NOTE: YouTube has blocked this video in most areas. We will attempt a fix tonight.
Ah yes, the issue of roll tracking.
I step up to a table, and it starts off cold. This is what I will inevitably hear or read in the comments…
RG, the table was cold, you should have tracked it first…
Roll tracking can mean different things to different people. One school of dice teaches something called the Five Count. Their version of tracking does not rely on noting specific numbers, but whether or not the 7 is avoided by any given shooter. You can learn about it here…
Other craps players believe in trends.
Steve ‘AxisPower Craps’ Haltom defines a trend this way,
If you want to know how I identify trends there is no short answer…I use a mathematical formula based on a rolling track of the last dozen or so rolls. For example, I normally only place/buy even numbers. But if a shooter tossed 6, 5, 4, 5 … I will get paid if the 5 rolls again because it is a trending hot number. If it goes to sleep I get off it and rack the bet or put it to better use.
Likewise, if the shooter tossed five sixes and no eights I’ll take down or minimalize my bet on the eight and rack the change it uses to press a trending hot number.
As Grafstein said, only bet on a winning horse.
Which, by the way, is why converting from across, inside, outside, or even numbers to a single (trending) place a bet after a few rolls makes a lot of sense.
You would argue that Come betting effectively does that for you. I would argue for more of a place to come strategy.
Steve runs a very successful dice school, and he’s taught countless students how to enjoy the game of craps. If you want to contact him, his email is email@example.com.
In the video above, I use roll tracking as a strategy.
I use a simple and clear cut way of tracking: if a number rolls twice, I bet on that number via a place or buy bet. I messed up on the tracking once. It’s not so easy to track, play, and also…ahem…record a game.
You’ll notice very quickly that tracking has an easily identifiable trait to the style of play.
Let me know what you think.
I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN
I also owe some of you an article on comps. Unfortunately, that article was sidetracked by cruise week and doing family stuff with the wife.
I’ll be back and have the comps article completed by next week.
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