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Wong on Dice Paperback – June 10, 2005
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The book is written by someone who has just learned to practice a controlled throw having taken a class from golden touch and the book is therefore the early judgments of someone who really doesn't have a full grasp of the technique of dice control as would someone who has been involved with the skill as would Sharpshooter and Scoblete. These are the thoughts of a novice and as such you have to take them with a big grain of salt. In another year his thoughts might be different.
Maybe writers stick together and that's why Scoblete gave the book such a good rating. There is a tremendous amount of fluff in the book about dice challenges between Wong and unbelievers that are truly boring and comments throughout by people who are not themselves controlled shooters. Who cares what these people think? They don't know anything! Their ideas and opinions are worthless but they do take up space in an otherwise somewhat skimpy book.
If you want to read a book on precision dice shooting, then get Sharpshooter's book before you get this one.
Here are my ratings of the dice books available for sale on Amazon. I've read them all.
1. Forever Craps (five stars)
2. The Craps Underground (five stars)
3. Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos (Expanded Version - Five Stars)
4. Get the Edge at Craps (three stars)
5. Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos - original version (three stars)
6. Wong on Dice (two stars)
7. Dice Control for Casino Craps (one star)
8. John Patrick's Advanced Craps (one star)
9. Tina Trapp's Guide to Craps (one star)
10. Gamble to Win: Advanced Craps (one star)
The key is that it delivered the concepts in dosages that I could digest as a newbie. This made it less daunting to get started on practicing/training at home. Also, the book gave me the "hooks" upon which to hang the more expansive knowledge I'm now getting in books such as the "Mad Professor's Crapshooting Bible", and "Beating the Craps Out of the Casinos". I honestly don't think I could handle the Mad Prof if I hadn't read Wong first!
All that being said, I thing Wong could probably use a better ghost-writer or editor to help him organize the information a little more logically. You may find yourself jumping around this book from section-to-section.
Also, be warned that about half the book is spent on "front-line" tales that, while somewhat entertaining journalism, are less educational about how to get the job done.
So, I would classify this book as Advantage Craps Play 101, and let readers know to plan on shopping for deeper follow-up information.
Stanford signed up to take the two-day Golden Touch Craps dice control seminar that was offered in Las Vegas in 2004. I was one of the instructors at that seminar and I was able to watch an astute mind come to the realization that indeed dice control was the real thing and with hard work and many weeks, if not many months of practice, a good dice controller could get an edge over the casinos.
Getting such an edge required three things:
1. A controlled throw that offset the normal probabilities of two dice
2. A betting system that could be overcome by such a throw
3. How to handle other players at the tables, players who shot the dice in a random way
As with many a skeptic who has seen the light, Wong has become a strong advocate of dice control as the way to beat the game of casino craps. He has indeed gained an edge with his shooting and has been frequenting the casinos putting into practice in the casinos what he practiced at home.
He has now written a book about dice control and his experiences since he took the Golden Touch Craps dice control two-day seminar and a follow-up lesson two months later with Beau Parker. Wong on Dice is an excellent book that shows novice players how to approach dice control at the game of craps. He opens the book with a discussion of how craps is played and then moves on to the more salient material.Read more ›
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This book is a must read if you are trying to get into being a "controlled dice shooter". Wong really gives you an honest look at the whole mechanics of throwing the dice... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hilal Sabur
The majority of the information is great and data driven. The only parts I had trouble with were how much difference it makes on his rolls when he says he is either tired or his... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jojo22
If you are going to buy a book on Dice setting I think that Scoblete's books are much more informative and interestingPublished on December 16, 2010 by Oneway