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# A correction to evaluating two craps bets

11 December 2010

It's nice to have friends that are smart. In the article "Evaluating Two Craps Bets," I misread the question (translation: totally screwed up) and gave the wrong answer to the proposition. Then I received the following e-mail from Skinny putting it right (note how delicately Skinny handles telling me I screwed up -- what are good friends for?):

Frank,

I think there is an omission in the article entitled "Evaluating Two Craps Bets."

You left out the place bet on the 4 and 10 in your analysis of Proposition #1. It changes your conclusion since you left out two of the bets.

Proposition #1 - Bet \$64 across as follows with the corresponding loss due to the house edge:

\$10 place the 4 - loss of 67 cents
\$10 place the 5 - loss of 40 cents
\$12 place the 6 - loss of 18 cents
\$12 place the 8 - loss of 18 cents
\$10 place the 9 - loss of 40 cents
\$10 place the 10- loss of 67 cents

Proposition #1 has a total expected loss of \$2.50.

Proposition #2 - Wager \$66 as follows:

\$20 place the 5 - loss of 80 cents
\$18 place the 6 - loss of 27 cents
\$18 place the 8 - loss of 27 cents
\$10 on the field - loss of 56 cents (note you said 55 cents in the article but HA is 5.56% which rounds to 56 cents - less important than the omission)

Proposition #2 has a total expected loss of \$1.90.

Proposition #2 is the better of the two propositions offered by the gambler.

Skinny

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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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