This is Part 2 of the Real Craps Game at Boomtown.

Last week, you read about my adventures with Lauren on our road trip. If you haven’t read it, this is the link to that story.

In this video, Lauren is standing behind me. She is not yet the craps aficionado that she would later become 24 hours later. At this point in the video, she has played a whopping 10 to 15 minutes of craps, total, in her lifetime (excluding some lessons on bubble craps).

Part 1 was purely a craps video. This video has craps in it, but there is some additional drama that makes me sometimes wish I was gambling alone.

I’m actually a member of a Facebook group dedicated to going to Las Vegas solo.

When you watch this video, you may understand why some people prefer going solo.

As you watch this video, remember that Lauren and I are very good platonic buddies. We’ve been friends for so long that people think we’re dating. Sometimes, people hear us argue and think we’re married. We’re just very good friends who have a history together.

Also, in this video, you will see a game within a game. I’m talking about the comp game. As I’ve stated in the past, the real comps are in discretionary comps. If you can get the casino to write you comps that you don’t deserve, then you’ll be ahead of the curve.

When it comes to the comp game, sometimes ‘no’ isn’t the final answer.

Enjoy Part 2!

Posted in: Casino, Craps, Gambling

0 thoughts on “Real Craps Game: Boomtown Casino Hotel, Part 2

  • Your my hero RG. That is another thing I have to learn when gambling. To speak up for myself and ask for them comps. Then ask for a comp for a none playing person, you got a big set on you.(haha) Can not wait for part 3. Take Care

    • RoadGambler says:

      In Las Vegas, some of the big casinos have implemented a policy where only a host can write comps.

      It’s to prevent the very thing you see in this video.

      Sometimes, I tell the pit that if I leave the table, I won’t come back. Sometimes it works because the pit will then call the host.

  • Hated to see all those 4 hits with so little $ on it….If you were not being nagged by Lauren you would have had a come bet on that 4 !

  • RoadGambler says:

    If anyone else is having problems playing the video, please let us know. We are looking diligently to figure out why this has happened and get to the root of the problem.

    • RoadGambler says:

      If Lauren and I were still dating, that might be a real possibility.


      Hope she doesn’t see this comment.

  • RG ……..At approx. 6:55 after the point 6 is made , the dealer marks the place 6 box with an oversized non-denominational chip right in the center of the box. This happens again after the following point 5 is made. Can you or one of the readers explain this? This does not happen when all the different points are made.

    • Thats a fire bet marker ! The usual payouts are 25 for 1 for 4 different points , 250 for 1 for 5 points and 1000 for 1 for 6 points….i had $2 on this bet @ Mohegan Sun on 12/29/18 and the shooter did all 6 $

      • Thanks Averell
        Wow! After that i would be headed to the bar. By the way excuse the ( non-denominational) reference, I got carried away.

        • If there were a religious reference, it could be called an ecumenical marker. 🙂

          It was a good question. I did not know what that was about either. And you made perfect sense with non-denominational; it did not have a money value associated with it. As we ask questions, that is how we learn and become better players. Thanks again.

          • John….
            I was aware of the money value assoc.,but after reading my post, i did not want to chance offending anyone reading this thread. We live in a very up-tight PC world. Your ecumenical marker idea is hilarious, i imagine as many times as fire bet numbers have been prayed for,that is a better name.😂

  • Harry Witkin says:

    RG – keep up the great videos! One comment- how the heck can you put $1 on the small and tall but not the all??? At 175:1 it’s my favorite bet at the table!

    • RoadGambler says:

      I’ve had many people ask me this.

      Two reasons, the 175:1 hits so rarely that I’d rather just save it up for dealer tips.

      I do agree, when it hits, it’s quite fun. The $1 payout is more fun for me to watch.

      Secondly, the last thing I need is to bet $1, hit it, and then think, ‘why didn’t I bet ($5, $10, $25,etc)?’

      A man’s gotta know his weaknesses.

  • Hi RG,
    I really like your website, especially the common sense way you go over all the various betting options and the different reasons people bet the way they do. I am an engineer and I have to admit I still sometimes have trouble following the math behind behind some of the probability equations covered in detail on sites like the Wizard of Odds, even though I really enjoy that website as well.

    I have a question on what do you do with your odds when you have established a come bet on a point, and there is a new come out roll? Do you leave yours odds working or do you call them off? I have not been able to find much data on this, although I think on the Wizard of Odds site it says it is always best to leave the odds working at all times, even though you will lose them on a new come out roll if a seven is rolled.

    Also, is the website you mentioned about going to Vegas solo a public site?


    • RoadGambler says:

      Hi Ray,

      Thanks for the kind words.

      The Wizard is correct. By turning your odds off, you are playing 0x over the long run on those come out rolls. So your expected loss to dollar bet ratio is higher.

      I tend to keep my come bet odds off on the come out roll. That’s not ideal, but I do it as a way to keep myself from going on tilt, among other reasons. The primary reason is for my psychological peace of mind. I would have more regret on a 7 come out versus being paid only the flat. It’s a remnant of play from my early days. Again, it’s not ideal.

      The solo site is a FaceBook site. If you search solo Las Vegas in Facebook, you should be able to find it.

      FYI, your posts will now appear immediately. We filter first comments for spam. You are good to go!

      • ronald ray baker says:

        Thanks, found the Facebook site and joined up.

        I also take my odds off on the come bets on a new come out roll, pretty much for the same reason as you. I know the stats say let them ride, but I just can’t bring myself to do it even though I know in the long run it would be better.

        In a way, it’s kind of like why I can’t play the dark side. I know statistically it’s slightly better, but I just play for the fun of it and there is nothing like a hot table. I do, however find it very interesting to watch the don’t players at the table, just to see how the statistics work out, then I order another beer.

        • RoadGambler says:

          You’re welcome, Ronald.

          It seems like we have the same craps philosophy. I’m also willing to give up a little just to enjoy the game more…

          …then I order a beer.


  • I feel bad for stick left 1 and their dealer, making towers of chips on the field, and its not in useful stacks for the dealer. Then for him to only win about 40% of the time in the vid was gut-wrenching.

    Your dealer must be new, slow, or having a bad day. Saw quite a few times he needed help from either the player or the box to keep the pace.

    Glad to see the action still flow. Cheers

  • I play at a local-ish Indian Casino (about 2.5 hours away) every so often. I am not a high roller by any means. However, I am like you in that I will ALWAYS ask for a meal comp when I take a break. When a newbie is playing at the table and they mention that they are heading off for a meal, I tell them to ask the box person/pit boss for a meal comp. All the casino can say is no.
    Thanks for posting the videos and blog content.

    • RoadGambler says:

      You’re welcome, Alfredo.

      I love the attitude. Ask, ask, and keep asking. If they say no, then ask someone else.

      Thanks for spreading the word and teaching the newbies.

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