Article Archive

  • It Ain’t Twilight but I’m Still in the Zone

    If it hasn’t happened to you yet, I can only tell you that it will.  Some day you’ll be standing at the craps table, tossing the dice and hitting numbers over and over, while time and the outside world seem to disappear.  Congratulations.  You have just entered the Zone....

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  • Big Al’s Army March System

    For many years we had an Axis Power Craps forum member known as “Big Kahnman” who loved to play around with different betting systems in the casino.  Big K was partial to one system that’s been around for years – reportedly developed by a graveyard shift dealer from Harrah’s...

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  • Hybrid Craps Plays – Do You or Don’t You?

    Every month we send out our forum newsletter.  Every month we receive newsletters from other gaming education outfits. It’s always interesting to read their take on the game – just as it is no doubt interesting to them to read what we have to say. To say we have...

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  • Step on a Crack – Craps Shooters and Superstitions

    What the heck is up with crapsters and this superstition thing? You know what I’m talking about. It’s a disorder called Apophenia.  That’s the human tendency to make incorrect assumptions based on random data.  That leads to the presumption that there is a cause and effect relationship between certain...

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  • Press, Regress, or None of the Above

    The debates have been raging lately over the efficacy of regressions versus progressions versus flat betting.  Should you bets start high, drop back down, then follow some sort of press moves to table max?  Should you press from the first hit and forget about regressions?  Or should your bets...

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  • Turbocharging Crapless Craps

    Although most DI’s love the game, deep down inside we all know that “Crapless Craps,” also known as “Never Ever Craps” is a terrible game.  It’s unique properties – elimination of the eleven as a natural winner and turning the 2, 3, 11 and 12 into “hard” point numbers...

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  • Farming the Field

    Take a look at any crap table and see where the sage old right-way players put their money.  One of the most popular bets you’ll see these guys toss out is $44 inside – that’s twelve dollars on the six and eight, and ten dollars each on the five...

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  • Point Shooting – Tossing Naturals – Sniping Out Fives and Nines

    During a live session at one of the craps clinics we did way 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...

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  • Twelve Ways to Win

    One of the many issues recreational gamblers endure is short run bankroll volatility.  These are often players with short bankrolls to begin with; guys who step up to a $10 game and buy in for double what they’d buy in for at a $5 game – a whopping $200. ...

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  • Diversification – The Games to Play When Craps Turns to Crap

    Let’s face it.  It happens to all of us.  For one reason or another, skills we’ve developed practicing our plays at home don’t make the transition to the casino.  Blame it on variance, bad luck, or something you ate for dinner – sometimes the correct craps play is no...

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  • There Ain’t no “I” in TEAM

    Being the ramrod of the Axis Power Craps Forum and an assortment of other websites, I frequently get reports from other players who either want to start up a pro craps team OR have already put together a team and they’re having problems.  Most of the time, but not...

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  • So You Want to be a Craps Pro

    My first piece of advice I have for wannabe Craps Pros is simple.  Don’t give up your day job.   As the Mad Professor once said, “Gambling is a tough way to make an easy living.”  Most of the pros I know would agree.  But if you insist on taking...

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  • The Roulette Wheel Goes Round and Round – Taking a Break from Craps

    “What?!?” you say. Roulette? Why the heck would you play roulette?  It carries a ridiculous house edge – in excess of 5% on the American wheel. Mathematically it cannot be beaten over the long run. “True,” I reply. And though I’ll get grief from some folks for proposing this...

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  • How to Avoid String Betting at Craps

    From time to time I’ll get a question from a player regarding some of the language experienced players use when placing their bets.  I thought I’d go through some of the more common bets in this article, explain why we make those bets the way we do, and give...

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  • Bookends of Summer – Labor Day 2015

    Every year about this time I talk about the Bookends of Summer. I’m referring to the two major holidays that fall at the beginning of summer and the end of summer – Memorial Day and Labor Day. I talked about Memorial Day back in May, so it’s time to...

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  • The “Secret” of Precision Dice Shooting

    I frequently get questions – both by e-mail and on the Axis Power Craps Forum, regarding what it takes to succeed as a dice influencer.  Recently I sort of “went off” on an older gentleman who has been searching for the “secret” of precision shooting for several years, but...

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  • Quick Setting the Dice for Fun and Profit

    I supposed I should begin this article by talking a little bit about how dependent some of us (myself included) have become on BoneTracker through the years. (BoneTracker, the premier roll tracking software for dice influencers, is available to download free here on this site.  After you finish reading...

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  • The “KISS” Theory of Craps

    We’ve all heard of the KISS Theory as applied to many things in life. If you’ve been off-planet for the last thirty years and are not familiar with the KISS Theory – it stands for Keep It Simple Stupid. And I suspect that there’s no were that this theory...

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  • Saving Bullets

    Okay, I’ll admit it. I have a few guns around the house. What the hell? I grew up in the woods in Arkansas, had my first BB gun at five and my first .22 at nine. By the time I was twelve I had a 30.06 rifle and a...

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  • So You Want to be a Craps Pro

    My first piece of advice on this topic is simple. Don’t give up your day job. As the Mad Professor once said, “Gambling is a tough way to make an easy living.” Most of the pros I know would agree. But if you insist on taking your shot at...

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