| Is Dice Setting
I’ve always maintained that there is more to winning
at this game than just setting the dice. You do not have
to be an accomplished dice setter to be successful at the
craps tables. There are many other aspects of this game
that must also be mastered in order to play consistently
So, when I am asked, “Does Dice Setting really work?”,
my answer is always the same; “You will never know until
I’ve witnessed numerous players who, upon discovering
their natural talents for dice setting, could not convert
that talent into a winning session. They become fixated on
the mechanics of dice setting, putting aside all the other
aspects of the game. These players leave their sessions
scratching their heads and wondering what they are doing
There are some players who won’t be able to make dice
setting work for them at all. Others may be able to make
it work only occasionally. And yet others will become both
reliable and consistent in their dice setting skills.
The ability to set the dice has definitely proven to be
profitable for me. Once I discovered my “talent” for
dice setting, it then took me years of practice, analysis,
and some loss of profit, to discover that there is more
than one focus to becoming a consistent and profitable
In working with dice setting students, I have found
that some have the natural ability, and easily understand
the physical mechanics required to generate consistent
results on the craps table.
On the other hand, I have students who take class after
class, but are never able to achieve the results they
desire. They believe in and grasp the concept of dice
influencing, but experience difficulty converting those
concepts into live play. This group is the most
challenging for me. I feel a certain responsibility to
guide them, to show them their options and to help them
decide whether dice setting will actually work for them.
Fortunately, most resolve this dilemma on their own.
When they find themselves over analyzing and over-thinking
at the tables, they soon realize that they have lost the
fun and joy of the game. And if it is not fun, then it
might be time to accept that dice setting is not for you.
As I have often heard Steve “Heavy” Haltom of Axis
Power Craps say, “If it ain’t fun, it’s time to run.”
Once relieved of the pressure of having to be “an
accomplished dice setter”, these students often find
themselves enjoying the game and actually winning again.
And, not all is lost for those who tried dice setting
but found it did not fit their game plan. In the process
of learning how to set the dice, they gained insight into
money management, bankroll protection, playing strategies,
sensing the energy of the game and learning how to become
environmentally aware of what’s going on at the table.
All of this requires more than just the physical skill to
throw the dice.
They often discover their own ability to get into the
rhythm of the game. They perfect their betting skills and
focus on the other energies of the game. Their dedication
and commitment allows them to persevere with a “more
than one way to skin a cat” mentality.
Personally, I find dice setting/precision shooting
exciting, fascinating, frustrating and perplexing.
Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. If you
can make it work for you, it is great. But, there is
absolutely nothing wrong with you if you can’t.
If you go to the ever-popular message board at www.dicesetter.com
, you’ll find Irishsetter’s Precision Shooters Board.
A respected dice setter himself, “Irishsetter” boldly
states at the top of his message board,
“If dice influencing was easy, everybody would be
Need I say more?