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New craps books published

18 November 2003

Two new craps books have arrived at Gambler's Book Shop. They are "Powerful Profits from Craps" by Victor Royer (236 pages, paperbound, $14.95) and "Beat the Craps Table" by Martin Jensen (139 pages, paperbound, $9.95).

Royer's book with an eight-page index (so you might find topics like Free Odds, Hardways or the Martingale more easily) also contains a craps quiz on some of the author's lessons or concepts worth learning. It's an excellent book for the beginner who is puzzled by all the different wagers, odds and the house edge; it even has a section on how to protect yourself at the tables (including "chip thieves").

His book contains some interesting strategies for the player with some experience who wants to know more about short-term trends; hedging bets; pass line and place the six and eight; pass, place and buy (Group Bets); and press and push bets.

"Beat the Craps Table" by Jensen is also for beginners as well as more advanced players. His contains some of the most interesting charts and tables of any book I've seen in recent years.

This includes tables and charts showing Odds on the Next Roll (odds and odds against); Odds of Repeating The Point Before Rolling a Seven; Odds Paid for Each Point; House Edge for Pass or Come Wagers; and excellent explanation of What Are Full Double Odds or 3-4-5 Times Double Odds?; Odds Of Rolling A Seven Before Repeating the Point; Odds For Each Point; House Edge for Don't Wagers; Odds Paid For Each Buy Number; Odds Paid For Each Lay Number; and Summary of Hardway Wagers.

There's a small but vital section on "Line and Come/Don't Come Wagers" and "Multi-Roll Wagers," and some valuable material for those interested in 100-times odds.

Jensen's short but solid section on money management could be any crapshooter's salvation if he or she follows his advice, and he advises that of the four dozen or so possible wagers possible at a craps table, the small group he focuses on are the best. He includes a small section for the don't bettor; a compact section on Dice Control (also known as "rhythm rollers"), which includes setting, gripping and throwing the dice.

A final section covers Crapless Craps (also known as Never Ever Craps); a small section on Private Games and in the Appendix shows how to calculate the House Edge with probability formulas.

The book also contains an eight-page glossary of terms and phrases used by players and dealers.

Two new craps books have arrived at Gambler's Book Shop. They are "Powerful Profits from Craps" by Victor Royer (236 pages, paperbound, $14.95) and "Beat the Craps Table" by Martin Jensen (139 pages, paperbound, $9.95).

Royer's book with an eight-page index (so you might find topics like Free Odds, Hardways or the Martingale more easily) also contains a craps quiz on some of the author's lessons or concepts worth learning. It's an excellent book for the beginner who is puzzled by all the different wagers, odds and the house edge; it even has a section on how to protect yourself at the tables (including "chip thieves").

His book contains some interesting strategies for the player with some experience who wants to know more about short-term trends; hedging bets; pass line and place the six and eight; pass, place and buy (Group Bets); and press and push bets.

"Beat the Craps Table" by Jensen is also for beginners as well as more advanced players. His contains some of the most interesting charts and tables of any book I've seen in recent years.

This includes tables and charts showing Odds on the Next Roll (odds and odds against); Odds of Repeating The Point Before Rolling a Seven; Odds Paid for Each Point; House Edge for Pass or Come Wagers; and excellent explanation of What Are Full Double Odds or 3-4-5 Times Double Odds?; Odds Of Rolling A Seven Before Repeating the Point; Odds For Each Point; House Edge for Don't Wagers; Odds Paid For Each Buy Number; Odds Paid For Each Lay Number; and Summary of Hardway Wagers.

There's a small but vital section on "Line and Come/Don't Come Wagers" and "Multi-Roll Wagers," and some valuable material for those interested in 100-times odds.

Jensen's short but solid section on money management could be any crapshooter's salvation if he or she follows his advice, and he advises that of the four dozen or so possible wagers possible at a craps table, the small group he focuses on are the best. He includes a small section for the don't bettor; a compact section on Dice Control (also known as "rhythm rollers"), which includes setting, gripping and throwing the dice.

A final section covers Crapless Craps (also known as Never Ever Craps); a small section on Private Games and in the Appendix shows how to calculate the House Edge with probability formulas.

The book also contains an eight-page glossary of terms and phrases used by players and dealers.
Howard Schwartz
Howard Schwartz, the "librarian for gamblers," was the marketing director for Gambler's Book Club in Las Vegas, a position he held from 1979 to 2010, when he retired. Author of hundreds of articles on gambling, his weekly book reviews appear in numerous publications throughout the gaming industry.

Howard Schwartz Websites:

www.gamblersbook.com
Howard Schwartz
Howard Schwartz, the "librarian for gamblers," was the marketing director for Gambler's Book Club in Las Vegas, a position he held from 1979 to 2010, when he retired. Author of hundreds of articles on gambling, his weekly book reviews appear in numerous publications throughout the gaming industry.

Howard Schwartz Websites:

www.gamblersbook.com