Biloxi APC Seminar and Hot Shooter Hullabaloo
February 23 – 25, 2024
Ordinarily, I wouldn’t schedule two seminars in Biloxi just four-and-a-half months apart, but our APC pals up North have absolutely loved those late Winter – early Spring getaways to the Coast over the years, and I think it’s about time we did another one before making another run out to Vegas. By the weekend of February 23rd, the Mardi Gras beads should have all been swept up from the streets and we’ll have missed the President’s Day Weekend crowd. I’m thinking the timing will be just about right. In fact, according to my latest “AI Search,” The best time to visit Biloxi is from November to April, when the weather cools off and room rates are affordable. The oysters will be fat and in their prime, and daytime temperatures should average around 65 degrees. Yeah, Biloxi can be a little rainy in February, but guess what! It ain’t snow and it’s plenty warm in the casino’s spa.
Last year in Biloxi was the winningest year I can remember for the APC crew and students, and this year hasn’t been far behind. And as I always tell you guys who haven’t been there – Biloxi has it all. Ten casinos on the Biloxi/Gulfport Gulf Coast, including Caesars, Boyd, MGM, and Hard Rock properties. Fantastic odds at craps, with most properties offering 10X odds and the IP standing above the others with 20X odds. Are you a non-smoker? Love low-limit games? The Palace is your kind of place, typically with a $10 game while everyone else in town is running $15 – $25 action. Plus, they have one of the few buffets still running on the coast and it is outstanding! Dealers? Biloxi has some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable you’ll ever meet. Comps? Typically, easy to earn and generous if you’re good player. Oh, and unlike Las Vegas – Biloxi has an ocean to go with its beach. Thirteen miles of white sand and sun. It’s my favorite place in the USA to play craps, and I’ve played just about every market in the country.
This should be a great time to be there, and I’m giving you plenty of time to make your plans. This weekend will feature the traditional Friday night Meet and Greet get-together – a chance for attendees to put faces with names, swap a few war stories, and perhaps make plans for dinner, drinks, or an evening at the tables. Everyone is welcome to bring a spouse, friend, or significant other. This will be a “no host” event, so everyone is on their own for food and beverages. Enjoy yourselves, but don’t be out too late, because we’ll have a full day of training on slate for Saturday.
Saturday’s class will be at a local casino dealer school, beginning at 9AM and running through approximately 5:30PM. There will be roughly a 45-minute break for lunch around mid-day at a local sandwich shop a block down the street from the school. This will be a full day of dice control training, focusing on the mechanics of the grip and toss, including set, grip, aim, focus, breath control, visualization, landing zone, execution, and follow through. We’ll teach you how to read the dice and how they interact with the layout – and how to interpret that interaction and make adjustments to your grip and toss to correct any errors. We’ll practice shooting from alternate positions – Stick Left, Stick Right, and Straight Out. And, given time, we will play a mock session using casino chips and incorporate some Basic DI Betting Strategies into your play. All that and more on Day One.
Saturday night you’re on your own to hook up with your fellow students and coaches for live play, dinner, entertainment, or just to hang out and chill. Again, I don’t recommend staying out too late. Typically, Saturday nights are not conducive to winning play in the casino due to crowded tables and the abundance of “amateurs.” It’s always better to get to bed early, then get up early in the morning and play under better conditions.
Sunday morning we’ll meet up once again at the dealer school for the Advanced Betting Strategy Session. This session will begin at 9AM and will wrap up no later than 1PM. We’ll start out the morning with one round of toss tweaks. Then we’ll move right into Right-Side betting strategies. We’ll cover reading a table, presses, power presses, regressions, etc., then move on to Hybrid strategies. From there we’ll move right on into Dark Side Plays and how to implement them into your game and use them as a springboard back to the right side when the heat turns back on. Just about every strategy we discuss will have a specific live-session example associated with it that we can discuss – examples where the play in question has worked far beyond expectations (or failed miserably). This session will definitely put some tools in your craps tool box.
We will wrap up the session at 1PM with plans to reconvene at one of the local casinos later in the afternoon for live play. Location and exact time to be announced at the seminar itself. Play is planned to last roughly three hours, depending on table conditions. The intent is to play two ninety-minute sessions, but if we get on a table and it is running very hot, we will continue to play it until it stops paying, even if it goes beyond the three-hour mark. At the end of the live sessions the seminar weekend will “officially” be over. However . . .
Don’t forget Hangover Monday. Hangover Monday is that Monday after the seminar weekend when the coaches and many of the students who have been to a few of these classes like to “hang over” for another day to get in some additional play before heading home. So, we book our rooms for Monday with a Tuesday departure so we can have the casino to ourselves for the day. There are fewer players, more open spots at the tables, often lower limits, and the pressure to perform is off so frequently the hands are longer and the money won is bigger. Best of all, it doesn’t cost you a dime more to hang over and hang out with us (unless you’re having to pay extra for the room or you drop a few bucks at the tables) so why not? I will definitely be there. Heck, I may hang around on Tuesday as well if I can get away with it. LOL.
So, what’s all of this fun and learning going to set you back? Well, I just talked about that in the pricing article, right? Surprise Surprise Surprise. While others are going up on their prices – we’ve LOWERED our tuition on average $200 for 2024.
First time student Tuition: $1250 – Includes both Saturday Dice Control Class and Sunday Advanced Betting Strategy Class. This is over $400 less than our primary competitor and $200 less than 2023 pricing.
Register and pay via PayPal at this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GBBYHQZ7DDXXC
Save $50 off that tuition by paying via the Zelle app. Send $1200 via Zelle to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni – Refresher Student Tuition: $950 – Includes both Saturday Dice Control and Sunday Advanced Betting Strategy Class. This is over $500 less than our primary competitor and $200 less than 2023 pricing.
Register and pay via PayPal at this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7FZKTS7J48D6C
Save $50 off that tuition by paying via the Zelle app. Send $900 via Zelle to email@example.com.
Enrollment fees cover the cost of training and handout material only. Students are on their own for transportation, meals and lodging. Our Biloxi classes typically “sell out,” and as of this posting, the class is 50% full. Don’t miss out! Sign on now!
Correct Dice Sets and how to get there quickly!
Correct Grip for you based on the physical shape of your hand.
Correct Toss for you – depending on your physical stature and ability.
Focus, Breath Control, and Landing Zone
Visualization and the Mental Edge
Right Side Betting Progressions, Money Management and Discipline
Basic Don’t Play
And Much More!
Singles register here for just $795 and save $455 off regular registration fee via PayPal at this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=65GSMRB7YJB5N
Craps Cruise 11
The Original Craps Cruise
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17 – March 24, 2024
Galveston to the Western Caribbean – Harmony of the Seas
Join Axis Power Craps and URComped’s 11th Craps Cruise Meetup this March 17th, 2024 onboard RCL’s Harmony of the Seas! But register NOW because this cruise is almost sold out! Click this link to register!
This 7-Night “Craps and Clover” St Patrick’s Meetup will be sailing to the Western Caribbean onboard the Harmony of the Seas from Galveston, Texas! We’ll sail to three of Heavy’s favorite ports in the Caribbean. Go zip-lining in Roatan, or have a white-face monkey encounter in Gumbalimba Eco Park. Visit Chacchoben Mayan Ruins or take an on the water snorkel tour in Puerto Costa Maya. Hit Heavy’s favorite Cuban cigar outlet, Havana Bob’s, and his favorite local restaurant and bar, Wet Wendy’s, just off Benito Juarez Plaza in Cozumel, Mexico. Or choose from any of the dozens of excursions available at any of our ports. But if you prefer a little quiet time – just hang out on Harmony and have the ship and its pools just about all to yourself.
This Meetup will include a Meet and Greet Cocktail reception and Farewell Party, Slot Pull, Slot Tournament, Hot Seats, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity for private and group coaching sessions in the Axis Power Craps method with casino craps pro Steve “Heavy” Haltom!!
P.S. Don’t worry, if you or your traveling companion don’t play craps, because it will still be a BLAST. The URComped family is a fun and friendly group of casino-playing cruisers, so don’t miss this chance to connect and have a ton of fun! We’ll have parties, slot tournaments, slot pulls, craps competitions, and much more!
Optional Craps Seminar at Sea sessions with Steve “Heavy” Haltom will be available on one of the Craps Tables in Casino Royale on Sea Day mornings. Reservations are Required.
To register for this cruise with URComped follow this link:
Once there you will be asked to upload copies of your best current casino and/or cruise offers along with photocopies of your highest level players cards and your contact information. This information will be used to determine the level of comp or discount URComped will be able to offer you on your first cruise experience with them. Future offers will be based on your play level on your first cruise. Typically, it may take as long as 2 weeks for a host to contact you – usually via email regarding your offer.
On the first Sea Day (Day 2 of the cruise) Heavy will be teaching Advanced Dice Control for Casino Craps. You’ll learn the dice sets, the grip, and the tosses to influence the dice from three different positions at the table. Heavy will demonstrate these tosses and you will have the opportunity to practice them under his supervision during the class. Master these skills and you, too, will be playing craps with a positive expectation. We teach this on the first At Sea day because these skills should serve you well the rest of the cruise. Time permitting we will also cover basic Advantage Betting for Dice Influencers.
On the second Sea Day (Day 3 of the cruise) Heavy will be teaching Advanced Betting Strategies for Casino Craps. You’ll learn how to turn a profit at the table after just one hit and still have action on the table. He’ll show you the most powerful betting strategy that DI’s use to turn a quick profit on the table. You’ll see his Dominant Number Press Play. And you’ll learn how to quickly press your bets up to table max during a hot hand. And you’ll learn basic Dark Side Play so you can transition to the Don’ts on choppy tables in order to stay in the game until the table gets hot again. These are skills EVERY serious craps player must have to win, but few bother to learn.
On the third Sea Day (Day 6 of the cruise) Heavy will open the table for a “fine tuning” class to take any student who signed up for Days 1 and/or 2 to the next level of proficiency through additional training and practice. We’ll end this session with an open discussion where he will answer any questions you may have about craps, the history of the game, or the history of dice control that you may have. This is your chance to get answers to all of those questions you’ve been too shy to ask through the years. If it’s craps or gaming related – Heavy will likely have an answer. If he doesn’t – he’ll research it after the cruise and get back to you with the answer if he can find it.
Heavy’s Seminars at Sea are $349 for one session, $629 for 2 sessions, or $899 for all three. That’s about 30% less than you’d pay for an eight hour one of his land based one-day dice control seminars! You can register by making payment directly to Heavy via the Zelle app on-line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay via CashApp to $StephenHaltom. Always follow up Zelle or CashApp payments with a direct email to Heavy at email@example.com to let him know specifically which classes you are signing up for.
If you prefer to use PayPal you can register at any of the following links:
Two Classes at $629: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QW5PT8YWULL74
All Three Classes at $899: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GK6MGFE449E5W
Heavy’s PREFERRED Payment Handler is Zelle. If you are not familiar with Zelle read about it at www.zellepay.com. Zelle payment should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. When making payments by Zelle, always send a follow-up email to Heavy at email@example.com advising him that you have signed up for Craps Cruise 11 sessions, which sessions you are signing up for, your name, and cell phone number. This information is for the class roster so we can reach out to you prior to the cruise to update you on class time and location.
To register for this cruise, follow this link to URComped. https://urcomped.com/offer/details/297672/craps-and-clovers-meetup?src=heavy
Complete the registration form. When you speak with a URComped host by phone or exchange emails with them be sure to let your them know in your email that you were referred by Heavy.
ACT NOW to Claim Your COMPLIMENTARY or Discounted Stateroom because SPACE IS LIMITED – Best Rooms Fill First and these cruises always sell out. Register NOW to avoid disappointment! Register at:
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