ComplexEnigma
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February 26th, 2013 at 9:29:55 PM permalink
As I think about my trip to AC next month, I want to take a couple stabs at some high payout bets for the thrill of possibly winning big in one bet. I'm trying to find one or a couple of bets that don't have atrocious house edges. Of course the starting point is roulette, with it's mediocre house edge. Craps looks to be even worse (I want at least a 3:1 or 4:1 payout). I'm not familiar with the other games enough to know the odds (I know blackjack doesn't have such a bet unless its a crappy side bet). Is there anything better than roulette out there? I thought I heard high roller rooms have european roulette, is this true in AC?
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February 26th, 2013 at 10:55:28 PM permalink
Quote: ComplexEnigma

As I think about my trip to AC next month, I want to take a couple stabs at some high payout bets for the thrill of possibly winning big in one bet. I'm trying to find one or a couple of bets that don't have atrocious house edges. Of course the starting point is roulette, with it's mediocre house edge. Craps looks to be even worse (I want at least a 3:1 or 4:1 payout). I'm not familiar with the other games enough to know the odds (I know blackjack doesn't have such a bet unless its a crappy side bet). Is there anything better than roulette out there? I thought I heard high roller rooms have european roulette, is this true in AC?



Fortune pai gow side bet for $5 with a full table is only about 3 percent house edge with the chance to win various amounts up to $40,000
onenickelmiracle
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February 27th, 2013 at 12:29:01 AM permalink
Doesn't Harrahs have a Let It Ride opportunity to win $1,000,000 for RF? I'm not sure if a side bet is required.
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tringlomane
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March 1st, 2013 at 6:01:37 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Doesn't Harrahs have a Let It Ride opportunity to win $1,000,000 for RF? I'm not sure if a side bet is required.



I think you're thinking 3 card poker. And yes, it's a $5 wager. $1M awarded if the dealer's + your cards make a 6-card Royal in diamonds. $100k awarded for 6-card Royals of other suits. I believe they paid out $1M 6 times last year. Yikes. It has an 18.10% house edge though.

http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/questions-and-answers/math/5607-3-card-poker-with-6card-bonus-1-million/

Let it ride isn't a bad game for this type of endeavor though. Same for Mississippi Stud. LIR pays 50 to 1 for quads and MS Stud pays 40 to 1. MS Stud may be better for this though since when you have a guaranteed winner/push, you're allowed to increase your bet to 3X for each betting round. At Horseshoe Hammond recently, I walked by and noticed a guy at the table playing the $5 minimum and had pocket 9s. He made quads for ($15 + $15 + $15) x 40 = $1800. But the house edge of this game is almost as bad as roulette though. :(

http://wizardofodds.com/games/mississippi-stud/
onenickelmiracle
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March 1st, 2013 at 6:34:19 PM permalink
Thanks Tring. I didn't know for all I saw were the advertisements on the hotel TV when I was there and never checked it out.
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Ibeatyouraces
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March 1st, 2013 at 6:37:23 PM permalink
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tringlomane
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March 1st, 2013 at 6:41:58 PM permalink
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That should be $5+ $15 + $15 + $15 x 40 for $2000. You forgot the ante.



Oops...yeah, never played the game live. I did have the final answer of $2000 in the back of my head though; should have reread the rules...haha
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March 1st, 2013 at 7:27:22 PM permalink
VP sounds like it ought to be your game. You'll have to shop around for pay tables, and memorize the strategy, though...

Another option is Spanish 21. Again, you'll have to memorize the strategy (and do not use blackjack strategy, however much the other patrons tut when you hit), but the "Super Sevens" payout is 200:1 at most places on a $5 or $25 bet. (It's typically $1000 under $25, $5000 over; sometimes the cutoff is $50, though.)
The trick to poker is learning not to beat yourself up for your mistakes too much, and certainly not too little, but just the right amount.
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March 1st, 2013 at 7:41:25 PM permalink
Quote: 24Bingo

VP sounds like it ought to be your game. You'll have to shop around for pay tables, and memorize the strategy, though...

Another option is Spanish 21. Again, you'll have to memorize the strategy (and do not use blackjack strategy, however much the other patrons tut when you hit), but most places will offer you a 200:1 payout on a $5 or $25 bet.



The bonus payout on Spanish 21 isn't worth it. Hitting it is roughly the odds of being dealt a royal flush. The game swings are similar to blackjack, which isn't what he wants.

But yeah, playing 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%) video poker would also offer a chance to win big, especially at the dollar level. A handful of casinos have it in AC.

http://www.vpfree2.com/casinos/by-region/east.html

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