New Member - General Atlantic City Question

Discussion in 'General Craps Discussion' started by HitTheNutz, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. HitTheNutz, Feb 8, 2011

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    Good Afternoon. I am a new member (and craps player as well). I was wondering if anyone could tell me where I will definitely find $10 minimum bets craps tables on a weekend in Atlantic City (I can assume a $5 table would be out of the question).

    This will be my first real craps trip to AC. I tried searching the forum for the above question, but could not find a specific casino which will 100% have $10 tables on the weekend (in the p.m.). Some people posted that AC only has $15 minimums on the weekends which does not sound pleasant considering my bankroll.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I didn't know this type of forum existed and I am looking forward to learning more about the game. Thanks,
     
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  2. jeremiahj, Feb 9, 2011

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    Welcome to the forum! I am not familiar with AC, but I wanted to welcome you. I've been playing for roughly 8-10 months. I know most about the game, although I still learn a few things here and there. So welcome, hope you enjoy your stay as much as I have.
     
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  3. Mr7-11, Feb 9, 2011

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    I can't tell you of a place that will definitely have a $10 table, but I think they should be available at any casino prior to 9PM. The nice thing about AC is that if you go to a casino and can't find one, it's usually a short walk to the one next door. If you're intent on finding one as quickly as possible, I'd skip Borgata, Taj Mahal and Casears. Start with Resorts and Showboat. Good luck.
     
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  4. Mr7-11, Feb 10, 2011

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    I don't think Claridge has much left in the way of table games since being annexed by Bally's. Last time I was there (maybe two years ago), it seemed to be nothing but slots. But when I got started in the early 90s and low table minimums were a requirement, I went there frequently.
     
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  5. Mr7-11, Feb 10, 2011

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    I miss the 24 hour restaurant at the Claridge. It was called the Garden Room or something like that. It was one thing for Bally's to buy them out, but I don't like that they robbed it of its identity. I once had a session there where I literally lasted four hours with less than $100 before recouping my bankroll for the session.

    The multi-tier casino floor there always seemed like a fire trap to me.
     
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  6. Fred549, Feb 10, 2011

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    Hello, on my last 2 visits to AC, Resorts had $5 min tables. This was last fall, Sunday to Wednesday. There were a lot of $10 min tables.
    Here's one thing thay happened to me at Wild Wild West casino. Its the one between Ceasar's and Bally's. I walked up to WW West's only Crap table. It was empty and had a $15 min. The dealers asked if I wanted to play. I said not at $15, but I would play at $5 min. They said no to that, but could do $10 min. So I said ok. Within 10 minutes, the table was full. So if you find a empry table with a high min, ask them to lower it. The worst they can do is say no.
    Thanks.
     
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  7. HitTheNutz, Feb 10, 2011

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    Thanks for everyone's reply. I guess it wouldn't hurt to throw in a couple more questions.

    I know place bets on the 4,5,9,10 have to be in increments of $5 and the 6,8 have to be in increments of $6. But where I get lost, and where dealers have to correct me, is what dollar increments do your odds bets have to be in? They are always telling me to put another chip on it or something.

    Also if anyone can point out the casinos in Atlantic City that offer the "fire bet" i would appreciate it.

    If this is in another forum or topic, please point me in the right direction. Thanks again.
     
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  8. Southern-Comfort, Feb 10, 2011

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    The east way tio remember how to place odds on your place bets is to put $6 on the 5 and 9 instaed of the 6 and 8.
    Just rememer that its odd when adding the odds... has to be an even dollar amount if you want to be paid correctly.
     
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  9. Mr7-11, Feb 10, 2011

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    Most beginners need to be corrected on their bet amount for the 5 and 9 free odds. As previously posted, the payout is 1.5 times your bet so you need to bet an even amount. The 4 and 10 pay double so there's no worries as long as your bet doesn't exceed the maximum allowed by the casino. For the 6 and 8 free odds, always bet in multiples of 5. For the 6 and 8, I bet an amount that will get me $1 chips in my payout if I need white chips for a drink or to make a bet for the dealers. For example, I'll bet $55 instead of $50.
     
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  10. Mr7-11, Feb 15, 2011

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    I played at Trump Marina this past Saturday night. As of 10PM, there were three tables at a $10 minimum and one at $5. The $5 table turned to $10 sometime before midnight. I stayed at a $10 table until about 12:30 am and it was not raised. Not sure about the other two. So to answer the original question asked in this thread, this might be a good place for you to hit.

    I was going to grab some wings at the Hooters there only to find that they closed it some time last month. Also, a sale of the casino to the owners of the Golden Nugget appears to be imminent from what I've read in the news.
     
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  11. HitTheNutz, Feb 15, 2011

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    Thanks for the info Mr7-11. Have to start saving up now haha. Got cleaned out by Charles Town, WVA this weekend. Only made pass line and come bets with 1-2x odds and got destroyed. Seemed like every time a point was established the very next roll was a lucky 7. Hoping to have better luck in AC.
     
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  12. Hardeight, Feb 15, 2011

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    I was at Bally's last week there was no fire bet but Wild WEST had it.
     
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  13. Hardeight, Feb 15, 2011

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    Thats why you should also learn to play Dont Comes and Lay Bets.
     
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  14. basicstrategy777, Feb 15, 2011

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    A win streak starts with the first win.

    Suggest not betting on a shooter until he demonstrates he can win i.e. rolls a natural or makes the point. If he does one of these 2 things, get on him.

    Think about how nuch money you would have saved based upon your previous experience.


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  15. HitTheNutz, Feb 16, 2011

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    Thanks for the advice. I read this strategy tonight and found it interesting. I will def. give it a try, but I am not sure my patience will allow it, plus I am more of a believer in the fact that the previous roll has no affect on the subsequent rolls.
     
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  16. Mr7-11, Feb 16, 2011

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    I agree with you Nutz. Strategies that involve the suspension of bets may give the illusion of working by prolonging your time at the table, but the dice don't care if you have a bet down or not. I didn't read exactly how the strategy works, but you're just as likely to miss out on a lot of winning bets and have the shooters seven out when you start betting.
     
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  17. The Midnight Skulker, Feb 16, 2011

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    What I call waiting strategies, like the 5-count, do reduce your expected loss by reducing your bet handle for any given time period: you can't lose what you haven't bet. However, these strategies typically assume that the past is in some way an indicator of the future, that shooters who meet some qualifying criteria are for some reason capable of getting better results than shooters who do not meet those criteria. I suppose this assumption falls into the category of "might help, can't hurt", sometimes referred to as Pascal's Wager, providing you realize it is only an assumption.
     
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  18. basicstrategy777, Feb 16, 2011

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    The only time calling your bets off will help is when you have the table loaded up and a 7 appears. Other than that, no real help.

    Think it works every once in a while ?.................is it worth doing ?.................what does the math say ? should you care ?



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