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Help for a craps toss

24 April 2008

Dear Frank:

I have your GTC book, Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution! and the two-disc DVD set on dice control, Golden Touch: Beating Craps by Controlling the Dice. I use a practice rig for my daily practice.

I respect that it's difficult to diagnose without seeing someone actually tossing, but thought perhaps that with your experience you may have an idea on this particular issue I'm having.

Using the Hardway Set as an example [hardway set has 4:4, 2:2, 3:3 and 5:5 set around it, with 6:1 on the ends) the 6 and 1 facing left and right, one die will usually be on axis and more often than not, the out-facing number (6 or 1) will show on the other. Sometimes both.

Is this a common problem with a common remedy?

Thank you,
Louis

Dear Louis:

As you said, it is hard to diagnose a problem without actually seeing the grip, swing and release, but I will give it a try.

Most dice control problems come from the grip. If one die is going off axis and hitting that 1 or 6 side, it is possible that the dice are not starting out flush together and could have a fractional split that makes one go off axis while the other stays on axis. This split could make both go off axis as well. Even the best dice controllers will throw those 1-sides and 6-sides, but if you are doing it with annoying consistency, then check your grip in a mirror before you throw.

It is also possible that one finger on a three-finger grip, either the ring finger or the pointer, is lower than the other. This will cause one die to lag and one die to take the lead. That second die can lose your control over it because there was too much pressure on it when it left your hand.

The third thing to look for is in the swing. if you are bringing your arm into your body as opposed to just bringing it back about six or eight inches, you will be throwing a curve ball or slider — this can also cause one or both dice to go off axis.

Keep in mind my advice is merely speculative. You should consider taking our class to really learn the proper techniques. Go to http://www.goldentouchcraps.com/packages.shtml for more information.

For your excellent letter, I am giving you a free 10-day subscription to my private, members-only website at www.goldentouchcraps.com. We have over 5,000 members on this private site, and you should find the discussions enlightening, interesting and fun. Enjoy!

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.

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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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