Craps Dice Control
To people that have no experience with Craps, it might seem like an impossible task to control the outcome of dice that have not been altered in any way. However, for professional Craps players, dice control is a popular consideration. Although you can never control dice to the point that you know exactly which numbers will come up every time without simply setting them down on the table (a practice obviously prohibited by casinos), you can practice some dice control that can increase the odds of dice reacting in a way that helps them hit specific numbers more often then normal.
What is Dice Control?
Dice control is a technique used in playing Craps in which you can set and throw your dice in such a way that it lands on the numbers you want them to land on. Skeptics are of the opinion that this kind of dice control is not possible. Professional dice players have asserted that there are certain methods available, which if followed correctly, can surely control your dice on the craps table. In fact, some say if you play craps by learning proper dice control, Craps becomes equivalent to a skilled game like darts or pool.
Like most things in life, practice makes perfect. It takes a lot of time and perseverance to get your technique to a point where you can have an edge with each dice toss.
What Grips to Use to Control Dice
There are a few kinds of grips that can enhance your dice control in an effective way. Some of these are 3-Finger front grip, 3-Finger front diagonal grip, 2-Finger pincer grip, Icetong grip, Stacked grip, 5-Finger grip and 2-Finger front diagonal grip. Among these grips, the 3-Finger front grip is reputed to be the best. To use it best, exert very little pressure on the dice while throwing it.
• Most dice controllers agree that the lesser the part of the dice that you keep in contact with your finger, the better it is for control. You have to hold the dice in such a way that you can have maximum control, but little contact with your fingers. It may sound tricky, but it is possible.
• Hold the two die in a way that it feels like a single rectangle. If you feel that you are holding the two die separately, then you are holding it the wrong way. In other words, both the dice should be touching each other with no breathing space left between them.
How To Align the Dice Before Throwing Them
• Align your dice with the lines on the crap table to help keep them proportional with the table’s vertical axis. The axis running along the width of the table does not matter. However, the axis running down the length of the table is very important.
• To make your dice properly aligned, lower them down to the level of the table. Make sure that the edges and the faces of the dice make contact with the surface of the table.
Stance and Execution for Dice Control
• You should be able to deliver your throw in such a way that your dice do not move in any other way other than rotating on their left-right axis.
• For a perfect throw, you can pivot with your shoulders, elbow or wrist. This technique is more valuable in getting an accurate and fair throw than controlling dice on an axis. As most casinos have rules as to how the dice can be thrown (they must hit the opposite edge of the table, for example) this technique can ensure that the dice are thrown properly each time.
Final Tips on Dice Control
Sometimes, sweat can be a problem while delivering the dice. If your hands are sweaty, the dice can slip out prematurely and ruin your roll. To combat this, keep some pieces of chalk in your pocket and, before throwing the dice, sprinkle some chalk dust in your hand to counteract the perspiration.
Most casinos employ people to keep a close watch on the Craps tables, and if they think you’re trying tricks, you could get thrown out of the casino. Therefore, don’t make it too obvious that you are attempting to control the dice. Try to fit in with everyone else so that you don’t arouse suspicion.