• I’ll See Your Possibility and Raise You an Absolute

    A statistician I’ve been exchanging e-mails with for a few years made a bold statement awhile back. It went something like this: “There are probably fewer than  three people in the world who can demonstrate a long run in-casino SRR in excess of 1:7.” He went on to state...

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  • One for the Money

    While betting strategies don’t give the player an advantage over the game, they can be a lot of fun to play around with – particularly when they work. Here’s a strategy you can test out for as little as $26. Let’s play it out at my favorite locale –...

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  • Craps Seven Deadly Sins

    This article dates all the way back to 2004, when I first starting publishing my thoughts on casino craps on-line.  Some of the items I include  may sound a little redundant. If it seems like we’re repeating ourselves, it’s probably because we’re talking about some REALLY important aspects of...

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  • Three Precision Shooter “Don’t” Plays

    From time to time a player will ask me if playing the Don’ts is compatible with precision shooting. My answer – absolutely. Think about it. The seven is already the most powerful number on the dice. If you can throw MORE sevens than the law of averages says you...

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  • Point Shooting

    During a live session at one of the craps clinics we did back in 2004, I was fortunate enough to get in on a hand tossed by a point-shooter. For those of you who may have missed out on my earlier discussions on this topic, a point shooter is...

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  • The Kelly Criterion

    Yeah, I know.  The title of this article sounds like the title of a spy novel.  John Kelly was an interesting fellow, but as far as I know he was never an undercover agent.  John Kelly worked at AT&T’s Bell Labs in the fifties.  In 1956 he developed what...

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  • Craps “Betiquette” Revisited

    Through the years I’ve talked about this many times in seminars and articles on craps.  I call it “Craps Betiquette” and it’s amazing how many people just don’t get it. Imagine that you are the shooter. You’ve made three passes, and nine rolls ago established the six as your...

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  • Fifty-Three and the Deep Blue Sea

    A few years back an Italian woman from Tuscany leaped into the ocean and drowned herself after betting and losing her family’s life savings on the number fifty-three in the Italian lottery. The Italian lottery offers bets on numbers between 1 and 90 in its twice-weekly drawings. Fifty numbers...

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  • Lay Lady Lay

    Many of the newer players I meet have been looking closely at the Don’ts as an alternative way to play, and I have to congratulate them on being open to both sides of the game. Unfortunately, many newbies assume wrongly that since so much money is lost by players...

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  • Finger Alignment Adjustments that Don’t Require Tin Snips

    There’s one in just about every class – the student whose thumb or fingers just don’t quite work right when gripping the dice. Sometimes it’s just a result of the natural shape of the player’s hand. Other times it’s something else. Take my pal G.H. down in Houston. G.H....

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