dont bother with the 6 and 8. heck, dont even bother with Pass line!
Play the lowest house edge:
Either buy the 4 and 10 only, or play the triple 2 field.
and make it working on every roll.
OK. Thanks to all for the advice.
I was at both of these places around a month ago. You'd be surprised how little the field was being bet and, to a somewhat lesser extent, the 4 and 10. The couple of times I was there, there seemed to be a lot of inside action - moreso at the Route, than at Santa Ana.
if they are offering craps bets with zero house edge, you'd have to be insane to make bets that do have a house edge. Disregard any talk of "if the table is rolling 6s and 8s," because that's nonsense. The dice don't remember what they rolled the last throw, and even if they could, they don't have little hands and feet to reposition themselves the same way for the next throw.
I can't explain it, but I have played hundreds of hours of craps at a wide variety of places, and I have seen places where certain numbers seem to come up more than they should. And the difference between a 0% edge bet, and 1.52% on a $5 bet is just not that big enough of an amount in a 4 hour craps session.
...The only reason someone should place the 6 and 8 when a table allows different zero-edge bets is if the entertainment value of the negative bet exceeds the cost of the bet. And that may well be the case. Sometimes it's nice to hit your favorite number. I like to play an occasional hard eight, because that's my favorite number, but I do it for the entertainment value when it hits.
You had me at $100 Ace how do you get that? I find it hard to believe they will keep allowing that.Quote: teddys
I did visit the casinos in Albuquerque. For my bankroll's sake, I wish I hadn't.
I first went to Santa Ana Star. This was the hardest to get to and the furthest from the freeway. They did have the free bet on the field, four, and ten. I also noted that they had the 9/7 paytable on Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em trips, and a very good double deck blackjack game, neither of which I played. I played craps for about 10 minutes and was the only one at the table . I bet the passline, max odds (10x), and the four and ten for $25 each. I also bet the field starting at $15 and pressing on every win in a Fibonacci sequence. I eventually got sick of having to make a pass line bet, and colored up down $230. I got a tasty breakfast burrito with green chili for $1.75.
Next I went to Sandia. This is nice, but not super nice. It reminds me of some of the Indian casinos in AZ, like Lone Butte. They had the free buy on the four and ten. I bought them both for $25 each (no other bets), and doubled the bet after every win. One guy got both my four and ten up to $250 each, and then threw a die in the bowl when the faces clearly showed four...next roll, seven out :(
After that it got really bad and I left with a $400 loss.
Route 66 is outside of town on 1-40. It was also not very crowded. They gave me a free ace in blackjack where the max bet was $100. I bet a black chip and got a 6 on my ace. Dealer showed 10, so I hit and got a 2 for nineteen. Dealer had 20 :( The craps table had the same free buy on the four and ten. There was one other shooter at the table who was a real asshole. I bought in and played the same way I had at Sandia, parlaying the four and ten. I was winning a little (4 & 10s were hitting), when the guy said some shit to me and I finally had it and said "take all my bets down." Of course, as soon as I did this I KID YOU NOT the dealer called about six 4s and 10s in a row. I came back later and dropped $500 on a cold table.
I stopped a two more casinos on I-40, neither of which had craps, but I did pick up some free souvenirs like a New Mexico coffee mug. Fire Rock in Gallup had a $5 craps table with 3x4x5x odds. I decided to give it a throw, and again I was the only player. I played my usual method of $5 coming and max odds on every throw. It LITERALLY took me less than 15 minutes to lose $660. If someone had told me, "Shoot as worse as you possibly can," I'm not sure I could have fulfilled that directive more thoroughly. I think I collected on about three odds bets out of 50 or so made. I left and tipped the dealers $5, who were very nice.I really hate craps right now.