Precision Shooter's Newsletter
|Volume I : Issue VIIII
one year anniversary of the site has come and gone.... It's something of a relief to
have that milestone behind me. Of course, since the site had 40,000 visitors last
year, that means that I'll be shooting for even more visitors next year!
As I mentioned in last month's
newsletter, a redesign of the site is currently underway. I also have been trying
without success (so far) to set up a relationship with a
hotel/casino or two to offer casino rates to site visitors but basically, the minute they
get a whiff of the dice setting information, they decline. I'll keep plugging.
Interest in dice influencing
continues to grow exponentially. A recent dice setting thread on a another
site's message board received over 1400 page views. The word is spreading
message board has also seen a huge jump in activity in the past
month. Keep posting those great threads...we'll all benefit! Remember, there
are no stupid questions.... Well, O.K., there are SOME stupid questions,
but they're generally asked on OTHER sites' message boards.
Special Announcement UPDATE!
Sharpshooter - Dicesetter.com Weekend In Las
Last month's Sharpshooter
- Dicesetter.com Weekend In Las Vegas announcement
has generated a huge amount of "buzz" on the web. As of press time,
all seats for this unique two day program were spoken for. Heavy, roadrunner, Billy
and Dice Doctor are just a few of the shooters who will be joining me for this rare
opportunity. I'm looking forward to meeting those of you who are
attending. I believe future generations of dice influencers will just refer to this
gathering as "The Weekend."
(If you missed this opportunity, you can
always get more information about the PARR course on
Jerry Patterson's site
A roundtable discussion with
South Shore Swamie, Heavy, Engineer and Billy
I would tie a winning attitude in
with a positive attitude and consistent attitude. Here is what I am trying to get at:
Suppose you are a pass line bettor along with betting inside, if the point becomes 5, do I
always take my 5 place bet and move it to the 4? OR do I bounce around and trade off
between the 4 or 10? Me... I would like to remain consistent because win or lose I will
walk away from the table knowing that I remained consistent with my betting style and was
not trying to chase that carrot.
To take this one step further: A winning attitude on winning days means to have the
discipline to walk away a winner. Hence a winning attitude on losing days IMHO means to be
able to have the discipline to walk away from the table without trying to double your
betting or switch to a martingale to recoup losses, or just plain betting stupid.
A positive attitude along with a polite one I believe is the key to a winning attitude.
I do motivational sales meetings all
the time - meetings where I talk about personal limits and the fact that most of those
limits are self-imposed. What keeps us from breaking down barriers and excelling?
Well, there's a technical term we in the motivation business use to refer to it.
It's "the shit between your ears."
Okay, maybe that's not a technical term. We should talk about self-limiting
thoughts, words, and actions. Have you ever stepped into the casino thinking "I'm
going to get my ass kicked tonight." - or uttered the magic phrase "I'll
quit as soon as I lose these last few chips." Have you ever looked around
and read the body language of the other players at the table? You can tell who's
winning just by observing their posture and demeanor. And all of these things are
integral to developing a winning attitude.
The Z man - Zig Zigler - refers to it as "Stinkin' Thinkin'"- setting
yourself up to fail. And everyone engages in a little of it from time to time.
How do you stay out of the attitude trap? First of all, you should begin all
sessions with sufficient bankroll and a winning strategy. Take your time and do what
winners do when you get to the tables. Chart for a game that's going your way, then
start low and go slow. Lock up a small win early so you don't have to play catch up
the rest of the session. Avoid taking depressants (alcohol) while gambling.
Instead - order a fruit juice or virgin Bloody Mary to keep your blood sugar up and
your mind alert. Make bold, decisive plays. If you think you should call your
bets off - open your mouth and call them off with conviction. If you think you
should hop the point on the next roll - get your bet in early. And on those
occasions when things do not go your way - do the things that winners do.
Limit your losses, toss in a final chip for the boys, and leave the table with
Do not give in to negativity. Positive things happen to positive people.
Winners will tell you that what it's all about is
confidence. Having the knowledge, experience and drive to handle any situation that comes
When you walk up to the craps pit you should know what moves to make when the table goes
cold or the shooter throws the eight for the sixth time.
This confidence comes from knowing the game, inside and out. Knowing the rules and taking
advantage of them. Knowing your bankroll and how that is going to affect your play
today. Paying attention to the other players, the dealers, box people, and understanding how
they can help or hinder your game. Knowing what a bad shot looks and feels like leaving
your hand and what will be needed to make the next shot better.
How do you become proficient in these things? You must devote the time and effort to
LEARN. The more you learn the more confident you will become, and when you gain the
confidence in your game you will be much harder to beat.
Its those little details deep
in you, that when attended to, keep you in that zone. Its all about how to keep each
day feeling like you could do no wrong, and bettering yourself in the process.
When Nick the Greek stated: The difference between a winner and loser is,
character! he was right on the money with this age-old wisdom.
Develop your own rules for your games, and stick to them, have discipline.
Solve your own problems first, and
then head to the casino, not the other way around. You should have knowledge of the games
you play, and a craving to play them. Keep yourself clean, alert, and ready to seize
opportunity when it is before you. And never leave the casino without winning a little
something for yourself; this will help you develop the winning attitude.
Win, or loose you will know that you have tried your best to attain the goals that you
were seeking in your life, and on the gaming tables.
If you are at a level where you are winning the competition over yourself by yourself,
then the rest of the world will have to look out.
Every four years the world and especially the United
States are captivated by the Olympics. I like most of you have been glued to the TV every
night watching the best athletes in the world compete in front of thousands of people in
the stands and millions on television. These people have devoted their lives to the pursuit
of perfection in their sports.
The other day I was watching an interview with a
European athlete that had won a gold medal. She was young, smart and beautiful, not a bad
way to go through life. The interviewer was asking lots of questions about the event and
how she dealt with the pressure of competition. One of her responses was so insightful
that it has stayed with me for a whole week and if I'm lucky it will stay with me
throughout the rest of my life. She said "I'm wise enough to let things happen"
This young girl on a world stage tells us that she is wise enough to LET THINGS HAPPEN!
How many of us aren't that wise? How many of us don't allow ourselves to have the good
things happen to us. How many times have we stood at the craps table and not allowed the
mis-payments, chip fills, boxman comments, late bets, poor courtesy to just HAPPEN around us so
that our mind can be consumed by the task at hand...namely making the next shot the best
shot that it can be?
Can we be wise enough to know that these distractions ARE going to happen, and can we be
wise enough to allow them to happen and not have them affect that next shot.
To be as wise as a young girl.. to allow things to happen, to allow ourselves to have that
Las Vegas Craps Table
For several months, I have posted the
Las Vegas Craps Directory graciously
provided by the folks at
nextshooter.com. I recently received an email from a site visitor who
suggested that in addition to the great information that is already provided, that we
should, as a community, also begin to gather and update the page with table length
data. I think it's a great idea! So, next time you're in Vegas, make sure you
make a note of the table length(s) in each of the casinos you play at and email them to me
when you return. I'll do the rest. Thanks!
Used with permission.
Las Vegas on 25¢ A Day
I can't guarantee that these are up to date, but a cheap craps
table is an excellent way to test your developing shooting skills.
Las Vegas Club - It's
the late night deal. Weekdays from 3 a.m. to 9 am. the LVC has quarter craps with double
odds. They'll give you 5x on $2, but for a quarter, you take double odds and say
"Thank you, Mr. Gaughan." By the way, the 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. shift is frequently
referred to as "graveyard" because of all the flesh-eating zombies wandering Las
Vegas casinos at that time.
Joker's Wild - Way out in
Henderson, these two small casinos offer a quarter game some of the time (word is it's the
3 p.m. to 1 a.m. shift) and they have 10x odds!
Boulder Station - This
is one of the not-so-fancy Station casinos, but it frequently deals a mean game of craps
with 10x odds and only a dollar required of the bettor. Not a lot of action in this locals
haunt, but it's there if you're in the neighborhood and need to build your empire back up
with only a dollar.
El Cortez - Both their
tables always will take a dollar bet, and they'll give you 10x odds. When they take
quarter bets, it's a great place to mix and match. Play the pass line for a buck with full
odds, then make your stupid bets, like Big 6 and Hops for only a quarter. The pit bosses
will hate you until you prove to them that you're a degenerate who belongs here.
Nevada Palace -
Without a car, forget about it. This place is way the heck out on Boulder Highway, nowhere
near the Strip or Downtown. 10x odds can be had by the lowliest slug with a buck in his
pocket and some money to play the odds.
Sahara - 5x odds on
your buck means the Sahara knows that it's the dollar players that butter its bread. Bring
your low-roller instincts, but not butter. That was just a figure of speech. The Sahara
may very well be the nicest low-roller casino around.
Westward Ho - The
casino is small and sort of weird, but the people are friendly and they're more than happy
to deal a dollar craps game. Too bad it has a lowly 2x odds.
Magazine Developed A Precision Shooters Quiz
(thanks to the
roundtable for helping me develop this important self-analysis tool)
You want to be a precision shooter because:
The only thing chicks dig more than guys with big
feet are those who have long hands.
Women love guys who can make a hard 8 appear
immediately after a hard 10.
Everything else you do in your life is completely
done at random.
d. Search me! Why in the world would
you want to keep the dice on axes?
When you have dreams about craps, they often involve:
Donuts, hotdogs, and the Lincoln Tunnel.
Steve Wynn running naked through freshly mown grass
carrying a bag full of cash.
A Mandalay waitress and a hard eight.
Multiple withdrawals from the ATM.
When the dice are thrown off the table, you most
Re-set your aim for the SECOND biggest idiot at the
Pray that the woman in the short skirt at the next
table bends over to pick them up.
Figure a lineman is shooting.
4. Pips are:
Gladys Knights back up singers.
Guys who wear long fur coats, shiny shirts, big
purple feathers in their hats & drive big-assed old Cadillacs.
Small, yet sublime breasts.
Guys that bet the big six and eight .
Youre not sure but the Mandalay waitresses must
have big ones.
A Buffalo-Yo is:
When youre trying to get the fat cocktail
Is the politically-correct term for Bison-Yo.
A yo bet from the guy with the hairy back .
Crap Check refers to:
Having difficulty finding the casino level mens
and finding a little extra in your boxers.
Getting a comp to the Boardwalk Casinos Surf
Remembering to by-pass the all-you-can-eat
What you have to do BEFORE reading posts on John
Patrick's message board.
A Lammer is:
A Precision Shooter playing In-Cognito.
A player who is out on an unauthorized "day
pass" from the local jail.
A player that stays in Vegas because the jersey mob
is looking for him.
That little plastic piece on the end of your shoe
The dealers Wash Their Hands when they
leave a table because:
Most of the players don't.
That brown stuff on the $1 chips is definitely NOT
Craps is a dirty little game.
The first thing you do when you step up to a craps
Say a novena to the dice-gods.
Note which woman is being short sticked and play
Ask if they'll be open tomorrow too.
Promise yourself you wont be superstitious.
Then you knock twice on the rail, pull your left earlobe three times, and turn your
baseball cap around backwards.
10. Your precision shooting moniker
(nickname) SHOULD be:
Doom & Gloom
Viagra (always shows the point hard)
If you have any comments
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with a fresh perspective.
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