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Craps etiquette

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Craps etiquette

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.

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1. Re: Craps etiquette

Just in case anyone wasn't sure of the proper manners around a Craps table.

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If you are tipping , can the dealer take the money from you or should you throw it on the table? Can you tip in chips ? Should you tip the group that works the table or the person on your side of the table that takes your bets ?

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Gray,

You can either put the tip on the table for the dealers to take, or make a bet for them. Doesn't matter which dealer you give it to, they all share. The dealer can not take any chips or cash from your hand, it must be placed on the table. Please do not throw the chips at the dealer, some are know to throw things back at you ;-)

As for which bets to make for the dealers. Hardways are nice, when they hit. If you want to be nice to The Boys (And girls) Put them on the line and give them some odds. I'll do that for them after the shooter makes a point or two. If all the shooter is doing is shooting numbers, put the dealers on a number or two. If you say you're controlling the bet you can press it, or let the dealers have the payoff when it hits. Otherwise they must take the bet and payoff after it hits the first time.

Hope this helps,

Joe

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4. Re: Craps etiquette

Thats great thanks. So I can just place a bet next to mine and indicate its 'for the Boys', or tip on the way out.

I am a Craps newbie - played the first time in Vegas last month and had a lot of fun and actually won a little $. Couple

of friends were waiting on me, so I rushed away from the table and felt bad later about not tipping ( and I didn't know how ) so I wont let that happen again when I am back there in April. Hopefully I will still win !

I am not a high roller so need to play at some of the cheaper places - That night I did actually find a $5 table at the Venetian on a Friday night - how good was that ? A great casino , lots of good comp drinks coming around too often and really nice people at the table all having fun.

I enjoyed the Casino Royale too, but its quite smoky and crowded but its a fun group of folks.

I am practicing on a computer game so I can be a bit sharper next time.

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One last thing, most casinos will allow the bets you make for the dealers to be less than the table minimums. If you're at a $5 table, you should be able to make a $1 line bet for the boys. You can put them up for $2 odds, and get other players to add more to the odds if they want to. They won't get paid any extra on a point of 6 or 8 unless they have $5 odds. Same rules as you.

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One more quick question.

I know you should never say 7 but it is permissable to call a bet on "big red" if you feel it's coming......I am superstisious (can't spell it but I am it) and when the a dice leave the table out of habit I call all my place bets off and bet the big red.

I'm I a jerk?

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7. Re: Craps etiquette

Vegasman can you tell me who offers crap lessons?

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8. Re: Craps etiquette

Vegasman can you tell me who offers crap lessons?

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Swimer,

No, you're not being a jerk, unless you dance and do the Pumpkin patch when you win your bet on the Big Red. And that is the polite way of making that bet.

MsMar,

Most casinos offer Craps lessons. But most offer them only once a day, you snooze, you lose is their attitude. At the Stardust we offer lessons on craps and other games all day 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.

MsMar,

Most casinos offer Craps lessons. But most offer them only once a day, you snooze, you lose, is their attitude. At the Stardust we offer lessons on craps and other games all day 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Joe

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