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Table Games Using The Field Bet

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Breeze147, Feb 7, 2017.

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  1. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    I'm playing with using the Field bet as a backup insurance. If you have placed the 5, 6, 8 you will still win $2 on a $10 minimum.

    Why go C & E on a come out? The Field covers that and pays double on the deuce and box cars.

    The Field pays on the 4 and 10, not usually Place bet numbers.

    So my basic bet is Pass Line plus 2X odds, Place uncovered inside numbers, Field for table minimum.

    Occasional whimsical Hardways.
     
  2. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    You can bet $1 each on the C & E. Don't think you can make $1 bets on the field in most casinos. I think C & E also pays more.
     
  3. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

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    The C& E may pay more but has a higher house edge, quite a bit higher. Although yes you can throw a buck on it rather than the table minimum that is required on the field.
     
  4. bu$hman

    bu$hman Guppie trying to become a whale

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    Modified "Iron Cross" strategy. Always sounds good, and I don't condemn it (heck, it's your money) but a huge House Advantage. I have been known to throw a buck on the hard 8 or hard 6, in my day. I am trying to get a 3-way parlay on that bet. 1000 for 1. Four times, I have almost taken down that 100, and probably should have, as I have yet to win it. I know some people like the "Iron Cross". Me, I try to avoid hedge-betting. Give it a whirl, and let us know how it works out.
     
  5. zanepro

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    I was playing the DP/DC on a table and some drunk was trying to explain to me how his system was better. He said he bets the 5,6,8 and the field and wins every roll. I told him that was called the iron cross and tried to explain to him that he's only getting back a couple bucks a roll and the 7 will put him way behind. He wouldn't listen and continued to tell me that he just waits for the table to get hot then will buy in for $20 and always walks away with $400 to $500. It was obvious he was full of crap and I wouldn't be able to get through to him so I stopped talking.

    During this time he has a handful of chips and throwing out random sucker bets every few rolls. I'm just doing my normal thing, losing a couple but raking it in when the 7 hits. I decide the table is too choppy for me to keep betting the don't so I color up. He says to me "Did you get your money back?" I said "I'm up $120" I couldn't believe how dumb this guy was, sure the point hit a couple times but I still cleaned up when the 7 hit. Then later I saw him at another table doing the same thing with the same handful of reds. Again, I raked in about $100 in 30 minutes and colored up, he was still waiting for the table to get hot and throwing out random sucker bets. I only saw him do the iron cross once and the shooter went out on the 3rd roll.

    I'm not saying that my way is the only way but the iron cross is a lot more risky than people think. Someone in another thread mentioned betting the don't pass then placing the 6 and 8, I think that would be a better strategy if you want to hang around longer waiting for a hot roll. You can always pull your don't bet and get down on the pass line if you feel a big roll coming.
     
  6. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Iron Cross isn't the worst strategy, but it does have it's flaws like any other system. You still have a lot of money to lose with a PSO, and if they hit only 5s, 6s, and 8s you end up winning a very small amount. Especially if you play at a table that only pays double on the 2 and 12 with a 5.56% house edge. Much better on a table that pays triple for 2.56% house edge, but even that is almost double the PL or 6/8 house edge. The holy grail would be where they play triple on both 2 & 12 for 0% house edge. This system works great if the shooter happens to throw a lot of Craps and Yo's after the come-out!

    I was the one that mentioned the DP 6/8 strategy in another thread. Of course it can go badly as well. But it limits your losses without limiting your wins past one hit, and it consists entirely of 1.52% and 1.4% house edge bets. It's great for a cold to choppy table, especially if you don't like going full darkside, and it can easily convert into a nice profit when the table turns hot!
     
  7. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I usually throw out a field bet when a craps number is rolled. Sometimes I feel like I'm on a trend where nothing but field numbers gets rolled over and over. I then play the field and sometimes I'm right and most times I'm wrong, lol!

    Sometimes I'm in the mood to parlay winning field bets. Most times I leave it up 3 times then take it down.

    Anything can happen in craps. Thus the term "it's a crapshoot out there".

    Still hunting for that 1 hour plus shooter (hoping it's me) and I happen to have plenty of bullets to play with.
     
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    I will sometimes throw a "field milker" out there when I'm "up" for the session.
    It hits once? It's now a "free" bet, so it will stay out there until it loses.

    I also play it, (once I'm "up" for that roll), when the point's a 5 & I have the 6/8 placed.
    At that point, the field bet is hedged with the 5,6 & 8 bets, so the only losing roll is a 7.
    2-3-4-9-10-11-12 (16 combinations) vs. 7 (6 combinations). Any 5-6-8 rolled are effectively pushes for the field bet.
    If the 7 comes up, I'm still up for the roll. If the 5, 6 or 8 come up, I lose nothing. If anything else comes up, I win & the rest of my bets are still in place.
     
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