Hi, I was recently playing craps in
Las Vegas and notice different casinos use different size of dices. Have
you noticed this, also there's not much difference but is there enough to
make a difference. Also have you noticed it's better to play at an empty
table so that when you throw the dice don't deflect of other people’s
chips at the other end of the table which usually turns your number you
might throw into a seven. Brian F.
Professor - P4K: Brian, yes you are correct in your observation of
different sized dice.
1. As far as
probability, size will not affect the odds of outcome.
2. The difference
in size would probably be noticed by shooters who set the dice. Certain
players prefer to grip the larger 3/4 inch dice over the 5/8.
3. Playing at an
empty table, half empty, half full or full, only matters when the game's
energy is considered. I am not afraid to start a game playing by myself.
Playing solo, you get to shoot a lot of dice fast. However, there is only
one player to depend on to catch a hand. Pick the energy that supports
4. Hitting the
chips happens. However, if you practice at home tossing the dice, you
should always make your landing zone part of your practice. Hand-eye
coordination is crucial with delivery of the dice. You need to find the
sweet spot for each table. That only comes with accurate placement of the
cubes and consistency with location. Practice at home with chips near your
landing zone. Don't look at the chips, look at your landing zone. If you
look at the chips, you'll hit'em. Same thing when you are in the game.
5. The notion
that hitting the chips draws out the seven is superstitious nonsense. Of
course, if you believe in the superstition... then you will be getting
your wish. It is better to believe in your skill and talent as a great
Here's a bit of info
about casino dice, sizes and material.