1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Bubble Craps (Shoot to Win, etc.)

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by akhoya362, Aug 2, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. akhoya362

    akhoya362 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2015
    Messages:
    160
    Location:
    DC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    I went to my local Horseshoe yesterday -- played their version of bubble craps (wasn't Shoot to Win -- no one had to press any buttons to "shoot"). I'd played blackjack for a little while before and was going $100/hand on a $400 buy-in -- that I lasted for the eight hours I did amazes me, given the very high risk of ruin. I didn't feel like buying back in -- blackjack can get tiring sometimes -- but I had to wait for a buddy who was still at the BJ tables. So I parked myself at a bubble craps machine and played for a little while.

    My usual strategy is to bet the pass line with full odds, the inside, the hardway of whatever the point is, and a yo + midnight on the comeout (recently changed from C&E). I couldn't really bet all that much ($25 was the place limit, apparently) -- but the machine was going on for rolls and rolls and rolls before 7-ing out or hitting the point. So all I could do was just sit there and watch the place bets pay off, bit by bit. (Not complaining. Who doesn't like money?) I bought in for about $400, and cashed out at over $1000 after a half hour of play.

    My question is -- have others experienced long rolls by the machine? And for those who've played the machines before, how have you found the machines generally? What restrictions have you found on bubble craps machines? (2x odds -- just like the Wynn, $25 place bet limit, etc.)

    The machine seems less prone to a bad streak of point-sevens. It also seems great for inside/across players. I can see the casino making money off of craps newbs because they usually just bet the pass line and/or stupid prop bets, and I was probably the only person with more than $100 on the line on each roll. The machine did crap out and seven out a considerable amount, but usually with long rolls in between. It seemed like I was at least making back my initial buy-in before seven-ing out, which ... well.

    And yes, I know my half-hour+ experience at the virtual craps machine isn't statistically indicative of anything. And yes, it's less fun -- no hooting and hollering. Just wanted to collect anecdotes and see if others have grinded their way to decent wins on the machine. I don't think you're ever really going to get a hot shooter (and the inability to press to a significant amount means you're not going to go on a tear), but if you're looking for bankroll preservation/bankroll enhancement, even, it seems like a decent machine.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Messages:
    4,570
    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    001
    Which one did you play?
    The interblock one (circular unit, same as Shoot-2-Win) or the Vegas-Star one (Has 3-4 terminals on each side of a big double-sided TV screen)?
     
    Palace Tower Suite!
  3. akhoya362

    akhoya362 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2015
    Messages:
    160
    Location:
    DC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    It was Interblock.
     
  4. LetsDoThis

    LetsDoThis Low-Roller

    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Messages:
    194
    Location:
    East Coast
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    I think I played shoot to win at just about every casino that had the machine on my last trip in June. As much as i love the regular table, i couldnt get a hot table anywhere... But the shoot to win games were very good to me. I had a long streak (about 20 rolls) at Cromwell with one other guy who just nodded everytime the roll kept going, then at Pallazo i had a great time with a bunch of guys who would run around the machine and high-five everyone everytime the point hit. Shoot to win can totally be a blast if played with fun people and you can pace yourself with your bets without the pressure of the dealer asking/expecting/anticipating your bets at the table.
     
  5. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Messages:
    4,570
    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    001
    I agree, Shoot-To-Win is fun..the only downfall is when you're playing by yourself..you STILL have to wait for the timer between roll and bet sequence...
     
    Palace Tower Suite!
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Messages:
    9,890
    Location:
    Missouri
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    My sample is tiny, but I've had longer than average rolls on these things. I assumed it was pure luck though.
     
  7. LetsDoThis

    LetsDoThis Low-Roller

    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Messages:
    194
    Location:
    East Coast
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    If you're following Tanner5586's live TR right now he is talking about playing shoot-to-win on his trip so let's see how he does!
     
  8. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2015
    Messages:
    563
    I love these machines. I've seen huge runs of rolls as you describe but also series of point sevens. My name is named after those. To me they remind me of the fuzzy dice hanging from a rear view mirror so I affectionately refer to the game as fuzzy dice craps. I still prefer the feel of chips and felt, but I win a lot on those machines, and hope to this week! I'll let you know how they treat me.
     
  9. StingerHook

    StingerHook Low-Roller

    Joined:
    May 20, 2014
    Messages:
    426
    Location:
    Virginia
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    If cocktail service is good, I don't view that as a "downfall" (though I guess when you're the only one there, cocktail service is rarely 'good'...)

    I absolutely love the shoot to win craps machines - it's a great environment that allows me to play a modified Don't system without catching shit from anyone else 'at the table'. As for 'long rolls', I can only recall sitting in on one monster roll at MB, and I came in towards the tail end so I wasn't able to take full advantage.

    I anticipate that my trip at the end of the month will include a lot of shoot-to-win craps, so I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  10. mrjvegas

    mrjvegas High-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    922
    Location:
    Zapata, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    had a magical night on the one at Caesars this past trip in July. Bought in for 60 bucks to just pass some time and turned it into 1,044 bucks before cashing out. As far as "feel" or atmosphere? It was a straight up party with chest bumping, fist pounding, ass slapping good time.... :evillaugh
     
  11. voltron12

    voltron12 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    How is the ratings on these machines. Anyone notice a higher or lower amount than normal craps play.
     
  12. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,621
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    I've only played it at a casino in Louisiana and they only give you points when a bet resolves. Like if I place 6 I only get points when either 6 or 7 rolls. In Vegas I do know that the Cosmo does NOT give identity points for machine craps but they may still rate the play in terms of calculating theo.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.