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Jumbotron Ron
 

When Should You Press?

17 April 2011

A common question among dice controllers and craps players in general is when should you press your bets. The term pressing refers to adding money to your bets or raising your bets. In a random game every bet has a negative expectation, so regression would be your play. When you have the edge, progression betting is the way to go -- up, up, up and out. Hopefully the roll will last at least until you reach table max.

When to press is a matter of personal choice, but if you have the edge you are costing yourself money if you do not press.

I prefer to press once I have doubled my initial spread. If I start a roll with $10 and $50 odds on the point of 10 and I have a $30 6/8, I start pressing my Place bets after I have $240 in my rack. My first objective is to just win the roll. My next move is to rack some profits and after I've made double my initial spread, it is time to move upward and eventually outward.

My preferred method of pressing my Place bets is to go up a unit until the number hits seven times and all hits after that I will press half my bet. I find this to be a very simple and profitable way to press. So if I start with $30 on the 6 and I roll the 6 nine times after doubling my initial spread, my 6 would look like $30, $60, $90, $120, $150, $180, $210, $240, $360, $600. I bet more than half on the eighth hit but that was more to keep the math simple on the payouts.

I press my Pass Line bets differently than my Place bets. Where I play I make three-unit Pass Line bets with 5x Odds so I can "push the house." A $15 Pass Line bet will allow $125 in Odds behind the 6/8, $100 behind the 5/9, and $75 behind the 4/10. I press my Pass Line bet after every third hit. So after three successful point conversions on my fourth come-out roll, my Pass Line bet would go up to $30.

The reason for pressing your bets is so you make more money and take full advantage of your advantage. There have been too many times that I would have made a boatload of cash had I listened to my own advice. It is a lot easier when you are not the shooter because all you have to do is bet. When you are the shooter, your main focus is on making quality shots. You get into a zone and 50 numbers later you realize you didn't press your bets. It's happened to me more times than I like to think about. I have many dice controller friends and it has happened to all of us. That's why it is imperative that your betting is on autopilot and your moves are second nature.

I want all you dice controllers with a real edge to press your bets correctly and take advantage of your advantage but only after racking a profit. If you are going to play, then play the right way.

When Should You Press? is republished from Online.CasinoCity.com.
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.