2018 Play

Discussion in 'Craps Stories & Trip Reports' started by KokomoJoe4, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. KokomoJoe4, Feb 17, 2018

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    Checking the records in my spreadsheet which go back to 2004, the latest start to the year was Jan 13, 2006, until today Feb 17, 2018.

    Crowded but not packed, with a couple of $5 tables going late afternoon. Was losing more than winning the first 20 minutes there, then a good hand.

    The shooter made a five at 5/20, four at 10/30, eight at 15/50, then hit 3 consecutive come out sevens (all 5:2) to turn a quarter into $200, to go from about down $50 to around $300 ahead.

    The loser was a tough one, where I went out for 20 on another eight and put out 200 odds.

    As always, left with the first loser when progressing. If $75 satisfies Dave, then I am also happy.

    The wife gave me hell when I got home, I guess because I forgot to tell her I was going, and I didn't even tell her I gave back over $200.
     
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  2. yacraps, Feb 18, 2018

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    Nice post Koko..I get hell just talkin to the wife :)
     
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  3. Mssthis1, Feb 18, 2018

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    Congrats on the win.


    Everyone's different. 40 rolls with no CO 7's or a 5 digit win with no decimal points are my qualifiers for a hand worth writing about. Haven't had one of those in a while, but I did have 5 hands in the 20's and 30's the Friday before last. One was even in New Orleans which is a darksiders paradise. All the regulars were playing the don't.
     
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  4. von duck, Feb 18, 2018

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    Everybody is on the don't? That should tell you something. I would be very surprised if there was even ONE straight game in the state of La. Been there, done that. Absolutely the most crooked state in the union, bar none. I'll bet THEY welcomed bubble craps with open arms. :)
     
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  5. KokomoJoe4, Feb 20, 2018

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    Interesting, but I have never counted rolls. The best I can do is tell you how many minutes I rolled, and seem to have a knack for remembering the winning numbers and bet sizes, since my progression is pretty much always the same.

    The worst thing about any good roll is the center table action, which slows things down to a crawl.
     
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  6. random_roller, Feb 20, 2018

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    Illinois retired the "most corrupt state" trophy years ago. When it comes to corruption, the public officials in Louisiana are amateurs compared with those in Illinois -- especially the riff-raff in Crook County. Dating back to 1961, four of the state's last 7 governors (Blagojevich, Ryan, Walker, Kerner) have been imprisoned or are currently serving time.
     
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  7. random_roller, Feb 20, 2018

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    Center action definitely slows down the game -- especially the ATS when it has to be reset / paid off -- but it adds excitement to the game for those who are making the long-shot bets. Lately I have noticed more players laying odds on their DP/DC bet after a few rolls. Some have no clue and need help from the dealer but don't ask until the dice are out (or about to be sent to the shooter), while others are trying to disrupt the shooter so they make their lay bets very deliberately, often after the dice are out. When I'm on a good roll, I don't mind the center bet action as long as those (and any other) bets are made in a timely manner. It's the BS that sometimes happens after the dice are out that gets old.
     
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  8. random_roller, Mar 12, 2018

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    Last Friday evening I decided to head over to Rivers Casino and play craps. After playing several hours, I took a break and got something to eat before resuming play early Saturday morning on another craps table. Four players were at the $25 table when 3 young men walked up and bought in on the other half of the table, where one other player already had a spot. They told the dealer it was the first time they were playing craps and asked lots of questions while the dice were on the other half of the table. One of the questions asked was bout the ATS Bonus Bets, as the new players had watched me earlier hit the All Tall and get paid a nice stack of chips. The dealer explained if the shooter completed the All Small or All Tall numbers before any 7 was rolled, the bettor would receive a "34 TO 1" payout, and if the All Small and All Tall numbers were completed before any 7 was rolled, the bettor would receive "175 TO 1" payout.

    Finally, the dice got to the first new player. He and his friends bet across ($5/$5/$5) on the ATS Bonus Bets (Rivers requires increments of $5 per bet), as did the other player on that side. The dealer placed the chips in their appropriate spots within the respective ATS Bonus boxes. Then the new player started rolling numbers. Quite a few of them, including repeaters. About 12 rolls later, he had hit the 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, needing only the 2 to complete the All Small. Before his next roll, he took a look at the All Small box and could only see a "O 1" from the "34 TO 1" payout marking because ATS bonus bets were covering the other characters. Then, somewhat perplexed, he asked the dealer,

    "Hey, you mean I have to roll a Zero and One to complete the All Small?"

    The whole table just busts up laughing (in a good way). The game came to a stop for a few minutes as everyone was heckling the shooter. Definitely one of the better lines I have heard over the years while playing craps.
     
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  9. TDVegas, Mar 12, 2018

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    That's a brain fart....LOL.
     
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  10. von duck, Mar 12, 2018

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    I'll concede on this point. It really doesn't say much for the electorate, does it? :confused: :cool:
     
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  11. random_roller, Mar 13, 2018

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    I doubt the vast majority of voters -- in any state -- cast ballots for candidates with the expectation once they are in office they will commit crimes. Illinois is no different. Of course, there are a few -- almost always connected to the Cook County Machine -- who do vote for/back a particular candidate for precisely that reason. Unfortunately, the Machine has long established the rules in Cook County and only "approved" candidates can get on the ballot, so it's more a Hobson's choice (or lesser of 2 evils, depending upon point of view). Downstate, Madigan (House Speaker) and Cullerton (Senate President) have gerrymandered voting precincts in such a manner there is basically no way they can lose their seat in the state legislature. So Illinois is basically fucked until Madigan and Cullerton are removed from office.

    BTW, Agent Mulder wanna-be, I had to remove the emoticons you had placed at the end of your message. They seem to be triggering error messages. I think you should look into the possibility the vast (unlimited) emoticon army is conspiring with unnamed sympathizers to prepare an attack upon unsuspecting members of this forum.
     
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  12. von duck, Mar 13, 2018

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    :confused: :D I didn't even know they were called "emoticons" :) emoticons, emoticons, I'm just a fool about "emoticons". :D :cool:
     
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  13. random_roller, Mar 13, 2018

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    Actually, I should have used the term emoji, but I'm stuck in the old school where ASCII characters were used :)

    So emojis are your thing.
     
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    I don't know what an "emoji" is either, so I'm not going to make a comment, cause I'm not just positive you can be trusted, you know too much about legal shit, and this might be a set up.:eek: :D
    OK, I looked it up, your cool man.
     
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    https://emojipedia.org/
     
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  16. The Midnight Skulker, Mar 23, 2018

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    Elko, NV, not exactly a gambling mecca. I'm SO right with a rookie -- well, not exactly; "not very experienced" is more accurate -- base dealer. Somebody called for a hard eight and for a reason I have forgotten (if I actually had one) I mentioned that bet was also known as "Ozzie and Harriet". The dealer asked for an explanation, which I gave him. (BTW hard eight is also known as "the square pair", and "Ozzie ..." is a take-off on that theme.) He got a chuckle out of that, then asked, "What do you call a hard ten?" Of course I immediately responded, "A miracle!"

    NB. I must confess that I had heard that response to a similar, though possibly not craps related, query before.

    PS. "Cause for concern" would be more appropriate for Liman.
     
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    Used to be a female dealer at Prairie Meadows, who I'm pretty sure was a transplant from the war in Bosnia. She had quite an accent and when she called six, hard six, it sounded like she was asking for something else.
     
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  18. The Midnight Skulker, Mar 25, 2018

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    Can't remember the last time I did this but back in the day I would occasionally, very occasionally, run a triple two-way parlay on 11 starting at 5 and 1. If that hit I would tell the stick to take it to "green and red", and if that hit I'd go to black and green. (Never hit the third one.)

    Lucky Eagle, a Native American joint in Rochester, WA, is a house that pays 15 for1 on the yo. I hit the first stage and as the stickchick went to pay me I told her to go to green and red. She said, "Oh. I was going to give you 69." I reddened her face with the response, "Well, I sure blew that opportunity!"

    Edit correction
    The progression I originally gave is for a hardway parlay I still use. The first two stages of my 11 parlay were as given, but for the third stage I would go to 50 and 6, noting that those numbers had a certain ring to them. I seriously doubt most of the houses I played at, including Lucky Eagle, would book a $100 yo.
     
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  19. random_roller, Apr 16, 2018

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    Don't you hate it when you make a decision that completely backfires?

    Yesterday afternoon I stopped by Rivers Casino on my way to the office supply warehouse. After years of faithful service, the 10+ year old HP LaserJet has apparently worked its final tax season. There were way too many paper jams while trying to print long tax documents. The drum & rollers need to be replaced at some point, while the chassis itself could probably use a good cleaning. In the end, it's too much time & effort (and expense) to make such an undertaking worthwhile.

    I'm a recently minted Signature player, so I decided to check out the Ten Lounge and grab a bite to eat. This lounge has really good food available to Signature card players. My only complaint is the very limited seating available, which results in a long wait at times. After finishing up with a late lunch @3pm, I decided to play craps since I was already there. The new printer would have to wait for another day. After playing for about 45 minutes, the guy next to me indicated he was going to pick up the Signature gift --a day trip bag -- before the 4pm deadline. When he returned he showed me the gift item and I decided it would be worth picking up as a future donation to a local charity.

    When I returned to the table @10 minutes later, the shooter had just started his roll; he had already thrown the dice twice, so I wasn't able to make any ATS bets. @15 minutes later, the shooter hit the last open number and completed the All All. Yup, at least a $1,215 mistake on my part in leaving the table. Ooops. Damn, that would have made for a very nice new printer. To make matters worse, I forgot to take the bag when I finally finished playing craps.

    At least we filed our taxes on time.
     
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  20. KokomoJoe4, Apr 18, 2018

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    Been a long time since Feb 17, still my only play of the year. I don't remember if it was a Fri or a Sat, just that it was a 40 minute session.

    I am up a whopping $80 on the year and should probably stay away, but since there is little else on the agenda for this Saturday, am planning for a second try at things.

    Since I hired a new hygienist who works only on Fridays, she wants a full day, so my 4 hour Fridays are a thing of the past. :( The longer day has pretty much eliminated Friday as a day of play (not sure if this deems a :(, :) or :confused:).

    I can't believe that for years, I used to trek into the Rivers every Fri and nearly every Tues or Wed. No interest in this at all anymore.

    At any rate, I'm going to try out the multiple DC strategy as preliminary play, hoping to use this as a way to get ahead by about $100, at which point make a conversion to the Do with maybe a 10/100 starting point.
     
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