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Thread: Frank Scoblete has joined the forum.

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    I am very pleased to tell everyone that gaming author Frank Scoblete has joined the forum and I look forward to his posts.

    I've read all of his books. I read his online column. I know he is an accomplished blackjack author but I'm not a blackjack player.

    I share his interest and desire to be able to master the game of craps.

    As I reported here in another thread, after all these years I have discovered that he uses the terms "dice control" and "dice influencing" interchangeably. I always thought of dice control and dice influencing as being different. Now that I know we are pretty much talking about the same thing, I can say that I now have to reconsider everything he has said in the past.

    Over on the WOV forum he has introduced some reasonable points in the discussion about dice influencing and I agree with some of the key points he has made. The big key point, which Frank and I both agree on, is that an influenced throw must show some sort of control of the rotation and movement of the dice. In other words, an influenced throw must show some level of control, even if total control is impossible.

    I have always wanted to expand the discussion of craps here, because frankly craps is my game. I admit I haven't won at craps (it may be impossible because it is a negative expectation game) but what makes it such a great game for me is that I consider it a game of skill and not a game of chance.

    There is chance in every other casino game -- but when the dice are in your hands you have the opportunity to turn craps into a game of skill.
    It's all about quitting when ahead.

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    Sounds like good news, Alan! I know nothing of this particular game but I hope to pick up some information here to learn more. Looking forward to it!

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    In some ways craps is a better game than video poker and in other ways it is worse. It is better because you lose more slowly. It's worse in that you win more slowly than in VP. It is also a social game and you're not isolated like in video poker. But while for the shooter craps can be a skill game there really is no thinking. You don't think about holds or draws and math skills or knowledge is not needed as much.
    It's all about quitting when ahead.

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    Good to see you have the ability to change your mind, Alan. Now you need to apply that talent to other topics ... and people.

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    Originally Posted by arcimede$ View Post
    Now you need to apply that talent to other people.
    I think you're inadvertantly helping him out on that one arci.....

    Welcome Frank! You're in for some real eye-openers here.

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    Wonderful to see this 'vacation' had such a positive effect.

    You can't even leave the Scoblete thread alone, yeez.

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    Originally Posted by Vegas_lover View Post
    Wonderful to see this 'vacation' had such a positive effect.

    You can't even leave the Scoblete thread alone, yeez.
    You're talking about arci, right? Good catch!

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