Craps Etiquette is one thing not many people are taught these days. Craps players are Very superstitious. One thing none of them likes to see is someone buying into the game when the shooter is trying to make his/her point. So, when you come up to the table, have your $$ ready, but don't put it on the table until the shooter has made his/her point, or 7ed out. You will know this has happened by one of 3 signs. 1 Loud cheering 2 Groaning 3 Dealer turning over puck it now shows "OFF" instead of "ON".
Next is making sure you have made all your bets before the dealer (Stickman) has given the shooter the dice. Nothing kills a good roll faster than the dice hitting someone���s hand while they are putting or taking their $5 bet in the field.
If the dice go off the table and you decide to help out by picking the die up off the floor, or out of some girls cleavage. Hold the dice for the dealer, thy will eventually hold their hand out for you to drop the die. Drop the die into the dealer���s hand from 2-3" away. Don't throw the dice onto the table. It may negate the shooters throw. We don't know which 2 dice to call out of the 3 or 4 that are now rolling around on the table.
Once a point has been established, do not under any circumstances use the word 7. Don't say ,"I hope the shooter doesn't 7 out" Even though you're hoping for a good thing, you will be blamed if the bad thing happens.
The dealer can't take chips or money from your hand, these must be placed on the table for him/her to pick up. The only thing the dealer can take from your hand is jewelry or alcohol ;-)
Tip your dealers by placing their bet next to yours. Pass Line, Don't Pass, Field, C & E, Hard Ways, Come or Don't Come. Any bet you can make for yourself you can make for the dealers as well. Provided they were nice to you. If you forget in all the excitement to bet while playing, you can always give them money before you leave the table. That is called a "Hand in" and they are appreciated as well.