far better off making Come bets and keeping that house edge at 1.4%.

For your letter I am giving you a free 10-week subscription to my private members-only website at www.goldentouchcraps.com. We have over 5,000 members on this private site and I think you will find the message boards to be interesting, educational and fun!

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete

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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
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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:

Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!

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