bklounge87
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March 13th, 2016 at 8:09:06 PM permalink
Did a search of field bet related topics before posting, and couldn't find any that addressed my hypothetical.

What would be the House Edge if a casino added "5" to their field bet, but lowered the 12 and 2 to even money?
Ibeatyouraces
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March 13th, 2016 at 8:18:35 PM permalink
If I remember right, there would be 20 ways to win and only 16 to lose giving the player the edge.
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Paigowdan
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March 13th, 2016 at 9:56:15 PM permalink
The player would have an advantage of 11.11%
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Greasyjohn
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March 14th, 2016 at 6:41:14 AM permalink
As an aside, I always check to see if either the 2 or 12 pays 3:1 when playing craps. I still don't play the field though;)
rushdl
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March 14th, 2016 at 7:54:22 AM permalink
I read from scarne that Having the five instead of the 4 with double 2/12 is even money, and Having a regular layout with triple 2/12 is even money. Santa Ana runs this one.
odiousgambit

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March 14th, 2016 at 9:38:09 AM permalink
Quote: rushdl

I read from scarne that Having the five instead of the 4 with double 2/12 is even money, and Having a regular layout with triple 2/12 is even money. Santa Ana runs this one.

[2/36]*2=1/9 wins for 2, 12
otherwise 6,7,8,4 lose = 5+6+5+3=19 ways to lose
means 15 other ways to win even money
[15/36]+[1/9]-[19/36] = 0 surprisingly enough

The Santa Anna acc. to one report only has the no vig on 4/10 [laying?] and has dropped the deal on the field.

I am out of time and can't check it out
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mustangsally
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March 14th, 2016 at 10:34:21 AM permalink
lots of pay tables for the Field in photo

the last 2 are most common I have seen
<<<<>>>>
old photos from movies show the 2,3,4,9,10,11,12 in the Field with
NO 2x on 2 and/or 12

John Wayne had the 5 in the Field on tables he played on
and No 4 and no 2x payouts

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