I have often heard it said that with a winner's
attitude, a player really can't lose.
And, I have often noticed that all the big
winning players I have had the pleasure of meeting,
without exception, play with a will to win.
It has always been my intention to inspire those players
I come to meet through my sessions, workshops and
through the internet to be committed to acquiring a
winning attitude before they proceed to the casino.
I often find players losing sight of the fact that
casino craps is, very simply, a game to be played, not a
battle to be won.
Craps is just a game and to win consistently, a
player must understand what makes the craps game a game,
learn this game’s real purpose and understand the rules.
For me, the game’s real purpose has everything to do
with self discovery.
Sure there’s the “I want to make money” angle and
money is the energy we use to buy experiences. Still, I
will always maintain that players learn about who they
truly are by the actions they take and their response to
those actions played out at the table.
How we respond to the results of our gaming
choices and/or strategy is where our discovery of self
So, who do you think you are when you are playing your
game? Understand that we become who we are at the table
by what we think we are at the table. Do you actually
believe you are a winner every time you enter a game?
Or, do you walk up to a table using hope as a
strategy for winning?
You have to know that those motivated by hope often
“Hope is not a strategy for winning” is what you will
often hear the Dice Coach say when interacting with his
agree whole heartedly with him. And, if it is money
through craps that you desire, then, the reality is that
a player must have a winner’s attitude to get that
The real rules, aside from the “how to play the game”
rules have everything to do with who we believe we are
when we approach the craps table.
And, our choices and actions will create the
reality of who we believe we are.
I believe we will always automatically enter
games, play with people, live experiences that will
support who we believe we are at the table. This is the
attitude we bring to our craps game.
In essence, in a much broader sense, winning has
everything to do with really understanding the
principles of becoming who we believe we are and
attracting to our lives experiences supporting that
Our attitude then determines whether we accomplish who
we wish to become. And, in this case, you wish to become
a winner. Apply a winning attitude to your
beliefs about the game before even learning how to go
through the motions of playing this game.
Gee, this sounds a lot like life.
In our newsletters, our contributors share their views
about the game of craps.
In sharing those views, a player should come to
understand that this game can be played on many levels.
Mastering this game has much to do with helping
each other understand the many dimensions of the game
and understanding the essence of what the game
represents to each individual experiencing it. Helping
each other understand that each session is an adventure
and as we begin each new session, we must begin with
total confidence, with the will to win, and a winner’s
Think back to the last time you won big at the tables.
I am sure you will find that you began and played
through that session with the confidence and knowing you
had the session won before you realized it.
And if you failed, I think you will find that you may
have begun your session with a great deal of hope and
desire, yet lacked the will to win as the essential
element required. You may have justified your loss with
the all too common response of, “well, I tried.”
To those players that utilize the “I tried” excuse, I
respectfully feel that it is a logical way for someone
who is using hope as a strategy. My mentors have taught
me “it is impossible to win while trying not to fail.” A
change in your point of view about losing circumstances
is all that is needed to change your game.
As our holiday season approaches, we often take the time
to reflect on our experiences in and out of the casino,
As a player, do your self a favor, reflect on your
answers to the following questions:
If craps is just a game, why am I not having fun? How
often am I really winning in this game? Lastly, how much
more would I enjoy this craps game if I were actually
playing at it as if it were a game?
Your answers will surely confirm what the game means to
you and you will know if a change in attitude is all
that is needed to put you on the positive side of your
Have a wonderful New Year.