Precision Shooter's Newsletter
|Volume II : Issue VIII
the January/February double issue of the Precision Shooter Newsletter! For those of
you who weren't around when the site was launched, you may not have noticed but
Dice Setter recently celebrated it's two year anniversary! That's right, two years ago, in
February 2001, I launched a little site on geocities where a scant few dice influencing
enthusiasts could congregate and share information and tips. Of course now, interest
in dice influencing has exploded and accomplished and hopeful precision shooters flock to
the site daily. To give you some idea of how much the site has grown, it took five
months to log the first 10,000 visitors to the site (on July 4, 2001). Compare that
to the recent November, December and January time frame where more than 10,000 visitors
EACH MONTH stopped by. In a very short period of time, dice influencing has become a
viable, and much more accepted method for taking a good shot at the casinos. It's a
very exciting time in our community, the journeymen shooters get better with time, and
newcomers to dice influencing add a fresh perspective to our art-form. However,
the popularity of precision shooting has caused a new set of detractors to appear on
various web sites and forums. The questions they ask are the same tired old queries,
but their bitterness has reached a new level. The detractors (trolls) cross post to
all the message forums, with a singular message, "It (dice influencing) can't
be!" Those of us who have been doing this awhile know however, it can
Having a popular web site is very
satisfying, but I DO wrestle, on a daily basis, with the idea that precision shooting may
be becoming too mainstream. In the coming months, I believe we'll have to address
this issue as a community.
So, we'll put our best foot forward in
2003. Thanks again for supporting Dice
Setter . Remember,
prudence and good judgment at the tables will go a long way towards enabling us to use
our dice influencing skills in casinos for many years to come. If you'd like to
comment on the future of precision shooting, feel free to post it on the message
|In this edition:
|2002's Top Five Books
|Mad Professor's Mini Tub Tour - continued
|Axis Power Craps Returns To Las Vegas! Last Call!
by Heavy Haltom
Have you ever noticed that lucky people always seem to meet their
perfect partners, achieve their lifelong ambitions, find fulfilling careers, and live
happy and meaningful lives. They aren't successful because they work especially hard. They
aren't amazingly talented or exceptionally intelligent. Instead, they simply appear to
have an uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time and enjoy more than
their fair share of lucky breaks.
Dr. Richard Wiseman, a well known British psychologist, founded The Luck Project to
scientifically explore psychological differences between people who considered themselves
exceptionally lucky and unlucky.
The results of this work reveal that people are not born lucky. Instead, lucky people are,
without realizing it, using four basic principles to create good fortune in their lives.
Principle One: Maximize Chance Opportunities. Lucky
people are skilled at creating, noticing and acting upon chance opportunities. They do
this in various ways, including networking, adopting a relaxed attitude to life and by
being open to new experiences.
Principle Two: Listening to Lucky Hunches. Lucky people make effective
decisions by listening to their intuition and gut feelings. In addition, they take steps
to actively boost their intuitive abilities by, for example, meditating and clearing their
mind of other thoughts.
Principle Three: Expect Good Fortune. Lucky people are certain that the
future is going to be full of good fortune. These expectations become self-fulfilling
prophecies by helping lucky people persist in the face of failure, and shape their
interactions with others in a positive way.
Principle Four: Turn Bad Luck to Good. Lucky people employ various
psychological techniques to cope with, and often even thrive upon, the ill fortune that
comes their way. For example, they spontaneously imagine how things could have been worse,
do not dwell on the ill fortune, and take control of the situation.
Dr. Wiseman's new book - The Luck Factor - will be released in the United States in April.
I'm thinking I'll be checking it out.
Top Five Books
The numbers are in! The most sought after books (via
Dice Setter) for 2002.
Dice Control For Casino Craps
|Still "the bible" for dice
Axis Power Craps!
|Precision Shooting PLUS Money Management and
John Patrick's Advanced Craps
|The first name in Money Management
The Dice Doctor
|If you haven't read it, you don't know craps!
Get the Edge at
|Solid but not groundbreaking entry in the dice
For these books and others, visit the Books on Craps area of the site!
Professor's Mini-Table Craps Tour with the Vegas Ghost- Part V
were leaving the Wild Wild West Gambling Hall parking lot, there was one car in front of
us. The bumper-sticker read:
you get an 82-year old Grandma to say, F#%k?
somebody else yell BINGO!
I wheeled onto Tropicana Boulevard, I momentarily looked back at the Orleans Hotel-Casino,
and immediately thought about Jerry Lewis who had signed a ten-year performance-deal to
appear at the Orleans Showroom. I asked Mel
the Vegas Ghost, if he had any Jerry Lewis stories that were
He gave out a slight hrrumph and scrunched his face
up with the reluctance of someone who doesnt want to talk about unpleasant
He started, First let me say that I really love Jerry. That being said; let me also add that he can be
a huge pain in the ass. Jerry is a great
entertainer, but he is also sometimes very difficult to handle.
asked Mel to explain, because I had a different view of the man due of his charitable work
with Muscular Dystrophy through his long-famous Labor Day Telethons. I had had the pleasure of being in a Telethon
audience when they were originally held in Vegas at The Sahara, so I had a bit of a
soft-spot for him. Mel nodded
and replied, Listen, Jerry on stage is the consummate gentleman and a hard-working
entertainer, but on the casino-floor he was always difficult to handle during those years. However, in the showroom he was and is a
phenomenal entertainer, and he puts on one great show.
He was a lot like Sammy (Davis Jr.), in that he did whatever it took to get to
them. At The Sands, if we had a show going
long, we knew Jerry was either just having such a great time and didn't want
to get off, or he hadn't got the audience to a peak and was going to pull out all stops
until he did.
mini table tour continued
Power Craps Returns To Vegas! Last Call!
Class size is
extremely limited! Make your reservation now!
Heavy . . . Dice Coach . . .
Before March Madness . . .
Before St. Paddys Day . . .
Before you do anything else . . .
Enroll today for the Axis Power Craps Spring Tune-Up in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada - March
7 - 9, 2003.
Check in a day early and check out the sites and sounds of Vegas. Enjoy cocktails at
ghostbar at The Palms. Check out the action at Babys - tucked away in the basement
of the Hard Rock - one of Las Vegas hottest nightspot. Or hit the casinos for some
of the worlds most exciting gaming action. Theres something in Vegas for
Here's what's on tap for the weekend.
Friday the 7th is arrival day. Well have an informal meet and greet session to get
acquainted, put names with faces and form new friendships. Get a jump-start on
Saturdays class with a little casual coaching in the craps pit, then join forces
with some of your new friends for casual play in the casinos. But get to bed early -
Saturday will be a full schedule.
Saturday morning well cover the basic theory of precision shooting. That includes
all six of the primary pre-set arrangements, grip, pick up and delivery of the dice. Then
we'll hit the craps pit and hone your precision pitch until noon.
After lunch we'll build on what we learned in the morning session. Learn the correct
betting strategies for precision shooters, how to find a hot shooter, money management and
discipline. Then it's back to the craps pit to fine tune your toss.
After class youll be on your own Saturday night. Get together with a group of your
new-found friends for dinner and a little table take-over at the casinos. Or get to bed
early and catch the tables before breakfast Sunday. It's all up to you, but a word of
caution. Get some rest. Sunday morning well be heading to the casino for our Golden
First up Sunday is a review of the mental aspects of the game. Learn about mental framing,
correct breathing, and how to tune out distractions. Then we will break down into teams
and head to the casinos for a two hour session. You will be accompanied by a team leader
who will record your rolls and provide detail for your final critique. When your session
is over, all teams will meet once again and we will present the Golden Arm Award to the
player with the best roll of the day.
Your coaches for this Axis Power weekend are two of the best in the business, Steve
Heavy Haltom, and Las Vegas pro Beau
Dice Coach Parker. During the classroom practice sessions, all students will
have the opportunity to work with each of the coaches. You will be able to observe their
pre-sets, grips and tosses. Youll also have the opportunity to attempt different
pitches, then pick the one that works best for you. Throughout the practice sessions we'll
work with you to fine-tune your toss.
The tuition for this clinic will be $495 per single player or $895 per couple. If you
already own a copy of Heavys Axis Power Craps manual you can take $30 off the
tuition. Enrollment will be limited so that each player can receive ample one-on-one
coaching. Due to the limited space availability $100 of the enrollment fee is a
non-refundable deposit. Should something come up that prevents you from attending, the
$100 will be applied as a deposit to a subsequent seminar.
The registration fee covers the cost of the seminar and all materials. You'll be on your
own for hotels, transportation and meals. Details regarding the times and locations of
meetings will be provided upon registration.
If you have any comments
or ideas for future issues, feel free to email me at
email@example.com And as always, I'm looking for contributors
with a fresh perspective.
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