Romes
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June 8th, 2017 at 2:07:59 PM permalink
Quote: autocarry

I count a win as what I did in a day and no it has never been a single bet. Do I stay for 8 hours NO and I never will. I'm not there for fun, I'm there to do a job. Again the way I play I'm going to win or lose in less than an hour total time on the table. Also I've heard of martingaling but can't say I know exactly what it is because I've never cared to study and so called system. I learned Don't betting from my late uncle and incorporated things as I played over the years that worked best for me. And with all due respect to you or anyone on this board but right now after winning today at Yonkers I'm 73-18 plus \$16273 (this is a total after taking out money for fuel and tolls). That is an 80% win total. Is 91 trips enough evidence? I would say not even close. But whether you believe me or not that is what my record is since Jan 25, 2017.

Do you actually keep accurate logs? I'd imagine your log is like:

1) win \$100
2) win \$250
3) win \$125
4) lose \$900
5) win \$200

That's an 80% win ratio, but a net loss of 225.

Also, I want to say you explained how you played previously... So like a DC with a DP and max odds at 100x odds? I'd love for you to outline a typical, very average session to understand a bit more of the mathematics of your average session.
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
FleaStiff
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June 8th, 2017 at 2:14:51 PM permalink
If you return to the table you are probably a winner on past sessions.
However it is true that 'winning session" and 'net financial result' can be certainly different.
odiousgambit
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June 8th, 2017 at 3:33:34 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

like a DC with a DP and max odds at 100x odds? I'd love for you to outline a typical, very average session to understand a bit more of the mathematics of your average session.

at 100x odds, if he does that, no one can say where he might wind up in a lifetime, it very easily could be quite a bit ahead. My experimentation with simulation has shown this. The action on the line bets becomes almost meaningless.

but it also is true that without a huge bankroll the odds of going bust *at some point* are monumental too. And, again, you just would not want to be the guy who ran bad - just no, mentally you'd never recover at that odds multiple.
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pwcrabb
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June 8th, 2017 at 3:59:35 PM permalink
Somebody somewhere has won overall at Craps. No matter how skewed, every probability distribution has its outliers at both the positive and negative extremes. Over sufficiently numerous events the tendency for each of us is to regress towards the mean, which will be the expected values of our playing styles multiplied by our dollar volumes, but that rare somebody is the lucky soul who embodies the positive outlier which evaded the regression and ended in the black.

The caveat is to not think that his lucky result is the smart result. Smart must be measured in advance of the event rather than after the result. Make only smart bets in order to give yourself the best chance to become a positive outlier. Smart means minimal House Edge.

This thread seeks a winning system. For over 200 years, since Craps began in New Orleans, hopeful punters have experimented with countless systems. Alas, the Red Queen of Mathematics has never relented.
pwcrabb
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June 8th, 2017 at 4:24:05 PM permalink
Just for fun, here are a few Craps mathematical tidbits:

P ( Event ) means the probability of that event.

P ( Natural Seven ) = 0.166666667

P ( Out Seven ) = 0.395959596

P ( Game Ends with a Seven ) = 0.562626263

The journey to understanding Craps begins with the single step of appreciating the overwhelmingly dominant role of Seven.

P ( Pass ) = 0.492929293

P ( Don't Pass ) = 0.493636364

If you were to make a bet of \$1980 on Pass, then your expected return is \$1952.00

If you were to make a bet of \$1980 on Don't Pass, then your expected return is \$1953.00.
lilredrooster
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June 8th, 2017 at 5:24:40 PM permalink
the problem with people saying that they have a method of winning at craps in the long run is that nobody has ever proved it and if it is possible then it definitely could be proved. one of my favorite quotes from Christopher Hitchens: "that which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence."
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autocarry
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Thanks for this post from:
June 8th, 2017 at 7:08:09 PM permalink
Yes, I keep accurate logs. And yes similar to the way you suggested. So yes if the scenario was what you have listed it would be 80% win pct with losing -225. But I'll give you a more realistic look at what my log would look like

1. win \$825
2. win \$1225
3. Lose \$3000
4. Win \$665
5. Win 1025

That would be 80% with a win of \$740. Also a win I listed at \$825 would have actually been a win of \$850 or \$860. I live in NJ and most of my gambling takes place in Yonkers, NY. So I deduct \$15 for the toll and \$5 or so for gas since its only 12 miles from my work but I'll make it more like \$30 off my win total to compensate for the days I've lost.

I for whatever reason and I don't have an explanation other than I'm more confident in Yonkers than in AC or Sands my first bet is \$50 lay \$300 (Yonkers bubble machines are 3,4,5 times odds). On my first what I call session if I win that bet regardless of number would be \$50 lay \$300 on second bet and a \$25 lay \$150 on the dont come bar. If I'm lucky and win those bets I am up and off that machine and I've completed what I call play 1. However today and many other days to when I lose the first bet I don't have a set pattern of what I would do on my next play. Today after losing first bet and being down \$350 I bet \$200 and laid \$180 (not even close to full odds) against an 8 and won. So now I'm back even. A couple of more bets and I ended up \$400 on play#1 for me. So I get up cash my tickets (in Yonkers if you win \$625 or more you get a Jackpot ticket and have to cash it at cashier) put my \$400 that I won away and restart my next round with my normal bankroll of \$3000. I personally like changing dice tables for lack of a better word because Yonkers again are made up of machines. There are 3 different areas of Yonkers that have different machines for those areas. My next play today was \$75 lay \$450 against a 4 I win another \$300 and I call that one bet session 2. Now I'm up \$700. So for me once I've gotten by the first 2 sessions as a winner I am going to walk out of Yonkers a winner no matter what because my 3rd play is a one time bet. Today it was \$50 lay \$300 against a 5 and I lose. Making my win total \$350 but I list it as \$325 in my memos because I take out toll and fuel.

Some days I may go back to Yonkers later in the day and play again. But if I won \$325 earlier and lost \$3000 later I would record it as a loss for the daay of \$2675. If I won both times saying the second time I won \$800(after taking out another toll and misc expense) I would list the day as a win of \$1125.

Lets say I'm down over \$1000 of my \$3000 bankroll I may make one bet for say \$300 lay the balance against whatever or I may make a bet that is half or so of my remaining balance to try to get back in the game. There have been times I was down to \$500 or \$600 and went all in and won. Then did the same thing on the following bet and won and been not even but in more manageable shape. I have no set formula of what I'm going to do especially when I'm down. The one thing I do know is I am not going to make small bets to try to get back in the game I'm going to make big bets. If I win great if I lose I accept the loss and go home. Tomorrow is another day and I don't worry about what I won or lost the previous day. Again generally when I lose it is going to be the \$3000 and its going to take 3 or 4 days to get the money I lost previously back.

I think we all know if we are going to be successful gambling the most important thing to do is accept loses and not to chase money. If we do that we have a good portion of what we need to do to be successful completed.

So basically that is what I do. It seems to be working right now. I NEVER make any proposition bets or make any bets other than don't come/dont come bar bets. I don't gamble for enjoyment I gamble for money.
ontariodealer
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June 8th, 2017 at 11:59:13 PM permalink
a "don't come bar bet" you must be pretty new to craps.
get second you pig
lilredrooster
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June 9th, 2017 at 3:02:16 AM permalink
Quote: autocarryI

think we all know if we are going to be successful gambling the most important thing to do is accept loses and not to chase money. If we do that we have a good portion of what we need to do to be successful completed.

no we don't all know that. it takes a helluva lot more than that to win at gambling in the long run. it's way, way harder than that. if you have truly won during the amount of time you have played good for you. but if you think your method can overcome a negative expectancy in a house game you're fooling yourself. people that know know that your record so far, whatever it may be, is totally irrelevant. it doesn't prove anything at all.
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autocarry
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