Dice control in craps

Dice control in crapsPlayers are always looking for ways to improve their game. Sometimes, with games like blackjack that involves brushing up on blackjack strategy while other games, like slots may simply require that a player learns to manage their bankroll more efficiently. And craps is no exception to this. Over and above developing a solid understanding of the game of craps many players recommend that new comers learn about dice control in craps.

Dice control involves throwing the dice in a specific way so as to increase a player’s odds of winning. It’s quite a controversial technique and some consider it to be cheating. This technique is also known as rhythm rolling and dice setting. If a player manages to learn how to control the outcome of a dice roll they would be greatly increasing their chances of winning.

Those who advocate dice control claim that it gives the player a considerable edge over the casino. Of course this is only in the case of very experienced players who have mastered different dice control techniques.  Sometimes the skill and technique involved in dice control is seen to give it status of sports like golf or pool. Despite all the hype around dice control there are still those who remain skeptical and question how much it can really improve a player’s odds.

In craps, the player needs to throw the dice in such a way that it rolls along the length of the table and touches the wall of the table. It’s very important that the dice touches the wall for it to be considered a valid dice roll. Casinos implemented these rules in an attempt to stop players using dice control to their advantage.

Rhythm rolling is a type of dice control where a player holds and throws the dice in such a way that they develop a kind of rhythm. This isn’t the simplest technique and requires that a player throws the dice in such a way that it spins like a wheel. The idea is that once the dice hits the table wall it will turn on its axis. If done correctly this special cartwheel-like spin will prevent two sides of the dice from appearing face up. In this way, the odds of the dice roll are changed dramatically.

The initial spin is easy enough to master with enough practice. It’s far trickier, however, to perfect the second axis spin off the table wall. This will require lots of practice and shouldn’t be attempted before a player has perfected it.

When it comes to perfecting dice control it’s best not to get too bogged down with all the technicalities. There are tons of different ways of holding the dice, also known as grips. However as a beginner the two important ones a player should know are the Lock Grip and the Blanket Roll Grip. The other grips are complex and often very time-consuming to master.

The Lock Grip involves holding and shaking the dice without letting them turn. This is simple to master and all a player has to do is hold the dice in the bend created from bending two middle fingers. The forefinger is used to keep the dice in place.

The second most common grip which it’s recommended that beginners learn first is the Blanket Roll Grip. This is sometimes also referred to as the Soft Roll and the Pad Roll. This is because this technique requires something soft such as a blanket or rug on which to roll the dice.  This technique works by holding the two dice in such a way that they end up turning over one axis. As a result of this two sides of each dice will be prevented from showing face up when the dice fall. In such a way a player is able to change the odds of the game.

Players who use dice control also pay attention to how they release or shoot the dice. The idea is to reduce the force with which the dice hits the back wall and thus prevent the dice from falling in an unpredictable way.  It is best for a player to ensure that his/her hand remains parallel and horizontal to the table wall.

Players should also pay attention to how they use their bodies. It’s best for a player to lean over the table as far as possible with an extended arm.  This gives the player more control over the dice and reduces the force with which the dice will hit the back wall. Players are aiming to ensure the dice hits the table wall without too much of a bounce. This can take a little practice to master but is pretty simple.

Another important thing that could affect the outcome of a dice roll is the player’s hand.  It’s important that a player ensures that his/her hands are dry. Some players keep dust chalk in their pockets as it’s a good way to keep hands dry and sweat-free.

If a player does choose to use a dice throwing technique it’s important that the player practice executing the technique in as natural a way as possible. While a player can’t be charged for dice control a casino can ask a player to leave and refuse to allow them to play there any more.  If you’re serious about gambling, this isn’t a risk you want to take.  So be sure to practice and master any dice control techniques you’re thinking of using before you hit the table.

Dice control can make or break a player’s game.  Players need to take into account the fact that if they fail to control the dice properly they could end up damaging their game.  To avoid any sticky situations practice is essential.  Dice control also isn’t for everyone. The reality is that not every player can pull off dice control techniques successfully and convincingly. And that’s OK. A player can still have fun and win without using any dice control techniques.

Dice control may only be relevant to real world casinos but that doesn’t mean you can’t brush up on other aspects of the game. To try your hand at some quality craps, give Mr Green Casino a try.

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