Dice Setter Precision Shooter's Newsletter
I hope that everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and the effects of the tryptophan in the turkey have worn off. Normally I head to Vegas in early December as there are empty tables galore and unbelievable room rates even in the high end casinos. Unfortunately, duty at home and at work calls, and I'll have to be satisfied with a quick jaunt to Reno before Santa arrives.
Here's wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.
This issue of the newsletter is jammed, so, let's get on with the good stuff.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at Irish Setter. Thanks for supporting Dice Setter!
History's Trash Heap
by Heavy Haltom
year marks the 10th anniversary of my discovery of precision dice
shooting. Id been
attempting a controlled toss for years, although like a lot of people, I really
didnt understand what I was doing and why. I
was simply emulating other good shooters Id seen at the tables. It wasnt until 1993 that the light bulb went
off and it all finally came together for me.
lot of things have been piled on historys trash heap over the last ten years. The Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas burned
to the ground 51 days after being stormed by the ATF.
The World Trade Center was bombed, killing six and injuring thousands,
foreshadowing the tragic events of 9/11 just ten years later. Olympic Skater Tonya Harding and her
ex-husband were arrested for the hired attack on her rival, Nancy Kerrigan. O.J. Simpson was arrested, and later acquitted, in
the stabbing deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Bill Clinton was impeached for lying under oath. The Murrah Building in Oklahoma City was destroyed in a bomb attack by Timothy
McVey. After a 17-year search, the Unibomber
was finally arrested. In Colorado, a
six-year-old beauty queen named Jon Bennet Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her
parents home. Princess Diana died in a
tragic car crash. Scottish researchers cloned Dolly the sheep. The tiny Mars rover Sojourner sent
live photos back from the red planet. The world lost a living saint when Mother Theressa
the late 90s the
number of folks surfing the web topped 60 million, with over 5 million web sites up and
running. Out of those 60 million internet
junkies, a small group of like-minded craps enthusiasts came together. We had handles like Irishsetter, Heavy, Mad
Professor, Micky D. and Perry B. We met on
craps forums like casino.com, crapspit, allcraps, and John Patricks board. Eventually our ranks grew as more players became
interested in dice setting and precision shooting. We
got together for team shoots and started coaching others.
The flamers and pundits took over the unmoderated forums and ruined them for
the rest of us. Dicesetter.com was born,
followed by Axis Power Craps. The rest, as
they say, is history.
now its a fairly well known fact that precision dice shooting combined with the
proper betting strategy can give the skilled player a powerful advantage over the casino. The increased demand for information on dice
control has led more and more skilled precision shooters to begin teaching the technique
in seminars around the country. There is
absolutely nothing wrong with that. However,
some of these instructors have abandoned discretion and are putting the game we love at
risk. They advertise their seminars on radio,
in newspapers, and in casino tabloids. They
flaunt their skills and hot dog it at the tables. They are even conducting their seminars in the
casinos themselves. And when someone
complains about their marketing strategy they simply say, You dont understand
how casinos work.
they are correct. But over the last twelve
months Ive seen a marked increase in the amount of heat precision
shooters are getting at the tables. Sometimes
its just a bored dealer or stick man amusing himself by trying to distract the
shooter. Often it gets much worse with
the pit and box berating the shooter after every toss, demanding that he throw the dice
harder and bounce them off the back wall so hard that the dice roll back to the middle of
the table. And yes, more and more advantage
craps players are being told by the casinos that their business is no longer welcome
we are to protect the viability of precision dice shooting we must, as a group, make a
concerted effort to keep a lower profile. Here
are a few of the guidelines I hand out to players attending our Axis Power Craps seminars. Theyre good rules to live by. Follow them and perhaps the future of the
game we all love will be little brighter. Ignore them and the game may end up on
historys trash heap.
Guidelines for Staying Under the Radar:
One of our message board participants, kentrg, has created a GREAT tool to assist you with getting into The Zone! Best of all, he's made this available for FREE! He's created twp "Zone" hypnosis recordings. The first recording uses guided imagery, through hypnosis, to imagine playing the perfect craps game and relaxing at the craps table. The 2nd recording deals with staying focused, relaxing, and getting in your zone through hypnotic suggestions while at the craps table. For best results Glines suggests alternating the recordings. Listen to the first recording then 3 days later listen to the second recording. Alternate the recordings so you listen to each one at least 10 times.
Kent Glines is a clinical hypnotherapist residing in the central Florida area. He customizes hypnosis programs for individuals according to their needs. He's always looking for new ways to use his skills in the practice of hypnotherapy and after reading several posts on the dicesetter.com forums regarding people getting in their zone, he decided that hypnotherapy could also help in this area.Can We Talk?
It's official, the next online chat has been scheduled. Mark December 3rd at 10 PM Eastern (9PM Central, 7 PM Pacific) on your calendars! Heavy's Axis Power Craps Message Board is hosting this chat. On the evening of the chat, you may visit his board or my message board for instructions and the link you'll need to join us as we talk craps, casino heat, swap tips and much, much more! The last chat was incredibly successful, with a large contingent of players logging in to join Heavy, myself, the Mad Professor, roadrunner, Site, Dix and several others. Who'll be chatting this time? Log in and see!
Heavy and Irish Leap Into RenoStart the New Year off right! Join Heavy and Irish Setter in Reno, when Axis Power craps comes to the "Biggest Little City In The West," February 27-29. For details about the class, click the banner above, or here. Register early and save! If you're not familiar with the Reno market, it's ideal for advantage players. For craps players, there are over a dozen casinos to choose from with low limits and great playing conditions. For blackjack players, Boomtown (just outside of Reno), has been voted the best Blackjack in Nevada. To read some trip reports from the recent Axis Power Craps seminar in Las Vegas, click here.
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Mad Professor's Mini-Table Craps Tour with the Vegas Ghost- Part XV
quality dice-time profitably playing an early morning session on the Colorado River at the
Edgewater Hotel seemed like an excellent way to start our final day on the Mini-Tub Craps
Tour of Southern Nevada.
We were in
the presence of a ribald group of "Laughlin millionaires"
(thats someone from Laughlin or Bullhead City with more than $100 in their pocket). I had met these guys the night before, and they
were still at the same table, in their same spots, when I returned to it nearly ten hours
later. They had been up all night playing
25-cent craps and drinking their share of free booze.
fact, they appeared to have been drinking the state of Arizona, California and New
Mexicos fair share of free booze, and the waitress continued to re-supply the troops
every fifteen minutes or so. Mel and I each
tossed one final redeeming hand before tossing our luggage into the trunk, then dropping
the roof of the car, and heading back to the center of the craps playing universe
otherwise known as Las Vegas.
We had one
more casino to visit before wrapping up this tour. I
was looking forward to settling down at a very beatable sit-down Crapshooter table at:
Some of you
may remember this 300-room hotel as the old Boomtown Casino at the extreme southern edge
of the LV hotel-strip. Although it
hasnt completely shed its old mining-town motif, at least it no longer resembles the
long-abandoned ghost-town theme that it once did. As
the suburbs around Vegas grow, once remote places like the Silverton become local
neighborhood casinos that see more frequent visits from nearby residents.
To say that
this casino is just off the Strip is a bit of a stretch. Well actually, its a BIG stretch. Although its only about two blocks away from
Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip); in actual fact, few tourists have ever even heard of this
place, let alone being able to tell you where it is.
Where Is It?
It is on Blue Diamond Road, located between
Interstate-15 off-ramp and LV Boulevard. That
places it roughly five miles away from all the mega-resorts, which pretty much guarantees
that your chances of being run over by a demonically steered baby-stroller is low enough
to let your Is this Sinland or Disneyland guard down. On the other hand, there is a disproportionate
number of electric wheelchairs, power-driven scooters and wheeled oxygen tanks, that you
have to be sure you dont get tripped up on your way to the easy-to-find table-games
They also have a free shuttle (10 am to 10 pm) that rumbles between the Tropicana
Hotel, Callaway Golf Center, and Belz
Factory-Outlet Mall, before finally disgorging its cargo of human flotsam and jetsam at
Ive never actually stayed in one of their 300 rooms, so I
cant pass judgment on them. However, I
havent read of any more people getting killed here (recently), so I suppose
its an okay place to rest your head and dream of sugar-plum craps fairies who throw
those mythical never-ending hands.
the 30,000 square foot casino is small by Strip standards, it will soon be undergoing a
major expansion along with the addition of further restaurants, amenities and a
significantly larger hotel tower.
the Table, and the Game
The dealers here are universally good. Although some of them havent been in the business for very long, they are good-natured, and definitely appreciate any toke-action directed their way. I hope I dont have to remind you that small casinos like this are not used to hosting big bettors. With that in mind, you may want to restrict your buy-in to no more than $100 during the day, and a max of $200 during the busier evenings.
mini table tour continued
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