tuttigym
tuttigym
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June 20th, 2021 at 2:39:04 PM permalink
Last Memorial Day I went to Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, NC, about 2 hrs. drive from home, for some gambling action. To my dismay, the table minimums were $25. I immediately turned away, played some slots, and left very disappointed. Time passed and I thought out a plan, which I have NOT tried yet, on how to defeat the $25 casino imposed minimum with legal small bets ($3-15), still use the $25 minimum when necessary, play for an hour or more without going bankrupt on a "cold" or "choppy" table, and possibly walking away winning. So to those of you forum player/participants, using your creative juices, tell us how one would attack those greedy casinos and the $25 table minimum using those small table legal bets in conjunction with the $25 minimum as required. Your buy-in should be $500. Your plan can be point specific. After a week of answers, I will reveal my plan or "system."
mcallister3200
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June 20th, 2021 at 3:12:18 PM permalink
Maybe drive on up to their less amenities/touristy location in Murphy if Cherokee table minimums are too high. Your “system” is going to be wasted energy, but whatever floats your boat.
ChumpChange
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June 20th, 2021 at 3:16:56 PM permalink
I should really limit my HA to 2%. 6:5 Blackjack anyone? My buy-in is $30-$60, so I'll have to stick to the $2 bubble craps or $3 roulette machines.
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odiousgambit
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June 20th, 2021 at 6:16:07 PM permalink
As opposed to the old me, when unhappy with the minimum, I'm going to avoid making Come bets to keep from having too much in action. When I want to press, I'll add to the free odds instead of making a Come bet, progressively up to the full 10x where available like Cherokee. As you've heard me say before, ha!
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
SOOPOO
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June 20th, 2021 at 8:28:08 PM permalink
Quote: tuttigym

Last Memorial Day I went to Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, NC, about 2 hrs. drive from home, for some gambling action. To my dismay, the table minimums were $25. I immediately turned away, played some slots, and left very disappointed. Time passed and I thought out a plan, which I have NOT tried yet, on how to defeat the $25 casino imposed minimum with legal small bets ($3-15), still use the $25 minimum when necessary, play for an hour or more without going bankrupt on a "cold" or "choppy" table, and possibly walking away winning. So to those of you forum player/participants, using your creative juices, tell us how one would attack those greedy casinos and the $25 table minimum using those small table legal bets in conjunction with the $25 minimum as required. Your buy-in should be $500. Your plan can be point specific. After a week of answers, I will reveal my plan or "system."



Please don’t tell us you will bet $40 on the pass line and $25 on the don’t pass, thus in your mind really betting $15 on the pass line? And just ignore when a 12 is rolled? Assuming you were talking about craps?
charliepatrick
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June 21st, 2021 at 12:28:50 AM permalink
Walk out - go somewhere else.

Unless you're an AP or other reasons, casinos offer entertainment at a cost. The original aim of WoO was to reduce this cost by pointing out better ways to play games. If you feel the perceived cost is too high then leave it for others.

Last week I walked into a pub and seeing their range of beers only liked one. When the bar staff said they'd run out of that one, I gave my excuses and walked out. That particular pub used to have a range of good beers but their choice has gone down. However there are enough people who enjoy that type of beer.

It's the same with 6/5 BJ!
heatmap
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June 21st, 2021 at 5:44:44 AM permalink
i usually just ask - did you try asking?
onebok
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June 21st, 2021 at 12:09:17 PM permalink
Even 500$ for a session at $25 minimum craps is not going to last long.
If you don't cover at least two numbers you are playing with 1/10 or more of your session stake on each hand. Most players don't have
the discipline to avoid betting more when they "feel" a hot roll is happening. If their feeling is wrong, they've shot even more of their stake
in lickety-split.
If you need to have more than a couple numbers in action, go to LAS or somewhere that has casinos with a lower rent.
tuttigym
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June 21st, 2021 at 12:23:48 PM permalink
Mr.3200: Thanks for the response. My drive to Cherokee is on four lane roads all the way with the short exception of about a mile outside Clayton, GA. The road to Murphy is two lane, lots turns to negotiate at less than 30 mph, and other dangers such as wondering deer. The inflated table minimum was because of Memorial Day. It was not permanent although I am confident that weekend evenings will send those minimums back to $25.

So you must be clairvoyant as to the internal workings of my "system." That "gift" would be of more productive use at the roulette table.

tuttigym
MrV
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June 21st, 2021 at 12:32:20 PM permalink
If the only available craps table has a $25 minimum, and if you are bound and determined to play craps and want a system that might give you a chance to bet at the $25 level, then I suggest the following:

Bet a buck each on hard six and eight.

Yeah, horrible HA...anyway, keep making the bet, every shooter.

When it hits increase the bet on each a couple units, and regress to a buck each if the profit is lost.

If you get a hit at the higher level then you should have enough money to make a few $25 bets.
"What, me worry?"

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