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Sonny Reisner, who ran a small hole-in-the-wall sportsbook called ‘The Castaways’, put up odds on ‘Who shot J.R?’ from the hit television show Dallas. The year was 1980 and Dallas was the hottest show on television. Reisner, who some consider the greatest bookie ever, listed Cowboys coach Tom Landry and Quarterback Roger Staubach as possible culprits. If it was simply a publicity stunt it worked! Listing that bet helped The Castaways, and Reisner, gain international media attention. By the way, a bet on Kristen Sheppard, J.R.’s sister-in-law and ex-lover, would have been a winner.
A report out of the London says that since the gambling industry in the United Kingdom was deregulated in '07, gambling television ads have jumped by an incredible 600%. Roughly 234,000 spots aired in 2007. In 2012, that number was about 1.4 million. In 2007, deregulation 'opened the door to TV advertising for sports betting, online casinos and poker."
What is Craps?
Craps is a dice game in which the players make wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice. Players may wager money against each other (playing "street craps", also known as "shooting dice" or "rolling dice") or a bank (playing "casinocraps", also known as "table craps", or often just "craps"). Because it requires little equipment, "street craps" can be played in informal settings.
Craps originated from a simple early English game called "Hazard". What was to become the modern American version of the game was brought to New Orleans by Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville, a gambler and politician descended from wealthy colonial Louisiana landowners
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High Roller Radio takes a look at the wonderful and exciting game of craps. Who's in the 100+ club? We'll talk odds, combination plays and roll variations. If you've never played craps in the casino, at a full table, you must. Who knows, one lengthy roll and you might just be a High Roller!
The 100+ Club
154 Rolls: Patricia DeMauro, May 2009, Atlantic City.
147 Rolls: 'The Captain', July 2005, Atlantic City.
118 Rolls: Stanley Fujitake, May 1989, Las Vegas.
* All rolls witnessed and verified *
Dice Roll Possible Dice Combinations
3: 1-2, 2-1
4: 1-3, 2-2, 3-1
5: 1-4, 2-3, 3-2, 4-1
6: 1-5, 2-4, 3-3, 4-2, 5-1
7: 1-6, 2-5, 3-4, 4-3, 5-2, 6-1
8: 2-6, 3-5, 4-4, 5-3, 6-2
9: 3-6, 4-5, 5-4, 6-3
10: 4-6, 5-5, 6-4
11: 5-6, 6-5
The Gamblers Fallacy
Other systems depend on the gambler's fallacy, which in craps terms is the belief that past dice rolls influence the probabilities of future dice rolls. For example, the gambler's fallacy indicates that a craps player should bet on eleven if an eleven has not appeared or has appeared too often in the last 20 rolls. In practice this can be observed as players respond to a roll such as a Hard Six with an immediate wager on the Hard Six.
In reality, each roll of the dice is an independent event, so the probability of rolling eleven is exactly 1/18 on every roll, regardless of the number of times eleven has come up in the last x rolls. Even if the dice are actually biased toward particular results ("loaded"), each roll is still independent of all the previous ones. The common term to describe this is "dice have no memory".
If the button has been turned to "Off", then the table is in the come-out round, and a point has not been established.
If the dealer's button is "On", the table is in the point round where casinos will allow odds behind an existing Pass line to be bet. Some casino do not allow new pass line bets while a point has been established. Some casinos will place the bet straddling the outer border of the pass line so as to indicate that it is to be paid the same odds as a place bet, instead of just even money. Other casinos will take the bet on the pass line after a point has been established, known as put betting, which is a disadvantage to the player (since the seven is the most common roll and likely to happen before the "point").
History Making Grandma
On a Saturday evening at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, Patricia DeMauro played craps for the second time in her life and rolled 154 numbers before sevening-out. One word - EPIC!DeMauro’s roll took four hours and 18 minutes and in terms of time also eclipsed Stanley Fujitake’s record length of three hours and six minutes (118 numbers rolled). The Captain's roll lasted two hours and 18 minutes. So why the disparity in time between the Captain’s roll and DeMauro’s and Fujitake’s? Well, Fujitake and DeMauro were rolling on 14-foot tables, packed with 14 players, most of whom were making a lot of crazy bets that took some time to pay off. With only 12 players at the Captain's 12-foot table, he was able to get in many more rolls in much less time.
* Courtesy Frank Scoblete
Due to the random nature of the game, in popular culture "a crapshoot" is often used to describe an action with an unpredictable outcome. The prayer/invocation "Baby needs a new pair of shoes!" is associated with shooting craps.