Ship departs.. $100 in hand. Should I bet 100 on Red or Black

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Poll: $100 on...
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$100 on...

Red
16
43.24%

Black
21
56.76%

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#4
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Originally posted by BIGDADDY2587
Red or Black you decide
HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO BIGDADDY2587: Either bet is a bad bet. Here is why, regardless of which bet you make you have 18 chances to win and 20 chances to lose. However, should you win you are getting back only even money. You can decide if that is a good bet.

There is a better bet. Go the the Craps table. Bet on the Pass Line. That is an even money bet. Once a point number is established you could make an associated bet with your Pass Line bet. It is called an odds bet. That bet is one of the few bets in the casino that actually pays true odds. You can decide if that is a better bet or not.
#6
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17% odds against ya at the table.
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Originally posted by evergladesgator
17% odds against ya at the table.
House advantage is 5.26% (per Wizard of Odds). That's still horrible compared to 1.4% on the pass line, 0% on the odds!
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#8
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Originally posted by Gig103
House advantage is 5.26% (per Wizard of Odds). That's still horrible compared to 1.4% on the pass line, 0% on the odds!
HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO Gig103: In actuality when you take odds in craps the House edge slips. If you play the Pass Line and take odds the House edge is actually less than 1%. This information comes from Sharpshooter.
#10
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Originally posted by sept10dsm
I have never played craps and really don't understand it. What does the pass line mean? Thanks!
The pass line is one of the primary bets most of us craps shooters play. There are about a million beats (almost, haha) on a craps layout, but only a few are actually a good bet for the player (low house edge). Check out the following site if you're interested in playing craps: wizardofodds.com
#11
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Craps actually has the best odds in the house. Just wish I was brave enough to bet more than the pass line. I roll and see everyone making money on my roll........just call me chicken
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#12
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Hi Chicken.

Pass Line is where 95% of craps players make the most basic of bets. When there is no point, you are "Coming out" (looking for a point number 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10) to be rolled. Until one of those numbers is rolled you win if the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 (8 combinations), you lose if a 2, 3 0r 12 (4 combinations) is rolled. Once the shooter rolls a point number ( 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10) you win if that number is repeated, you lose if a 7 is rolled. See, simple.

The odds are based on how many ways the point number can be rolled versus the 6 ways a 7 can be rolled. There are 5 ways to roll a 6 or 8, so, the odds pay 6:5. There are 4 ways to roll a 5 or 9, so, the odds pay 6:4 or 3:2. There are 3 ways to roll a 4 or 10, so, the odds pay 6:3 or 2:1.
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#13
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Originally posted by getaway101
Craps actually has the best odds in the house. Just wish I was brave enough to bet more than the pass line. I roll and see everyone making money on my roll........just call me chicken

HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO getaway101: What MrCo9 says is true. After a point is established and you wish to make more bets then you can make what is called a Come Bet. A Come Bet acts like a Pass Line bet after a point is established. The Point is the number you are shooting for. If a seven or eleven is rolled you win even if other bets lose. If a craps 2,3,12 is rolled you lose your Come bet. If a 4,5,6,8,9, or 10 is rolled next that becomes your Come Point and the bet is like a Pass Line bet. You win if that number is rolled again or lose if seven is rolled first. You could take odds on your Come bets and they pay at true odds. Just like the Pass Line bets.

There is one more type of bet you should be familiar with. It is called a Place Bet. After a Point is established you could place bets directly on numbers. Just throw the chips toward the center of the table and in an audible mumble mention the number you would like the bet on. It does not pay at true odds. The numbers 6 & 8 must be made in multiples of six. If a minimum bet is $10 then you must make $12 minimum bets. It pays back at 7-6. If you Place the 5 & 9 the bet must be in multiples of five. $5, $10, etc, etc... The 5 & 9 if your Place Bet wins pays off at 7-5. If you Place the 4 & 10, again in multiples of five, your return is 9-5.
#14
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Originally posted by getaway101
Craps actually has the best odds in the house. Just wish I was brave enough to bet more than the pass line. I roll and see everyone making money on my roll........just call me chicken
HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO getaway101: Forgot to mention yesterday, the advantage of the place bet is you could take it down anytime you want.
#15
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Originally posted by BIGDADDY2587
Red or Black you decide
Put it on the yo!!
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#17
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Originally posted by Casino Player
HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO jsmeeker: Putting your money on the yo is worse than putting it on the red or black.
not if it hits!! 15-1, baby!

They call it gambling for a reason. All the talk about expected house edge is over the LONG haul. A one off, one roll, one spin, one hand bet (what the OP seems to want) isn't the long haul.


now, if you are talking about putting it on the yo over and over and over vs. red/black over and over and over, you are right.
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#18
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Should you bet red, or black???...hmmmm

Let me just ask my friend, Dirty Harry......
Ok...he says..."well, punk...ya just gotta ask yourself...Do I feel lucky?"

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#19
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Always bet on black.
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Originally posted by Sinppu
Always bet on black.
HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO Sinppu: "Always bet on black." You have 18 chances to win. 20 chances to lose. And, you only receive even money if you win. Does that sound like a good bet to you? It sure doesn't to me.