... 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.
Sunday and Monday a week prior to your visit, I was at Harrah's Cherokee and met up with our fellow member odiousgambit. (He made a blog post about our experiences.) While I was there, the crap table minimum was $25 at some tables and $15 at others. Even that is pricier than I like, but I was winning, so I tolerated the tariff for a while. On Monday we spent a little time at their "Roll-to-Win" craps table with a $5 minimum. That is discussed some in OG's blog entry.
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.
I think the hardway minimums are $5 on a $25 table.
Since a $39 (+$1 vig) Lay 5 or 9 pays $26, maybe that's the minimum for those lay bets, otherwise I'd go for a $30 (+$1 vig) lay bet on the 5 or 9 that pays $20. Play the Lays on the Come-outs when people are rolling 7's and maybe for 2 rolls after that when they still roll 7's. Just one bet at a time.
You can call that "The No Chance of Winning System". When you play roulette, do you bet red and black at the same time?Quote: tuttigym
That being said, I would start any hand with $25 PL; $25 DP + $1 on the 12. I have now created, for me, table options based on the point established, and I basically break even with the come-out roll.
What do you mean you basically break even on the come out roll?