Excalibur Dice Tournament June 2018

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  1. GreyGoose007, Apr 9, 2018

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    I got an email invitation for a dice tournament at Excalibur. I don't play heavily there and have never stayed there. I am considering going to check it out. Does anyone else have an invite to this? Has anyone ever participated in a dice tournament before? There wasn't anything listed about the format or rules on the tournament.

    Registration is Friday June 8 6pm; play and awards are Saturday (no time specified)
    1st place is $10,0000 in promotional chips & Trophy
    2nd place $3000 in promotional chips
    3rd place $2000 in promotional chips
     
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  2. von duck, Apr 9, 2018

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    What the hell is a "promotional chip"?
     
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  3. TDVegas, Apr 9, 2018

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    Promotional chips are chips that may be used to gamble with at table games but are kept by the casino upon winning or losing a bet.

    Say roulette....put a $100 promotional chip on black. Black rolls. You get a $100 real chip and they take your $100 promotional chip away. Red rolls. You lose, they take your $100 promotional chip.

    Generally they are for even money bets only.
     
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  4. von duck, Apr 9, 2018

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    OK, so, with smart play, you can lock in about 1/2 of their face value. That being said, shouldn't they call them "demotional" chips? :D
     
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    If they'd allow I would bet half on red and the other half on black on same roll making contest win amount half the stated prize
     
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  6. von duck, Apr 10, 2018

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    You would then see GREEN! You bet two promo chips on red cash equal to one promo chip on black and enough cash bridging green to cover the promo chips.You'll wind up with something less than 50%, of the value of the promo chips, but it is a "lock". :)
     
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    Ive never played a tourney, but from what Ive read, the one with the most chips at the end of a certain time period wins?

    Id guess mostly prop bets if you are going for the win.
     
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  8. Neverquit, Apr 11, 2018

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    I played in one and it basically is pure luck. One I was in the table was full of people, you had 1/2 hour to collect as many chips as possible BUT 1/2 way through the play they wanted a chip count to see who was ahead. End result is not many rolls as dealers are paying, or collecting, bets after each roll fro 12 people and they killed about 5 minutes counting chips midway. In that tournament, real goal was to be on final table where everyone won something.
    I was in semi-final, behind in the chip count, so I bet everything on field. They restricted my field bet (which ultimately I found out they should not have done) and result was I would have had a table win if allowed to make that bet----- But....it was not my day.
     
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  9. von duck, Apr 11, 2018

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    Has all the telltale signs of a "FIX".
     
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  10. von duck, Apr 11, 2018

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    WRONG! It's the guy with the least chips that wins. That's why TDV is known as the "king of Craps" well, one of the reasons. :D
     
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  11. The Midnight Skulker, Apr 12, 2018

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    You will definitely want to know what the rules and format are before entering, assuming there is an entry fee. If there isn't then who cares? Go for it.

    The main thing to remember is that you are competing against the other contestants, not the house. Hence, if things are going south you need to be more aggressive. Finishing $1 out of the money is the same as being the first one to bust.

    Ideally you want to keep an eye on your competition so you can match their bets if you are ahead of them and bet "against" them if you're behind. With a full table this can be quite a challenge, and in the only tournament I have played in I didn't bother to try; I merely kept track of my own rack and guesstimated how well I was doing.

    Speaking of my lone tournament experience it was a two-session format. Table position determined by random draw. Everyone had to have an interest in the point, either Do or Don't. Special chips were used but their colors were standard. All chips had to be in plain sight, no pocketing. Everyone starts with the same bankroll. Table limits were $5-$500, the usual at that house; prop limits were $1-$100, which was normal for all-day hardways but more than for the one-roll bets.

    Preliminary session was timed, a half hour IIRC. Dice in the air when time called was a roll. Top three players qualified for the finals. Those failing to qualify could buy in again for a second chance to qualify. Fail the second time and you're history. I played my usual Don't strategy, though at a higher level than with my own money, and finished third.

    Final session was once around the table. IIRC the top six cashed. I again employed my usual Don't strategy, but the dice were not as kind. With the end of the session approaching I went all in on DP and caught a 6-1. :( Had fun though.

    Entry fee included room for one night. Prelims were Saturday; Finals were Sunday. Rumor had it that one of the players who qualified for the Finals won $20K Saturday evening and got out of Dodge, skipping the Finals to keep from being tempted to give it back.
     
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    20 k and gone, smart,
     
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  13. James Hall, Apr 13, 2018

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    I thought TDV was known as , "KING CRAP"
     
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  14. James Hall, Apr 13, 2018

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    Several of the Mesa guys have placed high or won craps tournaments in Laughlin and Vegas
    One tournament , one of the Mesa guys won , another came in second , two others were on the final table
    Tournaments are a different game and much like craps itself you can learn to win
     
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  15. GreyGoose007, Apr 24, 2018

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    Thank you to everyone that replied. From the information here and elsewhere in the internet, I now know the basic mindset. I don't have any info on the specific rules. There is no entry fee with the invitation. It's just MGM resorts trying to reel me back to Vegas. Just gather info so that I can gain an advantage. If I go, I will post a trip report.

    thanks again
     
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