current practice determines your future profit, so its pretty easy to see how and
why the time you spend on your at-home rig today can pay bigger dividends at the casino
On QUALITY As You Build Up QUANTITY
players like to accumulate roll-stats for a sizeable number of tosses in order to give
their Sevens-to-Rolls Ratio, or on-axis percentages or Box-Numbers Ratio or Average
Hand-Length extra credence and validity.
a good thing.
if the sampling of rolls is too small then it might lead you to believe you are seeing
certain things that just wont hold up over the long-term.
more your roll-stats hold up for a longer period of time over a greater number of tosses;
then the more likely those skills will be transferable (and exploitably profitable) when
you take your show down to the casino.
it is important that you are not mindlessly throwing-by-rote just to accumulate as many
rolls as possible before determining their worth.
better way is to make EACH roll count as the THE roll that is most important. That is the way to really dial-in some useable,
ingrained muscle-memory into every fiber of your being instead of just numbly going
through the motions of tossing the dice.
each roll count, and make each roll the very best it can be.
me give you an example of how you can take a slightly different approach (within the same
data-collecting parameters you are using now) that might also lead to improved results.
say that you are in the middle of completing your goal of 3600 throws while using the X-6
are doing this in increments of 72 rolls at a time, and keeping steady track of the
of that is great, and it assumes that you have pretty much finished all of your
toss-mechanics experimenting and testing (at least during the roll-recording portion of
let's bring a little more casino-world realism into it.
are trying to get a solid baseline of performance from the X-6 set to evaluate its
usefulness. To do that, youll want to ELIMINATE all of your warm-up practice throws
(unless of course your local casino lets you throw a few warm-ups before you have to put
your money on the line).
you are at your practice-rig or at the real-world casino tables, I want you to focus on
EACH and EVERY throw as if it is a "money" throw.
throw that you are using for "evaluation and roll-recording purposes" should be
just as focused as your "in-casino" throw.
Otherwise your practice-rig results will likely be WAY different than your
in-casino results, and what you think your practice-session tosses are
telling you, will be completely different (and obviously much less valid) than what
your real-world tosses are saying.
you focus one way while you are practicing, and focus in a much more refined and perfected
way when you play; then dont delude yourself into thinking that your
practice-sessions are helping you nearly as much as they could
or they should.
let the "I've got to get a set of 72 throws in before I do something else"
state-of-mind settle in at the practice-rig. By
that I mean that you don't want to be thinking, "Five more throws...four more
throws...three more throws
" while you are supposed to be focused on
delivering a consistent Every roll is THE roll type of concerted
you are easily distracted about anything other than the two dice that are in your hand and
the very next toss that you are about to make; then chances are your casino results will
vary GREATLY from your home sessions (and neither of them will ever live up to their
greatest potential until you address that attention, concentration, and
the casino, you never know when your roll is going to end, so every toss should be
considered a "money throw as far as your game-focus is concerned.
some of that real-world mental intensity to your at-home session conditions you to make
the entire focus-on-every-throw concentration come automatically and without
hesitation or equivocation every time the dice are passed to you by the
other words, practicing your game-intensity at home makes it more recallable in the
a phrase, use your at-home session to
on QUALITY, as you build up QUANTITY.
Where You Are Going
How To Get There
powers of observation will be called upon many times during a typical practice-session. In fact, your entire practice-session
should be one big powers-of-observation-and-opportunity-awareness exercise.
better you get at observing what your current tosses are doing, and the more aware you are
to the opportunities that those tosses are offering; then the better youll be able
to capitalize on them when you see the same throws emanating from your hands in the
dice-results that your throws are producing
your ability to recognize them as genuine
and the confidence of knowing WHAT to do and WHEN to do
determines how much profit youll be able to derive from your de-randomized
you take a close look at the double-pitch 7-outs that you're getting, they can tell you a
lot about some of the things that you are ALMOST doing right.
the throwing-distance or trajectory-height or spin-rate or throwing-force at which your
good tosses starts to turn to crap, will tell you a lot about where more control-input is
needed or where too much has been applied and now needs to be scaled back.
is vitally important to observe what the dice are doing when they go off-axis or when they
double-pitch (even if it doesnt produce a 7-Out).
one die rolling straight, while the other takes a sharp turn?
both dice hitting the backwall at the same time, but is one die immediately popping
outward in a single off-axis flop?
one die hitting and clicking off the other as soon as they touch down?
one die fly perfectly through the air while the other one wobbles like a wounded bird?
Observation of what the dice are doing AFTER they leave your hand will tell you a lot
about what you were doing slightly wrong BEFORE they left your hand.
input determines their outcome.
you get one of your friends to observe throw-after-throw-after-throw from the opposite end
of the table; they will probably be able to see things from a perspective than you are
A pitcher sees one thing...a catcher sees it from a completely different perspective.
As a quick aside, you might also try using the phantom throws into a full-length mirror
idea that we discussed in Shooting-Bible Part 8.
me tell you why I am a strong proponent of this:
times, what you think is a square-to-the-backwall and square-to-the-base-of-the-table
throw, will in fact be so off-kilter as to make you doubt every throw that youve
tossed up until that point. Take a look at
your throw in front of a large mirror and put your sense-of-squareness to the test.
powers-of-observation during practice-sessions is directly related to your
opportunity-awareness skills in the casino. That
in turn precisely mirrors your ability to turn opportunities that you observe at the
tables straight into real-world profit.
other words, your current practice directly affects your future profitability
in more ways that one. Your ability to
recognize and then capitalize on a revenue-producing prospect in the casino is directly
tied to how keenly observant and aware you are during each one of your practice-sessions.
Nice Win Today Is Good
Locking-In MANY Wins For Tomorrow Is Even Better
been telling you for some time now that I STRONGLY recommend that you practice AFTER
you play a real-world casino session.
first talked about this in More Gain, Less Pain Part Four, and the better we
get at dice-influencing; then the more value that that practice-AFTER-playing
advice will have.
value increases not only because of the way you can lock-in certain elements of your
on-axis toss after having had a particularly successful and PROFITABLE casino session; but
also because a few practice-tosses after a successful casino-session can give you all
sorts of additional insight into how to make your next session even more successful than
the one you just completed.
further locking-in both the mental aspects as well as the
physical ones of exactly HOW you managed to have such a stellar hand or an
outstandingly consistent casino-session; then the better you are able to clearly define
and delineate EXACTLY what works and why it works so well, and how you can
continue to replicate the same on-axis, primary-face outcomes during the next session (and
the one after that
and the one after that
and the one after that too).
short, but tightly focused practice-session right after a winning casino-session is the
most effective way to deliver even more near-perfect throws during your
next real-world encounter.
gives you an opportunity to lock-in what was working when it is freshest in your memory.
it gives you the chance to work on any elements that didnt quite live up to the high
standard of the rest of your performance.
worlds best golfers and baseball players do it, so its no wonder that a number
of successful Precision-Shooters are catching on to those benefits as well.
good win today is nice, but locking-in many wins for all of your tomorrows is even better.
Your Real-World Session Doesnt Go So Well
when to walk away from a losing session
and knowing when to RUN is an
important ability for even the most accomplished dice-influencers.
what do you do after youve walked away or run away from that bad session?
is an equally good time to get right back to the Practice Rig
just as climbing right
back onto a horse after youve fallen off is the best thing to do.
accomplishes the same thing that we discussed above
only in reverse.
post-casino session will help you find out WHAT went wrong and more importantly, WHY
it went wrong.
quick and timely postmortem will often reveal latent defects that you couldnt
readily see during the heat of casino-battle.
the failed session is fresh in your mind, it is the best time to figure out HOW the dice did
what they were doing instead of doing what you wanted them to do.
it wont directly address any betting mistakes you made, it can certainly
address your dice-throwing shortcomings and possibly even point up the fact that there was
absolutely nothing wrong with your shooting and many things wrong
with your betting.
either case, an after-session practice can be an eye-opening (and bankroll-saving)
hope youll join me for the next six installments in this series as we continue to
convert our current practice-session efforts into future casino-profit.
Luck & Good Skill at the Tables
and in Life.
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