I just found out there is a one-dollar craps table in one of the
Mississippi casinos, and would like to know what the odds would
be if you played the 6, 8, 4, 5, 9 or 10. I have only played craps
a couple of times. Henry M.
I'm not quite sure if you're
asking whether the odds change whether you are playing on a dollar
game, or, what the odds are if you had a pass line bet, or placed
the following numbers: 6, 8, 4, 5, 9 and 10. I'll answer all.
Every single casino game has a built-in edge working for the house.
This house edge does not discriminate against the size of a wager,
even if you were so lucky as to find a dollar crap game. With
your example, the casino holds the same 1.4% advantage
on a pass line bet (without odds) no matter which number you play.
As for "placing" the numbers mentioned above, the price
of the table ($1) would not make a difference as to the casino
edge, but the odds do change depending which number you place.
The house edge for placing the 6 and 8 is 1.5%, for the 5 and
9 is 4.0%, and for the 4 and 10 is 6.7%.
Now, Henry, even being the newbie you are to craps, you are now
armed with the bets to make, a pass line wager, placing the 6
& 8, and which ones to avoid placing: the 4, 5, 9 and 10.
Go git 'em, Henry.
I just saw in the paper that someone hit a Wheel of Fortune machine
for over 10 million dollars. Was this the largest jackpot ever
hit? Do they get the money up front, or is it annual installments?
You're right, Dusty, IGT's Wheel
of Fortune, the most successful slot machine theme ever developed,
was recently hit for $10,745,500. It was not the largest as, Nevada
Megabucks and Jeopardy quarters both had bigger jackpots.
Megabucks paid $39.7 million in March 2003, and Jeopardy was hit
in Biloxi, MS and paid $13.8 million.
All IGT MegaJackpots's top awards are paid in annual installments
with the exception of Rapid Riches MegaJackpots and MegaJackpots
Instant Winners Jackpots. These two machines pay the entire jackpot
immediately upon verification of the win.
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