Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Dice Sliding....Effective Way to Cheat at Craps?
If this can be done, one die controlled to come out a six makes certain craps proposition bets like box-cars (double-sixes) extremely attractive at odds of 30 to 1. If you can control one die to come out six, with the odds of the other one coming out 6 on the square being 5 to 1, your total bet has been made against true odds of 5 to 1 while the casino is paying you six times that amount. Not bad, huh? And even if you screw up with the slide control half the time you still have way the best of it.
How is dice-sliding done? The slider usually positions himself right next to the stickman so that the dice have the shortest distance to travel to the wall. For some reason as well, the boxmen have a tendency to let short rolls where one die doesn't hit the wall play more than they would for longer rolls coming from the ends of the craps tables. Also, dice-sliders usually work with a partner who will try to distract the boxman or dealers just at the moment the dice reach the far end of the table, strengthening the probability that "no roll" will not be called.
My opinion: Dice sliding is the best form of dice control out there, but will only fool casino craps staffs a small percentage of the time. This means that if dice-sliding teams are patient and diligent, they will find opportunites to make their money.