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slackyhacky
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January 19th, 2012 at 12:20:31 AM permalink
In Gold Rush (on I15 just south of Vegas), they got this craps machine that I have only seen in Macau.

It is pretty cool because the minimum bet was $1 and you got paid odds to the penny (so a placed bet on a 6 got paid odds even though you only paid $1).

I started with $15 and was able to play a very LONG time. It's not as fun as the real craps table, but it is an interesting version of craps and if you like to play with low bankroll, it fits perfectly. I ended up leaving with $60 after about 2 hours.

The problem with casino's that have $1 minimum (like Joker's Wild in Henderson, NV) is you still have to place minimum $6 (on the 6/8 for example) to get the odds, so it doesn't really help you much if you are trying to stay at the table for a long time without loosing a ton.
AlanMendelson
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January 19th, 2012 at 12:29:08 AM permalink
I'm sorry but I can't get excited about any craps game that doesn't put the dice in the hands of the player.
DJTeddyBear
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January 19th, 2012 at 5:11:17 AM permalink
Quote: slackyhacky

The problem with casino's that have $1 minimum (like Joker's Wild in Henderson, NV) is you still have to place minimum $6 (on the 6/8 for example) to get the odds, so it doesn't really help you much if you are trying to stay at the table for a long time without loosing a ton.

It's funny that you should use Joker's Wild as your example.

Unless it changed (I was there this past October), they have 25¢ chips on the table. You can place the 6/8 in units of $1.50 and get paid $1.75, etc.

Quite frankly, I wish more casinos had 25¢ chips on the craps table. I wouldn't care if the table minimum was as much as $15, but let me press in fractional units!


On the way back from Hoover Dam, before getting to Joker's Wild, I stopped at Hacienda and RailRoad pass. They have $1 minimum's, but no 25¢ chips.
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January 19th, 2012 at 5:21:30 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I wouldn't care if the table minimum was as much as $15, but let me press in fractional units!

Okay. Despite the low temperatures here, my shoes are off and I'm ready to do some math.
Just WHY do you want to press in fractional units? And what is a fraction unit anyway?
DJTeddyBear
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January 19th, 2012 at 5:37:55 AM permalink
Normally, you place the 6/8 in standard units of $6. Bet or press less than that, and you don't get paid correctly, unless the casino has smaller than $1 chips on the table.

To be fair, I kinda made up the term "Fractional units." But I've used it in many threads on this subject, as well as in conversation at the craps table.

This was the first time anyone was ever unsure of what I meant. Maybe it's too early in the morning for ya....
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January 19th, 2012 at 5:42:23 AM permalink
Quote: slackyhacky

In Gold Rush (on I15 just south of Vegas), they got this craps machine that I have only seen in Macau.

Is that the one where there is this plastic bubble that surrounds a set of robotic arms that toss the dice and the players use electronic terminals at the table's edge.
TIMSPEED
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January 19th, 2012 at 8:05:14 AM permalink
Is there one like that now??
The "Electronic" ones I have played include:
1.) Completely virtual dice (just depicted on a video screen)
2.) Plexiglass tube with large dice on a bouncing surface. (The dice "pop" and then a camera relays the outcome to the betting terminals)
Gambling calls to me...like this ~> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nap37mNSmQ
teddys
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January 19th, 2012 at 8:15:15 AM permalink
I think you mean the Gold Strike.

DJ is correct. Joker's Wild does have $0.25 chips. I play there every trip to Vegas, although last trip I got destroyed. Usually I can play for a long time with a small bankroll: $1+$10x odds pass/come every throw, press in additional $1+$10 units. Make $0.25 bets for the dealers with $2.50 max odds :)

Actually, all the casinos on that little stretch of Boulder Highway: Hacienda, Railroad Pass, Club Fortune and Joker's Wild, have $1 minimums. Fiesta is pricing themselves out of the market with their $5 minimums. They must think they are the damn Bellagio! (They do have dealer extraordinaire Dan Lubin).

I've played two "live" versions of electronic craps. One is Organic Craps by Interblock. The other is Shoot to Win Craps by Aruze. Both use the "pop-o-matic" version of dice. Minimums are usually $1-$5. Odds multiples vary, as does whether you earn/redeem slot club points on the machine. (Most casinos say no).

(By the way, the third black die in the second picture is so the machine also has Sic Bo functionality).

"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
slackyhacky
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January 19th, 2012 at 8:22:20 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Is that the one where there is this plastic bubble that surrounds a set of robotic arms that toss the dice and the players use electronic terminals at the table's edge.



No arm, just a big bubble with two large dice that get 'rolled' with a pop mechanism like in the game Trouble or Sorry
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January 19th, 2012 at 8:35:10 AM permalink
They had one of those craps machines at Lake Las Vegas, in Casino Montelago, when we visited last year.
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