August 26th, 2011 at 7:11:45 AM permalink
The "House Way" for this particular version of Shut-the-Box works as follows:
Have both a "Do" and "Don't" bet in this game means that player control of the number choices would be detrimental in a multi-player (Craps-like) environment. You can't allow another player's actions determine the outcome of your wager.
- Only 1 or 2 numbers may be shut on a roll. No 3 or 4 shuts allowed.
- If the dealer is able to shut a single number, they will do so.
- If the dealer must shut 2 numbers, they will choose the combination with the highest and lowest numbers possible.
September 6th, 2011 at 11:29:47 AM permalink
It was the endgame on High Rollers. In addition to the traditional rules, rolling doubles (hardways) awarded a bonus roll, and leaving just the "1" standing counted as a win.
Actually, leaving the 1 counted as a loss, at least on the Alex Trebek version (don't remember seeing anyone leaving just one number on the Wink Martindale version) - you got the $800 you would normally get for leaving just one number when you lose. (In its earliest days, they gave away a car for taking off 8 of the 9 numbers.).
(It was also the endgame for most of the run on Las Vegas Gambit.)
October 6th, 2011 at 4:06:35 AM permalink