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Table Games quick craps review from 5/16

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Bignow, May 25, 2017.

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  1. Bignow

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    I was in town one night for business and decided to stay at the Cromwell as I enjoyed the casino the last time I walked through. After I checked in I decided to walk over to Ellis Island, have some dinner and check place out. I always try to see something new when in town and just never made it over here and yes the vibe changes once you get past the Westin but I'm ok with that. The bar was little smoky as was the casino, food was good and cheap. The casino is small with low ceilings and a strong locals vibe but it was bright and fairly busy.
    Made my way to the craps table $5 limit and 10X odds. The table was quiet and drink service was little slow. I bought in for $200 just to dip my toe in. Dealers were great and very friendly/efficient and helped get drink service over. It was choppy for 30 minutes until a couple of college kids came over quickly turned one roll into $600 pressing odds aggressively (I like the ability to climb the 10X ladder). I cashed out knowing how the story ends and went to cage. They had to call the pit to confirm my win and I was on my way.
    Back to the Cromwell and they had two tables $10 minimum both with 100X Odds and they were pretty full. Drink service was great. I was fortunate and rolled after waiting about 10 minutes breaking even. I'm not sure how long I rolled, guessing 25+ minutes but I rapidly wiped out the Don't players hitting on the other end and progressed up the odds ladder and lots of repeating 8. I put the dealers on the line with odds and made several other bets for them as I received great service before hand and they all had great attitudes.
    After my roll I colored up +$800, colored up but wasn't ready for bed. I walked through Flamingo and Margaretville, depressing and made my way to O'Sheas. I like the Linq re-do and for whatever reason I really enjoy craps at the "new and improved" O'Sheas. Serving bottles of Sculpin helps and I ended up losing around $150 30 minutes later, $10 table 3X4X5 odds.
    I made it quickly back to the Cromwell and tried to get on my previous table but it was too full, the Pit Boss offered to make some room for me but I opted for the other table with a $400 buy in. It was choppy but once again I got the dice and rolled well. I left that table 15 minutes later +250 then it was off to bed.
    I stuck to my hit and run strategy that seems to treat me better in the long run. I have spent many sessions at the same table(s) for hours only to eventually give it all back. Maybe we get a little smarter when we get older. Good luck!
     
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  2. Ezzy711

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    Your story really inspired me. My craps confession is that I always stay too long. I need to color up after a heater and come back later. I find craps (most of the time) to be so much fun I have trouble stopping.

    The other draw for craps is the cast of characters at the table. It used to be what I considered an old man's game. It is the most intimidating for the novice but times have changed and there is wealth of info for younger players. No internet when I learned and in the beginning I was one of the few females playing instead of hanging on some guy and blowing on the dice. One of the best things about gaming in general is how such a diverse group of people can band together for a common goal during a fun experience. (That sounded dirty, but I didn't mean it that way).

    I leave in a few days and will make a conscious effort to walk away and come back instead of being the last girl at the party without a ride home.
     
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  3. boxofbirds

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    This is the opposite of my experience last trip playing Craps! I like to hit and run too, but sometimes I forget to and I get hit and run-over instead.

    Love playing at Ellis Island. Friendly dealers and low limits!
     
  4. bighouse304

    bighouse304 Low-Roller

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    I haven't been to Ellis Island in about 6-7 years, do they still have the "tub"?
     
  5. Fet297

    Fet297 113 survivor North Vegas

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    They have one full size table (12 footer?). It's only open certain hours, after 4pm?
     
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  6. Funstuie

    Funstuie Low-Roller

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    The tables and crews at the Cromwell are great fun. I really enjoyed playing there.

    Good wins for you.
     
  7. tex55

    tex55 High-Roller

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    Great story; I need to do what more "hit and runs". If I'm doing well, but it's a fun table with good dealers, I end up staying too long.
     
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    I did that on my last trip, putting $10, $15, or $25 on the 6 and 8 Hard. Started the morning with $20 and turned it into $600 at Wynncore within 10 minutes. :)
     
  9. boxofbirds

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    Yes, and yes. No more tub!
     
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    Yeah, I like doing what you're doing. I do the hit and run as well. And, since I'm downtown most of the time, the odds are at least 10x where I play. I always love it when I start out at 2x odds, and press it up to the max. A lot of people kinda look at me funny when I just keep putting come bets out, but if it's a good roll, the money just comes on in.
     
  11. Fet297

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    Yeah there's no better feeling than hearing the dealers say "on and off for $xx). :woohoo:
     
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    Comes in second to.. "Sorry, you're maxed on odds" :)
     
  13. WINGSFAN2012

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    no, comes in third to hearing the dealer say "$800.00 cash out" when starting with only $100.00 at a 5 dollar table!
     
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