The Podcasts of Casinos USA

Episode # 12

Episode # 12 Season Two
“3 Casino Resorts in 6 Days,” Setting a Trip Monetary Limit, Configuring Time, Route from Pittsburgh to Lawrenceburg, Passing other casino resorts on the way to Indiana, 36 hours of craps play using 5 betting strategies, (Betting Details End of Writeup) What won? What Lost?, What craps casino dealers stood out? Janie talks about the “Americana” of Southern Indiana river towns and the ever present “Hoosier Hospitality”: Lawrenceburg, Aurora, Rising Sun, Florence, Vevay, Lobby Bar at the Belterra Casino Resort is Crazy Cool, Yes, take a casino road trip soon!

5 Craps Betting Strategies used on trip to Southern Indiana casino resorts:

Strategy 1. (at the Hollywood) 6 and 8 Off and On after 3rd roll after come-out roll; Play hard number also if it is a 6 and 8 established as number by come-out roll; press these bets one unit per each $100 won. * Place the 6 or 8 if it is an established point so that you can go “off” when you want. Remember a pass line or put bet cannot come down, only the odds behind it. However, a Don’t Pass Line bet can always be taken down.

Strategy 2. (at the Rising Sun) Play Don’t Pass Line for $15 with a $40 lay on the 4 as a hedge. This will cost you $1 on a win of $20. Add an all-day $5.00 hard way bet on the 4 as an hedge. Take lay bet down after one roll following the come-out (or not).

Strategy 3. (at the Rising Sun) Don’t Pass line for $25 and play the “Iron Cross” at minimum levels. This bet is placing the 5-6-8 and field. I do it for 2 or 3 rolls then go off. There is no hedge for the don’t pass line. Player may lift Don’t Pass Line Bet if he/she wins more than $12 on the Iron Cross Bet.

Strategy 4. Smart Craps (at the Rising Sun) Pass line with 2x odds and placing the 6,8,10 (table minimums) and putting $5 on the hard 10 – Parley the hard 10 if it hits. This takes the hard way bet to $40. Then cover this bet by buying the 10 for $20. Increase odds behind the line to 4x and 5x if I begin to win consistently. Press place bets if this occurs also.

Strategy 5. (at the Belterra) Play the Don’t Pass Line at the minimum level and play Don’t Come (DC) bet every roll. There is no hedge on the don’t pass line. At a $5 table, it is $5 on the Don’t Pass and $5 for every DC bet. Make a DC bet after every roll of the dice following the come-out roll. This is a great bet to play the dark side.


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Episode # 11 Long Shot Bets in Craps

In this End of Season 1 podcast, explore the long shot Craps Fire Bet and the All Small, All Tall, and Make Them All Bets with Coach Fav.  The odds against the player are extreme but the award of turning a $5 bet into $5,000 is so sweet.

In the final segment of the episode, Coach Fav discusses the start-up of Casinos USA and shares the group experience of becoming a podcaster with a dozen or so followers to 2,000 plays a month.

Season 2 will begin the third week of February.  Hope to see you then. Everyday is Saturday at


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Episode # 10 When in Rome

Episode # 10 “When in Rome” explores our team’s visit to Maryland’s new MGM National Harbor casino resort hotel in Prince George County adjacent to Washington D.C.  This episode also considers the advantages or not of playing “Off and On” and sometimes “Down” in craps and suggest a completely new paradigm in craps wagering. Finally, this episode reviews the ruling of district US judge, Noel L. Hillman, in the Atlantic City Borgata Casino case against poker professional Phil Ivey and his partner Cheng Yin Sun.  Discover the shocking ruling against Ivey and how it should be understood by all casino gamblers.


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Episode # 9 … “Keep it to Yourself”

Part I…There is a real danger in mocking other players because they are making “stupid bets” at a table game that you are playing also.  All 9 of us  on the Casinos USA team ask that our listeners take Coach Fav’s warning seriously as he explains what you might be getting yourself into by putting down another player, whom you really do not know.  Be careful what you say to a total stranger at a craps table.

When do come bets end up haunting you even when the point is made by the shooter? Think about what could roll next.  What is the third “best” bet in craps?  The answer will most likely surprise you unless you are a true craps veteran or just a good guesser.

Part II…A throwback casino hotel on Boulder Highway offers $2 Blackjack 24/7 and $1 beers and still pays 3 to 2 on Blackjack.  Hear what Coach Fav learned about the Longhorn Casino Hotel from a Casinos USA Facebook member named Doug.  Maybe the Longhorn is the best place in Las Vegas to practice your Blackjack game on the cheap.

Part III  Two famous gaming authors and “advantage players” (according to reporter Mark Gruetze of the Tribune Review), Bob Dancer and Jean Scott speak out on how the relationship between players and casinos have become increasingly distant in terms of the new rules that the casinos have created.  Why do some players get banned because they are so good?  Why are some “advantage players” permitted to keep on playing despite how good they are?

Happy Holidays from Casinos USA!

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Episode # 8 Attack of the Millennials

Part 1: Broad-brush sociological generational definitions do not cover everyone in a generation, Positive values Millennials have brought to the workplace, Millennials are digital natives setting them apartfrom other generations but have disdain for “boring” slot machines, Party pits part of the casino answer with their social component with gambling, Millennial casino partying is about drinking and dancing not gambling, Las Vegas ads push the OK for Millennial hook-up culture, Millennial narcissism outlook leads to breaking of social norms (especially sexual freedoms), Predict that increasing adult responsibilities and having children will ultimately reign Millennials back to more traditional values, The social game of craps has a big future with Millennials but probably in arena format, Casino poker lounges dry and cold, almost anti-social, Millennials distance from traditional religious worship worrisome to writer, Time is on the side of the Millennials not the Boomers. (quotes in article via Tony Raap of the Tribune Review)

Part 2: Try Traveling to Las Vegas in December, January, and February for great hotel and airline rates and other special advantages, phone conversation with Casinos USA member Jill Nicole regarding flights in February

Part 3: Crazy, insane bets in Craps that sometimes pay off big wins

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Episode # 7 Just the Facts

Happy Thanksgiving from Casinos USA.  Do you have the courage to evaluate your attraction to gambling?  If so, take the Gamblers Anonymous test with us.  What state makes the most money from taxes on casinos?  How many casinos are there in Nevada?
Another way to think about craps … Hedging the come-out roll often defies the infinity math associated with this game.  Did you know that nearly 1/3 of come-out rolls are 7/11 or 2-3-12.  Why pass up this action?  Keep the emails coming, we love them!

Episode # 6 Thanksgiving Comps and Betting System 31

Thanksgiving Day at a casino, Mistakes made by novice craps players via, Casinos USA Facebook page and newsletters, Larry Edell and Betting System 31, Sad story of an addicted gambler, Experimenting with different table games and curious betting systems, Take your guy or girl to a casino for Thanksgiving Dinner, Life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Next episode one day early, November 23.

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Episode # 5 MacArthur Park and Hedge Betting in Craps

Travel rules, Music on Sirius Radio, McArthur Park, Fact Check Fav, Jimmy Webb and Richard Harris, Worst Song Ever Written, 7 minutes long or 3 days long, Yacht Club in New Buffalo, Michigan, Welcome to Four Winds Casino Resort on Pokagon Reservation, Story of Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians ( Native Americans), 6 types of Blackjack, Interior Details of Casino so Impressive, Hedge Betting – an Unorthodox approach to playing Craps, Critique of Vegas Fanboy Podcast, Continued Growth Appreciated by Casinos USA Team

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Episode # 4 The Vegas Chipmunk

Is Gambling Immoral? .. Shrine of the Guardian Angel Cathedral next to Wynn Properties on LV Strip .. Meeting people who sing professionally on the Strip or play professionally in orchestras in Las Vegas Shows .. So much is free in Las Vegas but you cannot afford it! .. The Power of Comps becomes an addiction .. Free hotel rooms, Free food, free slot play .. Rodney’s revenge .. Considering Moving to Las Vegas — meet Jill Nicole and her son Cayden .. Jill tells what she learned after 4 years of living in Vegas after growing up in the North Hills of Pittsburgh and working in the Pittsburgh suburbs as an adult .. 5 members of the Casinos USA Team are off to Four Winds Casino Resort on Indian land in New Buffalo, Michigan, details and photos of trip in our next podcast October 27, Trip Photos on and our social media outlets.


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Episode # 3 Shotguns and Golfbags

Golfing at Las Vegas Country Club, Hit Men on the Golf Course?, Listener Loves Maryland Live, Slot Machines, UNLV Professor Tony Lucas, The Movie War Games, Making the Transition to Table Games .. Think Baccarat, 360 Vegas Podcast Critique, Email Review, Playing at MARYLAND LIVE CASINO, Best Place to Live in America, Columbia Maryland? …

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