So I was playing at one of my local casino that I never play at. Only went there becasue some friends were going. They had a $5 caps table with 5x's odds. So I made a come bet. the shooter rolled a 5. I went to place odds max odds on my come bet. Throw the dealer a green chip, figuring I would just get screwed out of the 50 cents. as $25 at true odds would pay $37.50. I figured they would just pay $37. So I throw the dealer the green, and he says "we allow you to play $26 worth of odds on the 5 and 9 so the pay off comes out to a whole number." Is this normal? Has anyone else seen this before? In Vegas I normally play on a 3-4-5 odds table and my normal local casino has 10x's odds. so I normally never run across betting an odd number on the 5 and 9.
Did I say somewhere in my post that 26 was an odd number? LOL and ya i get the whole point of it is to get an even pay out and to make things easier for everyone. Just I had just never run across it before is all. And wanted to know if this was the norm. Like if I was in vegas playing at a 5X's odds table, would I just assume I can play $26.
No, in Vegas you would assume that a full 30.00 in odds would be accepted. Oh in days of old where fifty cent chips abounded in the Downtown casinos things might have been different, but the Days of Old are just that. Now its not just strip casinos that are proud not to have fifty cent chips but virtually everyone in town has minimum chips of one dollar. So 5x 5 is still 25.00 in odds money but in order to get 3:2 payout without any gripes, lectures or discontent, the casinos usually just automatically let people bump up the odds to get a full payout. In Vegas, instead of going from 25 to 26, they go from 25 to 30.Quote: vert1276
Like if I was in vegas playing at a 5X's odds table, would I just assume I can play $26.
.... and Main Street Station earn good reputations. The food is good, the booze is good and the odds are 10x or 20x rather than the virtually strip-wide 3x4x5x.