Beat The Casinos At Their Own Games
The Guru’s Professional
Imagine if you could walk up to any craps table anytime, anywhere and be confident that you were going to walk away a winner! Once you understand the secrets to what is really happening on a craps table, you can’t help but gain confidence in your ability to beat the game.
I began my professional gambling career as a card counting blackjack player. Unfortunately, due to family obligations I was not able to spread my action around over the country the way I should have and, after about a year of very successful play, I got barred from a casino. Shortly thereafter, I was on the radar of every casino in the area and was not allowed to play blackjack any more. I was allowed, however, to play other casino games as long as I stayed away from the blackjack tables, so I turned to craps. I played craps professionally for several years after that.
When I first became interested in the game, like so many others, I began to search for a system or method of play that would allow me to be a long term winner. I was always professionally minded and was not interested in playing a system that would win sometimes but lose about as often as it won. Neither did I want a system that would win a majority of the time but when it did lose it lost back everything it had previously won and then some. I wanted a system which I could play with confidence day in and day out and know that when I counted my profits at the end of the month, I'd have enough money to pay my bills.
And so the search began. I spent thousands of dollars on worthless systems from promoters who promised me that great riches would be mine as soon as I ordered and began to play their sure fire winning system. What a bunch of BS! Many of those systems were written by people who had apparently never even darkened the door of a casino, much less knew what they were talking about. If you will notice, most of these system sellers are really just selling a dream. They often concentrate more on telling you how much money you can make and describing some fabulous life style than actually giving you valuable information about their system. I'm ashamed to admit it, but in the early days of my search, I probably was influenced by a couple of those well written sales letters. Unfortunately these systems proved to be two of the dumbest and neither one had any chance of being a long term winner. They rarely even won a session. Not only was I disappointed again, but I was becoming pretty angry.
How to beat the game of craps over the long term is a mystery to most players and that includes those who consider themselves to be experts. For years everyone, including the experts, has believed that every roll of the dice is independent of any previous roll and that the game is totally random and has no rhyme or reason. But fortunately, the experts are wrong! Some pro craps players, including yours truly, have known it for a long time but within the last few years a group of European mathematicians have proven there really is a connection. There is rhyme and reason to the game of craps! There is definitely an element of predictability!
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During this period of searching, I went to Las Vegas where I paid a professional craps player to take me under his wing and teach me to win at craps. While he did give me some good pointers about gambling in general, he wasn't the best teacher in the world and as a result I didn't really learn the main things I needed to know about the game. Sure, we won all 3 sessions we played together, but when I tried to employ his methods of play later on my own, I usually lost. To this day, I'm amazed that he wins with the system he plays. But what he didn't teach me was how to read a table. I heard him talking about reading the table and bell curves, etc., but frankly I understood little of what he was saying. Once I did begin to gain some comprehension, I realized that it was his ability to read a craps table that enabled his success, not the system he was playing. But now I can tell you unequivocally that to enjoy long term success at the craps tables, you must have some knowledge of how to read a craps table as well as a good solid system or approach.
As time went on, I became more determined than ever to succeed. I had never been defeated at anything I set my mind to, and I wasn't going to start now. But I was also beginning to realize that I probably wasn't going to find a winning craps system being sold on the open market. I decided I would have to develop my own. I was also realizing that I was just as smart as any of these guys peddling these junky systems and due to my diligent study, I probably now knew more about the game than they did.
I spent literally hundreds of hours collecting data and testing ideas. Although I didn't come up with any definite system that was a long term winner during this period, it was profitable because I found hundreds of things that wouldn't work. And as I studied and studied and practiced and practiced and spent untold hours standing and watching live craps play (as well as playing and mostly losing), without even realizing it I was storing information in my subconscious. Yes, though I wasn't aware of it, I was learning to read a craps table. Eventually I had a real break through or epiphany in this area, but it was one of those sudden revelations that only seem to come after much diligence and hard work.
During the course of my pursuits, I was blessed to come into contact with two other professional players who each had a big influence on me and from whom I learned a lot. From one, I received some tremendous insight on the workings of random numbers although he didn’t really realize the magnitude and importance of the knowledge he had imparted, all he knew was that this is the way things work at a craps table.
The other pro spent many hours talking to me both in person and on the phone. We played several sessions together and it was a thing of beauty watching him play. He played a craps table like Eric Clapton plays a guitar. But the unusual thing was that he didn't play any certain system, nor did he advocate one. He was just that good at reading craps tables. From that point on, that is where I concentrated my efforts because he pretty much convinced me that I was never going to find a completely mechanical craps system that would be a long term winner. I eventually became proficient enough at reading a table to pay my bills, but it was a long hard bumpy road. Successful gambling is hard work and often frustrating. But I love being my own boss and working when I want.
As you probably understand by now, most craps players, including the “ so-called experts”, have failed to understand that random numbers have certain innate tendencies. When these tendencies are understood, the odds of winning can actually shift from the casino’s favor to the player’s. You might even go so far as to say that there is no such thing as totally random numbers, at least not the way most people think of them.
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A few years ago I began writing a column for an international gambling newsletter, answering questions, and sharing gambling information. One of the questions I was often asked was, “What system do you use when playing craps?” Because of the great demand for this knowledge and information, I began doing some in depth analysis of my method to see if I could devise some definite set of rules that would enable the average player (perhaps even a novice) to go to a craps table and play and consistently win more than he lost without investing several years in learning the game as I had done. The basic questions were: Could I find a way to help any craps player win more than they lose, no matter what their degree of knowledge or skill? Could I find a way to incorporate basic table reading skills into a system with at least basic mechanical properties?
Introducing The Guru's Professional Craps System
As I've already explained, The Guru's Professional Craps System is the result of years of study and experience. I've seen a multitude of craps systems costing anywhere from $35 to $2500 and I can honestly say that in my opinion, none of them are any better than mine. In fact, I don't believe any are nearly as good, but that's just my opinion. The bottom line is that if any system was better, I would surely be playing it.
The Guru's Craps System is unique in that it offers a potential one to one recovery rate from losses. This is very unusual and almost unheard of as far as systems go. With most systems, you have to win 2 or 3 times to make up for one loss. But with my system, you can often make up a loss by winning the next session. And once you gain experience and can skillfully execute this method, you won’t lose very often. By following the guidelines laid out (and they are relatively simple), even a novice player should be successful more often than not.
The Guru's Craps System is not a system for the impatient player who wants to make a killing. Systems that play for the big "hot roll" or that are designed to make a lot of money at one session will not win over the long haul. Sure, you may have some big days and get that "craps player's high", but if you play that way you will have many more losing days with the discouragement and disappointment that comes with them. My system is designed to bring home consistent wins week after week, and month after month. Sure you will lose sometimes, but as you grow in skill and experience, those losses will become more and more seldom. And if you have the desire and temperament to be a professional gambler, you might even use it to turn pro.
There is an old adage that says, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach him to fish, you feed him for life.” What I have done in Guru Craps is to give a systematic foundation for play that will enable even a novice to have the odds in his favor. I’ve given the craps player a fish to feed him today. But in addition I have revealed secrets and insights that will change his whole perspective of the game and enable him to make adaptations in his play that he will be comfortable with. In other words, in Guru Craps, I teach the player how to fish.
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I never make any guarantees and I'm not going to start now. This is gambling and no one can guarantee your success. No matter what the endeavor, ultimate success depends upon the character of the individual. But the cost of the method is relatively small and you could win enough at your first session playing $5 minimum bets to pay for the system. In fact I’m sure most craps players have probably lost many times the price of this system at the tables.
Those of you who know me know that I try to always be a man of integrity. I wouldn't even offer this system if I didn't honestly believe it was a long term winner. I don't depend upon selling gambling systems for my living and I don't want people cursing me and saying I ripped them off. But I do want to share my knowledge and experience with my fellow gamblers and hopefully be a blessing to them. The cost of the system somewhat reimburses me for some of my time spent in research and development and support. And, there is an old axiom that states, “That which comes without cost is not valued.”
In closing I will say that based upon all the other systems I've seen, I believe this is one of the finest systems available, but that's just my opinion. Although I haven't seen them all I have probably seen the majority of them and certainly most all of the various approaches to the game. And as I said before, if I knew of a better way to play, I would certainly be using it. So if you order and give The Guru's Professional Craps System an honest try, I really don’t think you will be disappointed.
More Details About Guru Craps
A Guru Craps session could last from 1 hour to 3 hours. You should make every effort to quit before playing longer than 3 hours. You will get mentally tired due to the casino atmosphere that negatively affects your concentration. You may not even realize that you’ve become mentally fatigued but I’ve found from experience that it is difficult to stay sharp when playing longer than 3 hours.
An average Guru Craps session will normally last between 2 and 3 hours.
You should have a session bankroll of at least 20 units. Your lifetime bankroll should be at least 120 units.
It seems that the proposed origin of craps is only limited by imagination and differs based upon whom you consult. One thing everyone agrees upon is that some form of the game has been around for thousands of years.
Could dice games have been birthed several thousand years BC when more primitive cultures rolled bones to divine the will of the gods? Could that be the reason we still use the slang term “bones” even today when referring to dice?
It does seem to be a good bet that dice are the oldest gambling implements known to man. I make this statement based upon reports of archeologists uncovering games of chance in Mesopotamia which were over 5000 years old and dice which were thought to be even more ancient. Also, accounts of gambling were found in the Great Pyramid of Cheops dating back to around 3000 BC.
In the Bible under the Law of Moses, “lots” were sometimes cast to ascertain the will of God. The Hebrew word for “lot” means pebble or small stone. Later on in the New Testament, it was by the casting of lots that the Roman soldiers gambled for the Robe of Jesus. It appears fairly obvious that dice were used in the casting of lots and even Caesar referred to the game when he crossed the Rubicon with his troops and yelled, “The die has been cast!” Of course he said it in Latin. But seriously, the Etruscans are credited with having introduced 6-sided dice to Rome.
We know for sure that an early form of what we see in the casinos was played in the 18th Century by Englishmen who called the game “Hazard”. It soon began to appear in French casinos where the game was played against the house. In the English version, however, players competed against each other. “French Hazard” eventually began to be referred to as “Craps” which was actually a perversion of the slang term “crabs” and referred to a roll of a pair of one’s. Today a pair of one’s is still a craps roll but the more commonly used slang for it is “snake eyes”.
Dice were brought to the New World by explorers and settlers and the game evolved and changed somewhat from that played in sophisticated French casinos. In New Orleans in 1813, Bernard de Mandeville adapted Hazard into the game of Private Craps which ultimately became quite popular on Mississippi River Boats and in gambling halls across the country.
There was a slight problem with Private Craps, however. Since it used only Come bets and Field bets, it was conducive to cheating by the use of weighted or shaved dice. Eventually a dice maker named John H. Winn developed a version in which the player could bet for or against the shooter and this pretty much eliminated the effectiveness of dice altered for cheating. Winn’s version of craps is basically what is now known as Bank Craps. This is what is played in casinos today.
Thanks Guru for teaching me how to play this game right! You caused me to change the way I look at the game. I used to think I knew what I was doing at a craps table but now I’m confident that I really do.
Hey Mr. Guru!
Just got back from Las Vegas trip and wanted to give a report. The first night at Ceasars Palace was the first time I ever tried to play your craps system at a live game. I was a little nervous at first and got confused and mixed up on my keeping track. The table was loud and lively and instead of playing the way you taught me I just went back to my old way of playing. I wound up losing $150. lol
I went back to my room and played a couple of practice sessions on paper and got my head together.
Next morning things were calmer and I wasn’t so nervous and I could focus better. I was thrilled when I began to win some bets! I wound up winning $250 that session! I couldn’t wait to brag to my wife cause she always gripes at me if I lose a lot at the craps tables. Lol
I played 5 sessions in 3 days. Although I lost 2 of those 5 sessions, I managed to go home a winner overall because the last session went great and I won over 20 units. Everything finally came together and I couldn’t be happier.
I’m going to practice every day and hit the Strip again this fall. Thanks for all your help and patience! Sorry I kept asking so many questions, lol.
“…This method is amazing! I’ve played craps for over 20 years but I don’t think I would have ever figured this stuff out……”
At 1.4%, the house edge on craps is one of the lowest of any casino game. The only games with lower advantages are baccarat and perhaps blackjack (depending upon the special house rules which vary from casino to casino). Craps also offers the only bet in the casino that pays off at the correct odds. I am of course referring to the odds bet you are allowed to make after a Pass, Don’t Pass, Come or Don’t Come bet goes to a box number.
The other thing that makes craps such an attractive game is the potential it offers for a player with limited funds to net a big win. It doesn’t happen very often, but lightning does strike from time to time.
And, if you are a player in search of the big score who can’t be satisfied with anything less than multiplying his stake several times over, then there are a few things you should keep in mind. Your best chance is by making “Do Side” bets. By that I mean Pass Line bets accompanied by either Come bets or Place bets. But before you even start betting, there is something else you should take into account.
Cycles and Table Selection
Craps is a game of cycles and each table goes through cycles both long term and short term. A table can be generally warm for a period (meaning that quite a few box numbers are rolled between sevens), but may experience a couple of short rolls here and there. Or it may be generally cold (meaning that the rolls are generally short with few box numbers being thrown and few points being made). The normal state of a table is choppy where you may see a combination of short rolls of 2 to 5 throws of the dice, medium rolls of 5 to 8 throws and longer rolls of 9 to 15 throws. A big money making roll (sometimes called a “hand”) is more likely to occur on a warm or choppy table than a cold table. Therefore, table selection is a factor.
In order to find the right table to play, you should look for a table that is at least half full of players, maybe more. Of course if it is the weekend during prime time, all tables may be jammed, but I’m talking about under normal playing conditions. Observe the players to see if they are fairly content and generally in a good mood. Since most players play the Do Side, this indicates that they have been winning at least enough that they aren’t discouraged. Also look for money in the player’s racks as well as money on the table in the form of Come and Place bets. You shouldn’t see more than one or maybe two players making Don’t Pass or Don’t Come bets. If all these positive signs are there, you may have a table with potential.
Type of Bets
Once you have found a table that you feel good about, you must decide upon a plan of attack. The most mathematically sound bets you can make when going for the big kill are Pass Line and Come bets with odds. Some casinos allow you to take odds on Pass and Come bets up to 20 times the amount of your original bet. Most allow at least 5 times odds and virtually all allow at least double odds. You can significantly decrease the house edge if a casino allows 20 times odds and even 5 times odds helps a lot. But taking maximum allowable odds (if you can afford it) will always increase your chances in the long run.
When making Pass Line and Come bets you can be as aggressive as your bankroll allows. You can begin by making a Pass Line bet and when a point is established, take maximum odds. Then follow up by making Come bets with every roll of the dice and taking maximum odds on those bets that go to box numbers. After you win 3 or 4 Pass or Come bets, you can increase the size of your Pass and Come bets by 1 unit and continue this process of periodic bet increases until the shooter sevens out. If you happen to walk into a hot roll of 30 to 40 numbers between sevens, you could pocket quite a bit of cash. But don’t be greedy, when a hot roll ends, leave the table and go directly to the cashier’s cage.
If you don’t have enough bankroll to make Pass and Come bets on every roll of the dice, a more conservative approach would be to just make a Pass Line bet with odds (even single odds is OK to start). Once a point has been established, try to get 2 Come bets to numbers and take single odds on each. Then, each time your Pass Line bet or a Come bet wins with odds, increase that bet by 1 unit and make another Pass or Come bet and again take single odds. Each time a bet wins, continue to increase it by 1 unit and take full single odds until you make and win a bet that is 3 times the size of your original bet. Then begin with a single unit Pass or Come bet (whatever the situation calls for) and start the process over. When you have gotten a bet up to level 3 and reduced it to a 1 unit bet for the 3rd time, from that point on never take your bets down again. By that time you will have locked up a good profit and everything from that point is reinvested toward an even larger win.
Some players prefer to use Place bets rather than Pass Line or Come bets. The advantage a Place bet has is that it isn’t lost to a craps roll and it wins the first time a number hits instead of having to wait for a repeat hit in order to collect. Another advantage to Place bets is that they aren’t lost to a come out 7 unless the player is working them, but Come bets are. Place bets don’t pay the correct odds, however, so they aren’t quite as mathematically sound as regular Pass and Come bets. On the other hand, a Place bet can be removed at any time so that gives the player more flexibility. Pass and Come bets are contract bets and once they are made, they cannot be picked up although the odds portion of those bets can be.
The most commonly used strategy for going after a big win with Place bets is to either place all of the box numbers or just those known as the “Inside Numbers” (5, 6, 8 & 9). After the bets have been placed, the first time a number hits, the player will put that money back in his rack. The next time that same number hits, the player will increase his bet by telling the dealer to press it up 1 unit. For instance, a $6 bet on the 8 would be pressed to $12 or a 2 unit $10 bet on the 9 would be pressed to $15. From that point, the player would alternate between taking a profit when a number hit and pressing it up. To be even more aggressive, the player could press his winning bet all the way up (or parlay it), thus virtually doubling his Place bet every other time that number hits.
A more conservative approach to this method of play would be to pocket all profits from hits on the box numbers until the player’s total investment has been recouped, then begin to alternate between pressing and taking a profit each time a box number hits. Also, after a number has been pressed up by 3 units, it can be reduced to 1 unit after a win at the 3 unit level, then continue to collect and press for the remainder of the shooter’s roll.
Even though you are playing for a monster roll with these strategies, you should never keep pressing or increasing your bets indefinitely. You should always reduce your bets at some point to insure a nice profit. Players who don’t do this wonder why they never win.
It is also advantageous to Buy the 5 and 9 instead of placing them if the bet has reached a level of $25 or more. Also, Buy the 4 and 10 if betting $15 or more. Even with the 5% commission charged on winning Buy bets, it is still a better deal because you get paid correct odds on Buy bets. Never Buy the 6 or 8 however.
As I indicated earlier, when most of the shooters are rolling only 2 to 6 numbers before a seven out, you are on a cold table. You aren’t likely to have the kind of big win on a cold table that you might have when the table is hot and rolling a lot of numbers between sevens. But, you can still make some pretty good money at times by playing the Don’t Side (i.e. making Don’t Pass and Don’t Come or Lay bets).
A common aggressive cold table strategy is to make a Don’t Pass bet and when a point is established, lay maximum odds against it. Then make one or two more Don’t Come bets and lay maximum odds. If these bets are lost, don’t bet again until the next shooter.
A more conservative approach would be to make a Don’t Pass bet and only lay double odds. Follow that by two Don’t Come bets with no odds. Once all three bets are established, take the odds off of the Don’t Pass bet. Then don’t make any more bets on that shooter.
There are several variations of these strategies and it is up to the player to adopt an approach with which he is comfortable. Comfort level would depend upon how aggressive or conservative the player tends to be and also how much bankroll he has to work with. Never over play your bankroll. Most players prefer a strategy that will keep them in the game long enough for something good to happen.
When playing the Don’t Side on a cold table, some players prefer to make lay bets. There are several advantages to making lay bets. The most obvious is that a player can lay against any number he chooses at any time (lay bets win when a 7 rolls). Since a lay bet is placed directly behind a number, it is not exposed to the 7 or 11. Don’t Pass and Don’t Come bets lose 22% of the time on the come out roll due to a 7 or 11 being thrown.
Another advantage of a lay bet is that it pays correct odds on winning bets. The house does take a 5% commission, however. But the fact that the bet can go behind any number at any time is an advantage to the player since he can lay against a number that may be “sleeping” (not hitting) at the time. Also, Don’t Pass and Don’t Come numbers will tend to go to numbers that are hitting and as a result, will tend to lose more often (by the number being rolled before a 7 rolls) than a judiciously placed lay bet.
Just Playing to Win
If a player is not necessarily going after a big win at the craps table but would generally prefer to increase his chances of just having a winning session, he might simply use Place and Lay bets. Since the player has total control of these bets at all times, he can Place a few numbers and just go for 1 or 2 hits then take his bets down. Or, if he feels a 7 is near, he can make a lay bet. In The Guru’s Professional Craps System I explain how to use these bets to win consistently. I also show you what tends to occur on a craps table and how you can often have a good idea about what is going to happen even before it happens.
If you choose to use Don’t Pass and Don’t Come bets, do not make this mistake. Even though you are allowed to pick up a Don’t Pass or Don’t Come bet at any time, you should never do it. Once you have gotten these bets past the 7 and the 11 and they have gone to a number, the odds are in your favor from that point on. However, admittedly sometimes a table will get warm all of a sudden or the seven out doesn’t come when you expected it and you have a bad feeling that if you leave your Don’t Pass or Don’t Come bet out there and do nothing you will lose it for sure. In this case, instead of picking the Don’t bet up, simply Place it as well. That way you can’t possibly lose; you will be assured of winning something even though it might not be much. For instance, what if you have a $20 Don’t Come bet on the 6. You can put yourself in a can’t lose situation by placing the 6 for $18. If the 7 rolls and your Don’t Come bet wins, you win $2. If the 6 rolls, it pays $21 so you win $1. Either way you win. Some novice players have noted this situation and tried to build a whole system around it, but it won’t work long term because you cannot win enough to make up for what you will lose to the 7 and 11 as you attempt to get Don’t Pass and Don’t Come bets to box numbers.
The strategies discussed here are some of the most basic tried and true and will give you a chance to make a big score or just go home with more money than you brought to the casino.
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Last night I was playing at the Hollywood Casino. Two times in a row I took my place bets down just before the 7 rolled. The dude standing next to me kept asking how I knew to take my bets down when I did. I just smiled and told him to buy a copy of Guru Craps. :-)