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Can you be successful at craps without being a controlled shooter?

19 April 2009

Dear Frank:

I have read your book Beat the Craps out of Casinos dozens of times. I must admit it has enlightened me on the beauty of the game of craps. Since reading your book I have been to Vegas three times (over nine months) and I have religiously followed the 5-Count.

The first time I played I was able to come out a little ahead. The second time I was a little down but it was a struggle and I was not able to play at the tables that long. This last trip, a week ago, I lost half my stake and was barely at the tables for more than three hours over a three-day period.

I do not roll and I am thinking I might need to learn how to become a controlled shooter to stay at the table longer. I bet conservatively using the Limited Bankroll approach (place the 6 and 8 for $30 each) even though my bankroll permits high roller betting limits.

I am not at the tables long enough to catch a hot roller even with the 5-Count, my numbers were hit a total of five or six times all this last weekend... brutal.

Can you actually be successful in the game of craps without being a controlled shooter? The last two times to Vegas were brutal in terms of rollers and making any money. Any suggestions?

Yours truly,
Michael

Dear Michael:

Even with the 5-Count, you can't overcome the house edge on the bets that you make against random rollers. The 5-Count will reduce the number of random rolls you face by 57%. If there happens to be a controlled shooter at the table, the 5-Counter will bet on him 11% more than the player who bets on every shooter. (Go here for complete information: http://www.goldentouchcraps.com/proof.shtml.)

Now as far as your three trips are concerned, you won a little, lost a little and then had your head handed to you. That's craps. You can't expect to win every time out, especially since you are playing a random game. You are making — and this is a good thing — some of the best bets, so the hit on your bankroll is not as large as it would be if you were making high house-edge bets.

The only way to beat the game of craps is to become a Golden Touch controlled shooter. Still, even with the ability to influence those cubes, you have to bet properly as you are doing.

I am giving you a free 30-day subscription to my private members-only website at www.goldentouchcraps.com.

We have over 5,000 members on this private site and the conversations are interesting, enlightening and fun.

Enjoy!

All the best in and out of the casinos,

Frank Scoblete

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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
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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:

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