January 16th, 2010 21:29 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with The Dominator, Dom LoRiggio
From the physics behind the flight of dice to the eight critical steps to mastering the act of tossing two dice, we reveal the true story behind Dominator`s phenomenal rise to riches through a seemingly impossible challenge " to control the outcome of a craps game with the flick of a wrist.
While most casinos laugh off the notion, Dominator knows that practice makes perfect and sets out to prove them wrong. He sets out to develop a Golden Touch.
First, he hooks up with dice-control master Chris Pawlicki - founder of Rosebud, the first team approach to craps ever attempted " and soon becomes their ace player. But Dominator grows dissatisfied with the team`s approach and small betting as Rosebud is composed of red-chip ($5) players, while Dominator is a much bigger bettor.
In 2003, he partners with best-selling author and 20-year dice control expert Frank Scoblete, an experienced player with a penchant for big bets and bigger wins. When LoRiggio defies the odds and dominates the dice at table after table, however, the casinos vow to stop him " no matter what!Commentary:
Frank: The show is a combination of real historic events, specifically Dominator having magnificent rolls as he often does, and some fabricated elements designed to make the show more dramatic. Dominator never actually joined the Rosebud team as they were not a big money team and they did not impress him as shooters, although he did play at the tables with them sometimes. I was disappointed that there was not one mention of the Captain when both Dominator and I gave him all the credit for creating the model throw to beat today`s casino craps games. Without the Captain, there would have been no Frank Scoblete, no Sharpshooter, and no Dominator. But the show accurately shows you just how great Dominator is at dice control. There`s no fiction there.
Dominator: The actor who played me did a pretty good job, although as Frank says, I am really wild at the tables when I get on a really big roll, much wilder than portrayed on the show. The way Frank was portrayed would make you wonder how Frank could have gotten three masters degrees as he was shown as a kind of low-life Soprano type. He is not that type at all. And by the way, Frank has never said anything bad to dealers or box people so the moment in the story where he threatens to kill a stickman never happened. Me, on the other hand, well, I have had my moments. I also wish there had been credit given to the Captain. Overall the show was a lot of fun and gives you an idea of what you can accomplish at dice control if you are disciplined, work hard, and learn the Golden Touch technique.
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