CHARTING THE TABLES
How many times do you see players at the
tables writing down the numbers that were tossed by the
shooter? Does this really matter?
In the past I really didn't believe this, but since I
have been working with and playing the "Method" this
past year (
Play YouTube Video ), I can see that there
is good reason to document a players rolls.
When I am documenting a table, I am looking for the
current trends of the game, is it a hot table, a cold
table or choppy table. Based on my observations, I can
determine which side of the game I want to play. Knowing
this gives me a distinct advantage in my play.
Next time you are playing, really look at the numbers
that are being
tossed. Have you ever found yourself saying; "Wow there
were a lot of 8's or 6's tossed." or "This shooter seems
to toss a lot of 5's and 9's".
Watch for certain patterns that occur during that game,
and watch for
certain numbers that will follow a particular number. I
had a student a couple of months ago who threw eight
-8's is a row, (Wayne M. @Monte Carlo on the LV strip).
When you see patterns like this, why not get on board
and bet the 8. Sometimes you will look at a number and
say I can't bet that number because there have been too
many already tossed. That is not necessarily true, when
you see pattern like this occurring, bet that number.
Hard ways and crap numbers are very high vig. bets and
consensus is that we should not make these bets. Most of
the time you
would be correct, but there are certain times that it is
ok to make these bets.
You often hear Steve "Heavy" Haltom say "see a horn- bet
Sometimes these numbers will trend back to back and he
is right; get on board or be left at the station!
When making a horn bet, I will often hedge my horn bet
with a bet in the field at the same time. If you win the
horn bet you will win the field bet. If the horn does
not hit, many times the field numbers 4,10,9 will show
Lots of things can go wrong in a game and it is usually
when we are not paying attention or focusing on the
game. This game moves fast, so pay attention and get on
board at the right time. Don't be left at the station.
Start looking at the game a little differently; make the
move when it is called for. Don't be afraid to make lay
bets on cold or choppy tables. I would rather change to
lay bets, than leave a cold table. Take advantage of
what is happening in the here and now.
Play to win - don't just play to play.
See you in the pits,
-"RISK IS THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR OPPORTUNTITY" -
as quoted by Tom Selleck
on the CBS show Blue Bloods
Send me your trip reports other players love to see what
you are doing.
|Another 20 minute
roll! I think between that little
modification and adopting your betting tactics,
that this will work well in the long run.
Thanks again! -
||Winning at the craps table begins with good money management.