Nick Christenson speaks About Stanford Wongs Craps Book
In his belief that gaining an advantage at the game of craps is entirely possible and practical, Stanford Wong, advantage gambling guru, weighed in with his opinion in his book, "Wong on Dice" explains how the author came to his position and how aspiring "rhythmic roller" can learn to get the edge over casinos playing craps.
From Nick Christenson's review, on March 2006, he described the first 3 chapters as perfunctory but justified, with Wong providing few trivia pieces of information that Christenson confessed he didn't know.
In Chapters 4, 5, and 6 which discuss about the techniques of setting and throwing the dice in order to gain advantage, Christensen said, unlike other authors, Wong has background in the hard sciences that is why he speaks with a precision and observational discipline that other authors lack.
On chapters 7 to the last three that discuss about mathematics and wagering information, is where Wong's skills made the book really shine, Christenson said. "Other books on dice control often make incorrect suggestions on wagering, and its good to have Wong weigh in on this topic," Christenson mentioned. "My only objection is that the author does not always "show his work"."
Christenson specified a contradiction from Wong's other book, Sharpshooter, claiming, "One shouldn't be making come bets when shooting to avoid sevens," where in his book Wong On Dice claims that "when setting to avoid sevens, the come bet is a good bet." Christenson said Wong is correct, but by not stepping through the reasons why, a less mathematically inclined reader wont know which they should believe.
According to Christenson, Wong includes three chapters that discuss actual results, both successful or not, betting on Casinos with these techniques making it interesting and useful supplemental material.
To encapsulate Christenson said that he still does not know if dice control in a casino setting is really practical or not. However, Wong's support of this thesis is enough for him to seriously entertain it's possibility. "Wong On Dice is a rigorous and well considered treatise on the topic. I expect that all serious dice controllers will want to read this book," he said. Christenson expects Wong on Dice to be considered a truly authoritative work on this subject.