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Should I Play the Don't When the Table Is Cold?

17 September 2004

Dear Scobe:

I'm pretty new to playing craps and don't get to play much. But I do read and reread your books before I go play. I was wondering if it's a good idea to play the Don't side if the table is cold and then when the table heats up, to go back and play "normally." By normal, I mean pass line bet with odds and placing the 6 or 8. I was reading your Guerrilla Gambling book this morning and was thinking about trying that. Would playing this way hurt me too much if I stuck with the 5-Count?

Thanks and keep up the great work,
Jeff

Dear Jeff,

The idea of the 5-Count is to keep you out of the action so the casino can't grind away at your bankroll. If you decide to make Don't Pass or Don't Come bets, the casino will have an approximately 1.4 percent edge on all the money you bet this way. So, yes, you are increasing your chances of losing more money. The 5-Count doesn't guarantee that you will win; it just keeps you in the game longer and if there is a hot roller, you'll have enough money to capitalize on him or her.

All the best in and out of the casinos!
Frank Scoblete


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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:

Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines!

> More Books By Frank Scoblete