Dominic LoRiggio

Dominic LoRiggio  Dominic LoRiggio is a Professional Craps player and ranks as the 7th best gambler in the world. He is known as ‘The Dominator’ or ‘The Man with the Golden Arm’.

He uses a method called “Dice Control “which means that if you release the Dice in a certain way, you can turn the odds in your favour. The advantage gained is similar to card-counting in the game of Blackjack.

The Early Years

Little is known about LoRiggio’s early years, except that he was born in the USA in the 1950s where he did his studies. He was an Office Clerk for several years until he found an interest in the game of Craps. Whilst studying, he taught himself how to play Craps.

Techniques of Dice Roll

LoRiggio strongly believed that by using various dice throwing techniques, he could drop out various combinations. He changed hand movements, throwing movements and other parameters to get the desired result he wanted, to change the odds in his favour. Moreover, he used controlled shooting which he also taught to his friend Frank Skoblete.

Playing Craps in Vegas

LoRiggio and Skoblete played craps at the various casino in Las Vegas, until casino management banned them from their establishments.
However, they did manage to amass some large sums of money together before the ban.

Where is Dominic LoRiggio Now?

Nowadays LoRiggio has a website called where he promotes a ‘Golden Touch Craps Training DVD.’ He also does writing for gaming magazines, various training seminars and private lessons for people wanting to learn Dice-Control.
The Dominator’s life story was told on The History Channel show “The Dice Dominator” which formed part of the Breaking Vegas series.

In recent years LoRiggio was on The National Geographic channel where he demonstrated his dice control rolling techniques.

Moneymaker Quote

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Casino Style

Casino Style

Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo

Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo  The master of Roulette, Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo, was born on the 25th June 1947 in Madrid, Spain. He was interested in film and music and studied at The Official Film school. However, he was unable to graduate as the school closed down.

He was offered a job working for the Spanish National Radio, working on the music programs.

He has produced albums for Smash, Triana, Maria Jimenez, Alameda, and other singers and groups. However, he was never able to sign up the big names and battled to make ends meet.

Gambling Career

Realizing he needed to make more money to support his family, he turned to gambling. Roulette was his game of choice, and he noticed that specific numbers came up more frequently than others.

He knew that if he could work out which numbers came up more often, then it would give him the advantage to beat the game. Furthermore, he noticed that there were subtle inaccuracies with the pocket sizes and the balance of the roulette wheel.

Studying the Roulette Wheel

Gonzalo was determined to win, so he spent many months studying and analyzing the roulette wheel at the Casino Gran Madrid. During this time, he did not place any bets, merely just watched and learned, compiling his results in a computer program.

He also roped in his children Ivan and Vanessa to do the same at various casinos in Madrid.

Playing Roulette

Once Gonzalo had sufficient data, he and his children started playing roulette for real money, and within one year, they had accumulated $700 000 in winnings.

The casinos eventually banned the family from playing, and one casino even tried to sue them for cheating, but the courts ruled in favour of the Pelayo family.

Eventually, they left Spain and went to Las Vegas where the family won over $2 million between them before the casinos banned them.

Where is Gonzalo-Pelayo Now?

Gonzalo and his children retired from playing roulette and now gamble on sports betting and Poker using data and the laws of probability to give them the upper hand.