Last Updated: August 15, 2021

# Hot Shooter Jackpot

## Introduction

The Hot Shooter Jackpot is a craps side bet found on some Roll to Win electronic craps games. I hear it can be found at the Harrah's Cherokee in North Carolina. The bet pays based on the number of times the shooter rolls the dice.

## Rules

1. The bet is made when a new shooter takes the dice.
2. The bet pays according to the number of times the shooter rolls the dice. In other words, the number of rolls before a seven-out and one more for the seven-out itself.
3. The pay table is as follows:
• 51+ rolls pays 100 for 1.
• 45 to 50 rolls pays 30 for 1.
• 40 to 44 rolls pays 12 for 1.
• 32 to 39 rolls pays 7 for 1.
• 24 to 31 rolls pays 5 for 1.
• 8 to 15 rolls pays 1 for 1 (in other words, a push).
• 2 to 7 rolls (1 is impossible) is a loss

## Analysis

The following table shows the probability and contribution to the return for all possible outcomes. Wins are on a "for one" basis. The lower right cell shows an expected return of 90.10%. In other words, a house edge of 9.90%.

### Table 1 — List of Bets

Rolls Pays Probability Return
51+ 100 0.000743 0.074257
45 to 50 30 0.001062 0.031846
40 to 44 12 0.001976 0.023715
32 to 39 7 0.008566 0.059963
24 to 31 5 0.027973 0.139865
16 to 23 3 0.091300 0.273900
8 to 15 1 0.297425 0.297425
2 to 7 0 0.570956 0.000000
Total   1.000000 0.900971