OK, I need to preface this by saying it wasn't in LV, but was a local casino boat...but still same game and still same rules. I have a trip coming up, and decided I wanted to learn craps and play some while on my upcoming LV trip. The local place was $5 minimums with 5x odds First, I watched this video, I found it a real help http://youtu.be/C2me8s0tX1w Then played a little on my iPad with a free casino app I approached the table early and told the dealers right away "I am new, so don't let me screw this up" and they all kind of chuckled and walked me through the game. My plan was to do like in that video, pass line w/2x odds and then two come bets w/2x odds...yes, quite conservative, but it allowed me to play and observe. When it came time for me to roll, I passed the first couple times, and no one had a problem with that. Dealers figured out how I was playing and kept me up to speed in case I missed taking odds somewhere or anything...very helpful. I made sure to tip them often. I think (I'm sure) that helped with the level of attention and guidance they gave me. Bottomline, it really was not that bad, and once you get past that first say, half hour, the nerves kind of go away, and it's really fun. I bought in for $100 and made it go almost 2.5 hours, and if you figure with the pass and two comes with x2 odds, I had $45 out, but it all kept working in my favor. I never counted my chips, I just paid attention to how full the rack was. If I had to guess, I was likely up to $300-$400 at one point. Then the table went cold and I gave it all back, then went for a walk, played some slots (my usual game) and lost like $200 in 20 minutes, so went back, bought in another $100, played same way and by end of the cruise (another hour and half?) I was at $240 So in craps alone, I came out $40 ahead, but most importantly, I learned it's not hard and once you sit and watch a bit, it's not complicated, especially after watching that video So, have no fear, try it. Tell the dealers you're new and tip them for their help. BTW, at one point, the one dealer who was really the most helpful looked at me and said "So you're just doing the pass and two comes with odds, huh? Good solid basic strategy, stick with it, you'll do fine"