MathExtremist
Joined: Aug 31, 2010
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October 19th, 2012 at 4:48:31 PM permalink
I admittedly have no experience playing at a dice table greater than \$25 minimums, and at \$25 tables you can still make \$1 prop bets in the center (e.g. yo or hard 8). Does anyone here have high-limit dice experience? I want to know how the prop bet minimums increase as the line bet minimum increases. For example, at a \$100 table, are the prop bet limits \$5 each? What about at a higher limit table, say, \$500 or \$1000? Is there any hard-and-fast rule or does it vary by casino? I presume that at some point, the minimum line bet is high enough so that the bank doesn't even include \$1 chips...
"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
CrapsForever
Joined: Mar 6, 2012
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October 19th, 2012 at 5:38:40 PM permalink
At several Casinos that I have played; once the Minimum Pass Line Bet is \$25; all prop bets have to be minimum \$5 EACH.

Examples:

1) Each individual Hardway bet must be \$5 EACH.

2) Each specific Horn Bet # must be minimum \$5; to bet all (4) different Horn Bets combined you'd have to bet \$20 minimum.

3) C&E bets must be \$5 EACH so a minimum bet of \$10 is required to make a C&E bet.

4) To hop individual #'s you'd have to bet \$5 on each individual # combination. Example; to hop all combinations making an "8", you would have to bet a minimum of \$5 EACH on the 5/3, 6/2 & the 4/4 totaling a minimum of \$15.

I have never played on a table higher than \$25 Minimum so I can't speak on that.
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Ahigh
Joined: May 19, 2010
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October 19th, 2012 at 10:17:15 PM permalink
At the places where they have \$25 minimums, most people who can afford those bets are not the finger snappers normally making those bets.

I have yet to find a place that wouldn't take a dollar prop bet .. even a hardway all day ever.

But the next time you go to the Wynn and see a \$25 table, take notice of how few prop bets you see in general. These guys are more about taking max odds, and you generally don't see as much action on anything with a higher than 2.78% edge per roll.

Just an observation that I have made: people who bet at \$25 and up tables don't bet as frequently on the higher edge bets as the lower minimum bet tables in more lower-income parts of town.

The most prop bets I see are actually on \$3 tables. Fiesta Rancho comes to mind as a finger-snapper heaven for hop-betters.
AlanMendelson
Joined: Oct 5, 2011