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Controlled shooting, dice control guide and tutorial

 

Dice control (also called controlled shooting, dice setting, controlled shooting) is a theoretical advantage gambling method used in casino craps games.

Proponents of dice control claim that by using a variety of techniques, one can influence the outcome of a dice toss, and one can overcome the house advantage, which raises the RTP of craps from  98.636% to over 100%. However, this claim is largely disputed amongst professional gamblers and prominent figures of gambling theory.

But, some prominent figures in the gambling industry came out in support of dice control, namely:

Jim Klimesh, director of casino operations for Indiana’s Empress Casino Hammond says it’s possible to control the outcome of a dice throw with the so called army blanket roll* (a.k.a soft roll or pad roll).

*Blanket roll: This is a relatively easy to do dice control technique (more types can be found below). It has quite a history, it was used to scam millions of dollars from American GI craps players during both World Wars. The idea is to roll two dice so they turn end over end around one axis. This cartwheel motion will eliminate two sides of each die from landing face up and allows you to control the outcome. This is banned in casinos, and the dice are required to touch the wall of the table, but outside of casinos it’s quite the neat trick (considered cheating by many).

 

Blanket roll video: 

 

The the best known experiments analyzing dice control are the Beau Parker Experiment (no longer available online) and the Stanford Wong experimenter (also no longer available online). The only place left with some info about them is here.

There is also a video by a well known youtuber koganinja777, who talks about why 98% of dice control techniques fail, he also teaches dice control and makes interesting points about unbalanced dices in casinos, which further supports that this type of advantage gambling technique is very unreliable, you can watch the video below:

 

Let’s take a look at dice control.

/Dice control is only one of the advantage gambling methods. There are many more. Check out the other advantage gambling methods and learn to make money gambling like the professional gamblers./

 

UPDATE: Dice setting techniques are almost impossible to properly learn just by reading about it (that’s why it’s weird that there are some many books written about it…), the only way to learn dice throwing and gripping techniques is by watching videos or in person, therefore I included as many videos I could find. Hopefully this will help you learn something useful.

 

Dice control, dice setting

 

Summary:

 

 

Dice control basics

 

Studies of dice control produced inconclusive results. Dice control’s influence on the game’s outcome is marginal and might be a result of chance, this hasn’t stopped people from making outrageous claims of course. This does not mean it is not working, but it means, that even if it works, even if you invest the time and energy to learn it, master it, it gives you barely any player advantage.

If you are interested in the mathematical analysis of dice control techniques you should check out the books:

However, it must be noted, that casino craps has only 1.07 % house edge – one of the lowest of all casino games -, so if you can manage to consistently lower the house edge, by just a tiny 1.1% you already have a player advantage.

Whether dice control works or not is still not conclusively settled. However, this did not stopped many people from trying to make money at the casino (and getting banned from casinos, you can get banned for dice setting) using this technique.

Dice control is not as well-known as card counting. Therefore, it is entirely possible for a shrewd professional gambler to make money using dice control techniques longer – without getting banned -, than it is possible using card counting techniques.

Proponents and opponents of dice control

Dice control is one of the most disputed of all advantage gambling methods. There are, nonetheless, many in the advantage gambling community that do believe that dice control offers a legit and reliable way to gain advantage on the house at craps. A few of the proponents are:

 

These people are all well known advantage gamblers that believe dice control is feasible and they all tried the method in practice as well, and it presumably worked for them. However, many experts and gambling professionals still think, that dice control is somewhat of a scam, a publicity stunt, a marketing feat – or all three. All of these books teach the main method, the overhand, three finger grip, and mention secondary methods that you can experiment with.

However, there are reasons to believe, that some players probably exist, although very-very few, who mastered dice control to the point that gaining an edge on the house is actually possible. That still doesn’t mean dice control is a very reliable method, because, as noted above, the house edge in craps is much smaller than at most other casino games. And as you can watch in the video above, the dice used in casinos are often unbalanced, making this technique even more unreliable.

I personally have tried dice control too, the main technique with the three finger grip, just barely touching the side of the craps table, but I could never reliably get it to work, and have since abandoned trying.

 

Online casinos accepting players with big promotions and bonuses, and live dealers

The following online gambling websites have live dealers, so you can practice advantage gambling techniques online (not controlled shooting though, that’s not possible online of course, but e.g.: card counting, shuffle tracking are all possible), in these online casinos.

These are the online casinos I’m currently active in (most of them have poker and sports betting too):

 

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Controlled shooting, precision shooting techniques, methods

It can be time consuming, and difficult for people new to advantage gambling techniques with dice to find and understand the various controlled shooting techniques, which one is considered cheating, which one doesn1t. Therefore, I gathered the most popular techniques, methods currently out there, with links to websites, tutorials and with video tutorials if available. The precision shooting techniques can be divided into two main categories: types of grips, and shooting techniques.

 

Grip types:

 

3 finger, overhand grip:

Probably the most common grip, and easiest to learn. Here is a video of it from a dice control teacher (yes, there are people who teach controlled shooting, as a side gig, not full time tutors, but he only does private one-on-one sessions for people living in Vegas, he really knows his stuff, but just like everyone who is teaching it, he is overconfident in his abilities to influence the outcome of the dice, these techniques are not as effective, or reliable as he makes them sound, if the technique is so reliable he should be a millionaire by now, and he isn’t…).

 

 

I couldn’t find video about the other lesser known grip types, just people mentioning them here and there, if you find one, let me know in the comments section below, I will add it instantly.

 

 


Rolling techniques

 

There are as many different names for these rolling, throwing techniques as there are advantage gamblers doing dice control, therefore I just collected the best videos I could find, you will notice how similar they are, it seems like there are much less actually working methods for controlling the dice, I suspect the urban legends in circulation about weird, unusual, magical techniques, are just that, myth. The first video is probably the best one, start with that.

 

Every other video I could find are just basically the same things rehashed. This seems to be the main (and perhaps the only actually non-cheating) method to control the outcome of a dice throw.

As you can see, these people are not exactly rolling in cash, which makes their claims that they can reliably control the dice in casinos somewhat questionable, but you decide.

 

 

Advantages and disadvantages of dice setting

 

Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of dice control0.

 

Advantages of dice control:

Disadvantages of dice control:

 

 

Dice control tutorial

 

The following video tutorial series by Dominic LoRiggio, the father of dice control, is probably still the best tutorial series out there.  It will help you learn how to control the dice by learning the correct techniques. The videos introduce the technique developed by LoRiggio, widely recognized as the father of dice control. Here you can see for yourself, and choose whether you believe in dice control or not. If nothing else, it’s a fun thing to try next time you visit the casino and hit the craps tables.

 

 

 

 

 

Online casinos accepting players with big promotions and bonuses, and live dealers

The following online gambling websites have live dealers, so you can practice advantage gambling techniques online (not controlled shooting though, that’s not possible online of course, but e.g.: card counting, shuffle tracking are all possible), in these online casinos.

These are the online casinos I’m currently active in (most of them have poker and sports betting too):

 

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Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
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  • Roulette: 25%
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/Dice control is only one of the advantage gambling methods. There are many more. Check out the other advantage gambling methods and learn to make money gambling like the professional gamblers./

 

Last updated: 2020-12-27

 

Gamble responsibly! Good luck,
SimonTheSorcerer

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Simon's Guide to Dice Control (a.k.a Dice Setting,, Controlled Shooting)
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Simon's Guide to Dice Control (a.k.a Dice Setting,, Controlled Shooting)
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Guide, how to and video tutorials about dice control, precision shooting and an in-depth analysis of dice controls' effectiveness, influence on the player advantage and RTP, house edge of casino craps and other casino table games played with dice.
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