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December 9th, 2010 at 9:01:02 PM permalink
This might trump the last one...
This past Saturday, at JANugget in Sparks, playing craps. I made a 2-way-Parlay Hard8 Bet ($1/$1)
It hit once..of course Parlay, $10 out there now.
It hit twice...Parlay; Starting to sweat $100 out riding(Hey it was only $1)
It hit THREE TIMES! $1000 and down for me and the boys!!!

Not only did this happen during the day shift (9am-5pm), it AGAIN happened during the graveyard shift (1am-9am). Unfortunately I couldn't get it to happen the entire 8 hours of swing shift (5pm-1am) but I tried!
On the flipside, yes I played 24 hours STRAIGHT of craps this weekend. (Acutally more than that, but I know of 24 hours that we only left the table to take bathroom breaks and one dinner break for 30 minutes) It was JUST THAT HOT the ENTIRE TIME. I only started the entire session with $100 and I played $50 action at all times ($5 pass, one $5 come; both with max odds 3x4x5x), and I probably put in god knows how much play over the weekend, ended with $300 in comp PLUS my few meals comped (probably $75 worth of food) and $1000 in my pocket. (Yes I know I won $2000)
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
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December 9th, 2010 at 10:54:47 PM permalink
Weird how I read this JUST recently about how to turn 1 dollar into a 1000 dollars by betting the hard 8 and letting it ride and if it hits 3 times in a row you turn a buck into a grand. I had 2 hard 8s in a row and then an easy 8 and then a hard 8 a few weeks ago. I know it's not close or the same but I thought it was interesting.
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December 10th, 2010 at 2:53:21 AM permalink
Okay, so you were playing "Basic Strategy"... (Line Bets with Maximum Odds) but you also had some center bet action. This one dollar hard 8 sure did well for you (and the crew) and its what you most remember also.
How did you do with the Basic Strategy bets which were the bulk of your financial action, if not the bulk of your memories?

All the books and sites that I consult advise sticking to Basic Strategy bets, whether Right Way or Wrong Way. Would you recommend greater center action?

A thousand dollars is nice after 24 hours and certainly nicer than not having it, but its only about thirty dollars an hour.
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December 10th, 2010 at 4:07:02 AM permalink
$1000 is only about $30 a hour but, if playing was fun, it was money made from having a good time...that is a good return in my book!!
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December 10th, 2010 at 6:52:43 AM permalink
Other fun parlays:

- The odds of 3 hard 8 wins in a row is 1/11 x 1/11 x 1/11 = 1,331:1. to win $999.
- 2/12 parlay twice: 1/18 x 1/18 = 324:1 to win $435 (but costs $2)
- 2 or 12 parly twice: 1/36 x 1/36 = 1,296:1 to win $899.
- Yo parlay 1/18 x 1/18 = 324:1 to win $224.

The hard 6 and 8 parlays are the best quick actions because they are the best center bets.
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December 10th, 2010 at 8:58:14 AM permalink
A good parlay would have been a $3 2/3/12 bet on my come out roll last Saturday, when I proceeded to throw 5 straight craps. 2 , 3 , 3, 12 , 2
I was down $50 on the P/L and hadn't even established a point yet.
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December 10th, 2010 at 9:05:17 AM permalink
Playing the Don't once, I threw three 11s in a row on the come out roll.

What we need is an "I meant to bet whatever I got" bet :P
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December 10th, 2010 at 10:18:11 AM permalink
That is a great hit.

But it's a win I'd experience only as a spectator -- I don't have the guts to let it go for another ride after the second hit.
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December 10th, 2010 at 11:34:15 AM permalink

On the flipside, yes I played 24 hours STRAIGHT of craps this weekend. (Actually more than that)

If I did this, my family would disown me....but a craps player can dream, can't he?
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December 10th, 2010 at 12:04:53 PM permalink
Quote: Calder

That is a great hit.

But it's a win I'd experience only as a spectator -- I don't have the guts to let it go for another ride after the second hit.

I was playing with someone who did a "stoplight" parlay: white, red, green, black, etc. Go up a chip color after every hit, take down the rest. He didn't ever hit the 3rd ($25) bet, but he got there a few times.
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