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Question:  Relax Your Brain

"Coach, I practice, practice and do even more practice. I feel good while practicing and my dice look good, landing softly at the end of the table right where they should. My SRR (seven to roll ratio) is 8.5/1 during practice, but when I go to the casino I am having problems making money."

This is a common problem and one I often hear. We can master the correct mechanics, the grips, and all the things that go along with a correct dice toss, including correct money management and discipline, but something happens during live play that sabotages our game.

The change from our own practice environment where we have no real monies at risk, to the casino environment, has everything to do with our mind-set. Our focus changes and we begin to think too much about our mechanics, our strategies, and the money on the table. Too often we are our own worst enemies when we arrive at the tables.

Try to relax and clear your mind. Focus only on the box numbers right in front of you. Think about the numbers and visualize hitting those numbers. Bet in your comfort zone and as you focus on the numbers you are hitting, the money will come.

Look at rhythm rollers at the tables. Not the random shooters, but the rhythm rollers that pick up the dice the same way, with the same loft, landing in the same spot each and every time. These players are not worried about anything. They are not wondering if they are using the right set for the right numbers, - if their grip is correct, - are the dice splitting. They are just using a consistent motion for consistent results.

When you get into a rhythm the brain works differently. It switches sides and goes into a sort of autopilot. You will begin hitting numbers and the money will come your way.

I have several students who either don't want to put that much time into the practice, or maybe they don't have the time to practice. They know the proper mechanics for a correct dice toss, but they also have that carefree attitude. They do not worry about each and every thing that can go wrong with a toss of the dice. These students will get into a great rolling rhythm and do very well in the casino, making money one session after another.

As a precision shooter, you want your practiced skills to become second nature, but you also want to attain that relaxed state that you see in rhythm rollers. Try not the "think too much”"- just relax and let your practiced skills take over.

So clear your minds and allow the skills you have learned do the work. Let it all come naturally and watch your game change for the better.

Have a great new year everyone and let me know how you are doing in the casino.
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Another 20 minute roll!  I think between that little modification and adopting your betting tactics, that this will work well in the long run.  Thanks again!  - Bill - 
Any win is better than any loss … any day. -Pablo-

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