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Grand Hazard

This is no relation to the old British game of Hazard although this game is often referred to as simply Hazard and not by its more correct full title, Grand Hazard.  It is a banking game from the Wild West frontier which may still be found in casinos as a side game.  The operator provides a layout that shows the pay-off system and rolls the dice, either from a cup or with a special hazard chute.  Three dice are used.

                

Play:

Players simply place their bets on the outcome of the three dice that are rolled by the House.  Pay-offs are usually 'for' rather than 'to' which means the bank keeps the stake bet by the player and 30 for 1 would be more properly expressed as 29 to 1.  Note that the high, low, odd and even bets do not pay if made as three-of-a-kind and it is this that gives the House the edge on these bets.  Three-of-a-kind is known as a raffle.

The six dice faces at the top of the table pay like the game of Chuck-a-Luck.  A bet placed on one of the six dice faces pays evens (1 to 1) if one die shows the specified value.  It pays 2 to 1 if two dice show the specified value, and 3 to 1 if all three dice show the specified value.

The numbers around the edge of the layout pay if the dice total the specified value.

High bets pay if the dice total 11 or more and Low bets pay if the dice total 10 or less. Remember High and Low don't pay with raffles - three-of-a-kind.

The dice values, payoffs and House edge are as follows.

  Bet Categories True Odds Pay-off 1 House Edge % Pay-off 2 House Edge %
        Chuck Numbers
single specified value  1 to 1 7.8703 1 to 1 7.8703
double specified value 2 to 1 7.8703 2 to 1 7.8703
triple specified value  3 to 1 7.8703 3 to 1 7.8703
        Specified Totals
4    71 to 1 60 for 1 16.666 60 to 1 15.278
5    35 to 1 30 for 1 16.666 30 to 1 13.889
6    20.6 to 1 18 for 1 16.666 18 to 1 12.037
7    13.4 to 1 12 for 1 16.666 12 to 1 9.684
8    9.285 to 1 8 for 1 22.222 8 to 1 12.5
9     7.64 to 1 6 for 1 30.333 6 to 1 18.981
10     7 to 1 6 for 1 25 6 to 1 12.5
11     7 to 1 6 for 1 25 6 to 1 12.5
12     7.64 to 1 6 for 1 30.333 6 to 1 18.981
13     9.286 to 1 8 for 1 22.222 8 to 1 12.5
14     13.4 to 1 12 for 1 16.666 12 to 1 9.684
15     20.6 to 1 18 for 1 16.666 18 to 1 12.037
16     35 to 1 30 for 1 16.666 30 to 1 13.889
17     71 to 1 60 for 1 16.666 60 to 1 15.278
          Categories
High (11 to 17 except any raffle) 1.057 to 1 1 to 1 2.7777 1 to 1 2.7777
Low (4 to 10 except any raffle)  1.057 to 1 1 to 1 2.7777 1 to 1 2.7777
Odd (except any raffle)  1.057 to 1 1 to 1 2.7777 1 to 1 2.7777
Even (except any raffle)  1.057 to 1 1 to 1 2.7777 1 to 1 2.7777
Raffles (3 of a specified value)    215 to 1 180 for 1 16.666 180 to 1 16.20
Any raffle (3 of any value)   35 to 1 30 for 1 16.666 30 to 1 13.89

 

 

 

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