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Pushing the house

18 December 2011

Dear Frank,

I'm always entertained and educated by your writings in The Blackjack Newsletter, Casino City Times, and others.

I've seen you use a term that I don't understand several times, and I wondered if you'd explain it in full detail?

  1. What exactly does "pushing the house odds" mean in craps?
  2. Is this process available in all casinos?
  3. Is the process available only when certain minimum amounts are bet?
  4. If there are casinos that do not offer this process of "pushing the house" or don't know anything about it, how do you persuade them to offer it?

Thank you in advance for your answer.

Sincerely,
Les

Dear Les:

At a 5x odds game, if you bet $15 on the come, you can push the house to give you the following odds:

  • $15 on 4/10 = $75 in odds = 5x odds
  • $15 on 5/9 = $100 in odds = 6.67x odds
  • $15 on 6/8 = $125 in odds = 8.33x odds

Note how high those odds bets can be. You can also bet $30 and push up to $200 on the 5/9 and $250 on the 6 and 8. Essentially, you are getting a better game than the casino advertises.

There are many more ways of pushing the house. I cover all of them in Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!

Every casino I have played in allows pushing the house. However, on a recent cruise, the ship did not allow it.

How can you persuade a casino to offer this option? First, it allows for quick payment of bets. Each of the above $15 bets with full odds has a payout of $165. Dealers don't have to think, just pay out. The game goes far more quickly when players bet that way and casinos make more money the faster the game goes. That analysis might work.

All the best in and out of the casinos!

Frank Scoblete

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Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

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Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

Beat Blackjack Now!: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge!

> More Books By Frank Scoblete