One of the most important elements for
successful Craps play has to be your practice time. Once you have mastered
the basics of the game, you should be practicing 15-20 minutes each day.
This practice time should be set aside when
you have no distractions, a time when you can really focus on your set,
grip and throw. This is also a time to develop your own focus or “zone”.
Practice is critical to any game or sport. You certainly would not expect
the Yankees to start a new pitcher that has not been actively practicing
or warming up in the bullpen. Nor would you expect a top seed tennis
player to attend Wimbledon without hours of intense practice.
This holds true for your advantage Craps play too. You have the knowledge
of the game, the recommended sets, grips and arm extensions available to
you. But without the addition of practice, all your hard earned education
is for naught.
Another reason I personally practice every day, is to verify that my set
and grip is “working” as it should. If I see that one or the other of my
dice are off axis, I can “tweak” my set or grip to compensate for that
You may have noticed that I used the words – “every day”. Yes, I do mean
every day, not just before you head for the casino. Consistency is the key
to your success. Winning can only come when you are so comfortable with
your set, grip and throw that, by the numbers thrown, you will know
immediately if you are “ON” or “OFF” that particular day.
And, as much as we would like to think that we could be “ON” every day,
just remember that we are not machines. We are human and each day brings a
new distraction to interfere with our concentration. Again, your practice
will be invaluable to you in determining how to correct for that “OFF”
day, turning it into a winning day.
Many of you will ask how to best practice when you don’t have room for a
full sized Craps Table. How do you simulate the casino conditions for
We, at DiceCoach.Com, are now proud to offer a practice system that is the
next best thing to a real casino Craps Table. It is a lightweight,
self-contained system that is convenient and storable, so it will not
interfere with your home décor.
The system is made up of two primary units: the receiving station or box
into which you throw the dice, and the launching pad that gives you the
realistic feel of the chip rail and padded side of the Craps table.
We also offer a mini version of the receiving station, nicknamed the “Lite
touch”. This unit will actually fit inside an airline bag, with room left
over for your clothing.
We introduced these units at the “Beat the House” Seminars sponsored by
the Stations Casino in Las Vegas. They were used in the daily “No 7’s”
contest held in the DiceCoach.Com booth and to also demonstrate dice
setting and throwing techniques.
Hundreds of people participated and the response to these units was
spectacular! You can check these new units by clicking on the practice
tables item in the menu bar.
Remember, Practice, Practice, and more Practice!! It really is key to your
success at the tables!