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Jumbotron Ron
 

How It All Started

6 November 2011

I was a big fan of Frank Scoblete's books on craps and first developed my dice control skill straight from Sharpshooter's book, Get the Edge at Craps from Frank's "Get the Edge" series. I decided I wanted to learn more so I contacted Dominator, Frank's partner in Golden Touch Craps, about taking a dice control class, which at that time I knew I couldn't afford.

I had been practicing my skill in the casino for a few years so I was able to convey some of my likes and dislikes to him. During the conversation he mentioned where he liked to play when he was in Atlantic City. The light bulb went off and I came up with the same idea as many, many other stalkers with plans on getting rich quick. When these guys show up I would bet all my money on them and I would sail away into the sunset.

Fast forward six months to March 2005. I showed up after the class was over. Lo and behold, there was the Dominator and the whole Golden Touch crew. Unfortunately they were on a reserved table and I could not get on. I watched the Dominator and a few others put on a show in the casino. Not to be outdone, I moved to the next table over and proceeded to put on my own show. I only hit one point, the eight, but I hit it hard and it was on my 43rd roll. I wound up tossing a 46-number hand and the celebration began.

I had a wild night where I did not go to sleep until the next afternoon. I awoke at about 8pm in the evening and I was still a little groggy. I locked up a few grand in the room safe and I took $120 and my comp card from my pocket. I took a cab from casino A to casino B with plans on only eating a comped meal. As I walked by a half-empty $25 craps table, I saw Dom, No Field Five, Mr. Finesse and a few others.

I had a dilemma, should I take a cab back to casino A to get the rest of my money or should I play with the $110 I had in my pocket ($10 already paid for the cab). I played with the $110. Dom had a blistering roll where he hit number after number and point after point. A few more players had some nice rolls and I colored with a hefty profit. I made an observation as the win was already locked up. No Field Five had the best form I had ever seen. He set for the sevens on the come-out roll and seemed to be automatic on the first two. I knew at that time that these were the guys that could bring my game to the next level.

It was four years before I would see any of these guys in a casino again. During this time I would tell my friends that if I ever had the chance to play with these guys again I had a trick I wanted to try. I told them about No Field Five's beautiful form and how I planned on exploiting his skill. I said before the stickman passed him the dice, I would whisper to the dealer on my side, "Hop the 5/2, 4/3 for $50 each." After he hits the first seven, I explained that before the dealer had a chance to even think about paying me I would whisper to him to parlay the bet to $400 on the 5/2 and $400 on the 4/3 and throw him a dime on the premise that he stays quiet. It was imperative to me that my wager was not known by the shooter. I told my friends on the street that I could not wait to see these guys' faces after No Field Five hit the second 7 and the dealer passed me six Gs.

Fast forward to February 2009, two months before Frank Scoblete, Dominator, and the Golden Touch crew threw their annual dice control class. My friends and I from the cab stand I worked at decided it was time for me to take a class and take my game to the next level. High on hope but short on funds, I am not proud to say we pulled a one-time caper and yielded enough for the class, video, and a receiving station. Unfortunately after spending a few thousand in expenses I could only muster $300 to gamble with.

March 2009, the night before the class I went to great lengths to take, I turned $300 into $3500 in forty minutes. Like the young immature guy I was, I partied all night and took the class without any sleep. I still took great notes and benefited greatly from the instruction received from some of the best dice controllers in the country. I learned what I had to learn and I have never looked back.

The next day after the class was over, I found myself with my brother at an empty table in the casino. I was having a money-making roll when I looked up and saw the Golden Touch crew about twenty feet away looking on and giving me their nod of approval. I told my brother to go tell Frank that after my roll his crew could take my spot and I would go to the hook (corner at the end of a craps table closest to the dealer). They took me up on my offer and now four years later I was once again standing at a table with some of the best dice controllers in the country.

There were a few nice rolls but this session was nothing to write home about. Skinny had a nice roll that put me up a few bucks. I was still having the time of my life (it was already a profitable trip) smoking, joking, and having a great time shooting the breeze with one of my favorite authors, Frank Scoblete.

When I looked up it was too late, No Field Five already had the dice. As advantage players we are strong believers of following the etiquette of the game. One of the rules are all bets are to be made when the dice are in the center of the table. In that split second my whole plan flashed before my eyes, the 5/2, 3/4 hop bet, the whispering to the dealers, and the look on the crew's face when the dealer passed me the six Gs. No Field Five set, gripped, targeted and what do you know, he hit his set 5/2. The dealer called it, "Seven winner!" I had a female dealer in the corner that I was always really friendly with and I would have had no problem asking her to keep the parlay quiet.

On the next roll I did hop the 5/2, and 3/4 for $25 but my plan was based on Five hitting his set twice not three times. I knew that by my not paying attention for a few seconds that I had cost myself thousands of dollars. No Field Five's next roll was, you guessed it, a 3/4. My plan would have worked, I should have hit that parlay, but I didn't. The lesson is to always keep your head in the game. Also, I am not advocating high house edge bets on every player but on the very few players who have the skill to overcome that edge, there are exceptions to the rule. Read Frank Scoblete's Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players! to learn some of the most radical betting styles ever developed!

Until the next time, tell 'em Jumbotron Ron sent ya'!

Jumbotron Ron
Known as Jumbotron Ron on the East and Nevada Ron on the West, he is a advantage dice controller who spends much of his time in the casinos playing with his team The Hitmen and various advantage players from Golden Touch Craps. Known for legendary rolls on both coast he has also been dubbed "Mr. Lucky" and the "Mayor" of the boardwalk by various casino personnel.
Jumbotron Ron
Known as Jumbotron Ron on the East and Nevada Ron on the West, he is a advantage dice controller who spends much of his time in the casinos playing with his team The Hitmen and various advantage players from Golden Touch Craps. Known for legendary rolls on both coast he has also been dubbed "Mr. Lucky" and the "Mayor" of the boardwalk by various casino personnel.