Who You Gonna Call…Next June 25th?
The Dice Busters™ program, held June 2015, was a “rolling” success. Sure,
that could be said for all the previous programs. However, this one was
hitting on all twelve cylinders. Va-room!
With limited seating, the makeup of a class is always unique. Each Dice
Busters™ class is a true expression of likeminded energy. By that I mean,
complete strangers are drawn together, from all parts of the world, with a
common goal. It is a perfect example the law of attraction. Like meteors
hurling through space, the students collect as one and enter the
atmosphere of Las Vegas. They convene on the same day, at the same place,
and at the same time. It is not by accident or coincidence. It simply the
law of attraction, metaphysical energy, that explains how complete
strangers manage to gather for a once in a lifetime meeting.
The morning of Dice Busters™, students began to arrive twenty-five minutes
early. In fact, every single student was early. Intention and commit are
two necessary ingredients for success. The group was unusual, as each
student was fairly new to the game. Each owned about one year of dice
experience. Without having to re-tool for bad habits, the open minded
students were as quick as they were eager to take on the knowledge shared
by the Dice Busters ™ team.
The morning lesson kicked off with a round of introductions. Each person
shared a bit of background and their motives for attending Dice Busters™.
Program norms were explained. The show began with a lesson about
identifying the energy present, the unseen information that can be
supportive for a player’s results in a craps game. It is like a puzzle.
The task involves identifying the important pieces. You start with the
corners and then you get the “picture” into focus, as you put more puzzle
Each student received a personalized critique of their toss mechanics with
the dice. During this time, conservative betting, the concept of playing
it safe, was introduced. A virtual game was played from the resulting
rolls. The benefit of witnessing eleven other shooters adjust flaws and
learning how to critique a dice roll is priceless. It is the only way to
help yourself in the heat of a game.
Before the lunch break, there was a recap of the morning’s information and
students related what they had learned. The show did not stop, even for
lunch, questions were answered and interactive discussions with the
coaches took place.
After lunch, the students learned advanced plays for betting and how to
recognize the appropriate conditions for making the bets. In other words,
when to use the “bait” that the fish are hitting.
The skilled shooting that took place, during the practice sessions, was
remarkable! Each student had outstanding rolls. The energy was high, even
after a grueling day of lessons. The expenditure of energy, throughout
the day, was acknowledged. It is unavoidable, with so many years of dice
experience to be shared. With that said, the casino session is always
prefaced with specific cautions and, of course, the fatigue factor. The
results in the virtual game are not necessarily translated into the casino
Side note: The Dice Busters™ casino sessions have been scheduled on the
morning following the one day program. However, contrary to the coaches’
advice to rest up and not stay out late, it never happened. The next
morning, several of the students show up at the casino session dragging
their wagons, with just a few hours of sleep. The coaches have conceded to
holding the casino session after a few hours rest following the classroom
Following the two hour break, a reserved table awaited the group for their
live session. The energy was high. The anticipation that each player would
continue to shoot, as they had back at the Dice Coach’s dice pit, was
obvious. Also, perhaps not so obvious, was the typical “stage fright” that
is exhibited each year. The pressure of performing on cue, for some, is
intimidating. For others, it comes down to a fear of failure. And last,
some simply disengage all together, hoping that the coaches will show
“their stuff”. These are true emotional feelings, and even though they are
addressed prior to the casino session, it is reality, none the less.
The game started off like a dog fight. The dice looked good, but no one
could sustain a hand. Just the same, by hanging with the morning’s lessons
of conservative play, most of the students avoided a bloody nose. There
were a few hands that made a little bit of profit, which helped stave off
After one complete round of shooting, the group settled and dug in their
heels. Refusing to take it laying down, the ice broke with a nice hand
that got the group back in the grove. Others followed with hands that
showed a profit and the shift in energy pulled the game out of the ditch.
All in all, it was nothing notable to brag on. Let me say that by hanging
with the basic plays, we kept the gaming going until confidence kicked in,
the game regained consistency and longer rolls that made “cents”. (sic) In
the end, most players had recouped losses and made a profit. The session
ended after three hours of play.
The follow-up debriefing was short. The students were satisfied with their
experience expressing their gratitude to the coaches for sharing their
By midmorning of the next day, the Dice Coach was receiving positive text
messages from several of the students who teamed up to play after the
program. With students reporting positive results, the Dice Busters™ team
rested assured that they had delivered another successful event, confirmed
by satisfied customers.
What special plans do you have for June 25th, 2016?