MrV
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December 12th, 2015 at 9:46:41 AM permalink
Here is a link to excerpts from John Patrick's book, "Craps."

Craps

*scroll up when you open the link*

No, I didn't create it.

I post it for those who are unfamiliar with him: he's certainly fallen out of favor, but his book has info and ideas which some may find of use.
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Ibeatyouraces
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December 12th, 2015 at 10:23:59 AM permalink
The only thing useful from him is the casino making bigger profits by people following his advice.
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Boz
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December 12th, 2015 at 11:08:42 AM permalink
Asking the Pit Boss for a free meal? What year was this written?

I loved playing BJ in AC in the 80's and getting a written comp for either the Steakhouse or "The Deli" based on play. As a young kid (Early 20's) it was cool to have a special line to go to the front and watch others wonder why this kid didn't have to wait like they did.
MrV
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December 12th, 2015 at 11:26:37 AM permalink
Yes, some of the info seems dated.

Keep in mind that JP is now in his dotage, and the book was written long ago.

I sometimes visit his board again just for comic relief: Larry S. will sneak in and rearrange the furniture; then JP totters in and trips over an ottoman and careens into a faux Ming vase, all while wildly swinging his cane at his perceived detractors.
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Ibeatyouraces
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December 12th, 2015 at 11:31:16 AM permalink
I tried looking at his board but it's just too difficult to navigate.
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MrV
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December 12th, 2015 at 11:37:20 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

I tried looking at his board but it's just too difficult to navigate.



Try this

*note: In this instance, Larry S. is the sock "Jessies girl."
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FatGeezus
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December 13th, 2015 at 9:12:15 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

Asking the Pit Boss for a free meal? What year was this written?



This is a Lyle Stuart version of the John Patrick book.

I still refer to my original version which was published in 1984 and has 370 pages.
sabre
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December 13th, 2015 at 12:45:17 PM permalink
Quote: FatGeezus

This is a Lyle Stuart version of the John Patrick book.

I still refer to my original version which was published in 1984 and has 370 pages.



I can't fathom writing 37 pages on craps, let alone 370.
SanchoPanza
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December 13th, 2015 at 1:02:06 PM permalink
Quote: sabre

I can't fathom writing 37 pages on craps, let alone 370.

The 1984 edition has an 18-page intro that really defines and describes terms and elementary practices for newbies. The Bankroll chapter runs 14 pages. Knowledge of the Game runs from 35 to 143. It details the basis of the game, the layout, each different bet (including each odds and prop bet). 156 pages are on Money Management, which really encompasses a lot more info like the Patrick System and doey-don't, and there are smaller chapters on Discipline and Odds and Ends. Those include tipping, etiquette, crooked dice, charting a table and how to walk away. The typically colorful Patrick insults are liberally sprinkled throughout.
sabre
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December 13th, 2015 at 1:46:22 PM permalink
You could describe every single bet on the craps table on one piece of paper.

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