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Contest : Roll The Bones

Last edit: Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 25th June 2008 12:09 am
Last response by Chuckmonster 9th August 2:18am

Just when you thought the VT birthday contests were over, comes yet another... with a super cool prize.

Describe in as much detail as possible what you believe to be the optimal craps strategy. What bets, what odds, when do you throw one rolls, C&E, yo's, field bets... all that good stuff. Don't go overboard, but be as clear as you can. The most creative bets wins the prize.

And what a prize it is... a AUTOGRAPHED copy of the MOST important book on casino gambling : ROLL THE BONES by Dr. David Schwartz, UNLV Director of Gaming Studies. This is a truly great prize.

To make it even better, we're going to throw in a CD (or iTunes gift, your choice) of ROLL THE BONES (1991) by Rush , who happen to be one of Dr. Dave's favorite bands (and ours too).

Roll the bones!

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 canadiancrapshooter responded on Wednesday, 25th June 2008

Ok Heres my deal:

- Table min on pass line
- Max odds
- bet 6 and 8 (unless the point is 6 or 8, the just bet one)
- 2 dollar hardways (one for me, one for the crew)

 BobKlv responded on Thursday, 26th June 2008

I don't know about optimal but this can be enjoyable:

Come out rolls:
either pass or don't pass depending on gut feeling.
Odds always work, place off.
horn with 3 way red (still a poor bet, it only pays out 1 out of 3 rolls and the vig is close to 12%). Press a unit on the red then horn as points are not made. It's a loser but when you get that roller that seems to never throw a point... I like this better than a world bet since 3 way red get paid 16 for 3 vs 15 for 3 on red.

other rolls:
take odds on pass/DP.
if pass, take 6 and 8.
put a bet on come/DC. Take odds if necessary. If 6 or 8 hit, take down place and put it on odds.
If not feeling that aggressive, stop come/DC after 3 numbers. Replace as necessary.

On gut feelings: take a 3 way red for 1 roll protection (trying to cover 60+% of bets at risk of 7 out).

If you're on all the points, take a horn bet so you have action on most if not all numbers.

Put crew on line and/or hard ways for tips (if someone is already tipping on some hard, cover the rest).

 Shannon responded on Thursday, 26th June 2008

Note: As the Ho has been replaced by Mc'Ds, this method is no longer Valid, however, this was, and is the only way to roll the bones.

Step One) Consume 5 Beers at the Westard Ho.
Step Two) Hastily Walk over and get a Megadog
Step Three) Set it on the "Come" line, and spend the next 30 minutes trying to convince evryone its a legit bet.


Note: This doesn't work at Nathan's in Caesar's Palace. Tried it already.

 donnymac66 responded on Saturday, 28th June 2008

I know this mat be hard to believe but I don't usually play craps....till last night. I actually rolled the dice for the first time in my gambling life. It was a lot of fun. So being a rookie here is my strategy (if it is flawed let me know).

One unit on the pass for the come out (sometimes $5 buffalo or $2 C-E as well depending on the shooter and bankroll)

After point is established play max odds on pass and one unit on two numbers (6, 7, 8 or 9) will collect once then press once.

If shooter gets on a roll will play hard eight or ten (two ways) and random come bets.

I am a rookie but am looking forward to stepping up to a table in vegas in less than 4 weeks!!!!

 Chuckmonster responded on Thursday, 10th July 2008

That's it? This prize is awesome... we've got to have some more craps nuts out there, or maybe you've all got the book and the disc already?

 donnymac66 responded on Thursday, 10th July 2008

What can I say, I'm new to the game!!!

 Chuckmonster responded on Friday, 11th July 2008

not you don... i would've thought this killer prize would have a bajillon entries. i guess the question was a little difficult. we'll be picking a winner shortly.

 Chuckmonster responded on Saturday, 9th August 2008

Totally flaked on closing this one out. The boss sez that CanadianCrapsShooter is the winner! Congrats!