ahiromu
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February 26th, 2018 at 3:18:26 PM permalink
Caesar's dropped from the 35-175-35 to 30-150-30 sometime in the last two years. These bets are atrocious now.

I enjoyed betting the 175-1 on occasion and hit it for $5 once, but 150-1 is just robbery, so I don't bet it anymore.
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February 26th, 2018 at 7:10:48 PM permalink
I've bet it several evenings when it was 35/175/35. Probably played craps 12-14 times with it the last 5 years (I don't play craps much), won the all twice, the tall alone twice, the small alone not. Almost always a 2 way bet for $6. So I'm well ahead of it, and the dealers love me. Lol...

I think it's a fun bet for those odds. I won't play the lower paytable. I don't play the center, and i don't play if the min on a/t/s is $5. It's just a fun bet, and that's me.
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February 27th, 2018 at 3:44:43 PM permalink
I play at the Hammond Horseshoe, where it's 35/175/35, and I play $2-$1-$2. What I like about it is that it hits often enough to make it fun (unlike the fire bet). I was there 2 days ago at a full table, and in one and one-half turns around the table, the small alone hit one, the tall alone hit once, and the all-small-tall hit once. The dealers had a one to two dollar bet up there each time, also. That one and a half time around the table took two and a half hours due to some good rolls and a lot of prop betting.

I'm a low stakes craps better - minimum pass line bet with double odds if it's a five dollar table and single odds for a ten dollar table, and one come bet with the same odds. I like being able to be happy about an additional number hitting, especially when it's a craps after I have my come bet locked in.
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February 28th, 2018 at 2:22:03 PM permalink
In general, wagers with very high top payouts have a higher house edge associated with them.
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February 28th, 2018 at 5:26:27 PM permalink
Quote: klimate10

I truly do not understand the mindset of most people who play craps. I mean, I do, but I donít. I donít believe the justification that people love to bet a little to win a lot. Most people who bet these bad bets do not bet a little, they actually bet a lot. Itís like people who argue that roulette is fun because of the huge 35-1 payoff. But not really. Most people cover enough numbers that the payoff is really only like even money across all bets.



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MrV
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February 28th, 2018 at 8:22:24 PM permalink
Aye, and there's the rub: 'tis no fun to lose.
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February 28th, 2018 at 9:03:37 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Aye, and there's the rub: 'tis no fun to lose.

Losing small amounts, like the ATS bet, can easily be shrugged off. But itís hard not to whoop it up when it hits.
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March 1st, 2018 at 1:00:42 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Aye, and there's the rub: 'tis no fun to lose.

True, its not much fun to lose but as a famous signature line reminds us If The House Lost Every Time, They Would Not Spread The Game. Basic strategy gives us the best shot at winning but its still a game in which the house holds a slight advantage on the pass line and much more substantial advantage on any of our more exotic "impulse" bets.
Swanny70
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August 20th, 2018 at 2:30:35 PM permalink
I have seen a few casinos on the strip paying 150 to 1 on the All bet but does anyone in the Vegas area pay 175 to 1
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August 20th, 2018 at 3:45:08 PM permalink
Quote: klimate10

I truly do not understand the mindset of most people who play craps. I mean, I do, but I donít. I donít believe the justification that people love to bet a little to win a lot.



People, such as myself play it because a) we find it fun and b) it carries bets with the lowest house edge in the casino.

Also, F.Y.I- I've hit the "All" twice but never won a penny since I won't bet it.
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