Learn to Play Craps - Tips and Strategies: Want Proof Dice Control is a Scam?
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Is it legitimate or a scam? Let's take a look. I suspect that the notion of dice control is a big-money industry (perhaps, multi-million dollars annually). You name it and they sell it: books, tapes, seminars, full-size practice craps tables, half-size tables (a.k.a. throwing stations), toss bars, dice, and practice grippers. But is it real or just an elaborate hoax to swindle you out of your hard-earned money? The answer seems so obvious. Sadly, the world will never be without plenty of people so blinded by their burning desire to win big that they can't or won't stop long enough to think twice before handing over their money.
If you've read my other articles and Ebook, you know my thoughts on the world of dice control, dice setting, precision shooting, or whatever else you want to call it. In my opinion, it's a silly world called Fantasyland. I won't regurgitate my other works so let's get to the point of this article. You want proof that dice control is a scam to rip you off? Consider one simple question and its answer. Take a deep breath and try to relax your overwhelming desire to get rich off the casino. Now, ask yourself, "Do you think that the casino would allow truly skilled dice setters to play with an advantage over the house, no matter how slight?" Be honest with your answer.
Again, "Do you think that the casino would allow truly skilled dice setters to play with an advantage over the house, no matter how slight?" Of course not. The casino has the right to deny service to any player for any reason, whether you're too drunk, too obnoxious, too lucky, too skilled, or too anything. If they don't want you playing for any reason, they can tell you to leave and there's nothing you, the law, or anyone can do about it. Consider blackjack card counters. Card counting is entirely legal, but if the casino thinks a player is card counting (and, thus, has a small advantage over the house), it immediately removes him from the game. The casino never accepts a player advantage. The casino always has the advantage--always. Same with craps. If the casino believes a player has an advantage over the house by means of controlling the dice, it removes him from the game. The bottom line is that when the dice hit the back wall, no one knows how they'll bounce off those rubber pyramids. That's why casinos allow dice setters to use their wacky tossing routines.
Again, "Do you think that the casino would allow truly skilled dice setters to play with an advantage over the house, no matter how slight?" I've never heard of any of the so-called dice doctors, dice wizards, or famous multi-book dice-control authors getting thrown out of a casino because of their dice-tossing skills. Have you? According to their websites and written works, they routinely play in casinos across the globe allegedly beating the crap out of the casino. So, ask yourself again, "Do you think that the casino would allow truly skilled dice setters to play with an advantage over the house, no matter how slight?"
Casinos have been around for a long time. They're big business. Consider the multi-billion dollar resorts in Vegas (yes, that's "billion" with a "b"). Do you honestly think they haven't thoroughly examined the legitimacy of dice control? A player advantage smacks those mega-businesses right where it hurts--in their wallets. Do you honestly think the casinos would tolerate and allow a player to play with an advantage over the house? The answer is obvious to me. Is it obvious to you? Put yourself in the casinos' shoes. If you have the right to deny service to anyone for any reason, why would you allow anyone to play with an advantage over you, especially at a craps table? I doubt that you would.
If you agree that casinos do allow dice-control specialists to play, and if you agree that casinos don't allow players to play with an advantage over the house, then what does that tell you about all the books, articles, websites, newsletters, and magazines that claim you can beat the crap out of the casino by using dice control? I don't see how the answer could be any more obvious or simple. Casinos allow dice setters to play; casinos don't allow a player to play with an advantage over the house; therefore, it stands to reason that the casino doesn't believe the dice setter can gain an advantage over the house. It's that simple. You wanted proof that dice control is a scam? That sounds like awfully convincing proof to me, how about you? If it's true that the casino doesn't believe the dice setter can gain an advantage over the house, then why should you believe it?
If you still don't see the light, it's probably because you're desperately clinging to your blazing desire to beat the crap out of the casino. You want so badly the idea of dice control to be legitimate that you can taste it. You think, "Regardless of what you say, I saw a guy last night set the dice and he rolled point after point. It worked for him, so how can you say it doesn't work?" Simple. It was his turn to get lucky at that particular instant in time. Everyone has good times, mediocre times, and bad times. Even the dice setter gets lucky occasionally. The question is whether the dice setter is consistently a winner. He's not. His hot streak turns cold, just as it does for everyone. Minutes after his hot roll, the dice setter again goes through his wacky motions, but this time he immediately rolls a losing 7-out. As we learned in my other articles, it's not the player's dice-shooting skill or the player's betting system that makes him a winner, it's the distribution variance. The game is designed for the player to lose, so the player's only hope for winning lies with the phenomenon called variance. Nothing more, nothing less. (Read my other article titled, Variance.)
One more time, "Do you think that the casino would allow truly skilled dice setters to play with an advantage over the house, no matter how slight?" Rationally think about that question and its answer, and then decide for yourself if the notion of dice control is a scam. If the casino doesn't believe dice setters can gain an advantage over the house, then why should you believe it?
For a detailed explanation of why I believe dice control is pure nonsense, please visit my website and read the free sample chapter on dice setting from my new Ebook.
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About the Author: Bill Enslen is a reliability engineer who routinely works with statistics. Having played and analyzed craps for 25 years, he has compiled his winning secrets in a new Ebook, which you can sample at Learn How to Play Craps the Right Way. Be smart, play smart, and learn how to play craps the right way.