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Should I flick my wrist when I toss the dice?

27 April 2008

Dear Frank:

I have a question.

I am having tons of trouble trying to figure this controlled throw thing out. My dice are going everywhere.

My question for the moment, though, do you guys flick your wrist when you throw, or keep it rigid when you release the dice?

Thanks,
Mike

Dear Mike:

The throwing has to be smooth with no "flick of the wrist" at the end of it. That extra energy from the flick does several things to ruin a good dice throw:

  1. It puts an irregular spin on the dice at times, causing the dice to splatter.
  2. It adds extra energy to the dice, making the back wall hit too hard in many cases.
  3. It often makes the dice curve left or right, destroying a straight on back-wall hit.

There are other problems but you get the idea. No flick of the wrist at the end.

For your 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 site, and I think you will 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 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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