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What would you play to double your money?

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by Electroguy563, Apr 17, 2016.

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What would you play to double your money?

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  1. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    What game would you play if all you had was a twenty. You and a friend want to eat at the buffet but the twenty is not enough.

    If you win, you and your friend can go to the buffet. If you lose, it's Mcdonald's for dinner.

    For me, I'd put the twenty on the field.

    Edit: I just realized my twenty will be gone if I lose. We might have to just go dumpster diving....:thumbsup:
     
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  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    So the best case scenario is the buffet?
     
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  3. Hurricane

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    LOL, if I were in Las Vegas with a friend and we had $20 between us, I'd head directly to my room and attempt to sleep until it's time to take a shuttle to the airport...

    But if the question is really just "Which bet would you make to try to double your money?" my answer is blackjack. It's possible that you'd really wish you had the money to split, but in a single hand that likelihood is pretty low. Roulette is the cleanest since there is no chance of you wanting to put more money in, so that's an option (especially if there is a single 0 table available). However, if I was trying to make a quick hit and I had enough to cover a pass line bet with full odds, I'm going to the craps table to hopefully make more than double!
     
  4. jfaspen

    jfaspen Low-Roller

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    The odds are only decent in blackjack accounting for splits and doubles. If it was a small amt of money I would put the min on the pass and then as much odds as I could or I would find a single 0 roulette table and pick a color.
     
  5. klawrey

    klawrey High-Roller

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    Take it to the sportsbook and watch it grow into a nice steak dinner after a few games.
     
  6. ajp

    ajp High-Roller

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    Baccarat
     
  7. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Go $10 & $10 on the ante/play, blind, at a 3-card poker table.
    Your odds of winning versus losing is exactly 50-50... no house edge regarding the outcome. (the HA is that if the dealer does not qualify, your play bet is not paid...but your ante bet is!)

    You will not find a "better" one-time $20 bet in a casino...any other game will have an outcome-based HA built in, or would require more than $20 be at risk, (eg - UTH or a poker room).
     
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  8. TrewBrew

    TrewBrew Low-Roller

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    Roulette 10 on red or black 10 on odd or even
     
  9. cjohnson202

    cjohnson202 VIP Whale

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    I'd do $20 on 19-36 on roulette. Or what topcard suggested for 3 card poker. Blackjack is too heartbreaking if you bust. If you're looking for a double-or-nothing, I'd rather have ZERO control of the outcome
     
  10. VegasSchemer

    VegasSchemer Low-Roller

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    If you make that roulette play suggested above, be sure to go red & odd or black & even. There's more of those combos than the other way around.
     
  11. Krh2o

    Krh2o MIA

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    Go to a cheaper buffet. Use a credit card. Don't get desperate.
     
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  12. 2wayparlay

    2wayparlay Tourist

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    go big or go home....that carnival wheel thingy game with the horrible house advantage.
     
  13. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    $5 pass line bet, with max odds. Either that or baccarat. Not BJ for the reasons stated in an earlier post. I hope none of us are ever in this position. :peace::beer:
     
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  14. RIRugrat

    RIRugrat Low-Roller

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    What MIke said. Find a $5 craps table and buy in for 4 red chips. Play $5 pass line and then the rest of your chips on the odds if you don't get 7/11. Repeat until you have $40+ or only have a red chip left for the dollar value menu at McDs.

    If you lose all of your chips then make a cardboard sign saying "Kick me in the balls for $20". Make $20 the hard way and repeat the above.

    Chris
     
  15. Its Only Money

    Its Only Money Low-Roller

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    Pass line with odds, is where I would put that $20.
     
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  16. Kolmeseiska

    Kolmeseiska Low-Roller

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    Not sure why anyone would split the $20 into 2x $10 even money bets though? Makes no sense and the odds are worse than just going all in once on black/red/odd/even/high/low
     
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    flyguyfl Low-Roller

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    I'm honestly shocked that only one other person has suggested baccarat (banker, specifically). It's as even as you can get for many reasons. The 5% commission on the banker bet can be annoying, yes. Though this can be avoided in EZ Baccarat (running the risk of only getting paid 50% on a win with 6).
     
  19. ajp

    ajp High-Roller

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    Did you read my post?
     
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  20. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    notfrom... what about "tie"?
    If not for the tie possibility, bacc would be a 50/50 result outcome game, just as 3-card poker is.
    Craps? HA inherent in the outcome.
    Blackjack? HA inherent in the outcome.
    Baccarat? HA inherent in the outcome.
    Roulette? HA inherent in the outcome.
    3-Card poker & UTH? Odds are exactly 50-50 with regard to winning versus losing a given hand.
    You could short-bet a UTH hand ($5-$5-$10) after seeing the flop, but then you could be influenced by not having a hand after the flop... and basic strategy would tell you to check - and even if you played anyway & won, your pay-out would be, at best, $15 (unless you got a straight or better)....so, that leaves 3-card (blind) as the best one-hand play for $20.
    Your chance of winning the hand are just as good as the chance of losing it.

    Here are all of the combinations:
    Both you & the dealer have non-qualifying hands = a $10 win
    You have a Q high or better and the dealer does not = a $10 win
    You have a Q high or better & beat the dealer's Q high = a $20 win
    You have a non-qualifier & the dealer has a Q or better = a $20 loss
    Both you & the dealer have Q high or better, but you lose = a $20 loss.

    All 5 of those have a (roughly) equal chance of happening...so long as you never fold.
    For 3 of them, you win money...for two of them you lose.

    The house edge is two-fold, but not based on any mathematical advantage regarding the hand itself:
    1. If he beats your non-qualifier, he wins your $20, but if you beat his non-qualifier, you only win $10 (irrelevant on a "one-time" bet).
    2. If you fold your non-qualifier, following proper basic strategy, he wins your $10 even without qualifying. (Which is why you play this blind for this situation, completely removing this aspect of the HA).

    (on a Q high or better tie, the entire hand is a push...,in which case, you just play again.)
     
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