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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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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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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What is Setting

A setting is done by arranging numbers (dots) before you throw them. To define different sets, the numbers that you create on top of the dice as they rest on the felt, and the numbers you create on the side facing you are the only ones that are important. For example, t5/2, fs4/3 (t for top, and fs for facing side) is one set. The first red number in each group is for one die and the second black number is the other die! Getting use to this way of identifying a set will prove to be useful. Just ask the Stickman for the (t) numbers and you will already have half the set made for you!

The theory behind Setting is to “Stack” certain combinations of numbers prior to a controlled throw that will give you the best chance for a predetermined outcome. Is there a “Magic Set” that will work all the time? NO! If you were to ask 10 different Setters which is the best Set to use, You will receive 10 different answers! I know because I have done it. The reason is simple: There is one universal factor and many individual factors involved that will determine the outcome of any set. The universal factor is the set itself. However, it is the individual factors that will have the most influence for a predetermined outcome. The individual factors are all involved in the individual controlled throw. They are Concentration, Speed, Arc, and Accuracy to the target, which will affect the overall action of the dice. The reality is that only you will be able to determine what set works for your individual style of throwing!

If you accept this reality, it’s time to combine your developed throwing “rhythm” with different “sets” until you find ones that fit your style. Free4 says that there are 552 combinations! To prove he knows what he is talking about, he gives the math in Section 2 “More Sets”. This is a real treat if you are a math enthusiast. For me, I just trust his word!

At this stage, there is no point in confusing you with all the possible combinations. However, you have to start somewhere. I am going to start you off by showing you some remarkable sets that will give you the best chance to throw (combined with individual style) Horn numbers and one that will give you the best chance to throw Point numbers.

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Horn Set that worked

Get a set of casino dice. On one die have the 4 facing up and the 2 facing you. On the other die have the 3 facing up and the 5 facing you. (t4/3. fs2/5) Pick them up and add each side. All 7’s! This is a good set for come-outs. Practice throwing this set and see if it fits your style. To keep track of the numbers that result is going to be easy. Just like keeping track of 7 cycles, I have provided you with a Chart that you can print. As you can see, the first two lines are where you write in the set that you are testing. Below Set #1 put (top #) 4/3. In the second line (Front #) put 2/5. Going down the page put the number that results from each roll. The list goes to 34 rolls but you can continue by going to Set #2 and put in the same set.

You can see that this program will provide you with much information as you are in your training phase. For more information, you can contact the author, Lynn Crewse, by a simple e-mail: from what I understand (any time it my change) Lynn is offering this program as a qualified “free”. Yes it is free, but if it works, and you see the value, there is “volunteer $25 donation” that will be expected to show the value of the time spent putting this program together.

I hope that this beginning training room has been as much help to you as it has to me putting it together! If all of this went over your head, don’t worry; you can always try playing craps for the fun of it. If you don’t know the basics behind how the game of craps is played, may I suggest that you try playing the game in practice mode at an online casino such as If you wish to continue your study of how sets are determined, I invite you to study a comprehensive e-manual that Free-4, (lineaway) has put together on the “nuts and bolts” of axis rotation as it relates to dice setting.

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