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Shoot To Win Craps machine

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by DoctorPong, May 13, 2015.

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  1. DoctorPong

    DoctorPong Tourist

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    Anyone seen these around the strip lately? Last time I was in town I had seen few and really enjoyed playing on one with my morning coffee around the Linq.

    Does anyone else around here like these machines?
     
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  2. hillwood24

    hillwood24 High-Roller

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    I think every casino I've ever been in has one of these.
     
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    I am a craps player so I tried them on my last trip and I didn't really care for them. Yeah it was good to sit down for a bit and get off my feet but it didn't have the camaraderie of a live craps table.

    My boss went out there and kept getting his ass kicked on the live craps tables and then he's go sit down at a Shoot To Win machine and knock it off for a couple grand each time.
     
  4. stackinchips

    stackinchips High-Roller

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    They are literally in every single casino in Vegas that I know of. I actually don't mind playing them for a couple of reasons:

    I usually play them with my wife who can't handle the swings of a live table that's $10 or more. Can always play bubble craps for $5 and usually $3. (Only 2x odds but whatever...)

    It's a fun way to kill time. I will just throw in 40 or 60 bucks and can usually play on that for a long time. Once in a while the prop bets get hot and I'll run that up to 500-1000. You also don't kill your average as you don't get any points for playing.

    They're no substitute for the real thing, but they offer a nice break from the "real action". As every craps player knows, sometimes the real thing is brutal and you need to stop the bleeding.
     
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    Most casinos have them, but not all. The wynn & encore definately don't, when I stay there I walk over to V/P, they have a few of them. I have seen them at Bellagio and Aria too. I like to use these machines to warm up for the real thing and have a cocktail, or if the tables are packed...
     
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    Why won't these machines award points for play?
     
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  7. stackinchips

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    Not sure, but almost all I've seen have a little sign saying this machine does not accept FP or award points.

    I have seen some (maybe at CET properties?? I can't recall) that awarded points, but it was something like $100 wagered per point. Better than nothing but either way you're not getting any significant comps from your play on these machines.
     
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    From my trip in January, I remember playing Shoot to Win Craps at Luxor, MGM Grand, & Mandalay Bay. I earned Mlife points for my play on the machines at Luxor & MB (not sure at what rate, but I do know I received some), but MGM Grand's machine did not award any points.
     
  9. DoctorPong

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    I got awarded points at the CET places I played at last year.

    I do love the live table though! This is good for me and whoever to sit next to each other and get drinks and chat it up pre-game. Main reason I asked was I wasn't sure if they got yanked from casinos like the other "whatever it's called" video craps game.
     
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    I was last there in September, and they were there then. Will be there again in June, If they aren't there then I will reply to this post about it.
     
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    Cheers to this
     
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    was just out there two weeks ago, plenty of them around and I think CET is the only one to give comp points
     
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    I also feel it's almost everywhere, but in addition to that, I found that the odds seem to be worsened somewhat compared to my memory. On the Mirage machine (2 weeks ago), for example, all 16 to 1 odds are now 15 to 1, and hardway bets pay either 9 to 1 (6/8) or 7 to 1 (4/10).

    I usually enjoy playing on these machines as a break from the real deal, but I stopped playing at the Mirage machine because I can't convince myself to accept the worse odds. Not sure about other places though.
     
  14. stackinchips

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    That's what it's supposed to be. You might be thinking of 10 FOR 1 payouts, which is the same thing as 9 TO 1. They do have some other things that aren't the best, like 2 and 12 pay double on the field and limited odds (many only offer 2x odds), but overall it's a fair trade off if you're looking for low limit craps.
     
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