The sharshooter bet

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  1. tercol58, Mar 2, 2011

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    Has anyone played this? I seen it today for the first time but did not play. It is like a fire bet with a few exceptions what I liked was that you could hit any point it maxs out at 10 conseccutive points but unlike the fire bet where you must hit every number with this it could be the same number or any combo of points up to the max the pay out is 299 to 1 for 10 numbers .
     
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  2. tercol58, Mar 2, 2011

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    Has anyone played this? I seen it today for the first time but did not play. It is like a fire bet with a few exceptions what I liked was that you could hit any point it Max's out at 10 consecutive points but unlike the fire bet where you must hit every number with this it could be the same number or any combo of points up to the max the pay out is 299 to 1 for 10 numbers .
     
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  3. 7winner, Mar 3, 2011

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    Yep. My first try was 5 points and have not hit 3 or more since. Your frequency of winning is higher but the payouts are lower. A fair trade-off in my books.
    http://wizardofodds.com/craps/appendix4.html#sharpshooter
    tells about the bet.
    The FireBet has about a 1% chance (1 in 100) of hitting 4 or more points to win
    SharpShooter has a 6.7% chance (1 in 15) of hitting 3 or more points to win

    Both HA well over 20%. But for $1, try it.
     
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  4. tercol58, Mar 3, 2011

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    I seen it for the 1st time today at French lick IN. I was already broke from playing poker and didn't want to go to the ATM so I passed on it for now
     
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  5. tercol58, Mar 3, 2011

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    By the way it is the SHARPSHOOTER bet not Sharshooter as I titled it
     
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  6. tercol58, Mar 3, 2011

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    Both HA well over 20%. But for $1, try it.
    it is a5 buck min at this casino I think that may keep me from playing it very often,but I will try it at times.
     
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  7. tercol58, Mar 3, 2011

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    Really the more I think about it you need to bet 5 to make it worthwhile ,now that's thinking the way the casino wants you to lol
     
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  8. The Midnight Skulker, Mar 3, 2011

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    You sure? If that's true then this is the first house I have heard of where the posted table minimum applies to prop bets. Not that I'm recommending this bet, but you might want to ask if $5 is the minimum bet you can make on it.
     
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  9. tercol58, Mar 3, 2011

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    I am not positive about the min bet of 5 that is what I was told . Like I said I was on the way out when I heard of this just gave the craps table a quick visit and left before I changed my mind and went to the ATM.
     
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  10. tercol58, Mar 3, 2011

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    can someone combine thes posts I made two by mistake when I was editing the original.
     
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  11. Hardeight, Mar 3, 2011

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    You figure this would be started in AC or LV not some no name casino town.But why not?Bring it on!!!
     
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  12. tercol58, Mar 3, 2011

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    I doubt that they are the first to have it but maybe
     
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  13. DeMango, Mar 9, 2011

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    According to Shufflemaster the HA is 6.68% I only saw it once in Biloxi about three years ago at Boomtown. I have not heard much of it lately, it seems not to have gone over as well as Fire Bet. I personally prefer the Small Tall All bets. Just hit the number in between sevens not have to make points!
     
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  14. TwinStix, Mar 10, 2011

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    Saw Sharpshooter tonight at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, IN.

    I love the Firebet and figured it was pretty much the same thing, except any point hit counts towards winning payouts.

    Believe it or not, 4 points were made and I hit a 5 dollar Sharpshooter for 5-1. At Hollywood - 10 points before red out was 299-1, decreasing accordingly.

    Although this bet might be worse than the props, still fun to throw a nickel at it, when you know a shooter has done well last time around.


    On a side note, tonight was one of those nights.

    After the guy made the 4 points, the table went to hell. After about 5 one and dones, I started doubling my normal Pass on the Dont with 2x odds, and got back even. Even scared to play the DC at that point, Walked away feeling like I dodged a falling boulder on Everest.

    One of those nights.....

    Nice house, though....
     
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  15. tercol58, Mar 10, 2011

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    So wa 5 the min bet on sharpshooter. How was the crowd I want to get up there some time
     
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  16. TwinStix, Mar 10, 2011

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    1 dollar minimum. I watched the table for about 20 mins before i bought in, and the same guy hit 3 points before going out on his last turn.

    Crowds were great, but the action was terrible. Heavy on the dark side hits, and red chip gnats kept betting the Pass Line. Dealers are fairly nice, but the action was slow at times due to the seemingly large number of newer players at the table. I switched tables once to shake things up. 4 tables running. I think they have 8, total. 10 - 2000 lim on each table. Didn't hear much cheering from any table, so Hollywood musta had 'em tilted to Big Red last night!! :)
     
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  17. tercol58, May 26, 2012

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    I had a very good roll the other day made 13 points had $5 on the sharpshooter wish it had been more but $1500 and to bad. That was my best day ever probably never see it again.
     
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    Let that be the 1st of many, many successful returns !

    Good Shooting !

    Enjoy the win !
     
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  19. tercol58, May 27, 2012

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    I HOPE YOU ARE RIGHT
     
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  20. tercol58, Jun 5, 2012

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    Well I have not been very lucky since hitting that sharp shooter all but gave it all back. I knew it was a fluke
     
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