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Woman in Atlantic City rolls the bones for four hours

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by playthrough, May 26, 2009.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    This is mind-blowing, if you know craps.

    (from AP)
    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey — Saturday was a record-setting night for a novice craps player at an Atlantic City casino.

    Patricia Demauro set a new record for the longest craps roll, hanging on for four hours and 18 minutes at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

    Borgata officials say she beat the previous record by one hour and 12 minutes. They say Stanley Fujitake of Honolulu, set that record nearly 20 years ago in Las Vegas.

    "This was only my second time playing craps, so this was very exciting for me to be a part of history," says Demauro, who lives in Denville in northern New Jersey.

    Demauro bought into a game for $100 and quickly amassed a cheering crowd. When she finally lost around 12:31 a.m., after 154 rolls of the dice, she was greeted by Borgata with a champagne toast.

    The casino wouldn't say how much Demauro won.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I'd love to know how much she won.
  3. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    The casino wouldn't say it ... but what about the winner herself?
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Refresh my memory....Would it be correct to say, given they bet equal amounts, that the roller wins more than the others piggybacking her? Or the other way around?

    That's kind of a stupid question. I guess what I'm getting at is....does the roller get better odds or any other kind of advantage for staying up there for long periods of time?
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Ah, one of my pet peeves.
    Set a "new" record.
    If you set a record, it is new. You can't set an old record.
  6. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Wow... I held the dice for like 10 minutes the other day and played at a table for a little more than an hour and walked away up a couple hundred. I would imagine that entire table walked away very very very very happy.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I wanted to figure out how craps works once. But there were too many bets and none of it made any sense to me.

    I stick with blackjack.
  8. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Assuming it's either a $5 or $10 table, my guess is that she turned her $100 into a couple of thousand, probably somewhere between $3,000 and $5,000, but not knowing whether she's also playing the odds or other numbers after the point has been made, you don't know how much she really has riding at any one time.

    What strikes me as odd in the story is the 154 rolls that are cited. No one counts the rolls at a craps table; there's way too much going on. Unless someone at casino security went back and looked at 4+ hours of security videotape, I want to know where that figure came from.
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  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    The roller is limited in the kind of bets they are permitted to make, but the odds don't change depending on whether you have the dice or not.
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  10. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    With everything going on, the table makes the game look very complicated. The basics are quite simple; anyone can learn enough to really enjoy the game (or hate it, depending on how the dice come up) in 10 minutes.
  11. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Not that I am that polished on ebonics/ghetto slang, but aren't "bones" actually dominoes and not dice?
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

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