How to Turn $1 Into $1,000 in Three Rolls
This Las Vegas blog loves craps. So, here’s a fun craps bet that could turn a $1 bet into $1,000 in just three rolls of the dice.
The center of a craps table contains bets called “prop” or “proposition” bets. We do not know why they are called that. We are a blog, not a gambling historian.
Among the prop bets are what’s known as “hard way” bets. Our favorites are the “hard six and eight.” You can bet as little as $1 each on these hard way bets. “Hard” just means the number turns up as a pair (two 3s, rather than a 4-2 or 5-1 combination). If the number comes up “easy” (not a pair), you lose the bet. Also, if the seven comes up before your hard way hits, you lose it, too.
So, now the good part. Say your hard six bet hits. It pays 10-1. You can take $9 down, with $1 replacing your bet, or you can “parlay” your $10 winnings, another term for “letting it ride.”
If you parlay your bet, and another hard six hits (before an “easy” six, or a seven), your $10 just became $100. Hello! Now is the moment of decision. Do you take your $100 or let it ride again. Are you in Vegas or not? Of course, you let it ride!
One more hard six, and your $1 has turned into $1,000. Just like magic. After a generous tip for your dealers, as well as a small gratuity for this Las Vegas blog, you’ve still got a nice little chunk of change.
Good luck, and have fun!