Ask The Wizard #363

As you know, the All bet in craps wins if every total from 2 to 12, except 7, is thrown before a 7. How many rolls on average does it take to win this bet, when it does win?



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I see somebody is claiming to have witnesses 18 consecutive yo's (total of 11) in a row at the craps table. How many rolls, on average, would it take to observe that?


41,660,902,667,961,039,785,742 rolls.

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What is the probability of seeing eight 30-1 wins on the Dragon Bonus in baccarat in a single shoe?


For the benefit of those not familiar with the Dragon Bonus, it is a side bet that pays based on the margin of victory in baccarat. It pays 30 to 1 for a margin of victory of 9 and the nine-point hand was not a natural.

The average number of hands in a baccarat shoe is 80.884, but let's just say 81 to make the math easier.

Using the binomial formula, the following table shows the probability of 0 to 10 30-1 wins in 81 hands.

Dragon Bonus 30-1 Wins per Shoe

Wins Probability
10 0.0000000002
9 0.0000000047
8 0.0000000857
7 0.0000013607
6 0.0000186536
5 0.0002163066
4 0.0020630955
3 0.0155401441
2 0.0866801257
1 0.3182950376
0 0.5771851856
Total 1.0000000000

The table shows the probability of exactly eight 30-1 wins is 0.0000000857, or 1 in 11,670,083.

The probability of eight or more wins is 0.0000000907, or 1 in 11,029,777.

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