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What Is the 5-Count?

13 March 2008

Hi, Frank,

You speak about the 5-Count and since I have never played Craps I really don't know what you are teaching. I like to go into a casino with an edge and it sounds like the 5-Count would help provide a little better betting edge than me just throwing the money away.

Please forgive me for being stupid but when it comes to Craps I am!

Sincerely,
Cliff

Dear Cliff:

You're not stupid; you just don't know the game yet. The 5-Count was developed by the Captain, the greatest craps player of all time. It was his way to reduce the number of random rolls he faced and position himself to take advantage of controlled shooters (what he called "rhythmic rollers").

There is a very interesting article on the 5-Count here: http://www.goldentouchcraps.com/skinny0001.shtml

The 5-Count does take a little while to explain but its general outline is as follows:

  • The shooter is on his come-out roll:
  • If the shooter rolls a 2, 3, 11 or 12, the 5-Count doesn't begin.
  • If the shooter rolls a point number, which is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 -- that's the 1-Count
  • Any number can be the 2-Count, 3-Count, 4-Count (unless shooter sevens out)
  • If the shooter now rolls a 2, 3, 11 or 12, it is 4-Count and holding.
  • The 5-Count must be another point number.

Once the 5-Count is finished, you start your betting.

A complete discussion can be found in my book Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution! It will explain the ins and outs of the 5-Count, including what happens when a shooter makes his point or when he sevens on a come-out roll after making his point. You can purchase the book at Amazon.com.

To learn how the game is played go here: http://www.goldentouchcraps.com/newtocraps.shtml

For your great email I am giving you a free one-week subscription to my private, members only web site at www.goldentouchcraps.com. There are over 5,000 members on this private site and the conversations are terrific.

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
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:

Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution!

> More Books By Frank Scoblete