FROM RAYMOND: I just read Michael’s comments about not influencing the dice. I’ve been meaning to contact you for awhile. I’ve been playing craps since AC opened in 1978. I read just two of your earliest books, both very entertaining!
I’ve tried every known craps system. I try to play on $5 tables but they hardly exist. So $10 is my start. Your 5-Count works for me. I won over $2,200 the first time I tried it.
The only problem is waiting for someone to have a nice run (a long day) so I switched to 3-Count. I like it better but do not win as much.
I just got back from a cruise and had three great runs. Won $2,600, $3,300 and $13,300. The on-board maximum bet was $200. I tried the 3-V grip. It worked great for me for at least 45 minutes and it was a great night (for everyone). They stopped me from throwing that way but I was so hot it didn’t matter how I held the dice!
A couple years ago I ran into a team of people at AC Caesars. I jumped on late, but the main guy threw with a grip of 3-2 on top and the team held dice for 40 minutes.
At the Rio in LV there was a tall blonde and friends who threw nothing but 6s and 8s by gripping them 4-4 which was another great run. Caught her twice and made my LV trip total over $8,000.
I don't always win, but mainly because I get away from basics!
In the beginning I would play foolishly, I would buy all the numbers, play drunk and sometimes win big but in the end I would lose.
After reading your books I learned patience. Thank you!
FRANK RESPONDS: I think readers enjoy reading about great wins. It allows for what gamblers do best -- which is fantasize. Obviously you do take care with your rolls and it seems to show in your current success. It is always nice to be able to find players who get hot hands. I have been lucky enough to be on some enormous rolls too -- the money rolls in. Of course, I have been on the other end of that equation where after the 5-Count shooter after shooter sevens out on the sixth and seventh count. That isn’t fun.
For your e-mail I am sending you a copy of my book “The Virgin Kiss.”
FROM WARREN DAVIDSON: I enjoyed your article regarding online forums “Let’s Talk.” I’m the Director of Slots for Coushatta Casino Resort and participate in a few slot forums, www.slotfanatics.com, www.slotmachinesforum.com and www.playerslife.com. Slot Fanatics has the most traffic and mostly great people with just a few conspiracy theorists. It is run by a few slot fanatics as a hobby. Slot machines forum is similar and was the original forum before it was hacked and neglected for a while, that’s when Slot Fanatics started and took off. Player’s Life is sponsored by WMS Gaming.
You might want to check those out.
FRANK RESPONDS: I didn’t do any slot machine message boards in my survey for that column so I will give my readers the chance to check out these sites you mention and let’s see if any of them have anything to say.
I’m sending you a copy of my new book “Confessions of a Wayward Catholic.” Enjoy!
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