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Ask Larry: The Lowdown on the Hi-Lo Craps Bet

2 August 2004

Dear Larry,

I'm planning my first trip to Vegas to play craps. I'd like to know in which casinos on the Strip, if any, you can smoke a cigar while playing? Or, because of the antismoking ayatollas, they shoot you on sight and you can only smoke in a lounge and hide your shame??

Jacques

Hi, Jacques,

Cigar smoking is legal in most casinos in Las Vegas but some dealers and players don't like it. No one can prevent you from smoking, in fact you can ask for cigars as comps at many casinos. However, to be polite, you should ask both the dealers and the people around you before you light up. If someone objects, just go to a different table. You always want the dealers as well as the other players on your side while you're shooting, and you should do everything possible to maximize your advantages!

Good luck,
Larry


Dear Larry,

What is the average number of rolls of the dice a shooter has before crapping out, and what is the average number of points a shooter makes before crapping out? Should my wrong side bet on the line be my max or should I always lay the max with my line bet?

Leonard

Dear Leonard,

Well, a seven rolls on the average every six times. The average number of rolls varies due to whether the shooter knows how to set the dice properly or not. The average number of points varies too, depending on the same criteria. I ALWAYS bet on people who have a good throw and seem to know what they are doing. I NEVER bet on random rollers.

What you do with don't bets is, of course, up to you. Personally, if a seven has rolled within the last five or so rolls, I would bet the maximum flat bet I can with no odds. If a seven hasn't rolled in a long time, I would bet minimum flat and then take maximum odds.

Good luck,
Larry


Dear Larry,

I was in Vegas and I stood next to a guy who would yell HIGH LOW. I dont see the place called HIGH LOW on the table. What was he betting?

Regards,
Jeff


Hi, Jeff,

A Hi-Lo bet is a one roll bet located in the proposition center spread. Hi refers to the 12 and Lo refers to the 2. A Hi-Lo bet is an equal bet on the 12 and the 2 for the very next roll only. It's not a particularly good bet - unless you have a particularly good hunch!

Good luck,
Larry

Larry Edell

If you would like a free copy of "The Crapshooter", the only newsletter devoted exclusively to casino craps, just send a stamped envelope to The Crapshooter, Dept. RGT., Box 421440, San Diego CA 92142. We'll also send info on our books "Make Your Living Playing Craps" and, "Tina Trapp's Guide to Craps", as well as a free catalog, and a special free offer!

Purchase Larry's book, "Make Your Living Playing Craps" available online here.

Larry Edell Websites:

www.TheCrapShooter.com
Larry Edell
If you would like a free copy of "The Crapshooter", the only newsletter devoted exclusively to casino craps, just send a stamped envelope to The Crapshooter, Dept. RGT., Box 421440, San Diego CA 92142. We'll also send info on our books "Make Your Living Playing Craps" and, "Tina Trapp's Guide to Craps", as well as a free catalog, and a special free offer!

Purchase Larry's book, "Make Your Living Playing Craps" available online here.

Larry Edell Websites:

www.TheCrapShooter.com