Never play with “scared money.” It is important to realize that you could lose. You need to find you comfort level and do not chase losses. Your execution of the rhythm roll could be affected if your betting units are too high for your comfort.
It is important no to dealers or other players annoy you. If this is not possible, then you need to leave the table. By making dollar bets for the dealers on a hardway point or a come-out 11 will eliminate almost all interference with your delivery. Avoid getting caught up in the excitement of the game as the other players urge you on to make your point or numbers. It is very important to maintain focus. After your long roll there will be plenty of time to let the adrenaline flow, enjoy the win, and accept kudos from other players.
When rolling, especially when the table gets crowded, it can be difficult to maintain your focus. Try to find a “hallway” at the far end of the table with about a foot between two pass-line or odds bets as your target area. Then extend back the hallway to your spot. Then, just through the dice down the hallway, trying to deaden them off the far wall. Picture a bowl sitting against the end of the wall, just try to softly lob the dice into the bowl, so they’ll stay in it.
It is advisable not to play when you are tired, sick, depressed, or under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol has no part in a successful craps session for most players. If you’re a moderate drinker, be careful about playing craps after dinner. Sure, alcohol is relaxing, but does it contribute to improved focus? For many people it actually makes it more difficult if not impossible to focus. However, for some people it helps then loosen up a bit, which in turn allows them to better execute a more accurate rhythm roll. Only you know your limits, so be careful.
When ever possible, warm up before your session. Once you have arrived at the casino, it is a good idea to get “grooved in” quickly by playing a few quick games wherever possible. Leave the table when you seven out and look for another one where you can quickly get another shooting opportunity. Don’t let early seven outs discourage you! Remember, even though you have the edge, you have to remind your muscles just what they are supposed to be doing.
It is very important to never “Show off” your power, such as calling numbers before you throw or boasting about your advantage.
Tip the dealers to get them on your side. It is amazing how much cooperation a wager of a dollar or two will secure. Bet a dollar on the hard-way point that you are shooting for, on the pass line or on the seven on the come-out roll.
Do not stay too long or get too greedy at any one table or in any one casino. And, never ever mention “rhythm roll, controlled throw” or any similar terms on the casino floor or at the craps table to avoid the heat.
You cannot expect to win every time out. Despite the fact that you have the advantage, it does not mean that you will always win.
Use a betting strategy that is in keeping with your aversion to risk – start conservatively, maybe even start with flat-betting and working your way up.
Always be on the lookout for other rhythm rollers and exploit their rolls.
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