Dice Setter Precision Shooter's Newsletter
If you look directly above, you'll see that this is the 12th issue of the Precision Shooter Newsletter. One year, wow. For those of you who have subscribed to the newsletter from the beginning, thanks for your ongoing support. (And thanks to Aparadim and MP for suggesting the newsletter) For those who have joined more recently, I hope you've found it to be useful and entertaining.
It's been a busy month in dicesetter.com land. The Precision Shooter's Message Board has successfully migrated to the new host and the general consensus is that by requiring registration with a valid email address, we avoid the childish behavior and nastiness that occurs on other non-moderated boards. If you haven't checked out the new board yet, click here. (Don't forget the regional "Team Play" message board where you can arrange team play with crapsters in your area, click here )
In addition, despite the fact that dice influencers are a minority group amongst craps players, it is indeed obvious that interest in dice setting / precision shooting has exploded in the past year. With that increased interest comes a negative side effect... vitriolic attacks from the naysayers. For journeyman shooters, this is nothing new, and the arguments that detractors use are the same ones that I've heard for quite awhile. If however, you are new to precision shooting, I urge you to NOT engage the skeptics in debate. I guarantee your discussion will soon spiral into schoolyard name calling. Maintain a low profile both in the casino AND on the web. Let your shooting do the talking for you and maintain a quiet confidence as you profit from your skill.
roadrunnerI happen to be a switch hitter.
I find that on the Random rollers the best thing to do is get you money back in you pocket as soon as possible. $12 6 and $12 8 is a little adventuresome. 1st Hit down to $6 each 6 and 8. Then comes the progression. $6 to $12 $18 $30 $30 $42 $42 press 50% every other hit from the on.
Random rollers do have long rolls from time to time.
I think regression is a great way to get the money off the table.
HeavyI, too, like the regression style of play. My preference is for three units on the inside numbers, then regressing to one unit each after the first hit. On the second hit all bets are fully paid for. One more hit and I'm free to press my bets up. I normally press every-other hit unless the table is on a hot streak - then I'll power press. For example, if I have a $6 six and eight and the eight rolls, I'll drop an additional $5 on the table and press both the six and the eight one unit - OR press the number that hit up to $18. Likewise - if I have a $12 six or eight and it rolls I'll drop an additional $4 on the table and take that number to $30. But then I take two hits at the $30 level before I progress again.
Both progressions and regressions can be fun - but if you look at the math - neither particularly improves your chances of scoring a win. But they DO let you feel like you have a little more control over the craps universe - for better or worse.
The key to progressions and regressions is to chart the tables beforehand so you can spot the prevailing trend. If all of the players are going point-seven - you don't want to be playing EITHER strategy - you want to be on the Don'ts.
Mickey DI personally like to play stress free craps. And the only time there is no stress is when I'm playing with the House's money! So I prefer to go the regression route. However, it's the size of my buy-in that determines which way I really go! $400 or less I play a progression and press only after my bets have been paid for with a previous hit. $600 or more I play $66 inside and regress to $22 inside after a hit, and press on every other hit.
In practice I've had good success with setting the flying "V" and betting a $60 6 and 8 and then regress to $44 inside after a hit. But I haven't had a buy-in to support those dreams!
PorkchopRegression Rules!! - (BUT ONLY WITH "QUALIFIED' SHOOTERS!!")
We all seem to follow the same general rules about not jumping on the Chicken Feeders and watching our buy in go bye-bye.
As Heavy indicates once a shooter has proven themselves - I too am willing to risk a bet on them - however - I try and hit quick and then move up - $60 - 6/8 - 1 hit - down to $30 each - then I do a horizontal press, (both 6/8 after every two hits like most others here).
I do get whacked at times on that first few rolls - and if the shooter is hitting nothing but outside numbers - I take the bets off after three rolls and place the 5/9 for a $10 each to ride out the roll.
One of the most overlooked opportunities for the precision shooter are the mini-tub tables. It does take a bit to acclimate to these tiny tables, but the advantage is obvious...a SHORT throwing range! In addition, several casinos which have one or more mini-tubs, also have good odds. Check out the list below, and the next time you're in Vegas, test the waters!
For more crap table information on these and other casinos, click the Las Vegas Craps Table Directory link at dicesetter.com. Brought to you by the generous folks at:
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Unique one day workshop ! September 20th, following the Global Gaming Expo in Vegas. Scoblete, Sharpshooter, Edell, Heavy and The Dice Coach, together for a precision shooting seminar. Meet and mingle with some of the most noted names in dice control today. Watch them throw and hear them speak about dice influencing and other important topics for precision shooters. Seating is extremely limited, so register early. Click the link below for more information. See you in September!
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