Dice Setter wants to know...
Have you played craps in a
casino and felt that the dice
used in the game were
altered or otherwise not fair dice?
Do you think casinos cheat
at the dice table?
In February, 2010, we emailed this question to over 15,000 current Dice
Setter Newsletter subscribers.
All email replies were all read and then sorted into categories on the basis
of the expressed opinion. Some replies were short and to the point,
while others were quite detailed. We selected a sampling of
the replies submitted that best represented the broad range of each
category. You may now read for yourself a portion the responses
collected from the Dice Setter Newsletter
Editor's note: Although some editing did take place, it is not the
intention to correct every detail of a submitted reply. In some cases,
word choice was unclear so, it was decided to leave most of the
submissions "as is". The editing which did take place mostly dealt with
convection errors and most of the spelling errors. Correct
grammar was not addressed. Stuff it, Ms. Betz!
(my old English teacher still reads my writing)
Using the statistics gathered from our Aweber data base, we were able to
52.3% of entire list polled did not
open the email survey that was sent in February 2010.
47.7% of the Dice Setter Newsletter
Subscribers replied to the survey question.
53.7% say Fair Dice. 31.5% say
Suspicious Dice. 14.8% Say Other
As a result of the survey replies, we created the three categories to
This category contains responses indicating that the those surveyed trusts
casinos to use fair dice. Further, they believe that casinos do not cheat, would not
cheat, and that in all their playing time, have never experience cheating
or had a reason to believe cheating might have occurred while they were
This category contains the responses
from readers who indicated that they distrusted casinos, and that
casinos use altered dice or other methods to have a greater advantage
over the players. Furthermore,
some implied that they are sure casinos cheat using alter dice or other methods, and
during one or more sessions have been exposed to cheating and
have reasons to support why they believe cheating is, in fact, going on by the casino.
Table Conditions and Other Replies: This category contains
responses that did not pertain to our direct questions about fair dice
and cheating. The responses, though not on topic, are published
here, as we
felt a need to represent all the responses from the actual survey as data.
Dice Setter's response is published in the web page, "If They Are
Cheating, Why Play?" It is our intention to be accurate as well as
informative while allowing for the reader to make up their own mind. While you gather information about biased dice and if
casinos cheat, please consider the following:
1. The casino odds favor the casino not the player.
2. Probability says that you are suppose to lose, not win.
3. The house advantage over and above true odds is not considered
to be cheating. Player have to accepted the vig as
part of the
4. This means when you
do win, you have defied the the odds of