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Comp secrets of the undeserving only I know

24 April 2018

Now I’m going to share with you the secrets of getting much more than you deserve in comps. Most of these secrets are only known by me and everyone I’ve ever talked to about comps. But some of the following secrets are actually being revealed here for the first time because that’s the kind of guy I am – a blabbermouth!

If you are a tipper — and you should be, because if you don’t tip the dealers, they will hate you — then always tip on top of your bet, not next to it or in front of it or wherever the casino wants the bet placed (like directly in the dealer’s bank account).

Let us say you are still that $25 blackjack player, still solvent, alive and kicking, and you want to give the dealers a $5 tip. If you put it in front of your bet, two things happen: The dealer is happy that you made a bet for him and if it wins the winnings and the bet are taken by the dealer.

Here’s what doesn’t happen – the bet is not counted as a part of your bet. Now, if you put the bet on top of your $25, and say to the dealer, “You’re riding on top,” then three things happen: The dealer is happy that you made a bet for him; if it wins it stays up and might win some more for the dealer with no extra risk for you; and, more important, that $5 will now count as a part of your bet. The floor person will rate you as a $30 player. Hey, every little bit helps.

Craps players can try a classic ruse that I invented when I saw someone else do it. You can put your place bets on the numbers during the come-out roll but keep them off! That’s right. If you are a place bettor, going right up on the numbers gets you noticed right away, rated right away, but with no risk.

Even better, if you are, say a $30 bettor on the 6 and 8, you might just go to $60 on each during the come-out roll – accompanied by much fanfare (“Give me a $60 six and eight. Did you hear me, I SAID A SIXTY DOLLAR, SIX-O, SIX AND EIGHT!” and in a whisper: “Off on the Come-Out.”) – but, here’s the sneaky part, when the shooter establishes his point, you reduce those two bets to $30 each. You can’t do this too much but a few times during the course of a session will help pump up your average bet rating at no extra risk.

Craps players should also look to play in casinos that count the total spread, which means that a $30 six and eight come in with a $60 rating. It’s rare, I mean really, really rare, for the casinos to count the “odds” bet for comping purposes since the house has no edge on this bet.

I’ve played in places where I have been rated much higher than my actual betting would warrant, largely because I was related to the floor person doing the rating – just kidding; largely because of my tipping of the crew and the fact that I was a regular and an easy player who made no demands or intemperate remarks, win or lose.

The flipside of the pen and paper is also a possibility. I recently had the floor-person-from-hell rate my average bet at a level that was two-thirds less than what every other floor person in that particular casino rated me. I wasn’t betting any differently, mind you. I was just perceived differently. The guy probably took an instant dislike to me (those of you who know me must find that impossible to believe) – and my rating plummeted.

Visit Frank’s website at www.frankscoblete.com. Frank Scoblete’s latest books are I Am a Dice Controller: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Craps, Confessions of a Wayward Catholic and I Am a Card Counter: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Blackjack. Available from Amazon.com, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and at bookstores.
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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:

> 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:

Craps Underground: The Inside Story of How Dice Controllers are Winning Millions from the Casinos!

> More Books By Frank Scoblete