gambler
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March 17th, 2012 at 9:41:20 AM permalink
Would craps receive more action if they add an electronic board which shows the last 25 (or more) rolls?

I am thinking something similar to roulette or baccarat. It could show both dice, so people could see how many hardways were rolled.
MidwestAP
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March 17th, 2012 at 9:48:07 AM permalink
Although I've never seen a board with past craps rolls, it wouldn't surprise me if it's been done or being done somewhere. It seems to make sense from a casino's perspective, luring people to the game, hoping they can predict the outcome of future independent rolls based on previous outcomes.
DJTeddyBear
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March 17th, 2012 at 9:55:20 AM permalink
TCS John Huxley, the manufacturer of most of the Roulette wheels and displays used, also makes a history display for craps:

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I assume that the reason it hasn't gotten the number of installs it deserves is because, unlike Roulette with it's sensors, someone would need to enter the dice values. Too time consuming for a fast paced game like Craps.
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March 17th, 2012 at 10:05:41 AM permalink
As a craps lover and money maker... I love the idea. Two problems I see with it. 1) In roulette, there is a machine that automatically detects where the ball lands and posts the number on the digital board. In craps, they would have to have a person enter the number of the roll... after every frikin roll, manually. That would be a nightmare unless they hired people specifically to enter numbers on every table. I dont think those additional salaries would justify the attraction. 2) To tell you the truth, if it were posted, when people actually see how many frikin 7s come up on every game, they may just run away. There is probably 1 out of every 100,000 rolls that is considered at hot roll lets say a 30 minute roll or so.
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fremont4ever
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March 17th, 2012 at 11:54:21 AM permalink
It's not completely what you're looking for, but the Fremont has a counter at their tables that keeps track of how many rolls the current shooter has had since the last 7-out. If they can do that, something like the electronic board as discussed here shouldn't be all that complicated. Probably more difficult to study at a glance.

It's something I'd like to see, but I don't expect to see much of it in the near future, and I'm OK with that.
thecesspit
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March 17th, 2012 at 12:41:39 PM permalink
Box man presses one of 11 buttons after each roll. How hard could it be if he had the buttons lined up in front of him?
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March 17th, 2012 at 12:51:50 PM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

Box man presses one of 11 buttons after each roll. How hard could it be if he had the buttons lined up in front of him?

Because of hardways and hop bets, the boxman (or whoever) would need to enter the exact roll. That would require either pushing two buttons, or pushing one button on a panel that had a button for each of the 21 unique combinations .

Quote: fremont4ever

... the Fremont has a counter at their tables that keeps track of how many rolls the current shooter has had since the last 7-out. If they can do that, something like the electronic board as discussed here shouldn't be all that complicated.

The ShowBoat in A.C. had that for a while, for a long roll of the week contest. The problem was, the boxman often forgot to push the button, so he would occasionally push it several times, guessing at how many rolls he missed.

I was keeping track. His accuracy could easily be described as crappy.
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MidwestAP
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March 17th, 2012 at 12:58:47 PM permalink
I'm sure they can figure a way to imbed microchips in the die and then when they bring them to the middle of the table, a sensor in the table above the prop bets could electronically record the roll. If it's cost effective is a different discussion.
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March 17th, 2012 at 1:43:42 PM permalink
There are new slot machines here in South Florida called "Hot Roll". I'm not a fan of Slot machines but I LOVE Craps so I'll play anything Craps related. It's basically like any regular slot machine however when you reach the bonus stage by having 3 "Hot Rolls" symbols line up on the screen, you get to "roll" dice on the screen, you keep acquiring bonuses until you "7" out. Have any of you guys played it? It's really cool. You get to "set" the dice by pressing on the screen on the two die until you get the dice set you like, then you drag the dice back by tugging on the screen and pushing forward; it looks very realistic. I played it yesterday at a Casino Miami in Miami yesterday, first time I hit the bonus I "threw" the dice randomly and 7'ed out on my 3rd roll.

I hit the bonus again with my last $2 and "set" both die on Aces, I went on 22 rolls before "7ing" out. Turned $2 into $79. The slot machine keeps track of the last roll on the bonus feature; so when I walked away it showed that I had 22 total rolls. The tracking of rolls is a nice touch and I'd love to see a tracking measure like this at an actual Craps table.
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March 17th, 2012 at 1:57:20 PM permalink
1) In Rapid Craps, the dealer already enters the roll every time. So that would be simple to implement there. Of course, in RC the dealer doesn't have to figure out payouts.

2) It wouldn't be too hard or expensive to put a small video camera near the center of the table. Next the stick man would pull the dice without changing the way they rolled (which would be a bit difficult) to the camera before passing them back to the shooter. This can go on while bets are paid.
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