Richard Taylor Explains Winning Craps Strategy Before New London Court
On May 19th, 2009, Richard S. Taylor took his place on the witness stand at his craps cheating trial in New London but spent majority of his time explaining his "technique" for constantly winning at the craps table at a makeshift gaming table before the court.
43 year-old Richard Taylor from Memphis, Tennessee, is accused of allegedly masterminding a cheating conspiracy in which casino dealers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino paid players he sent into the casino facility for late wagers. The players then divide the profits from the conspiracy with Richard Taylor and the casino dealers. Mr. Taylor denies taking part in the scam and maintains that he is a professional craps player who has shared his winning craps system with anyone who is interested to learn including a television news crew.
Taylor said that Fox 13 News in Memphis, Tennessee did a special on him. He said that he was approached by Foxwoods casino dealers and petitioned to participate in the craps cheating conspiracy but he declined to cooperate. With the members of the jury standing up for a good view of the craps table on the floor, Taylor took a pair of dice that had been given by Foxwoods and tossed them, using the bench of the judge as a back wall and reading a written explanation of his winning craps system on the projector.
Attorney Ralph Bergman asked Taylor to elaborate what digits partnered with other numbers and how his craps strategy works. Taylor said that nobody really knows the digits that will come up on the game. But if a player is knowledgeable about the parameters of the digits that will appear in the game, they can win. Taylor wanted to have someone else to toss the dice for his little demonstration, but Judge Stuart M. Schimelman told him that he had to execute himself. He explained how if he was playing the game at the casino facility, he would be executing $3,000 or $5,000 wagers.
Because he was a VIP, there are a lot of hustlers and women around him that are looking for money. With Taylor as the crapshooter, the makeshift table was considered "hot" for a while. The number 9 came up often as did the digits in Taylor's system. When the number was not good, Taylor said that even if he did not win, he did not lose in the game either.
David M. Bedingfield