The Mad Professor's Crapshooting Bible
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I make my living strictly by playing craps. If I had to rely on luck to overcome this negative-expectancy game, I'd be a pauper living under an overpass. Instead, I rely on my ability to "derandomize" the game every time that I pick up the dice.
I have been playing the game this way since 1990. My worst year since turning professional still managed to produce a net profit of $100,000. Recent years have proven to be even more lucrative as I've developed my dice-influencing abilities well beyond what they were when I first started out.
The Mad Professor's Crapshooting Bible shows you the step-by-step process of how to turn the money-losing, negative-expectation game of craps into a moneymaking, positive-expectation advantage-play situation nearly every time you pick up the dice.
Concept Is Easy; Execution Isn't
I started playing craps in the late 70's. From '78 to '81 I lost a ton of money. I finally began to play smarter in the summer of '81 when I started pursuing dice setting as a way of turning the game in my favor. I can't tell you how much I experimented with different grips, various types of tosses and all sorts of betting methods as I attempted to tailor my wagers to the outcomes I was getting.
It wasn't until the summer of '89, about 11 years after I started playing, and almost eight years to the day after I started fooling around with dice setting, when the whole precision-shooting equation came together. Back then, I could walk into any given casino with the knowledge that there was an excellent chance that I'd be walking out with a decent profit. In those early days of 1990 and '91 it was difficult to keep my ego in check, and I ended up blowing a ton of hard-earned profit because of it.
Understanding the concept of dice influencing is easy to understand; however, executing a near-flawless throw, time after time, and betting that advantage profitably is where difficulty comes into play.
The Mad Professor's Crapshooting Bible shows you not only how to build consistently repeatable and adaptable dice-influencing skills that can be used on nearly every layout that you will encounter, but also exactly how to maximize your profit and generate steady earnings without putting your money at needless risk or peril.
Do Try This at Home
You know those warning you hear from experts on television who tell you, "Don't try this at home!"? Well with dice-influencing, most of your "derandomizing" skills can and should be developed at home before you consider taking your skills to a casino.
With random rollers you never know when a great hand is going to happen. With precision shooting you still don't know when a great hand will happen, but great hands happen more often.
I am going to show you how to build a strong foundational skill-set that can elevate craps from being merely an entertaining but money-losing diversion into one that produces an exploitable edge over the casino.
The Pied Piper of the Pass Line
A lot of people who see me shoot say that it looks so easy. When you are having a hot hand at a crap table, everyone wants to be your friend. I enjoy the camaraderie as much as everyone else; but as soon as I finish shooting, you'll likely see me stepping away to shoot at another table or even heading off to a different casino. I love the company of others, but I also like to maximize my profit. That often means seeking green felt pastures on which I can shoot again, instead of having to wait for the dice to cycle back around to my spot at the current table.
Oftentimes when I am leaving, several players ask where I'm going to be playing next so that they can follow me. On some occasions I feel like the Pied Piper of the pass line. There have been times when the entire population of a table has followed me to another casino.
A typical example happened at New York-New York in Las Vegas, where the dealers, who were making huge tokes, organized it so that everyone else passed the dice, meaning they would immediately come back to me following my seven-out. After we did that for six more decent-length hands in a row, the pit boss came over and said, "That's enough! Everyone else take a turn or I'll shut the table down. You can't trade on his good luck all day long!" I beat a hasty retreat to the Monte Carlo next door, and eight of those players, all strangers to me, followed me there.
Many times four or five people who are vacationing together will ask if they can buy my companion and me dinner in hopes that they'll get in on another hot hand later in the evening. Occasionally I will oblige, but most times I just thank them for their flattering and generous offer.
Invariably, savvy and observant players are attracted to the predictability that precision shooting brings to what is otherwise an unpredictable game. Dice influencing takes varying degrees of random unpredictability out of the game, and replaces it with skill-based consistency and revenue-generating utility.
Questions from Cyberspace
Q: How many days and/or hours each week do you play?
A: It averages out to four or five days a week. In total, my average weekly playing time is 20 to 30 hours.
Q: I read somewhere that you said, "If you are relying on the random nature of the dice and on luck, then you are in the wrong place."
A: The only ways that I know how to win at craps are to become a precision shooter, or to seek out those that are and profit from their rolls. Without "derandomizing" the dice, you are at the whim of Lady Luck, and at times she can be a bitch.
Q: Do you ever have bad sessions?
A: Yes, I sometimes have terrible sessions. If I haven't found my groove, I will tell my companions to hold off on their betting during the early stages of my next hand. If I settle into a rhythm, or I hit and land the dice the way that I want, then I'll signal to them to get into the action.
Money attracts all sorts of things and characters. It's a powerful force that makes people do strange and sometimes wonderful things. Money can also make people act foolish. This point was reinforced a little while ago, when I was playing in Reno. I was producing some consistent hands that were generating decent profit on every turn. The box man was a chap I have known for several years. Every time it was my turn to shoot, he would announce, "this is your chance to bet on a sure thing, folks! This shooter is going to have another monster hand! Get your bets in now, or don't cry that I didn't warn you ahead of time."
Each time his spiel would be somewhat different, but the effect was the same. There would be a betting frenzy. Many people would plead for me to tell them what to bet on. High rollers were betting huge! Former low rollers were digging into their pockets to grab bigger wads of money in a feverish attempt to lay down more wagering ammunition. Even people who were walking past the table would hear the fervor and excitement, then stop and try to squeeze into any available space.
When the table was filled, some of the outer ring of would-be players were making side deals with patrons already at the table, so that their bets could get into delirious action too. It was a bit unnerving, not because of the expectation that the box man was creating, nor in the performance anxiety that most shooters would get from such a buildup. Rather it was my concern that a pit manager would get wind of my consistency and bring heat to bear.
In most cases where I feel that there could be heat, I do a quick shoot and scoot attack. I don't need people singing my praises to feed my ego. I certainly don't go around talking about my skills in a casino. I am concerned lest casinos curtail or ban dice setting. Several casinos do it now, although it is inconsistently policed.
The casinos have big and tasty pots of honey. They don't seem to mind if one or two bears come around once in a while, but if huge raiding parties show up, the casinos will take countermeasures to protect their pots. Some of the smaller houses have low loss tolerances, and therefore, hitting them for a big win is not in the best interests of you or the dice setting community in general.
So, when a precision shooter comes along, whoop and holler all you want about winning, but the silent wink of shared knowledge should be enough to feed even the weakest of egos in the advantage-play community.