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Raising the table minimum

8 July 2011

Dear Frank,

With your long experience in craps I thought you could explain this: I was playing at Harrah's in AC at about 1 a.m. on a $10 table. The table was full and we were all winning all night. The shooter had five numbers for the fire bet and while he was trying for the sixth number (he never made it) the boss said the table would go up to $15 with the next shooter.

Can you give a guess why this would happen? It seemed crazy to bump the table at 1 a.m.! My guess is that either the table was winning too much or they wanted to thin the crowd so they could go home! What's your guess, O mighty craps guru?

Thanks,
Fred

Dear Fred:

As the "mighty craps guru" I can tell you this ... I really don't know. I can dismiss the idea of the crew going home early since the crew has its normal working hours and they aren't going anywhere any time soon if it is 1 a.m.

Were the other tables crowded? If so, bumping up the minimum on all of them just makes some more money for the house. If the other tables were not crowded and your table was winning, the Pit Boss might have figured with higher minimums the house would get its money back more quickly since everyone at your table would have to wager more. Even place bets would be affected since no one could bet $12 sixes and eights or $10 fours, fives, nines or tens. The player would have to jack those up by $6 or $5.

I am giving you a free 30-day subscription to my private members-only website at www.goldentouchcraps.com. We have over 5,000 members on this private site and the conversations are interesting, enlightening and fun. Enjoy!

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:

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