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Shuffle Master Acquires Fire Bet

Table game supplier Shuffle Master, Inc. has acquired Fire Bet, considered the most popular proprietary side bet for craps, from Henderson-based HopBet, Inc., for an undisclosed amount.

Fire Bet is a patented side wager that can be incorporated into any standard dice game to give the players another way to capitalize on the number of points that the shooter has made. Fire Bet payoffs are similar to a six-spot keno ticket, wherein a player will be paid for 4, 5 or 6 individual points made. Players win the Fire Bet if the shooter makes at least four distinct points before he or she sevens out. If the shooter makes all six distinct points, bettors can win up to 1,000-to-1.

“This is truly one of the elite products in table games,” said Roger Snow, executive vice president of Shuffle Master. “You can count on one hand the number of side bets that have ever demonstrated the popularity and longevity that Fire Bet has. This acquisition is a continuation of our strategy to build our intellectual property portfolio. We are pleased to add Fire Bet to the Shuffle Master suite of brands.”