Dice control is a controversial method of gaining an advantage over the casino. In dice control, you shoot otherwise legal dice in a manner that controls the roll of the dice. If done correctly, dice control causes some numbers to appear more often than others.
To do so, you have to set the dice in your hand before the roll. Setting the dice means certain desirable numbers are arranged as you hold the two dice. This is difficult because land based casinos have rules against holding dice with two hands.
Dice control experts swear by their method, though sceptics believe dice control is not an effective way to cheat. You would have to learn the various dice control methods before getting an accurate idea of whether dice control works.
Making Late Bets
Making late bets can be effective in craps, though a cheater has to be quick with sleight of hands. By making late bets after the result of the roll is known, you take all the guesswork out of dice shooting. In roulette, late betting is called “past posting” and is an effective way to cheat, if the cheater and the croupier are colluding. Top hatting is a similar concept, where the roulette dealer places your chips on the winning number after the spin.
Because a craps table has four dealers, making late bets is less effective. It is much less likely you could get 4 dealers to collude, because of the risk and the need to share winnings 5 ways instead of 2 ways. Even if you did, the chance one of the dealers would rat you out is much higher. Making late bets on your own without dealer help means you have to fool 4 sets of eyes, or 5 if you count the pit boss.
Loaded Dice: Cheating at Craps with Fixed Dice
The most common way to cheat at dice involving loaded dice. Cheats have a variety of ways to fix dice, which I describe below. The risk of using loaded dice is great in legal casinos and private dice games alike. Remember that a craps cheat has to switch their loaded dice with the official dice at the craps table.