TIMSPEED
Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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August 4th, 2011 at 11:37:14 PM permalink
So I said in another post, that I was going to try a new stategy at the crap table...
Simply play the pass line with 3/4/5 odds, and press if a shooter gets hot
Start at \$5 pass, if they hit the point, go to \$10, then \$20, then \$40, then \$80...
Well, I started with \$5 with 3/4/5...
They hit their point so I went to \$10 with 3/4/5
They hit THAT point, so I went to \$20 with 3/4/5
They hit THAT point, so I went to \$40 with 3/4/5
They hit THAT!! point, so I went to \$75 with 3/4/5 (I chickened out a little) Unfortunately they did not hit this point.
I won a couple hundred a couple times...
If they woulda hit that SIXTH point, I would have been up \$1000, and I would have then not played the next point (and not been upset if they HAD hit the 7th point)
So, from now on, I'll stick to this strategy =)
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
FleaStiff
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
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August 5th, 2011 at 12:23:25 AM permalink
But only on Tuesdays, right? And at a table that faced North.

Its a good system. You are using your winnings to press your bets and you are at full odds which is where one should always be. All that is good. Now if you had been making Come bets perhaps it would be more or less, I don't know. But its an okay system. Of course that Seven is always the most likely number but for a while there you did okay. Once you built up to the 75, the most likely soon reared its ugly head.

What if you had arrived at the table only after that 40 roll?

For that particular slice of time at that table, Lady Variance smiled upon you.
Good luck with her next time.
TIMSPEED
Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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August 5th, 2011 at 8:01:19 AM permalink
Yeah, there's a lot of variables there...
I usually play about 4-6 hours a day...and that same scenario happened a couple times (probably once per day). What made it most nice...was one time that it happened, "I" was the shooter!
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
MathExtremist
Joined: Aug 31, 2010
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August 5th, 2011 at 10:06:46 AM permalink
You're locking up small profits from the odds each time you parlay, but otherwise you're putting all your winnings back on the table. That helps comp ratings, if that's important to you. Your bet size will grow much faster than your profits, however, and the big killer will be the come-out craps rolls. I might recommend a lower press rate -- lower than 100%, that is. I prefer pressing using the Fibonacci sequence, which translates to a rate of about 62% (phi). You'll lock up more money in the first few rolls and that'll help you last longer at the tables. Something like 5, 10, 15, 25, 40, 60, 100, 150, 250, 400, 600, 1000, 1500, 2500, 4000.
"In my own case, when it seemed to me after a long illness that death was close at hand, I found no little solace in playing constantly at dice." -- Girolamo Cardano, 1563
kp
Joined: Feb 28, 2011
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August 5th, 2011 at 10:18:38 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

But only on Tuesdays, right? And at a table that faced North.

Or when you're wanting to change things up and play a different way to add some variety to your day.
TIMSPEED
Joined: Aug 11, 2010