Sliding in Craps
We would never condone cheating in craps for the simple fact that you’re going to be in some major trouble if you get caught by the casino. Furthermore, there’s a very good chance that you’ll be arrested and thrown in jail if you are any good at craps cheating. In any case, it’s still fun to talk about this subject – especially when it comes to “sliding.”
Sliding (a.k.a. scooting) is a technique where craps players attempt to slide one dice down the table after they’ve thrown another one; the goal is to slide one face-up six dice, while hoping for a high number with the thrown dice. Now the first thing that may come to your mind is how impossible this cheating method sounds. After all, who could slide a dice down a felt-topped table? Surprisingly though, there are some craps players who can pull this feat off – though success doesn’t come without some painstaking practice.
In fact, just like controlled shooters, those who are sliders spend hours a day honing their craft so that they can beat the casino. Assuming one spends enough time sliding dice down the table in an attempt to pull one over on casinos, they can make a lot of money. But no matter how skilled of a scooter a player is, they’ll also need some help with distracting the dealer.
In one of the most elaborate craps sliding plots in history, a pair of Argentinean poker pros named Leo Fernandez and Veronica Dabul spent some time learning how to slide dice. They then visited the Wynn Las Vegas, and proceeded to put their plan into action. Over a month-long span, the pair of poker players turned a $700,000 profit while sliding the dice. They also paid people to distract the dealer so they could accomplish the feat.
And they would’ve gotten away with their dice scooting scam had the Wynn Las Vegas not carefully reviewed their security tapes. After looking at the evidence, Wynn Las Vegas officials called the police and had both Fernandez and Dabul arrested for dice sliding. In addition to this, they also launched a civil suit against the poker pros to recover the $700,000 in losses they incurred when the pair kept winning in craps.