Any Tips On Casino Gambling?

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Any Tips On Casino Gambling?

Postby Dapostman » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:09 pm

I'm heading to Reno next month, anybody have any gambling tips they can share? Other than don't lose my ass!
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Postby Kansas2006 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:49 pm

My stats professor said that to give yourself the best chance of winning, figure out how much you are willing to lose, and then go in and bet all of it at once.
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Postby Barrister » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:30 am

I've always found the following method to not only save me valuable time, but make my gambling trips much more enjoyable and less aggravating:

First, figure out how much you are willing to lose.
Second, make out a check to the casino in that amount, endorsed on the back: "For The Purchase of More Exterior Lights For The Casino", and hand it over at the cashier's window.
Then, just leave and spend what you have left on the girlie shows.
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Postby Dapostman » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:47 pm

You guys aren't helping much!!
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Postby kspiekerman » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:56 am

I like 3 card poker and blackjack. If you can find low min bet tables you can play for a long time for pretty cheap if you don't hit a cold deck.
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Postby FFmaster » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:32 pm

learn how to card count. 25 grand here i come!!!
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Postby Lalito » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:37 am

How well do you know Craps? Here's one of my favorite plays. Once point is established...bet 30 dollars on 6 and 30 on 8...place a 10 dollar bet on the Field. Now as long as the shooter doesn't roll a 5 or 7 you'll pull back some money on every other number rolled. If the shooter hits a 6 or 8 it pays 35 dollars (7 to 6 odds) but you lose the 10 dollars on the field bet so you would have to replace it. If a field number hits you win even money on your bet or in this case 10 dollars. If a five happens to come up you will lose 10 and will have to replace bet...if a 7 comes...all your bets are gone so I will try and pull back my bets after a few rolls before the roller craps out. If a table is cold do not try...but if your on a hot table and lots of numbers are being rolled...you'll have a pretty decent day with not too much at risk.
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Postby Dapostman » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:50 am

Lalito wrote:How well do you know Craps? Here's one of my favorite plays. Once point is established...bet 30 dollars on 6 and 30 on 8...place a 10 dollar bet on the Field. Now as long as the shooter doesn't roll a 5 or 7 you'll pull back some money on every other number rolled. If the shooter hits a 6 or 8 it pays 35 dollars (7 to 6 odds) but you lose the 10 dollars on the field bet so you would have to replace it. If a field number hits you win even money on your bet or in this case 10 dollars. If a five happens to come up you will lose 10 and will have to replace bet...if a 7 comes...all your bets are gone so I will try and pull back my bets after a few rolls before the roller craps out. If a table is cold do not try...but if your on a hot table and lots of numbers are being rolled...you'll have a pretty decent day with not too much at risk.


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Postby Barrister » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:15 pm

Craps is the most exciting game in the casino when there's a hot shooter at the table. It's easily my favorite -- I play some BJ (I kind of card count) & Slots to get off my feet, as they are real grinder games. Craps is fast & furious, and you really need to know what your doing since you can win or lose a ton in a minute. Plus, it's very intimidating for someone who doesn't play it much....To stand much of a chance of withstanding some early losses, I usually initially buy-in at 20x the minimum bet. So, for example, at a $10 table you can see the investment per session is not small.

Lalito certainly knows his craps. I make place bets on the 6 & 8, as well. If the shooter is making his points, you can do very well, very quickly....The only thing I would add to what Lalito said, is to always take the "odds" on the pass line. This comes up after the shooter has established his point. You're allowed to make another bet that you put down behind the chips you previously put on the pass line. If the shooter then makes his point (before rolling a "7"), it's a nice win for you.

If you haven't played craps before, there's plenty of web sites to help. And you probably should stick to making bets on the pass line, and taking odds if you're comfortable with that, until you get used to the pace. It's fast, man! But there's nothing that compares to the excitement of a craps table with a hot shooter.
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Postby FootballBuddah » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:46 am

Barrister wrote:Lalito certainly knows his craps. I make place bets on the 6 & 8, as well. If the shooter is making his points, you can do very well, very quickly....

Problem is, the odds are more in favor of a 7 coming out than any other combination, so one good tip is, play the DON'T PASS (and/or the Don't Come) bets. Chances are (more often than not), the shooter is going to crap out before making their point, and then you win. You can hedge your bets by playing some hard-ways, or a few Field bets.


Barrister wrote:The only thing I would add to what Lalito said, is to always take the "odds" on the pass line. This comes up after the shooter has established his point. You're allowed to make another bet that you put down behind the chips you previously put on the pass line. If the shooter then makes his point (before rolling a "7"), it's a nice win for you.


If someone at the table tells you to "put your shoes on" - they're not telling you to put your Nikes back on your feet - they're telling you to do what Barrister said - which is back up your bet with additional odds. They say that because betting the Pass line is like going outside... you wouldn't go outside without putting your shoes on, would ya?

Craps is one of the most exciting games, and by far my favotire. Just like everyone else says - you stand to win alot, or lose alot - quickly. No matter what you do - have fun, and bet WITH your head, not over it.
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Postby Barrister » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:42 am

Buddah is absolutely correct. As he says, your odds are slightly better if you bet the DON'T PASS line; i.e., you're betting the shooter will roll a 7 (or, "7 out"), before he makes his point and lose. The only reason I don't do that (very often anyway), is because of the group dynamic involved in wanting to root for the guy/gal tossing the dice. Of course, in craps your playing against the house and not the player -- unlike poker, for example. So if you're looking for every possible edge, which you actually should be, the DON'T PASS is the better bet. I just can't bring myself to do it. Like everyone else, I want to be cheering, clapping, and jumping up and down (not to mention pocketing a little moola), when a shooter gets hot.
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Postby Dapostman » Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:02 pm

After reading all the above posts and taken into effect my bankroll I think the passline bet with the "odds" is probably for me. I too want to win with everyone else and against the evil "house" empire. I don't think I could lay down $30 each on a couple of #'s and play the field for another $10. Maybe down the road after I win big!

Thanks for all the input.
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Postby Barrister » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:27 pm

Best of luck Dapostman. I envy you if you find yourself a hot table. But in any event, you're now obligated to report back to us, and be at least somewhat truthful about how you did.
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Postby Lalito » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:03 pm

Actually 6 and 8 have the same amount of combinations to hit as 7 does. On my play I don't play the come on the numbers...simply a place bet (7/6 odds on 6 and 8 vs. 6/5 on the odds plus even money on your come bet)

It always seemed like a wash to me. $30 place bet on six returns $35. Say you place a come bet of $10 and a six rolls take the odds on say a $25 bet; that returns 30 on your odds bet plus the even money on the come bet for a total of $40; you still need to hit another six to get that return.
If 6 rolls twice; a place bt will return $70; with the come it will pay $40 the first six to establish the number and the second for the return.

I was simply trying to give an easy play where you would get a return on nearly every roll. If your not playing with mcuh money you can reduce your 6 & 8 bet to $12 each plus the Field; if you play the pass line bet you'll be risking close to that anyway.

The best advise I could give you is learn the odds for each number so no money is lost. Odds on 6 & 8 are 6/5, place odds bets in multiples of 5...5 & 9 are 3/2, odds bets in multiples of 2...4 & 10 are 2/1...if you play the Don't come line remember the odds are reversed! 4&10 will pay 1 dollar for every 2 at risk or 1 to 2 odds; 5&9 pay 2/3 6&8 are 5/6...Good Luck!
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Postby Kansas2006 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:49 pm

Huh? I think I'll stick with Bingo.
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