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Gambling Pentathlon

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by boxofbirds, Sep 1, 2015.

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  1. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

    May 23, 2014
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    So I had this idea to create a gambling "challenge" for myself while in Vegas. I was just going to try it by myself and compare my results from trip to trip, but somebody could play in a group to see who wins the most, or people could play and post on the board and compare their scores.

    Like a lot of gambling enthusiasts on the board I found myself swinging for the fences once or twice every trip trying to hit something big. You know, throw a couple hundred at a high limit slot, or putting a $100 down on black at roulette, or trying $5 VP at the bar for a few hands, etc. (what level you consider a big "swing for the fences" may be a lot higher than mine, haha) Anyway I was thinking, why not make this a game where I try several smaller swings at all my favorite games and see how much I could make with say $200 dollars, rather than throwing a whole $200 at just one game hoping for the best. Basically a gambling Pentathlon!

    Here is what I came up with so far, haven't decided on exactly what bets to make for Roulette and Craps since they have so many options. I wanted to keep it to one decision, and in the case of slots and VP to play full coin. Any ideas or input to make it more exciting would be appreciated!

    With $200:

    Blackjack: $50 - 1 hand
    Video Poker: $50 - 1 hand $10 VP
    Roulette: $50 - 5 $10 numbers (or maybe $50 straight up on 1 number or another bet?)
    Slots: $20 - 1 $10 2-coin pull
    Craps: $30 - $15 hard 6 and 8 (or maybe $30 on the field or some other 1-roll bet instead?)

    You could play something similar with $100, or $2000, by just adjusting the bet levels. Your "score" would simply be a percentage win/loss. Maybe you could play each game at a different casino as you wander the strip or downtown? I could see a lot of variations.
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