How Robert Alexander Lost His Millions

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A key player in the development of one of the world’s most popular video games has found himself in hot water. Authorities allege that Robert Alexander, a video game developer and high roller gambler in Las Vegas, lost millions of dollars due to his gambling addiction. The problem is that Alexander took those millions from investors who were duped into … Read More

Craps Scammers Added To The Nevada Black Book

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A recent craps incident at the Bellagio in Las Vegas proves that the infamous Black Book is still being used in Nevada to record the names of banned gamblers. Two craps players were able to take the Bellagio casino for almost $1.5 million while executing their bold craps scam which involved one of the craps dealers at the establishment. A … Read More

What happens to come bets when the passline point wins?

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For details on Come bets, including details about your question, please refer to our article on Come bets. The sample Come-bet scenario in that article helps make it easy to understand. Here’s a summary (but we highly suggest you read the article). Assuming your Come bet is on a different number than the point, when the shooter hits her point, … Read More

Las Vegas Craps Champions are Known as Golden Arms

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The Crapspit read a recent online article published on multiple news media sites about dice controllers called “Golden Arms,” a name coined by the California Hotel and Casino given to craps players who hold the dice for more than an hour before losing. We found it interesting because the article seems to start by supporting the notion of dice control, … Read More

Craps Machine not paying the full payout odds

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Interblock makes electronic craps games (and others) that are popular in casinos worldwide.  A suit was recently filed against Interblock claiming that the game shorts players on winning bets by not paying the full payout odds.  As with any casino game, the payout odds are already in the casino’s favor, but the Interblock machines make the winning payouts for certain … Read More

Craps Cheaters Go Bust!

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In Cleveland, Judge Kelly Gallagher sentenced two of three men who cheated at the Jack Casino in Cleveland on 25 July 2015 to return the money they cheated the casino out of at craps and to serve probation for five years. The third man has not yet been identified. Cuyahoga County prosecutors and the Ohio Casino Commission brought the case … Read More

Casino Cheats and Thieves: The Simpler the Better

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Casino theft is still a big problem, even with today’s sophisticated surveillance equipment and techniques.  The three biggest thorns poking at the casinos are theft by casino insiders, theft by customers who snatch-and-run, and cheaters at table games, especially the craps tables. Surprisingly, the simplest rip-offs are the most difficult to spot and prevent.  In 2015, the Gaming Control Board … Read More

Does the Place Bet in Craps pay more?

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Hi, Jeff, thanks for your post. We don’t think we correctly understand your question, but we’ll give it a try. Let’s break down your post and address it in pieces, and maybe that will give you the info you’re looking for. Your statement, “…if you play the odds in craps you should never bet less than five times odds because … Read More