Follow through and throw the dice. Do they initially
land in the same general area? Note the position of
your hand each time you throw. Is it consistent? Is
your arm extended the same wav throw after throw?
Deliver the dice with just enough energy to reach
the intended target, which should be two or three
inches from the back wall
You can practice your throw at home by throwing on
the kitchen table, on the bed, or into an open dresser
drawer. When you try-this in the casino, go to a low-limit
table-$2 or $5; if possible.try to go at times when
the tables are not so crowded so you can quickly get
the dice back when you lose your turn with the dice
by throwing a 7 (known as seeming out in craps jargon).
When you become adept at your rhythm roll, you’ll
find yourself with a problem to overcome-avoiding
the chip stacks at the far end of the table! Other
players will raise their bets as you make successive
passes and throw lots of numbers. If you hit a stack
of chips, your throw obviously loses control and you’re
at the mercy of the gods of chance. You may not throw
a 7, but it's more likely.
'll never forget the end of one of your longest throws.
It began in a very crowded casino in Atlantic City
There were only a few spots open, but you did find
our favorite position at one table. you bellied up,
quickly got the dice, and held them for 30 minutes,
throwing number after number without the 7 showing
except on the come-out rolls. The players were yelling
and screaming and the chips were stacking up. My racks
were filled with green, black, and purple and you
was "in a zone" -you felt that you could
hold the dice all night.
But, alas it was not to be. On my last throw, one
die hit a stack of chips and then bounced, coming
to rest right on top of the stack-a six. Immediately,
without looking, you knew what the other die would
be-a one. The dreaded 7 had finally reared its ugly
head. The only happy people were the three pit bosses
who were hovering behind the table watching the payoffs
to make sure they were correct.
If you wish to consider detailed instruction to develop
your rhythm roll-setting the dice and executing the
controlled throw-a brief description of the Sharpshooter
Craps home study course is contained in the appendix
along with instructions for contacting the author.
you are still involved in the hand, you're allowed
more leeway because a certain amount of lying is acceptable
gamesmanship. If you're not involved in a hand you
should keep completely silent, not just about what
cards you held, but about any theories you have about
what the other players might have or any strategic
suggestions. Even though you may be very curious about
what a bettor holds, and so would love to see a call,
do not type "Call him!" in the chat box.
As in the B&M world, most etiquette issues don't
arise if you use a little common sense and apply the
Golden Rule ("Do unto others as you would have
them do unto you," not "He who has the gold
makes the rules").