Large Ontario Casinos Found Throughout Province

The big Ontario casinos cross-cross the province and several are located outside of major metropolitan areas. For example, you can experience the unique Aboriginal atmosphere of Casino Rama built on a Chippewa reservation, and located less than two hours north of Toronto.

Casino Rama regularly attracts some of the world’s biggest stars including Robin Williams, The Beatles’ Ringo Starr and Joe Cocker. Niagara Falls is home to two casinos. The oldest, Casino Niagara, has its gaming adventures spread over 96,000 square feet as well as dining and live entertainment.

Ontario’s newest Casino, the Niagara Fallsview, has 150 gaming tables and 3,000 slots machines, as well as a luxurious hotel, a galleria of exclusive shops, and a 15,000 square foot spa and health club, along with a ballroom for Vegas-style entertainers such as Johnny Mathis, REO Speedwagon and Bobby Vinton. Caesars Windsor, in the U.S.-Canada border city of Windsor, includes more than 100 skill-testing table games and 3,000 slot machines. Food, luxury accommodations and big-name entertainers such as Seal, and a live taping of the Dr. Phil show, are among the featured attractions.

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Checking the Casino

There are many players’ forums where you can read about the way other players were treated at your prospective internet casino. There is always a search facility within a forum – input the casino name and it will show you the relevant threads. The best-known and very proactive players’ forum Casinomeister is a good place to start.

Money Methods:
See if your prospective casino offers a money method you can use. There is always a banking or cashier link on the home page where they list their options. Also, check if the casino allows play in your currency. Everything makes more sense when the money is familiar and you know exactly how your bankroll stands.

About Bonuses
Be sure you understand online gambling bonuses and their wagering requirements so that there are no unpleasant surprises when you are ready to stop playing and cash out.

Basically, bonus wagering requirements point up the fact that casinos want you to play slots because they are games of chance – no skill involved – so the odds remain with the casino since they are built into the software. If you play slots, the requirements are usually fairly reasonable. However, if your game is blackjack, requirements can go as high as deposit + bonus 100X (times), depending on the casino, and most of them like betfair casino, won’t let you cash out the bonus. In this case, it might pay you to contact support and request a no-bonus deposit.

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Dice Setters Training Room

Boy are you in for a treat! I want you to know that I was a real klutz when it wasmy turn to throw the bones. However, after taking this class and practicing whatI learned, I not only “Look” like I know what I am doing – I know whatI am doing! Because I use this “Crapy” Site, I have the best of two worlds -Because I let lose of a few bucks (No discount for me! But it was worth every penny!)

I learned to play the Situation when other players throw the dice, and I have the confidence to make long rolls when I throw the dice! Man am I good!! You can be good too – in fact you can be better than I am. (My boss eats up my practice time – don’t tell him, but when you are off line – I get out my table and nail those bones!) Speaking of my Boss, he wants to invite you on a journey with the expected end resulting in your becoming the best Setter you can be! He also wanted me to tell you about his special “Hot Shot” message board. Get and Give fresh information about setting!

Thanks Craps Man for the intro. We will talk about your “free time” in my office!

Welcome to this special area of my site. I knew that my site would not be complete until I combined teaching the mental skills (Basics and Advanced training to understand trends, and strategy) with teaching the physical skill of throwing the dice.However, Setting is more than just throwing the dice. It is the developed skill of “setting” a specific number combination, with a practiced controlled throw to a specified “sweet spot” at the end of the table. The end result of that controlled throw resulting in an expected outcome.

Understand that I did not start out thinking this way. In fact, throwing the dice never appealed to me. Looking back on my past “craping” experience, I now understand why. When it was time for me to throw the dice, I felt like I was under a microscope! All I could think of was that hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, were riding on my “performance”! I had no consistent style – and everybody could see that. The fed-up glares outweighed the occasional cheers from the other players until it got to the point that I would just wave the dice to the next player! My focus became understanding trends and develop strategies to take advantage of the natural flow of the numbers. The successful end of that focus resulted in the birth of

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Overcoming Obstacles

The biggest drawback I had was changing my attitude (mindset) about the claims associated with setting dice. I also had to overcome the time and space constrains that would prevent the physical practice required to master this skill. I knew that before I even picked up a pair of dice, these issues had to be addressed and solved!

1) Is it possible to throw any one of a specific group of numbers on command by simply setting the numbers in a certain position prier to throwing? This question took faith based on the integrity of trusted setters and observation of live setting to be answered a Qualified Yes! (Special note: Setting is different from loading or a technique called sliding the dice. The last two are illegal and can be chargeable offences!)

At first I had to answer some nagging assumptions based on that first question. If this first question was absolutely true, I would have to throw out all I have leaned about random distribution of numbers! Or did I? I wondered what the casinos must be thinking. As I stated in my Manual and Big Red Strategy, Casinos depend on the long term average of true odds to produce their income. They work hard to keep shooting the dice as random as possible. They catch you manipulating the true odds and they will stop you! (Case in point -card counting) If the casinos felt setting was giving an unfair advantage to the player – why don’t they establish a no setting rule? After all, setting is not a covert activity! After talking to the Pit Boss in several casinos, the general thought is that it is not a problem. The few experienced Setters that throw long rolls with some sense of consistency fall within the normal probability of random rolls. What peeked my interest is that they recognize “Experienced Setters that throw long rolls”!

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Skill level increase

There is no way that setting can be proven to work. There is no way one shooter can throw two sets of dice simultaneously, one random, the other by first setting the numbers to determine if there is a difference. Besides, there are too many human factors involved such as throwing consistency and concentration. This is why I think the casino does not look at it as a threat.

If the casinos, who are in the business to know such things, do not believe setting gives the player an edge, Why should I give the validity of the practice a qualified YES? Remember, my success comes in the form of understanding 7-cycles and playing the situation. I was satisfied passing the dice to the next shooter! Why should I invest my time in learning this skill unless it was to my benefit? The reason is that I do believe it works some of the time and will work more times as my skill level increases.

The success of this practice falls into the realm of the unexplained! Since I am the one promoting the unexplained “Knower” by predicting short cycles to deal with the unexplained value of Trends, then I am willing to accept the unexplained nature of setting. This acceptance establish a mindset that will motivate me to learn and practice with the same zeal I had understanding and developing Situational Craps! Besides, I look forward walking up to a craps table with the confidence of a Setter, and a Situational Craps Player!

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Valuing your time

My time is at a premium. We will make time for things we value! I spent hundreds of hours understanding trends through the filter of 7-cycles. The reason I found the time to devote to that study was because it had value. It was an investment in my future play. I had the proper Mindset! The reason I spent so much time resolving question #1 was to establish a proper Mindset. Once Setting was shown to have value – I was willing to make the time!

I knew that I had to set up a schedule to learn setting in the proper order. I understood that there were two phases of learning. The first phase, and most difficult, would be to establish a consistent style of throwing the dice. I first had to learn to hit a “target” with the proper speed and arc. This phase has nothing to do with “setting” numbers on the dice. My total focus was on establishing a consistent rhythm from different positions around the table. I set no time limit on how long that phase would take. But I dedicated a minimum of one half hour a day practicing just throwing the dice. I made up my mind that only when I felt confident hitting the target would I move on to the second phase of learning which number set worked for my style of throw. Setting up a time schedule brought me to the 3rd and last obstacle I had to overcome.

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Big Red Outlast

Well, nobody thought we’d get by the seven on Monday, myself included. But the Big Red outlasted most of us by one roll – then showed up twice. But the surprise of the week was Gator’s $2200 working call – betting the seven would not show for three in a row. Good call or luck? Or maybe a bit of both? But his “leap frog” move was enough to stun the other players. Another opportunity for the gator to chomp ’em? Maybe so, but he regressed his bets and missed the bigger score on the “bull frog” eight. Meanwhile, GSS shot himself in the foot with that Field bet.

Attention K-Mart Crapsters! Over the long haul the six eight combo will roll 28% of the time. Over the last 25 rolls they’ve shown 48% of the time. Now admittedly, the 2, 11, and 12 are WAY past due – but if you aren’t betting the six and eight – you aren’t winning. That goes for you dark siders too. You CAN place bet while on the don’ts, you know.

Seriously, though – I’d like to commend all of the players on sticking to their strategies AND limiting the sizes of their bets based on their bankroll. If you look at the bet sizes from that last toss you’ll note that everyone pretty much stayed within ten percent of their total bankroll for a wager. That’s exactly how you should play in the casino. But let me remind you – this is tournament play – not casino play. It plays a little differently than the real deal.

My next call – I don’t know, but I’d probably have the six and eight working – a significant line bet – and a large world hedge. But heck, that’s the way I ALWAYS play.

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Craps table sizes

I live in a small apartment, I would need something to practice on! The average craps table is 12 feet long and 5 feet wide and would cost over $4000! Out of the question for me! However, if you have the room and pocket book to build or buy your own full size craps table, Vic gave me some great on-line resources: You can get a Construction Manual for a 10 ft. craps table for a cost of $25.85. Here is another great site to buy the actual material you will need to build a table or you can purchase one ready to ship! Just go to the Gamblers General Store.

But I needed something I could build with common materials and small enough to use in my apartment utilizing the required throwing distance for a 12 ft. table! This is what I came up with and has served me well.

First I realized that all I needed was two points – a pickup point (my position at a table) and a drop zone (the target at the opposite end of the table). I built these two points as follows:

1. Materials needed for the official AhCraps, “Crapy” practicing Craps-almost-Table!

a. Two flat top TV tables.

b. Enough pvc plastic pipe (you will know how much when you take the measurements below), the inside diameter must be just a little larger than the outside diameter of the legs of your tables.

c. One 24″x 18″x 24″x cardboard packing box.

d. One (door mat) hard rubber backed tight knit carpet.

e. One “egg carton” twin size foam mattress cover. (Inexpensive yet is better than a flat surface.) Or you can go to the Gamblers General Store and buy a 4ft by 11in textured rubber side wall for about$60.

f. One yard of green felt. In a craft store, buy a small sheet of self stick white felt, (used to line the bottom of lamps).

g. Two 8 ft. wood corner round trim.

h. One can spray adhesive.

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Building the Target Table

Put the packing box together. Draw a line all around each side 11 inches from the bottom of the box. Cut along the line ending up with a box 11 inches high. Cut the long 24″ front side out. You should have a 3 sided, 11 inch high box.

Spray glue the top of one table and spray the outside bottom of the box. Set the box on the table and push down to bond the two surfaces. Set aside and let it dry.

Cut an 11″ strip of “egg carton” mattress cover long enough to line the three 11″ sides inside the box. Spray the inside three sides of the box. Starting at one end, push the strip you just cut as you line the inside of the box. Leave a slight curve in the corners.

Cut the rubber backed floor mat and cut a piece of green felt the size of the inside bottom of the box. Turn the mat rubber side up and spray the surface. Spray the sheet of felt and bond the two sprayed surfaces together.Spray the inside bottom of the box, spray the carpet side of the mat. Place the mat, green felt side up, inside the box and press to bond the surfaces.

Get a coffee cup, pen, and sheet of white felt. Place the cup upside down on the felt and draw a circle around the cup. Cut out the circle.Make a small mark on the green felt surface of the box, center, and 3 inches from the back textured wall. Peal the cover of the sticky back off and take it to the box. Place the top of the white circle on the mark so it will be 3″ from the back and press down to secure it.

Take the coffee cup to the kitchen and pour a well deserved cup of coffee and take a break!

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Making a working Craps Practice Table

After you get done admiring your handy work, it will be time for you to put it to work! For your practice to have any value you will have to be in the proper throwing position. This will be accomplished using a measuring stick! Take one of the 8ft corner rounds and cut a 5ft piece and a 3ft piece. Make a mark on the 5ft piece 1ft from the end. Over lap the 1ft portion on top of the other 8ftpiece and secure the two pieces. (you can use a small clamp so as to undo them when you are finished using them or you can tape or glue to make a permanent 12ft measuring stick – What just so happens to be the length of the average craps table!)

Next, take the 3ft piece and cut a 45 degree notch halfway through 2ft 6in from one end. This notch will fit over the”corner” of the 12ft piece making a T shape. (perpendicular to the long piece, What just so happens to the half the width of the average Craps Table!)

Take a marking pen and mark the number “6”, 6ft onthe long stick. Going in either direction, make a mark 7 – 11 every 1ft to the end of the stick. The number 12 will be the end of the stick.

Place the Target Table up against any wall. Now put the 12ftstick (blank end) in the center of the table with the end up against the textured back side. Hold the stick even and walk down to the 7ft mark.Place the notch of the small stick on the mark. Move the Pickup Table so that the end of the small stick is in the center up against the back box rail. remove the sticks. If you did everything right, you will be positioned 7ft from the back wall of your craps table in position #8 as seen in the figure below:

In this position, you will be on the left side of the table next to the StickMan throwing to the right back wall. You can see that by moving down 1ft you will be in position #7, 8ft away. Just remember that the distance you throw will never go beyond 12ft so positions #4, #3, #2 are at the flat end of the table1ft apart.

To shoot from the right side of the Table just move theTarget Table to the left side, flip the long stick over and move the Pickup table to the right to positions #9 – #16.

The reason it will be important for you to become proficient throwing the dice in any position is to eliminate the “Favorite Position Syndrome”Don’t ever miss great table action because someone is standing in YOUR spot!

Now that you know how to set up your “Crapy” Table, let’s make use of it!

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