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Longest roll of the dice...

We were discussing our latest trip and our luck - or lack thereof at the tables and one Vegas vet told me a story about how he hit a hot table at the Mirage that had a thrower go for 45 minuutes without throwing a seven. He walked away with about 8k but the thrower cashed out with 189,000.

What's your best dice story and payday?

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There was this other guy that they featured on one of those travel shows. This guy went on this streak and leterally took all the casino's chips. He wouldn't cash them in, he would just stash them in the casino safe. He ended up losing it all back. I can't remember the guys name--maybe someone else can chime in.

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LL, don't know about the, ahem, bathroom habits of the players....

But you are correct about the (at least then) all-time dice record being set at the Cal. It was by a "Hawaiian" guy (who else, actually a Japanese-Local type).

Last time I looked, they still had a little plaque commemorating the event on a pillar in the east end of the casino.

Story was even though they had to bring in more chips for others during the run, he "only" made a couple grand. Some of the rest of the table were said to have tipped him generously though.

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Oh, while my mind is always way too fuzzy if I find myself gambling at the Cal....

I think it was something like 118 straight passes.

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The longest craps roll on record was shot by Stanley Fujitake of Honolulu, Hawaii.

May 28th 1989 at The California Hotel & Casino

3 Hours and 6 Minutes

118 Rolls

18 Pass Line Wins

Estimated Table Win - $750,000

Notes: Mr. Fujitake is now deceased. This Record is undisputed and is confirmed by the Marketing Department at Boyd Gaming, owner of the Calfifornia Hotel property. The number of rolls, number of Pass Line wins and the total table winnings is also confirmed at the Las Vegas Museum of History, which was at one time located near the Gift Shop at The Tropicana. Legend, however, has it that the total winnings may have been as high as $1,200,000 and the the bulk of the winnings were not made by the original players at the table, but because the roll was so long that word spread to heavy hitter players who were at Binion's Horseshoe who had ample time to take a short walk to The California to cash in on this gold mine. Reliable sources comprised of long time craps veterans in Vegas state that within the next day or so the table was taken out behind The California, chopped up into little pieces and burned. SO MUCH FOR LEGEND... The Bone Man, author and developer of this web site, took it upon himself to check all of this out and in 2006 interviewed a floorperson at The California who witnessed most of this famous roll. It was stated that the roll began in the late portion of the day shift and into the swing (night shift) and that when the day time shift bank was counted down the total table losses were only (compared to the $750,000 stated above in blue) $175,000. Very little else was paid out on winnings after the table bank audit according to this reliable source. The floorman also indicated that the original table is still there and was never taken out to be chopped up and burned. It is also interesting to note the number of rolls (118) which very closely matches the still running Roll-A-Thon at the Fremont Casino, also in Downtown Las Vegas, where the longest roll of record without a 7 is 117 as stated by a reliable dealer there in May of 2007 and that promotion has been running for about 5 years and is the only known record tracking promotion of it's kind.

copied and pasted from nextshooter.com

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Despite all the alcohol...

Was my memory great or what ?

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One correction: I do not beleive that either Mr. Fujitake or the Fremont Roll-Counter excludes Sevens. Just seven-outs.

My own personal best is 38 rolls and six points; I am nowhere near Mr. Fujitake. And I have also rolled the shortest possible, two rolls, more than once!

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