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# A Simple Question about the 5 Count

26 May 2005

Dear Frank,

I have a very simple question to ask about the 5 count.

What happens or what is the count if the fifth throw is 2, 3 or 11 and not a point, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10?

Do I wait until a point is made to start betting? Why if the dice show a 2, 3 or 11 you don't count it as the fifth throw?

I know it's a simple question, the reasoning just isn't clear to me yet.

Thanks!
Don

Dear Don:

If on the fifth roll a non-point number (2, 3, 11, 12) is rolled you are at the 4-Count and holding. The 5-Count is not completed unless a point number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) is rolled. Remember this is point numbers, not actual points. The Captain is looking for repeating numbers and that is why he does not go up on the garbage numbers with those high house edges. In truth, the 5-Count is the way to eliminate 57 percent of all the random rollers. You'll only be betting on 43 percent of them.

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete

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Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

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