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Craps Attack

21 September 2021

My columns about one-shot craps and the best bets in the casino this year have engendered quite a bit of controversy. Here are some readers’ opinions:

MANNY: You’ve gone off the deep end with this one bet at craps idea. What’s the point? I enjoy having plenty of bets out because then I am always in the action. That’s the point of craps isn’t it, having bets out and cheering that they be made? That one-bet idea just doesn’t work for me.

ROB: I asked a box man what he thought of your so-called one-bet idea and he said it was nuts. He should know, right? After all he works in the casino and sees thousands of games. I just find the whole idea to be stupid. I like your writing but this idea is stupid. Casino people give the best advice because they are the true experts. I was also told by the box man that I wouldn’t get much in comps if I played the one-bet way. That’s it for me.

JOHN: You are on to something Mr. Scoblete with this one-bet philosophy. How stupid is it to put up a whole bunch of bets when the total money is being whipped by the house edge on each bet? I have been trying it and I like it. I can say it did take me some time to not get all wound up when other numbers were hitting but after a while I didn’t think about other numbers, only the number I was on. I can’t see playing any other way.

DONALD: Pass line, come, pass line, come, put up the odds, put up the odds. Is that all there is to a game that has maybe a hundred different bets? What about place bets and hardways and all the other fun bets? You can’t win a bundle if you don’t bet it up. That’s my philosophy. People might listen to you but I know in my heart that I am right.

HAROLD: One bet? I tried it. It took me several days before I could ignore the other numbers that were hitting. I actually made a little money even though my comps were lower than in the past. But in the past, I was a wild player and I lost a lot of money; a lot more than I got in comps, I can tell you. I am going to stick to your idea. It’s the first new idea in craps that I can remember. Bravo!

PAULIE: First you had this controlled shooting idea and now you have the one-bet idea; what’s next? The first one is almost impossible to do because I tried it. I couldn’t even set the dice because the box man busted my chops. He kept telling me that I was taking too long. It’s not easy trying to see where the dots are on the dice. Then I tried the one-bet thing and my friend thought I was an idiot. I went back to my regular way of playing and that satisfied me. A few hardways, some C&Es, only place and buy bets and some others. I felt I was in the groove even though I lost. I enjoy your writing but seriously.

NICK: I’m onboard. Count me in. I gave the one-bet solution a try in a two-day trip and my losses were almost not there. I even got some comps. I played it exactly as you said and I only made the pass line or come bets. One bet only. I just ignored the other numbers that were rolled. I even listened to the numbers shouted out at another table and came to the realization as you said it that no numbers but the 7 and the one number I was on counted. I like this method of play very much.

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete’s web site is www.frankscoblete.com. His books are available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, e-books and at bookstores.
Frank Scoblete

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.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

> More Books By Frank Scoblete

Frank Scoblete
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.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

> More Books By Frank Scoblete