For me, it all started watching my brother and his friends tossing dice against the wall. I didn’t really understand the whole game, but I could see you could accumulate a lot of cash in a very short period of time.
I was interested.
So, naturally, I started my first crap game on the side of the classroom wall in elementary school. There were only about five of us who had a minimal understanding of the game, but we were too cool to stop.
So where did I end up, at the ripe age of twenty-five?
Young, good-looking, making money. But in the heart of it all—Las Vegas.
I almost got married three times, and I shudder when I think of the possibilities.
I still get the itch now and then, but now when I wake up in the middle of the night, I don’t call a cab to take me to a casino and afterwards a boutique bar and a four-star restaurant. I think maybe thirty times I did that.
I am one of the few that actually made more money than I lost throwing craps in Vegas. Even throw in the money I lost at Atlantic City’s Trump Tower, and I came out ahead.
Overall, casinos don’t really care for crap tables. If you know what you are doing, and have good instincts, you can lower the house advantage and actually make some money in the process.
It is for this reason that you do not see any crap tables at the Native American casinos.
Just want to win, Rambo.
My “system” is merely the same thought processes as reactions to the numbers thrown.
I always start out first by watching the table for a round of throws. As the table adds and subtracts players, I get a feeling on who is throwing numbers or not.
When the dice come to me, I place a mid-size bet on the Pass line (if you are throwing the dice, you have to put something on the Pass line).
If it is a natural winner, I double it up a maximum of three wins maximum.
If I sense a string of numbers, I will Place mid-size bets on the board, double up a maximum of two times before counting my winnings and starting my “system” over for the next round of players.
The other part of my system is if no winners in first five throws, sayonara tomadachi.
I keep a pair of dice in my desk and every so often I look at them and remember the weeks of my life that I spent at the gaming tables. Every so often I have the ridiculous notion of going back to Vegas or Monte Carlo and make a big score.
Just remember one thing. If you gamble, the house ALWAYS has the advantage. Just not so much of an advantage with craps.
I went to the open mic last night to plug my Friday show.