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Your 1st. Visit To A Craps Table

Your 1st. Visit To A Craps Table

You have decided to try and play craps.You arrive at the table and its pretty crowded. You look at the table layout and you see several bets everywhere. The dealers are busy setting up bets and getting ready for the next roll.

Suddenly the stickman pushes the dice to a player and they roll the dice down the table. The stickman yells six easy six. The dealers start moving bets around and paying players their winning bets. And you are wandering what the heck is going on? All the winning bets are paid and the stickman gives the dice to the shooter and they roll again. The stickman yells winner eight came easy! Everybody starts yelling all at once and they are getting paid! Everybody!

You say to yourself “This looks like Fun I want to play” ! This is how you get started…

Make sure the dice are in the center of the table. Get the attention of one of the dealers and throw your money down in the “Come Area” on the layout and say change.

The dealer will take your money and give you the appropriate amount of chips. You then pick them up and place them in the rail of the table in front of you. You are now ready to play.

There are many strategies an various bets to make in craps. Don’t worry about knowing all thats going on yet. You are just learning. All you have to know is how YOUR bets win or lose.

When starting out most people will play the pass line and maybe a place bet or two and some will play the field. If there is no established point marked? Then we are starting. I suggest you make a $10 bet on the pass line. When the dice are being rolled you must keep your hands out of the way.
This is important! You never want the dice to hit your hand. . .never!

So, the shooter rolls the dice and they roll a seven. All pass line bets win when a seven or eleven roll on the first roll. You win! (If a two,three or twelve rolls you lose and will have to make another bet quickly). On the next roll the shooter rolls a nine. The dealers mark the nine with a puck and that becomes the number you need to win your pass line bet. You need another nine before a seven to win. There may be 100 bets on the layout? You only have one. Don’t worry we are going to make a couple more. If you want to? You don’t have to until you feel comfortable.

I would suggest when playing craps that you make a place bet on both the numbers six and eight.

These numbers are most likely to roll. So when the dice are in the center of the table put down in the come area $24 and tell the dealer you want to place the 6 and 8 for $12 each. The dealer will put your chips on the 6 and 8 boxes in your spot pertaining to your location on the table. You now have 3 bets to keep track of. A pass line bet and 2 place bets.

Every time a six or eight is rolled while the shooter is trying to roll the nine for a pass line winner.

You will win because you have a bet on them. You can always ask for a place bet back if you want to.

Just tell the dealer to take them down. Every time a 6 or 8 is rolled you will win $14 for your $12 bet.

You cannot take down the pass line bet. It must stay until there is a decision made good or bad.

If the shooter rolls the nine before a seven you will win your pass line bet and your place bets will stay where they are. They will go back into play after the shooter establishes their next point.

Some beginners will play the field. For one bet you get the seven different numbers that compose the field area for the next roll Only! This looks like a good bet but its not. I would avoid betting the field unless you notice the numbers in the field are constantly coming out. Betting the field all the time is not recommended. Most veteran players never play the field.

This is enough for today.You now know enough to get your feet wet. If you want to learn the entire game and impress your friends? Read my book! :)

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