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Dice Control, Lesson 4 - The Five Skills Necessary to Achieve a Consistent and Permanent Advantage over the Casinos (includes a free audiotape), by Jerry Patterson
Reference: **Casino Gambling** Chapters 10-13

This Lesson 4 concerns the five skills necessary to achieve a consistent and permanent edge over the casinos. In my dice control course called PARR for Patterson Rhythm Roll, we call them the five linchpins. They are:

  • The Set
  • The Grip
  • The Throw
  • The Bet
  • The Zone

This last linchpin, the Zone, is the most important and is the subject of a free audiotape described at the end of this Special Report I will send you at your request.

The Set is where it starts. Setting the dice puts the losing sevens out of the way to reduce their chances of hitting. In **Casino Gambling** Chapter 12 you were introduced to two sets to accomplish this objective -- the 6-T Set and the Quick Set both described on pages 128 and 129.

The Grip is important because it prepares you to launch the dice with control. The 3-fingered front Grip is explained and illustrated in ** Casino Gambling** Chapter 12 on page 131.

The Throw itself is performed with the objective of keeping the dice together in their orbit and during touchdown and roll against the back wall of the table, thus achieving control and minimizing the chances of the losing 7 occurring. Launching at a 45-degree angle is recommended to to minimize their "splatter" and avoid randomness. The Throw or Delivery is explained on page 130 of **Casino Gambling.**

My co-author, Sharpshooter, has proved mathematically that it only takes one throw with control out of 43 throws to achieve a break-even status against the casino.

Anything above one controlled throw in 43 and you have turned the tables on the casino and created your own advantage. For example, Sharpshooter has also shown (on page 124) that if you can throw the dice seven times during the point cycle, instead of the random six times, that you can achieve an advantage of just under 10% on the 6 and 8 place bets.

Many of our over 500 PARR Players have achieved a Sevens-to-rolls ratio of 1 to 7 or higher.

Imagine how it would feel to make pass line bets and place bets with the confidence of collecting winnings, sometimes substantial winnings, and have a monster hand before throwing the losing seven?

And all of this based on your own skill level, not dependent on the shuffle at the blackjack table, or the spin of the wheel at roulette, or the fickleness of the baccarat cycles of wins and losses.

Onward to the fourth linchpin.

You were introduced to the fourth linchpin -- the Bet -- in Chapter 13 with alternative betting tactics to match the degree of risk you wish to take and to maximize your chances of making a profit on the point cycle -- your rolls, and numbers hit, before throwing the losing 7.

Now comes the most important linchpin of all -- focus and concentration. We call this "The Zone" and define it as a mental state that allows us to separate from distractions and focus and concentrate on utilizing the muscle memory we have developed for the first three linchpins -- the set, the grip and the throw.

One of the five departed friends I dedicated **Casino Gambling** to was Dr. Steven Heller. Dr. Heller was a prominent and extremely successful practicing psychologist in the Southern California area who worked with professional athletes showing them how to "zone in" to make contact with the golf ball or sink the three point shot or make solid contact and stroke the baseball, for example.

In the gambling world, he shows craps shooters how to easily zone in before each roll of the dice thus maximizing their chances of repeating muscle memory and throwing another winning number.

OK, let's get to the Free Gift I mentioned at the top because it concerns Dr. Heller's application of The Zone to dice control.

Free Audiotape

I would like to send you at no cost or obligation an audiotape. It begins with Doctor Heller talking about The Zone and its importance not only in craps, but in other walks of life as well. This was recorded about six months before his death from pancreatic cancer in November 1997.

Following Dr. Heller is a discussion about The Zone in my most recent PARR Class held in Las Vegas in March 2001. You will hear students discussing their use of the Zone in casino sessions just an hour or so before the tape was recorded. You will hear them talk about what it meant to their success and about what happened when they were in the Zone and what happened and why when they exited the Zone too quickly.

You will find this audiotape extremely interesting and enlightening even if you have no interest in purchasing the complete PARR Dice Control Course.

Most important of all, this tape comes with a special deep discount offer for acquiring The Zone component of my PARR dice control course.

This key fifth linchpin together with **Casino Gambling** delivers everything you need to learn dice control on your own.

Everything you need to know to walk up to a craps table with an advantage, with an excellent chance of creating a hot table, and of throwing number after number without the losing seven showing and of collecting profits on almost every roll of the dice.

You may request this audiotape by e-mailing my Nevada Office at:

and inserting Zone in the Subject Box and your name and mailing address in the body of the e-mail message.

Be assured that just as your e-mail address has and will remain totally confidential, so will your snail mail address NOT be given to any person, company, casino or institution of any kind.

You may have read the pages on my Web Site describing the PARR Dice Control Course and its various instructional components -- Home Study, Classroom Instruction, Dealer School Practice and Critique and Monitored In-casino Play -- for $595 fully and unconditionally guaranteed for six months (

I am planning to offer you a portion of this course -- a PARR Starter Pack -- for just a modest investment which wouldinclude this most important linchpin -- The Zone by Dr. Steven Heller.

But you must request this FREE Audiotape to qualify for this upcoming special discount offer which will be sent to your snail mail address.

Why am I doing this? I am betting that once you acquire this important part of the course, you will want the remainder. But there is no obligation and you will not be bombarded with offers, just one or two.

Why would you want to purchase a dice control course when you can learn the skill on your own?

There is one reason that's even more important than your participation in the weekend class and getting your form critiqued by Sharpshooter in the Dealer School Practice Session.

I'll tell you all about it on the audiotape.

Dice control may be the singular gambling event of the 21st century because of the magnitude of the advantage that you can create.

These higher advantages equate to hot tables and huge profits.

I urge you not to pass up this free offer of tip toeing in to this gambling revolution.

Please order your Free Audiotape now at:

Remember to put ZONE in the subject box and your complete address in the body of the e-mail.


The information in this report, references **Casino Gambling**, the best selling gambling book on and since shortly after publication in April 2000.

There are six chapters in this best selling book on craps, five of which are on dice control. They are:

  • Chapter 09: Basic Craps
  • Chapter 10: State-of-the-art Advantage Craps Systems
  • Chapter 11: Calculating the Player Advantage for Dice Control Craps
  • Chapter 12: The Rhythm Roll (Dice Control) for Casino Craps
  • Chapter 13: Betting Tactics for Advantage Craps
  • Chapter 14: How to Maintain and Improve your Craps Advantage

These chapters give you all the data you need to practice and create your advantage at the craps table. If you become serious about the game and want classroom, dealer school practice and in-casino instruction to complement what you've learned in the book, you can check out the PARR Home Study Course.

The book "Casino Gambling" by Jerry Patterson can be ordered through this web site from the gambling books page, at, or at Jerry's Web Site:

Jerry Patterson, a gambling instructor, author and player for 25 years, is author of Casino Gambling: A Winner's Guide to Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat and Casino Poker, the #1 selling gambling book on and since shortly after publication in February 2000.

[Article submitted June 2002]

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