I am a dealer and Craps is by far the most exciting game in any casino, and no game offers the swings that craps can offer, In this article I will give you my top five must do’s as well as my top 5 do not do’s at any craps table in the world. Here we go
#5 Do not try to beat the dice
The dice have eyes and ears, I swear to god they do, do not try to call a roll, do not think to yourself well they have rolled four 7’s in a roll, I’m playing the dark side (don’t pass), the dice will always win!
#4 Do not piss off the dealers
They will curse you, they will destroy you, make your bets clear, do not overwork a dealer. Make them happy and you and the dice will be happy, I promise!
#3 Dont buck the table
If everyone is betting on the passline and you jump in and play the don’t pass, you will have ill wishers and nobody will like you, this is a bad omen and you will lose. You may win a roll or two, but bucking the table will come back and haunt you! Play with the crowd, it’s a hell of a lot more fun and you will make money along with everyone else, this is a good thing and makes for a great time!
#2 Do not take forever to set your dice
I set my dice, always will, but I am looking at the dice as they are being pushed to me so I know what rotations need tobe made to set them the way I want them, I hate nothing more as a player or as a dealer than someone who takes three minutes twirling the dice to get them set in the right position only to reposition them then throw. Keep the game moving, slow dice = cold dice!
#1 No center action and avoid the field!
this is the biggest mistake people make, sure the payoffs look good, but that’s why they are there. The house calls them sucker bets for a reason, center action has the worst payouts for the hardest hits in the house. I always see a few people playing the center and they look all cocky when they get paid a large lump sum, but how much did they invest to hit that hop hard ten! Suckers one and all, the house loves these fools! And the field is just a dumbass bet, 44 percent of the time it works every time, for even money you can keep that shit!
#5 Inform yourself to table rules
Place your bets, don’t buy and always ask if the house allows puts, putting a bet is by far the best option for putting money on a number, if they do, do it! It is the same as your passline with odds, the house will never tell you they allow this so only savvy betters know to ask!
#4 Bet the inside
By placing or better yet putting the inside numbers 5,6,8,9 you give yourself a 1 in 2 chance to be paid on every roll! there are 5 ways to roll a 6 or an 8, and 4 ways to roll a 5 or a nine with 36 possible outcomes you give yourself a 50 50 chance to get paid on every toss of the dice and a 1 in 6 chance to lose it all, sound betting is the name of the game!
#3 The Iron cross works
Few know of the Iron Cross, but its an effective way to get paid on every roll but 7, here is how you do it. Place, or better yet “put” bets on 5,6,8 then place a bet in the field for half the amount that you placed/put bets for, I know I said never play the field but there is strategy to everything. Now you will get paid on 2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12! use this when the shooter is hot to clean up!
#2 Place your odds!
Odds are taken by placing an amount behind your passline bet, the amount your allowed varies depending on casino’s some allow 3,4,5 times which is typical, but I have dealt in casino’s in Colorado that allow 100 times odds, so for 1$ up front you can take $100 behind, this is the only 50/50 bet any casino has! DO IT!!!
#1 Tip your dealers
Dealers make money by players tipping them, if you give your dealer a tip early and often just like any tip industry the service will go through the roof! If you do not tip, well your doomed, the dealers will curse you, the box man will do whatever he can to make you lose, including switching dice on you, and you will be no bet till the night ends…. I promise tipping will improve your experience ten fold!
One more thing… Leave superstition at the door, all it ever did was cost people money and always remember- the less you bet, the more you lose when you win! Think about it!