Heavy's 75th Birthday Bash and Diamond Jubilee in Las Vegas - September 6th - 8th, 2024

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Heavy's 75th Birthday Bash and Diamond Jubilee in Las Vegas - September 6th - 8th, 2024

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Heavy’s 75th Birthday Bash and Crapsfest Diamond Jubilee – Las Vegas
September 6th – 9th, 2023
Hopefully, by now you’ve marked the dates of September 6th – 9th on your calendars by now, because we've been building up to this moment for the last three months. Those are the dates of my 75th Birthday Blow Out in Las Vegas and we’ve officially opened up the doors for booking hotel rooms and picking any sessions you might want to sign up for over the weekend. Now it’s time to make like Larry the Cable Guy and “git ‘er done.”

We’ve enlisted the services of my craps pal Michael Feldman at Premier Casino Services to handle hotel room booking for this weekend. Our host casino is going to be Palace Station, just off I-15 on Sahara, conveniently located near the heart of the Strip (3.4 miles from Flamingo and the Strip) and downtown Las Vegas (3.7 miles from Casino Center and Fremont). I rarely go to Vegas without getting in a session or two at Palace Station. It’s a classic property with a stunning new casino floor, luxury accommodations, fine dining, casual eateries and everything in between. I LOVE the Pan Roast at the oyster bar and have stood in line for a stool at the bar many times over the years. Palace is also a MyRewards casino, so many of you may already have comp points available to use there.

We've chosen this property because of all of the above, plus the fact that their tables are extremely playable and they typically run $10 games while Strip games are at $15 and $15 games when the Strip tables are at $25. In other words, you'll get a better gamble for your money. Better still, whether you’re a MyRewards cardholder or not, as I mentioned before, we’ve enlisted the services of Premier Casino Hosting to assist you with booking your Vegas reservations for this weekend’s event. They will get you your best offer based on your ADT. PCS will be handling ALL bookings for this event, which means if you want to have access to things like the Private Table sessions at Palace Station, you'll need to book through PCS in order to get on the Private Table player list. And not to worry. If you feel you really HAVE to stay at a Strip property PCS can book that for you as well.

Your first step to get booked for this weekend will be to sign up with PCS by downloading their player information sheet at the following link.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RhC ... ue&sd=true
Complete the form and email it to pchreservations@gmail.com or call Michael at (914) 557-3395. If you are already a PCS client, just reach out to Michael and let him know you want to attend. Be sure to mention that you saw this announcement on the Axis Power Craps Group when calling.

As for the itinerary in Vegas, here's how things are shaping up now. This will not be a typical Axis Power Craps Seminar weekend. Instead, we're organizing this weekend similar to the old Crapsfest Weekends we used to do in the early 2000's. That means we'll be running a series of small group toss tune-ups over at our favorite casino dealer school throughout the weekend. Meanwhile, there will also be small breakout training sessions taking place back at the host hotel that you can sign up for. Each session will be individually priced and you can sign up for as few or as many as you wish. You can even sign up for multiple toss tune-ups if you wish, training with different coaches. But more on that in a minute. But first things first.

Friday night, September 6th is, in fact, old Heavy’s birthday night so we’ll kick things with a Meet and Greet Birthday Party with cake and, of course, plenty of opportunities hoist a beverage or two and get acquainted with the rest of the attendees, make plans for late night dinner or craps play, or just hang out and tell whoppers until the wee hours. Just don’t stay out ALL night because we’re going to have a full schedule the rest of the weekend.

Toss Tune-Up Sessions:
On Saturday and Sunday, Axis Power Craps Certified Coaches and Specialty Toss Experts will be offering Three-on-One Tune-Up Sessions on the traditional Stick Left/Stick Right toss, Shooting from Straight Out, and the Underhand Shot from Stick Left or Stick Right. These sessions are 90 minutes long and we will match three students to one coach per session. Sessions will be held at Crescent School of Casino Dealing West in Las Vegas. Your tuition is $249 per session if you sign up using the Zelle app. There is a $10 surcharge per session if you sign up using PayPal – your cost is $259 per session. To sign up with Zelle send your payment for $249 for each session to axispowercraps@gail.com and follow up your payment with an email to that same address letting us know which sessions you are signing up for. Include your name and cell phone number with your email. To register for one of the Three-on-One Tune-Up Sessions via PayPal use the following link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... ZCCWUH6JBG. To register for multiple classes, use the same link and specify which classes you wish to enroll in in the comments or send a follow up email to axispowercraps@gmail.com with that information.

Break Out Sessions: The following is a list of Break Out Sessions we have planned for Saturday and Sunday at the host hotel. Whether or not every session will be held will depend on the number of attendees who sign up for a session. If a particular session is undersold, there’s the possibility of combining it with a related topic and still covering the material in an “expanded” session. For example, we COULD combine the Organizing a Practice Session with Basic BoneTracker Training and do an expanded class. Likewise, we could cover Straddle/Hybrid Betting and Transition Moves in the Dark Side Class and make THAT an expanded class as well. If we do that, these classes will run longer than the originally allotted time for a single class so that all material can be covered. Bottom line – if you sign up for a class – we’ll sort out a way to get you covered. We have Seven Topics to cover over the course of Saturday and Sunday. They are:

* How to Organize a Practice Session: Yes, there’s more to it than just getting some cancelled dice from the casino and tossing them into some sort of cobbled together box with some fabric store felt in the bottom and a piece of Amazon rail rubber glued to the back. What’s the correct distance to be tossing? How high off the floor should the receiving table be sitting? What are you tossing from? Does it have a rail you’re reaching over to simulate reaching over a table rail in the casino? Do your practice dice have sharp edges and corners? Are they regulation sizes or are they metric? Is the bounce characteristic of your receiving table correct? How do you correct it? Are you tracking your rolls? How are you recording them. Which rolls do you count? Which do you not count? Do you play music while you’re practicing? Do you practice with chips in the way? Do you practice making bets while playing? Do you practice press moves? Do you know all of the pay offs? The list goes on and on. We have the answers. Sign up for this class via Zelle for just $149 by sending payment to axispowercraps@gmail.com and following up with an email to the same address including your name and cell phone number and the name of the session you wand: How to Organize a Practice Session – and we’ll send you a confirmation email that you are on the list. To sign up via PayPal follow this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... GP5W62NFNY.

* Advanced Right Side Betting Strategies: You’ve seen the “chip porn” shots on those trip reports – the ones with the “Pumpkin” and “Banana” chips. You’ve asked yourself “How in the heck do these guys keep winning all of that color with buy-ins of $500 to $1000?” Some of it is simply learning how to read the table. A lot of it is money management and discipline when the table is cold. And a lot MORE of it is knowing when and how to get money ON the table and OFF the table when the table gets HOT. And it all STARTS with a PLAN. We’ll not only talk about all of the above – we’ll show you our EXACT PLANS for turning a profit when the table gets smoking hot. It’s all about getting that money. To sign up for this class session via Zelle send $149 to axispowercraps@gmail.com and follow that with an email to the same address including your name, cell number and the name of the class – Advanced Right Side Betting Strategies – and we will get you on the class roster. To sign up via Paypal for $159 follow this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... ACYP3XS2ES.

* The Don'ts for Right Side Players - Learning the Other Half of the Game. I have bad news for you. If you play the right side exclusively and play on the randies, you’re can only win approximately 49.4% of the time. The Don’ts are going to win just a hair more than that. The house is going to get at LEAST their 1.41% regardless. That’s a long-run mathematical number, but it’s close enough. Sure, you can win over the short-run, but over a lifetime of play – it’s doubtful that you’ll do better than being a small loser and likely you’ll lose more – depending on how much you play and how . . . how do I say this? How stupid you play. Do you play the hops, props, hardways, hedge bets . . . all of the things the math guys warned you to stay away from? Well, guess what. Over the long run – those math guys are pretty smart. Add that to all of those bets you made on Randy? We may be able to beat them over the short run, but when you combine all of the play of all of the players for all time – forget about it. And if you only play one side of the game – even over the short run – you’re pretty much guaranteed to end up in the red. You have to learn how to play the Don’ts and win when the Dark Side is ruling the game. And in this session, we’ll cover the Flat Bets, Odds on the DP and DC, Lay Bets, when to use which, and how to use them. And when to take them down or hedge them to guarantee a win. All that and more Dark Side fun. To sign up via Zelle send $149 to axispowercraps.com@gmail.com and follow that up with an email including your name, cell phone number, and the name of the session – The Don’ts for Right Side Players – and we’ll get you on the class roster. To sign up via PayPal for $159 follow this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... D2CMLRD9KJ

* Straddle/Hybrid Betting and Transition Moves from the Right Side to the Dark Side and Back Again: If you’re already a Darkside aficionado or you’ve just taken the Dont’s for Right Side Player’s session and want to learn more, this is the session for you. In this session you’ll learn about Straddle, or Hybrid Betting – playing both the Right Side and the Dark Side simultaneously on a choppy table while waiting for a trend to develop. Then, if the table turns cold, you’ll be prepared to go all-in on the Don’ts. Or, if the table swings to the Right Side, you can start pressing your Do bets and spreading out while taking down your Lay bets. You’ve all heard of the One Hit – Can’t Miss. But we’ll show you multiple options off of the One Hit – Can’t Miss that will dazzle you and leave your mind crunching new strategies of your own optioning off of it. Learn how to play the ENTIRE game of craps – not just half of it. To sign up for this class send $149 via Zelle to axispowercraps@gmail.com and follow with an email including your name and cell number along with the name of the class – Straddle/Hybrid Betting and Transition Moves – and we’ll get you on the class roster. To sign up via PayPal send $159 to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... RUHSR93BSG

* Money Management and Discipline Tricks and Techniques for Players who Play Too Much: There’s an old saying – you can teach money management but you can’t teach discipline. To a degree, that’s true. But the money management strategies I teach are fixed so that they have discipline built in. I’m confident that they’ll work with anyone who is willing to give them a shot. If someone is NOT willing to give them a shot – and that lack of discipline is causing issues on the home front - they probably don’t need to be in the casino anyway. They would be better served with a seat down at Gambler’s Anonymous. But if you’re just struggling with things like not knowing when to walk away – we can work with that. In fact, we will give you a physical plan that is guaranteed to work while you are in Vegas IF you will use it for the remainder of your trip. To sign up for this class send $149 via Zelle to axispowercraps@gmail.com. Follow that payment up with an email to the same address with your name, cell number, and the name of the session you are signing up for – Money Management and Discipline – and we’ll get you on the roster. To sign up via PayPal send $159 to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... UC27TNB69N

* Basic BoneTracker Training: BoneTracker – the original roll tracking software by Maddog, rolled out in the early 2000’s. It has gone through an untold number of changes through the years. Originally designed as open source and given freely to the craps world to do with as they wished (largely because Maddog built it for himself to use in his own practice sessions and was glad to share it – but didn’t want to have to deal with updating it, answer questions about it – or be asked about any future bugs with it). Nevertheless, in the early years he did engage with several of the old Axis Power Craps Forum members on tweaks and improvements to the program. He has since disengaged from working on the program at all, and about five years ago DarthNater and 220Inside took over completely overhauling and updating the program to its current 5.8.1 version, which currently resides on the Axis Power Craps Forum at www.axispowercraps.com/crapsforum. The program itself is free, but there is a one-time $12 membership fee to join the forum itself. Not interested in the updated version? The classic BoneGracker is downloadable for free at www.axispowercraps.com. It does a great job of roll tracking and simple analysis of your results. The new version added many expanded functions and is much more complex than the original version, as new versions of Windows were released, and then new versions of MS Excel, BoneTracker got even more complex – to the point that some of us had trouble even opening the file and getting the program started. If you fall into this category – or have more or less gotten started but have gotten bogged down in the process – this session is for you. To sign up for the Basic BoneTracker Training Session send $149 to axispowercraps@gmail.com. Follow payment with an email to the same address including your name, cell number, and the class you’re signing up for – Basic BoneTracker Training. To sign up via PayPal send $159 to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... 43DDL9L8PU

* Creative Visualization, Guided Imagery, and the Crap Between Your Ears - Learning How to Put Yourself in the Zone: This is the session where you’re invited to relax. In fact, if things go as planned – we may just put you to sleep before the class is over. If you’ve ever been in the “zone” while shooting the dice, you know what I mean. It’s almost as if you’re in a “dream state.” You’re operating on auto-pilot. You are completely relaxed. Your breathing is controlled. Your focus is 100% on the target. You can literally “see” the dice floating down the table and gently bouncing off the back wall and rolling your number before you even toss them. You can shut your eyes as you grip the dice and “see” it happening. Your mind makes a connection to your fingertips and “makes it happen.” Call it visualization, self-hypnosis, guided imagery, or the good crap between your ears. We’re going to show you how to make it happen. To sign up via Zelle send your payment of $149 to axispowercraps@gmail.com. Follow your payment up with an email to the same address with your name, cell number, and the class you signed up for: Creative Visualization, Guided Imagery and the Crap Between Your Ears. If you prefer to sign up with PayPal send $159 to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... DC8U6SUBCG

* So You Want to do a PodCast, YouTube Channel, or Patreon Show? Pitfalls and Possibilities. This promises to be one of our most popular sessions. Already signed on as moderators are Ten Tone is Number One from the Casino Tears podcast, and YouTube Craps Guru John Cocos. These guys are going to be on hand to answer any of your questions about how to start up your own PodCast, YouTube Channel, or Patreon Show. They’ll also talk about the problems you’ll encounter along the way (plenty of them, which is one of the reasons I’m not on YouTube yet) and possibilities (which is why I’m still considering getting on YouTube AND doing a podcast if I can find that rarest of commodities – time). Perhaps we’ll get into Social Media in general. Who knows? All I now is that I’m going to be sitting in on this one for sure. To sign up via Zelle, send your payment of $149 to axispowercraps@gmail.com. Follow your payment up with an email to the same address with your name, cell number, and the class you signed up for: So You Want to do a PodCast, YouTube Channel, or Patreon Show. To sign up via PayPal, send your payment of $159 to this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... KLCKY575ML

Throughout the weekend we will have a PRIVATE TABLE available for our Registered Attendees Only at Palace Station (available to all registered guests). You must register through Premier Casino Hosting to get on the Attendee List to play on the Private Table. Attendees will be issued identification at the Friday Meet and Greet they will show when buying in at the Private Table so the dealers will know that they are members of the group.

In addition to live play there at our host casino, we’ll also provide a hook-up board where you can plan hook-ups with other attendees to play off-property sessions as teams if you wish.

If you are an Axis Power Craps Alum from the past 20 plus years, we REALLY want to see you one more time at this event. New players – come on out and see us old dogs in action. Join us Sunday Evening as we wind things down. But don’t blow out the last candle just because the weekend is over. If you know anything about old Heavy you KNOW there’s going to be a Hangover Monday.

That’s right. Hangover Monday, when me, any coaches I can convince to hang out another day, and as many of you who want to stick it out for another 24, get together and score the big (we hope) wins. For whatever reason, it seems like those of us who hangover for the Monday after one of these weekends just do BETTER at the tables than we do when the big crowds are around and the table limits are higher. Maybe it’s because the “pressure to perform” is off. Perhaps it’s because we’re simply “dialed in” by that point. Or maybe it’s just the leftover alcohol in our systems. Whatever it is, I’ll take more if it brings in the money. On Hangover Monday we sleep in, eat a farmer’s breakfast, then hit the tables about mid-morning and play until the cows come home – then some. And sometimes the cows bring the bacon with them.

It’s Heavy’s 75th Birthday Blow Out and Diamond Jubilee Crapsfest Event. Make your plans to attend now. Download the player info form at the top of this announcement. Complete as much info as you can, then email it to Premier Casino Hosts at pchreservations@gmail.com . Talk to Michael at (914) 557-3395 to get your reservations finalized. Once that’s done – make your reservations for your toss tune up and any of the break-out sessions you’d like to attend. Then get ready for a fantastic, fun weekend of learning more about craps, hooking up with the best players around and getting that money.

See you in September!
"Get in, get up, and get gone."
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Re: Heavy's 75th Birthday Bash and Diamond Jubilee in Las Vegas - September 6th - 8th, 2024

Post by heavy » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:27 pm

And the beat goes on . . . .

Yeah, the reservations for the Birthday Bash are rolling in. So far we have around twenty players who've signed on to stay at Palace Station with us and even more who are staying off property and are attending either toss tune ups or break out sessions. Since we promised Palace Station a minimum of thirty players at their property, I'm looking for another twenty or so to sign on as guest there through Premier Casino Hosting before the end of the month. Hey, that's one a day. No problem. We should be able to hit that number in a week. And if you're a Vegas local and you're planning to sleep at home but still want to hang out at the event and play on the private table with us - TEXT Michal Feldman at (914) 557-3395 and let him know you're coming to Heavy's Birthday Bash and want to be rated so you can play the private table. He'll take it from there. We'll have a master list of who can and cannot play on that table, so only invited guests will have access to it.

You old timers who have done a class with me in the past - I especially want to see you guys out and about again. Let's hoist a cold one, see if we can find some decent oysters and a good slab of meat and enjoy an evening on the town. Hell, I'd even eat a decent bowl of pasta with the right crowd. And I'd especially like to step up to the table with some of you old farts again.

ALSO, we've put a lot of thought and prep into those break out sessions. Find one or two that interest you and sign on. Let's make this an educational weekend as well as a fun one.

Details are ALL in the announcement above.

~h
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