100xOdds
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June 7th, 2012 at 2:57:10 PM permalink
craps/roulette/bacaratt machine in the middle of the casino by the bar.

there are 4 islands arranged in a rectangle:
2 big islands @ 14 seats each
2 small islands @ 7 seats each.
16seats by one side of the bar

total 58 seats.

all are connected to the machines on the big islands.
one island has the craps/sic bo/roulette machines. the other has the bacarrat machine. you can play all 4 on any of these terminals.


anyway, here are the details:
3/4/5x odds, BUY 5% commission on win

big islands/bar have $5min/$2500 max, $0.50 denomination
small islands are $10 min


i popped in $80 just to see what the odds are because i couldnt tell by looking at the Help screen.
left at $120. 50% profit! wahoo. lol


Things about the casino:
1) i got there at 2:30pm. (grand opening was 10pm the nite b4.) lots of people.

the parking garage SUCKS! you turn to find parking near the elevator, and it's a dead end. there's barely enuf room to make a broken u-turn w/o hitting the parked cars. i saw others just go in reverse. i can see LOTS of problems here.

line for rewards card was insane. i didnt bother.
i hope they match rewards levels with competing casinos. (ie: gold/diamond level)

2) traffic lights are not timed correctly. i hit every red light to the casino after i exited the hwy.

3) construction everywhere:
- they were still doing the new ramps to/from the hwy to the casino -> single lane
- they were still pulling electrical wire around the perimeter of the casino
- lots of construction workers

4) high limits area has e-roulette and e-baracatt, but no e-craps :(

5) independent e-roulette island by the entrance of the casino.
6) electronic card game tables also near entrance. (i didnt look at what games were offered.)


i was planning on going Fri, but on a whim i decided to do a dry run today. (i didnt withdraw any $. only had $80 on me.)
as of now, i dont plan on going back fri or sat. i might go Sun morning at opening.


if i think of anything else, i'll update.


update 6/9:
even tho the min is $5, you can have $0.50 passline as long as the total amount on the table is at least $5.
so theoretically, you can have $5 pass/max odds then $0.50 Come bet.

points on rewards card: it seems $1 = 1point on bets that have a house edge.
ie: odds are not counted for points

$25max passline :(

32sec timer inbetween rolls. i think resorts world in NYC has ~20 sec timer?

playing at the bar does not give you comp alcoholic drinks. Did not ask about soft drinks.
(i dont think there are any comp alcohlic drinks even from waitresses.)


update 6/15:
max buy/place is $25 :(

why have a $2500 table limit if passline/come/buy/place are $25 max!?!?

and now $2 = 1 point :(

also cleaned up the my description of the e-craps layout.

Update 7/29:
update:
e-Craps now has a $500 limit for Pass/Dont Pass/Come/Dont come/Place/Buy/Lay.

up from the measely $25 limit.
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
odiousgambit
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June 8th, 2012 at 12:55:55 AM permalink
First report! Thanks!

PS: questions:

the rolls are generated by this bubble thing? someone pushes a button or what?

what is the alternative to the parking garage?
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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June 9th, 2012 at 12:51:54 PM permalink
update:

even tho the min is $5, you can have $0.50 passline as long as the total amount on the table is at least $5.
so theoretically, you can have $5 pass/max odds then $0.50 Come bet.

points on rewards card: it seems $1 = 1point on bets that have a house edge.
ie: odds are not counted for points

$25max passline :(

32sec timer inbetween rolls. i think resorts world in NYC has ~20 sec timer?

playing at the bar does not give you comp alcoholic drinks. Did not ask about soft drinks.
(i dont think there are any comp alcohlic drinks even from waitresses.)
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
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June 9th, 2012 at 12:58:12 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

First report! Thanks!

PS: questions:

the rolls are generated by this bubble thing? someone pushes a button or what?

what is the alternative to the parking garage?



it is a bubble thing but in this version noone pushes a button. the computer jiggles the dice for a random amount of sec (and the jiggle strength is also random).

for parking, i guess you can also park in the mall itself then walk to the casino.
today is a HOT day (90F) so parking in the garage = cooler car when u leave (unless its at nite).
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
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June 9th, 2012 at 1:54:47 PM permalink
I'll be checking it out in a couple of weeks if not before.

Good to know some facts; if you go back to the beginning of the other thread on this, there was a discussion about whether or not there would be any kind of Craps, or just some phoney baloney slots stuff.
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June 11th, 2012 at 6:19:22 PM permalink
I went to MD Live Casino over the weekend. I thought it was a nice facility, kind of reminded me of PARX up north of Philly in terms of the decor. Man, if you love themed slot machines, this is the place for you! They have just about everything you can imagine (Grease, Betty Boop, JAWS, more Sex and the City than I've ever seen in a casino, Wizard of Oz, tons of Wheel of Fortune 3-reels, the list goes on and on). The e-tables are cool, I got onto a $5 e-baccarat (dealt with the Organic Card contraption) while ShuffleMaster blackjack was $10-$15 minimums, with maybe one $5 table I saw.

The card conveyor belt can definitely build some suspense, especially as you're waiting for the draw card to come out. Overall, I thought it was cool. I didn't realize the bar terminals are cheaper than the ones in the "audience", interesting. I thought they'd just jacked up the mins.

The one thing that strikes me as odd about this place is by building it the way they did, the only possible expansion route would be to build further into one of the mall parking lots, which would be an interesting juggling act with mall owners. Granted, not everything is open...I think they said there are 3,200 terminals running right now, with another 1,500 coming by Halloween. I have to think though, that Cordish built with an eye toward table games, and I don't really see where a lot of them would fit in the current casino without major re-adjustments. So, I'll be interested to see if the additional wing left to open is very e-table heavy, which gives them a path to easily integrating table games should they be approved in MD. The ones Live did have (at least blackjack) were arranged in clusters that would easily translate to live tables.
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June 15th, 2012 at 2:47:09 PM permalink
jesus h christ... COLD e-craps machine.

$1000 playing 3point Betty ($10 passline + 2 come, all max odds):
lost $600 before hitting my 1st # :(
lost alll $1000 in under an hr hitting only 2 numbers total.
7's were flying left and right.

WOW!

yeah, u say i should have switched to the dark side.
last time i did that i lost the rest of my bankroll when the game went on for a 30min run :(
(at 1number/min, thats 30 numbers w/o a 7)
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
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June 15th, 2012 at 3:20:28 PM permalink
Please accept my sympathies. I've gone through some such sessions, albeit for lower amounts.


Quote: 100xOdds

yeah, u say i should have switched to the dark side.



I wouldn't say that. Hindsight is 20/20 But often when you fail to hit on the pass and switch to the don't, you'll start hitting points just then. The house edge for either side is enough to let the house make a profit.
Donald Trump is a fucking criminal
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June 15th, 2012 at 9:16:43 PM permalink
oh.. updates:
max buy/place is $25 :(

why have a $2500 table limit if passline/come/buy/place are $25 max!?!?

and now $2 = 1 point :(

also cleaned up my description of the e-craps layout in my OP.
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
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June 16th, 2012 at 12:31:25 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

oh.. updates:
max buy/place is $25 :(

why have a $2500 table limit if passline/come/buy/place are $25 max!?!?

also cleaned up the my description of the e-craps layout.



I must be missing something. You can bet $2500 on the proposition bets?

as far as your description of the layout, you mean you keep going back and editing post #1, right?
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder

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