OneAngryDwarf
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March 7th, 2015 at 1:43:11 PM permalink
Hi all,

A casino near me is having a craps tournament next week. $25 buy-in for 1250 in chips, with an additional 250 in chips for an extra $5. Anyone ever participate in one of these before? Any general advice on strategy?
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odiousgambit
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March 7th, 2015 at 3:32:06 PM permalink
Wizard was in one

http://wizardofodds.com/newsletter/2006/11/07/

maybe you should PM him too
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NokTang
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March 8th, 2015 at 4:59:23 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

Wizard was in one

http://wizardofodds.com/newsletter/2006/11/07/

maybe you should PM him too



Since I read it, I'll ask here...

"The shooter picked up the special orange dice and made a very unimpressive weak throw, with one die going into the croupier's chips. I could see other die was a three. It took a very long second to locate the other die, which was also a THREE!!!"

I thought when a die landed in the "money" aka the croupier's chips, it was a no roll?
NokTang
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March 8th, 2015 at 5:01:05 AM permalink
Quote: OneAngryDwarf

Hi all,

A casino near me is having a craps tournament next week. $25 buy-in for 1250 in chips, with an additional 250 in chips for an extra $5. Anyone ever participate in one of these before? Any general advice on strategy?



When I've played in them, it seems the good old pass line and two come bets with full odds was the winning strategy.
RonC
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March 8th, 2015 at 7:21:24 AM permalink
I think the strategy would be dependent on the rules. The Wizard's tournament was a certain number of rolls; that likely dictated the strategy. Maybe tossing out the rules (if you know them) would help the folks who figure these things out give you an idea of what strategy works for the kind of tourney you are in.

Good luck!!!!
OneAngryDwarf
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March 8th, 2015 at 7:30:18 AM permalink
Quote: NokTang

Since I read it, I'll ask here...

"The shooter picked up the special orange dice and made a very unimpressive weak throw, with one die going into the croupier's chips. I could see other die was a three. It took a very long second to locate the other die, which was also a THREE!!!"

I thought when a die landed in the "money" aka the croupier's chips, it was a no roll?



If it goes into the "bank"--I.e. the stacks in the middle guarded by the boxperson--it is indeed no roll, but "croupier" suggests that it actually collided with the dealer's working stacks, which is fine so long as the die lands somewhere on the felt.

I didn't see the official rules posted, only an advertisement for it in the lobby...I'll call the casino today to see if I can get the official rules.
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