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Reducing 7s with Craps Dice Control

Generally, we don't want a seven outcome in craps. We can have this wish come true more often (not always) through craps dice control grip and setting techniques.

Honestly, a dice control technique is not always effective. There will be times when the dice control non-random results would be unbelievably repeated—what they call a hot streak or hot table—and there will be times when the dice seem uncooperative. But a hand setting tactic should help the throw control result to lesser 7s.

Dice setting principle goes that no seven factors should be facing in front and on top of the dice faces when we hold them. Factors of 7 are 6 and 1, 5 and 2, 4 and 3, 3 and 4, 2 and 5, and 1 and 6. When we hold the dice ready for rolling, we should see none of these factors of seven when we look at the dice's front and top. The dice should be so arranged until the time we gently release them into the air and they roll on the table.

Note that each opposite sides of a craps die is a number belonging to a factor of 7. If we see a side with a number 6 the number 1 would be found on the opposite side of the face 6, and so on. So there are more odds for a 7 to come out in a dice roll than any other dice sum. Hence, dice controllers devised a way of beating a 7 right from the very start of a dice throw.

The above example of dice setting is called "hard way." Dice face pairs appear on every side of the adjoining dice, namely, 5 and 5, 4 and 4, 3 and 3, and 2 and 2. The odds of coming out with a seven is believed reduced in this set up. With enough practice using this hand set, a simple toss of the hand would often result to dice rolling a non-random number, especially a non-seven result.

Dealers are comfortable with this dice setting style and will tolerate the fact that we deliberately avoid showing a seven (which often stand for the house edge) either in front or on top, especially with toking supplement.

Sevens are more likely to appear with random dice throws, as we have observed that a die's opposite sides equal to 7. But a well arranged dice in hand and a calculated throw will reduce the odds of a 7.


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