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Discussion in 'General Craps Discussion' started by Hardeight, Feb 2, 2011.
Just curious on what they are like?
Tournament play is a whole different way of playing. You cannot just approach it like you're just wanting to make a profit. The house is not who you rae trying to beat. You have to beat the other players. So, you can't win by just making flat bets, you'll have to make some bets that you wouldn;t if you were just playing.
Hardways are your friend, but also everybody else's, so you watch when they start loading up, pull yours and go fr the seven if you are rolling.
It can be alot of fun.
In 2006, Las Vegas had been host to a craps tournament. The stakes were very high, $35,000 to enter. One that I found myself not being able to afford at the time. And this is the only tournament that I have ever heard or seen. I really wanted to play in it myself.
The platform was very simple. The players got their own table so there is no passing of the dice. I watched and players seem to be overly aggressive and dropped out flies hitting the bug zapper. This one guy though, he was up like 238,000 chips and was being completely wiped out after some aggressive betting and a choppy table; But rolled THREE "little joes" in a row. His first one he had $8000 on the hard FOUR and hit, then pressed it to $10,000 and hit and finished by rolling the last one with $12,000 on the prop bet. Even after his rebuilding rolls, I don t even think he finished in the top ten.
I thought the tournament was gonna last a lot longer. but it was only a three day event. One day of major play with a second day to reach a winner and the third day was a banquet to hand out the torphy. I never did find out who had won, but the winner received $500,000 and a new craps table.
The Hilton in Vegas has one the last weekend in May. Not sure if I'll be able to get out there but I want to.
If you're in Vegas ahead of it and make a winning "yo" bet on a comeout roll, you get an automatic entry into it.