If you asked me in January 2002 if it was possible to set the dice a certain way, grip the dice a certain way and toss the dice a certain way to reduce the probability of a 7 appearing I would have answered with a definite “No! ” In February 2002, however, I read information by Mr.  Dice Tray  Jerry Patterson about controlling or influencing the dice. After taking Mr. Patterson’s course, I was convinced that a person can set the dice, grip the dice and toss them in such a manner to consistently produce a non-random occurrence, thereby reducing the probability of a 7 appearing.


I have also been fortunate enough to meet and play with Beau Parker, a/k/a “Dice Coach, Debbie Garcia, a/k/a “Soft Touch”, Chris Pawllicki a/k/a “Sharpshooter” as well as several other “dice influencers. ” Based on my personal experience with these experts, it is my opinion that a person can gain an advantage over the casinos by effectuating a controlled throw of the dice. In his book entitled The Craps Underground author Frank Scoblete describes how dice influencers are winning at the craps tables.


So what is a “dice influencer? ” A dice influencer is a person who sets the dice in a certain manner every time, grips the dice in a certain manner every time and tosses them exactly the same way every time. The objective of the dice influencer is to alter the random outcome of the dice, in such a manner as to avoid the losing 7. A dice influencer can be compared to a professional bowler in that a professional bowler will grip the bowling ball the same way every time, release the ball the same way every time in an attempt to get a strike. Now just because the professional bowler can do this does not mean he, or she, will make a strike every time. The bowler can have a perfect delivery, hit the pins perfectly, yet still not get a strike. With bowling, each bowling alley has different lane conditions and each lane varies from one to another.


Similarly, a dice influencer can set and grip the dice perfectly and toss them perfectly, yet a 7 will appear. If it was possible, and you could avoid the 7 forever, the experts and I would have retired a long time ago. As with bowling alleys having different lane conditions, casinos have different table conditions. Casinos use different felt material for their craps layouts. In addition, they use different padding under the felts. Some have a hard surface, others have a softer surface. Still others have a rubberized material to make the dice bounce more. One other thing to keep in mind is that casinos have different length of craps tables. Some tables are 12 feet, some are 14 feet and every once in a while you will find a 16 foot craps table. Why does this matter? Because if you are practicing on a 12 foot table and playing at a 14 foot table, your toss will be off from hitting the correct area to properly influence the dice. Because a dice influencer can only influence the outcome of the toss of the dice and not necessarily “control” the outcome, it is important to be familiar with the condition of the craps table and how the conditions may affect the outcome.

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