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Typically, when a new craps player gets comfortable at the table, he also wants to throw the dices. Of course, there are certain rules, how to do it, but that's not all. Many players believe that you can roll the dice in a certain way. This topic is regularly raised and discussed at various forums of craps fans.

However, talking about full control would be wrong. Dice roll by all the rules of the game can't guarantee the desired result.

Therefore, it is likely, a discussion of some tricks that can help reduce the probability of 7 after the Point.

The particular placement of dice in the shooter's hand, correct grip, and throwing the same way every time lies at the heart of the controlled roll. Thus they achieve a certain percentage of predictable results.

Your goal is to try to avoid 7, to roll it as rare as possible after the Point.

First, you must learn how to hold the dice properly. There are several ways that return different results if the dice roll around the same axis. Let's look at the most popular ones used by experienced players to control the roll.

"Hard" way

"Hard" implies you place the dice in such a way to see the following combinations on the outer sides before the roll:

  • 5:5,
  • 4:4,
  • 3:3,
  • 2:2.

No matter which of these pairs is on top, as long as they are arranged this way. This method lets one of the dice roll in any direction without forming 7. If both dices rotate in the same axis, 7 can be obtained only at the double rotation of one of them.

This is also the best way to train because it allows you to see how the dice rotate during the throw. You better use two dice of different colors to distinguish the right and left. This will allow tracking the exact path of dice after hitting the table.

Method "3V"

This method is called "3V" due to the particular placement of the dice so that the faces of 3 points form "V" if you look from above. This option is best suited for throwing 6 and 8. You need 2 and 5 on the outer sides along the axis, and 4:4, 5:1, and 6:2 on the adjacent sides.

In this method, it also does not matter which pair is on top. If you like, you can hold them the way to have 4:4 at the top.

Method "2V"

The "2V" method looks a lot like "3V", only the "V" is formed of deuces.

It is used when you need to get 4 or 10. Other adjacent faces feature combinations of 3:1, 4:6, and 5:5.

Method "All Seven"

You can hold the dice in the "All seven" way to throw 7 at the Come Out Roll stage. The dice are held in a way that all sides show a total score of 7. You can do this in two ways.

  1. The first of them is correct – 5:2 and 3:4 on the adjacent sides of the dice.
  2. The second one is less efficient, therefore, wrong: 6:1 and 3:4. The score on the opposite sides of the dice is also equal.

You can often hear players' stories about casino administration that does not allow them to hold bones as they want to. However, in most cases, this is because the players take too much time, or they do it too clearly.

You should practice a lot to make this process look natural and easy. No one will find fault in you.

It would help if you mastered doing it with one or two movements, depending on the dice placement on the table.

In the next articles, we will discuss how to properly throw the dice, what factors should be taken into account so that they roll in the right way and how it is possible.


Do you play craps? Do you practice the controlled roll of the dice? Are you successful?

Please share your experience with other Casinoz readers.

Frequently asked Questions

Controlled roll of the dice in craps – true or false?

Many pro craps players say they can partially control the dice roll. 

Is controlled roll accessible to everyone?

Theoretically, yes. But it requires a lot of practice.

How does casino security treat this practice?

You better keep your intention to control the roll quiet.

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