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Table Games Roulette Hit and Run Crawl

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by -(J)-, Jun 13, 2017.

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  1. -(J)-

    -(J)- Low-Roller

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    Just thinking of a fun way to trek back to Mandalay Bay from dinner at Bellagio. Or at least what I think/hope is fun!

    I like roulette, sometimes I just want to go for a quick hit and run black/red double your money bet.

    Planning to hit 8 casinos... Bellagio - Cosmo - Aria - Monte Carlo - NYNY - Excal - Luxor - Mandalay Bay.

    -Play $50 at each casino.
    -Bet $50 on black or red (I choose when I find the table)
    -If I lose I walk away. If I win I let the $100 ride...
    -If I lose I walk away. If I win again I walk away with $200 ($150 profit)

    I could bust every time at all 8 casinos and lose a total of $400.
    If I win just 3 of the 8 tables I'll at least break even.
    If I win every time I would profit $1200.


    What do you think? Worth a shot or too much of a wild goose chase?
     
  2. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    I like the idea of this from an experience perspective. However, your odds of running it up this high are very slim. I feel like you could break even between doing this at eight casinos, but I don't see it as being a good use of money, primarily because it doesn't come across as especially exciting, and secondarily because your win limit is essentially fixed. You'll also have a high consumption of time, because let's say you do bet $50/$100/$200, etc., and win. You'll then have to find the cashiers cage, possibly wait in line, cash out, and THEN move onto the next joint. So, consider that this would take a really long time to do with all things considered.

    If I wanted to try something similar, what I'd do is take the same money, and play $25 on a higher denomination slot machine, and $25 on one number straight up on roulette. The advantages to this are...

    1. If your number on roulette hits once, you'll win $875, effectively more than doubling your $400 bankroll for this jaunt.

    2. Slot hits are highly variable as we know. If you're doing $5 pulls, you'll have a minimum of 40 opportunities to hit something good (5 pulls x 8 casinos). That could be one-credit wins to give you more spins. Or it could be a 100-credit win to pay you $500 and put you in an automatic profit.

    3. Either or both of these events can happen more than once. Say your number on roulette hits twice. You've now got $1,750. Say you get the number and the 100x slot hit. You've now got $1,375.

    4. Given that on average, you'll lose more times (but not necessarily more money), you won't be "stuck" with chips to cash out. If you lose your $25 straight up bet, it's gone and you just walk away. Whereas winning a $50 winning red/black bet forces you to collect it, possibly only to go next door and lose it straight off. So you'll spend more time playing in this scenario than you will dealing with cage cashiers.

    That's just me, though.
     
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  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    You could win every time, but the odds of pulling it off is 1 in 155,661. Sorta disappointing for a 3 to 1 payoff.

    Losing at every casino is a much more likely 13.1%.
     
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    I'm going to have to give this a go! $100 at each casino $5 spins.
     
  5. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    I'd make it a bit more interesting by betting at least the table minimum on a number as well.
     
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    We almost had a disaster playing the double game on the wheel. Black 35 is our number but we were just trying to double up a remaining green chip from a crappy run at the dice table. We bet it on black and hit it twice in a row for $100, we decided to give it one more spin and see what happens. The ball is slowing and as if in slow motion it drops into 35 for what seemed longer than it was I'm sure, but popped out and landed in 23, it's neighbor. My wife would have killed me if it hit 35 and we weren't playing it. Losing the $100 on that bet was better than what I would have had to endure if it had stopped on 35.
     
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    Definitely agree that you should mix in a little high variance and maybe more spins/turns to give you more chances to win, even if you don't take the exact advice above.

    I've done a few hit-and-run kind of games. I can't find where I previously posted about it, but I divided $200 among 5 games, Roulette, Craps, Video Poker, Slots, and Black Jack. I think I did two 2-coin spins at $5 Slot machine, two $25-hands at $5 Video Poker, $15 each on the hard 6 & 8 at Craps, two $25 hands at Blackjack, and two spins on the Roulette wheel betting $5 on 5 numbers. Was fun and ended up slightly ahead, but along the way had several chances at a big win.
     
  8. arrgy

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    Back in the day in AC I used a strategy similar to this. I found most of the time I was always ahead when I played DC at craps. I once tried to win $50 with a $1000 bankroll at all 10 casinos on the boardwalk. Did it only once.
     
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    One of the things i love to do to collect $1 chips is to place a $12 6 and 8. I get a good bet and a $1 chip back. Last May, I walked from Monte Carlo to MB, plus MGM and PH and was up about $50. Not bad for the my first few hours in Vegas.
     
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  10. -(J)-

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    Okay, so just getting a chance to report back. I stuck to my guns and followed through with the plan.


    -Play $50 at 8 different casinos.
    -Bet $50 on black or red (I choose when I find the table)
    -If I lose I walk away. If I win I let the $100 ride...
    -If I lose I walk away. If I win again I walk away with $200 ($150 profit)

    Here's how it went...

    Bellagio - won+won $200 win
    Cosmo - lost ($50 loss)
    Aria - won+lost ($50 loss)
    MC - won+won $200 win
    NYNY - won+won $200 win
    Excal - lost ($50 loss)
    Luxor lost ($50 loss)
    M.Bay won+won $200 win

    So I went in with $400 and came out with $800
    Took about a little over 2.5 hours from start to finish.
    It was fun. A little more of a risk than a safe bet but I got lucky. Wouldn't mind trying it again.
     
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  11. Druck

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    Good way to see some sites and make the money last a few hours. Congrats

    I like doing similar with match plays downtown with aligent air and LVA coupons. It's been good to me, especially at Golden Gate where I've won $300 the last 2 trips. Losing $200 on the last spin. It's a gamble........
     
  12. Ty

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    Nice win! Good job on sticking to your plans.

    I actually thought this was a new thread and was going to post it would take a lot of time to do this. 2.5 hours is faster than I expected.

    Thanks for the follow-up.
    Ty
     
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