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craps slot machine

Plant City, Florida
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craps slot machine

Anyone out there played the new craps slot machine? I know it's not the same as table craps(which I love), but is it worth a try? Also does anyone know what casinos have these machines?

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I believe Ballys has them.

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They are now in nearly all the MGM/CET properties. You will have no problem finding one. I've tried them twice and there still not as fun as the real thing.

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Define "slot machine". There's the half-table variety where you still roll real dice on a real table, but make bets on a screen. They have one of those at Bills, I'm sure lots of other places. And then there's the one where there's a big popper in the center that rolls the dice by bouncing the base -- no real table, no dealers at all.

I personally find the half table setup to be a bit lame. The game is a bit faster, for sure, and you can make smaller bets if you're into that, but it just feels like "worst of both worlds" kind of thing.

The one with the popper is kind of fun though. It's a great way to slow-play a $20 bill while having a drink.

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The ones where you win are great.... The others, not so good!

Cheers

Davy !!!

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I've played the half table game, it's just okay, nothing like the full table. I'm talking about the one with the "popper" as you put it. Anyone had any experience playing it.

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Just played it night before last, and like I said earlier it's not even close to the same fun vibe you get when playing the real thing, not to mention that 95% of the people playing don't know what they're doing in regards to betting. But that doesn't matter, as long as they're having fun.

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Tinious, I don't know why you describe the one at Bill's as "half table." It is a full length table. It is just that instead of using chips and the delaers placing the bets, you use credits and a computer to bet. I have seen this only at Bill's. This was so SLOW to play. The dealer waits until everyone has figured out how to use the darn computers to make their bets, and then pushes a button for "no more bets." But if anyone speaks up and needs to change anything, the dealer need to get a superivisor to unlock it, and .... OMG, it takes forever!

The game with the dice inside a dome on a trampoline is called "Shoot to Win Craps." These machines are around. I know that they are at TI and El Co. and at Gold Strike (in Jean), but I have not kept track of where else I have seen them.

Edited: 19 September 2012, 18:38
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Theres one at South Point.

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The popper machines are all over the place. I've played them at TI, Caesars and NYNY. The TI and Caesars ones have (or had, who knows how quickly they change them) $5 minimums. They're excuses for not having a $5 table. At $5 I'll find a $5 table or play something else.

NYNY, OTOH, had theirs set to $2 on our recent visit (end of August). At $2, it was a lot of fun. My son and I played it quite a bit. At $2, you can have several bets working and still not have too much cash on the table. If you play a $10 table, its easy to get $50 on the table and have it all disappear with one seven.

I also like that these machine pay exactly. If you bet $2 on a 6 or 8 place bet, you get paid $2.33 when you win. Its not the same as a real table, but for a low roller like me, its a lot of fun at $2.

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Thanks for the good info Wheatie 59. I'll give it a try when I'm in Vegas next week. Maybe I can find the $2 game, you're right about a $10 min. game. I play a lot of video poker but can't stay away from the craps!