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November 10th, 2017 at 4:38:14 PM permalink
I would be happy to take the turn to bank if any other player doesn't want to. I've made a lot of money doing that in home blackjack games.
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December 1st, 2017 at 6:35:19 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

all the previous is fine [edit: though I don't get what it is that you changed]

well this was just the 2nd or 3rd post of the thread & i have not read further so my apologies if this has already been pointed out or discussed but one thing said that is changed or different is this:

"You take it in turns to roll until someone hits their number to win or 7 to loose."

in most street (and all casino) craps games if you hit your number, you keep the dice.
Quote: odiousgambit

Just as a PS, it is player advantage to never be the shooter and then accept as much action as possible in Street Craps.

correctimundo! -- especially the case in some games:

as a callow yout', the local fire dept would twice a year or so put on (illegal) "stag nights" (later "mixers" when females were finally allowed...lol) in which, among other risky entertainments, there was a very vibrant craps table--indeed sometimes HUGE sums changed hands...back in the '50s - 80s $10k was real money, even for the well-off farmers & grain brokers in the area...it was not uncommon--or so the word was as well as my own witness--someone would walk away with such sums or even more.

the game was the traditional "fade 'em" but unlike casinos, which, sure, may have an advantage but can lose, the fd was at no risk...the "house" would win on a come-out 3! that's right, 3...and drag whatever amount the shooter had out there that had been faded (it was a push for the faders).

needless to say the vast majority of the sums changing hands was therefore in decidedly energetic side-bets...indeed in the later years after i myself had finally learned the math of the game (one of perhaps 5 - 10% who had...lol), virtually all of my own bets were either at an advantage or even...it was so bleeping much fun i could hardly stand it.

the end came with the advent of the native american joints as part of the pact was the authorities could no longer turn their backs on these extralegal parties (just to give you an idea of the level the authorities looked the other way--hell, many participated!--i was in attendance twice while the vice-president of the united states, a local resident, was there [although i cannot say that i actually saw him gamble but like most locals of this tiny town, he knew everybody])...my county and 2 or 3 of the surrounding ones were hotbeds for these exciting nights.

it was a sad day for me when i asked a fireman friend when the next mixer was and he gave me the word.

tom p
"You can't EXPECT to win. But you CAN play Tough"...tom p, 1974

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