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Last Updated: June 14, 2018

Lucky Shooter

Introduction

Lucky Shooter is a side bets offered on electronic Organic Craps games by Interblock. The bet pays according to how many unique totals in the range of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 the player can roll after the initial roll, but not including the total of the initial roll.

Rules

  1. The Lucky Shooter bet may be made at the same time the Pass bet is made.
  2. If the shooter rolls a 2, 3, or 12 on the come out roll, then the Lucky Shooter bet loses.
  3. If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 on the come out roll, then the Lucky Shooter bet pushes.
  4. Otherwise, if the player rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, then, as in craps, that total shall be referred to as the Point.
  5. If a Point is rolled on the first throw, then the Lucky Shooter bet will remain standing until the shooter rolls a 2, 3, 7, 11, 12, or any total that has already been rolled, including the Point.
  6. For every new total rolled among 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10, after the first roll, the player will be awarded a "Hit." The player does not get a Hit for rolling the Point a second time.
  7. The Lucky Shooter will pay according to the number of Hits awarded and the pay tables below.
  8. The top award pays for throwing a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 in the six rolls after the first roll, with the Point being rolled a second time as the last roll.

Following are two known pay tables for Lucky Shooter. Pays are on a "for one" basis.

Lucky Shooter Pay Tables

Event Pay Table 1 Pay Table 2
Five hits plus Point 500 1000
Five hits 100 150
Four hits 10 15
Three hits 4 5
Two hits 2 0
One hit 0 0
Zero hits 0 0
Come out roll 7 or 11 1 1
Come out roll 2, 3, or 12 0 0

Examples:

  • If the shooter rolled a 9, 4, 10, 5, 9, then he would be paid for three Hits (the 4, 10, and 5).
  • If the shooter rolled a 10, 5, 9, 4, 8, 7, then he would be paid for four Hits (the 5, 9, 4, and 8)
  • If the shooter rolled a 4, 8, 5, 10, 6, 9, 5, then he would be paid for five Hits (the 8, 5, 10, 6, and 9)
  • If the shooter rolled a 4, 8, 5, 10, 6, 9, 4, then he would be paid for the top award for five Hits followed by the Point.

Analysis

The following table shows a breakdown of various outcomes of the Lucky Shooter bet.

Lucky Shooter Pay Tables

Event Combinations Probability
Five hits plus Point 250 0.000132
Five hits 2,000 0.001058
Four hits 18,900 0.010002
Three hits 77,373 0.040947
Two hits 204,741 0.108353
One hit 390,744 0.206790
Zero hits 565,704 0.299383
Come out roll 7 or 11 419,904 0.222222
Come out roll 2, 3, or 12 209,952 0.111111
Total 1,889,568 1.000000

The following table shows my analysis of pay table 1. The lower right cell shows a return to player of 87.47%. This equates to a house edge of 12.53%.

Pay Table 1 Analysis

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Five hits plus point 500 250 0.000132 0.066153
Five hits 100 2,000 0.001058 0.105844
Four hits 10 18,900 0.010002 0.100023
Three hits 4 77,373 0.040947 0.163790
Two hits 2 204,741 0.108353 0.216707
Come out roll 7 or 11 1 419,904 0.222222 0.222222
Loss 0 1,166,400 0.617284 0.000000
Total 1,889,568 1.000000 0.874739

The following table shows my analysis of pay table 2. The lower right cell shows a return to player of 86.81%. This equates to a house edge of 13.19%.

Pay Table 2 Analysis

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Five hits plus point 1000 250 0.000132 0.132305
Five hits 150 2,000 0.001058 0.158766
Four hits 15 18,900 0.010002 0.150034
Three hits 5 77,373 0.040947 0.204737
Come out roll 7 or 11 1 419,904 0.222222 0.222222
Loss 0 1,371,141 0.725637 0.000000
Total 1,889,568 1.000000 0.868066

Acknowledgements

  • darkoz for sharing the rules of the game in my forum and the picture of the game above.
  • mustangsally for confirming the math.
  • Discussion about the Lucky Shooter side bet in my forum at Wizard of Vegas.

Written by: Michael Shackleford

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