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Learn to play CrapsMon, 16 Oct 2017 03:51:00 +0000hourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2Comment on Craps Cheaters Go Bust! by Tom H.
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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:51:00 +0000http://www.crapspit.org/?p=9127/#comment-1745We all play the game knowing that the house has an advantage. That’s what makes it so much fun when you win. Knowing that you beat the house. I would not feel right knowing that I was a thief by taking advantage of the situation. I would bring the scam to the dealers attention.
]]>Comment on Bill Zender : Casino Game Management & Protection by Tim
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:25:00 +0000http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7313#comment-1737What are the gaming regulations for boxmen / supervisors. Are supervisors allowed to drop cash? How are the two different positions designated?
]]>Comment on When to Buy the 5 and 9 Instead of Placing Them by crapspit
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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 21:25:00 +0000http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7828#comment-1699Bryce, run the numbers to see exactly what happens in every what-if scenario you analyze. Don’t just assume something. Always run the numbers. So, let’s run them. Suppose we Place the 5 for $25, which means we have $25 leaving our chip stack (i.e., let’s call it “going out”). If the 5 hits, we win $35 (i.e., let’s call in “coming in”). If a 7 appears, we lose the $25. So, for $25 going out, we get $35 coming in with a win. Now, let’s Buy the 5 for $24 and pay the $1 vig up front, which means we have $25 going out. If a 7 appears, we lose the $25. If the 5 hits, we win $36. So, for $25 going out, we get $36 coming in with a win. Let’s compare the outcomes for the Place and Buy. In both scenarios, we have $25 going out. In both scenarios, if a 7 hits, we lose $25. With a Place bet win, we get $35 coming in; and with a Buy bet win, we get $36 coming in. For the same $25 risk, would you rather have $35 for a win or $36 for a win? Now, let’s bump the bet up to the $50 level. Let’s run the numbers (don’t assume anything). Suppose we Place the 5 for $50, we get $70 for a win (i.e., $50 going out and $70 coming in). Now, suppose we Buy the 5 for $50 and pay a $2 vig up front, we get $75 with a win (i.e., $52 going out and $75 coming in). Therefore, with the Place bet, we risk $50 to win $70; and with the Buy bet plus a $2 vig up front, we risk $52 to win $75. Compared to the Place, in this Buy scenario where you pay the $2 vig up front, you pay an extra $2 to win an extra $5. So, essentially you’re betting $2 to win $5. I’d take those odds every day! With the 7 against the 5, the true odds are 3:2. So, for a $2 bet with 3:2 odds, a win is $3. But in this case, the extra $2 (i.e., $52 instead of $50) gets you an extra $5 with a win (i.e., $75 instead of $70). So, for the 5 or 9, I’d rather risk $52 to win $75 than risk $50 to win $70. Good luck, and have fun at the tables!
]]>Comment on The “Free Odds” Bet in Craps by abcdefgqwerty
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Sat, 02 Sep 2017 04:36:00 +0000http://www.crapspit.org/?p=8083#comment-1698yeah I see your point. I just wondered roughly do the odds go up or down drastically, but I guess the answer is not at all. Its still practically the -1.4 percent in house favor. I thought higher odds might lower the house edge a lot closer to 0
]]>Comment on When to Buy the 5 and 9 Instead of Placing Them by Bryce
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Tue, 29 Aug 2017 22:45:00 +0000http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7828#comment-1701Doesn’t this only work if you only have to pay the vig on a win? At my casino you have to pay $1 vig up front
]]>Comment on The “Free Odds” Bet in Craps by crapspit
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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 22:48:00 +0000http://www.crapspit.org/?p=8083#comment-1697Jason, it’s impossible to say whether one way is better than the other. It all depends on your risk tolerance, your gut feeling, whether you’ve noticed any trends at the table, your bankroll, how drunk you are, etc. Remember, the sole purpose of the “strategy” or “system” that we regularly play is to hopefully have enough stamina for two reasons (i.e., stamina means maximizing our time at the table): (1) we love the fun and excitement that the game provides us, and (2) we hope we’re at the table long enough to be there when a hot roll appears. If we weren’t interested in fun and excitement, we’d play Pass Line with Single Odds all the time until a hot role appears, but for us, that’s not fun (actually, we find it quite boring). So, to optimize our fun, excitement, and stamina, we play the craps basic strategy detailed in our other article. As noted in that article, we do, indeed, deviate from the basics based on different factors. For example, if our chip stack is low, instead of strictly alternating from taking profit to pressing, we’ll take profit 3 or 4 times in a row to build up our chip stack. And it’s a gut feeling whether we take profit 2, 3, 4, or 5 times in a row before pressing. If the shooter has rolled 25 times hitting multiple numbers without hitting the point, then maybe you’d want to cover all the Place numbers instead of increasing the Odds bet. If you’ve noticed a trend where the 6 or 8 hits every other roll, then maybe you’d want to press the 6 and 8 a couple of times before covering the other Place numbers or increasing your Odds. It’s all (pardon the pun) a crap shoot. It’s a gut feeling. The outcomes are random, but as our other articles describe, trends do appear. So, why not take advantage of them if you’re lucky enough to recognize them? The bottom line is that your bankroll plays a big part in what strategy you use (e.g., if you have an unlimited bankroll, then you can make all kinds of stupid proposition bets and have fun doing it). Then, after considering your bankroll, you need to decide if you’re playing for the fun and excitement of the game or whether you’re playing to minimize your losses (or for whatever reason you’re playing). For example, if all you’re doing is trying to minimize your losses, then play Pass Line with Single Odds (and plan on being bored most of the time). If you’re playing for the fun and excitement, then figure out what “strategy” gives you the most fun and excitement while maximizing your stamina. If adding to your Odds bet is more fun and exciting for you than covering all the Place numbers, then go for it. For us, there’s more excitement and anticipation covering the Place numbers because there are more numbers that can win for the basically the same amount of money at risk (i.e., the money at risk is basically the same whether you load up the Odds bet or Place the outside numbers, but by Placing the outside numbers we have more numbers that can win on each roll, which adds to our excitement). Good luck and, more importantly, have fun at the tables!
]]>Comment on How Dealers Keep Track of Everyone’s Bets by crapspit
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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 22:27:00 +0000http://www.crapspit.org/?p=8282#comment-1695Jeremy, there’s always room on the layout for players’ chips. Generally, the only time a table is chock-a-block full of players is during a hot roll. I’ve never seen a table, even during a hot roll, with more than 8 players at one end of the table. Sometimes there’s physically no room for 8 players to stand with their shoulders parallel to the chip rack because some players are so fat they take up room for two. During a hot roll with 8 players at one end, they’ll either be squeezed in shoulder-to-shoulder, or at least one player will be standing sideways. If you see a hot table and there are already 8 people squeezed in at each end, then you’re out of luck. Also, there’s enough room for each bet on the layout for the dealers or stickman to properly position chips for all 8 players at each end of the table. Remember, each end of the table has its own side-section layout which can accommodate 8 players, while the entire table shares the center-section layout. If you see a bunch of chips laying somewhere and can’t figure out who owns them, simply ask the dealer, “I’m confused, can you please tell me what all those chips are for and whose bets are they?” If the dealer has time and isn’t overloaded with action, he’ll usually be happy to explain. Ask when the dealer isn’t dealing, such as down time when management does a chip count. If the dealer is busy paying winning bets, helping the stickman, or otherwise actively engaged, wait until he’s done and then ask. Good luck and have fun at the tables!
]]>Comment on The “Free Odds” Bet in Craps by crapspit
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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 22:26:00 +0000http://www.crapspit.org/?p=8083#comment-1694As noted in other responses to various other posts, we don’t do math problems for our readers because, if we did, we’d be spending all of our spare time calculating house advantages for every “what if” scenario our readers can dream up, including house advantages for wacky systems that involve multiple combinations of bets and bet amounts. The article shows the house advantages for Pass Line only, with 1x Odds, and with 2x Odds, so you can see that the reduction is not linear. We provide the basics for calculating house advantage in other articles and we leave it up to the reader to take it from there. In this case, the calculation isn’t worth the time because the result won’t reveal any earth-shattering information that would influence your play. You can deduce that the house advantage would be a little lower, but remember, it will never get to zero. Besides, do you honestly have the bankroll to play 125x Odds at a $5 table? A reasonable rule of thumb for a bankroll per session is, let’s say, 10x your planned Odds bet. For example, if you play a $5 table and plan to make 2x Odds bets, then a reasonable bankroll for that session is $100 (i.e., $10 Odds bet x 10 = $100). So, if you plan on playing 25x Odds, then a reasonable bankroll for that session is, let’s say, $1,250 (i.e., $125 x 10 = $1,250). My off-the-top-of-my-head guess is, on average, only 1 out of every 500 craps players has and plays that kind of bankroll. Decreasing the house advantage by a few tenths or hundredths of a percent probably wouldn’t make you decide to change from playing 2x Odds to 125x Odds, unless you have the bankroll (if you have that kind of bankroll, then you can probably stomach making $125 Odds bets). But if you don’t have the bankroll, it’s seriously unwise to mortgage the house just so you can slightly reduce the house advantage. Good luck and have fun at the tables!
]]>Comment on The “Free Odds” Bet in Craps by Jason Clark
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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 20:42:00 +0000http://www.crapspit.org/?p=8083#comment-1696I apologize if the answer or discussion of this question is located elsewhere. I have looked as best I could.
Overall, would it be better to take winnings from placed points (e.g. 6,8) and increase my odds until I reach the max odds? Or do your ‘recommended’ strategy of taking the winnings from (e.g. 6,8) to place the other inside numbers (5,9,)?
]]>Comment on How Dealers Keep Track of Everyone’s Bets by Jeremy
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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:27:00 +0000http://www.crapspit.org/?p=8282#comment-1693Great article, thanks! I do have a question what dealers do when there isn’t enough room on the layout, ie. more than 8 players per side or a lot of players playing don’t come with odds in the little box?
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