Coach, How do the ATS, FireBet and Repeater Bets Differ?
Coach, you keep referring to the ATS-Fire and Repeater bets. Can you explain the differences?
Yes, along with the normal prop bets found in the center of dice layouts, the casinos have added some additional bets that make the game more interesting. Here are the three primary specialty prop-bets that have been added to some layouts:
The A-T-S - or All Tall and Small
This bet is placed at the beginning of any roll for as little as $1.00, and you can place this bet on any shooter. A come-out 7 will negate this bet and you will have to replace it.
There are three ways to win on this bet. 1) during the roll, all the Tall numbers hit before a 7-out. 2) during the roll, all the Small numbers hit before a 7-out. 3) during the roll, All the numbers hit before the 7-out.
The Tall numbers are: 12 – 11 – 10 – 09 – 08, and it pays 30/1
The Small numbers are: 02 – 03 – 04 – 05 – 06, and it pays 30/1
The All is: 12 – 11 – 10 – 09 – 08 – 06 – 05 – 04 – 03 – 02, and it pays 150/1
Not all casino's have this bet. This is a very high-vig bet, but when it hits you make lots of $$$$$$$$$$$
This bet is based on the number of different passes made during a hand.
(When the shooter establishes a point, and returns that number, he has made a pass. Example come out (8) he tosses a couple of different numbers and then throws the (8), he just made a pass.)
With the Fire-Bet, the shooter can roll come-out 7's without effecting this bet.
A bet is placed on the Fire-Bet icon on the dice layout at the beginning of any roll. You do not have to be the shooter. It is not until the shooter has made four (4) distinct passes (one pass on four different numbers) that you are able to collect any winnings. With 4 passes the payout is 25/1. At five (5) passes the winnings increase to 250/1. And six (6) passes pays the most at 1000/1.
If the shooter establishes the same number twice and it hits, it is counted as one number. Each pass number hit for the Fire-Bet must be a different number for the payout.
Depending on the casino, the wager can be from $1.00 to $25.00. In Las Vegas, the wager range is from $1.00 to $10.00. And not every casino has this bet. You have to look at the craps layout to see what prop bets are available.
Some casinos offer different variations of this bet. For example, hitting three numbers as a point pays 40/1. But then hitting the 4th. though the 6th pays a lot less.
This bet is based on the number of times a specific number hits during a hand before the 7-out. A bet is placed on the numbers you think might repeat during a hand. With this wager, a come-out 7 will negate the bet.
Hit the 12 or 2 - two (2) times, pays 40/1
Hit the 11 or 3 - three (3) times, pays 50/1
Hit the 10 or 4 - four (4) times, pays 65/1
Hit the 9 or 5 - five (5) times, pays 80/1
Hit the 8 or 6 - six (6) times, pays 90/1
SAM'S TOWN (OFF OF BOULDER HIGHWAY) has a bet when the shooter throws any (4) numbers, including crap numbers, with no 7's. In this case a come-out 7 loses the bet. It pays even money up to $500.00. I don't know of any other casino in Las Vegas that has this bet.
Be careful: Only the Fire-Bet stays in play with a come-out-7. All of the other specialty prop-bets are eliminated when a come-out-7 rolls. You will have to replace those bets if you wish to continue.
Currently Caesar's has the A-T-S. Bally's has two tables with the Repeater bet and two tables with the Fire-Bet. But always check to see what they offer. The casinos are constantly changing the layouts and specialty prop-bets.
I do not advocate playing these bets as they are very high-vig bets. But they can certainly add a lot of fun and excitement to the game when they hit.
See you in the pits.
Beau - Dice Coach
|Another 20 minute
roll! I think between that little
modification and adopting your betting tactics,
that this will work well in the long run.
Thanks again! -