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Practice, Practice and More Practice ...  
BY:  The Dice Coach

One of the most important elements for successful Craps play has to be your practice time. Once you have mastered the basics of the game, you should be practicing 15-20 minutes each day.  
This practice time should be set aside when you have no distractions, a time when you can really focus on your set, grip and throw. This is also a time to develop your own focus or "zone".  
Practice is critical to any game or sport. You certainly would not expect the Yankees to start a new pitcher that has not been actively practicing or warming up in the bullpen. Nor would you expect a top seed tennis player to attend Wimbledon without hours of intense practice.  
This holds true for your advantage Craps play too. You have the knowledge of the game, the recommended sets, grips and arm extensions available to you. But without the addition of practice, all your hard earned education is for naught.  
Another reason I personally practice every day, is to verify that my set and grip is "working" as it should. If I see that one or the other of my dice are off axis, I can "tweak" my set or grip to compensate for that particular reaction.  
You may have noticed that I used the words "every day". Yes, I do mean every day, not just before you head for the casino. Consistency is the key to your success. Winning can only come when you are so comfortable with your set, grip and throw that, by the numbers thrown, you will know immediately if you are "ON" or "OFF" that particular day.  
And, as much as we would like to think that we could be "ON" every day, just remember that we are not machines. We are human and each day brings a new distraction to interfere with our concentration. Again, your practice will be invaluable to you in determining how to correct for that "OFF" day, turning it into a winning day.  
Many of you will ask how to best practice when you don't have room for a full sized Craps Table. How do you simulate the casino conditions for optimal practice?  
We, at DiceCoach.Com, are now proud to offer a practice system that is the next best thing to a real casino Craps Table. It is a lightweight, self-contained system that is convenient and storable, so it will not interfere with your home decor.  
The system is made up of two primary units: the receiving station or box into which you throw the dice, and the launching pad that gives you the realistic feel of the chip rail and padded side of the Craps table.  
We also offer a mini version of the receiving station, nicknamed the "Lite touch". This unit will actually fit inside an airline bag, with room left over for your clothing.  
We introduced these units at the "Beat the House" Seminars sponsored by the Stations Casino in Las Vegas. They were used in the daily "No 7's" contest held in the DiceCoach.Com booth and to also demonstrate dice setting and throwing techniques.  
Hundreds of people participated and the response to these units was spectular! You can check these new units by clicking on the practice tables item in the menu bar.  
Remember, Practice, Practice, and more Practice!! It really is key to your success at the tables!  

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