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Table Games Any craps sessions for newbies?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Geoffers, Nov 18, 2012.

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  1. Geoffers

    Geoffers Tourist

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    Hi
    I've been reading the basic instructions for playing craps on the message board and hope to be giving it a go when I'm in Vegas in May staying at the Luxor.
    Do casinos give taster sessions where someone who has never played the game before can learn before I play for real?
     
  2. ButterflyMtn

    ButterflyMtn High-Roller

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    Yes, casinos have lessons during the day...usually in the morning. Ask at the players desk or just look around sometimes they have signs on tables not bring used with the times of the lessons.
     
  3. joart75

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    There are also some electronic craps games out there now, with a big pop ball in the center, like Trouble(tm). I remember seeing one at the Plaza... You can play on one of those to wet your feet before diving into a regular table.
     
  5. darkside

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    When starting out,bet the come out roll and take odds.
    Most everyone at the table makes this bet.
    Actually watching at the table,you will learn more about the game.
    I usually wait for the hot rollers to roll the dice,and try to get into the game during a hot streak.
    Playing a cold table,especially when new can be disastrous.
    On a hot table,place the 4,5,6,8,9,10.
     
  6. Geoffers

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    Thanks for your help. Just started practising online. Can't wait to get to Vegas and try it for real.
     
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    Luxor likely has craps lessons, but if they don't then you can go next door to Excalibur and they do them each week day at noon.
     
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    vegas.com has a list of all the classes and times, I'm not sure how up to date it is. I know people talk about craps at Casino Royale. But, my first time playing was downtown at the Four Queens. Early morning is best if you want a quiet table.
     
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    You had me until you said place the 4 and 10. You want to buy the 4 and 10, place the 6 and 8. And pretty much just stay away from the 5 and 9.
     
  10. chess

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    wizardofodds is a good start...

    i tell people learn the passline and learn betting on the #'s then learn the inside......

    I tell people not to play the field because its the worse bet but ive seen it hit 15 times in a row and yes you can win ALOT of $ like that
     
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    My first ever lesson was at the Strat and right afterward they opened the table for only the newbies to play. It was a great way to start out since you could ask questions and they didn't mind stopping the game to explain.
     
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    They do this at Monte Carlo in the mornings, too. They open a table right after the lesson, and they make it a $5 minimum, even when the rest of the tables are $10.
     
  13. wndrwmn71

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    If you have an iPad, download the MyCraps app. If not, try Bodog or Casino.com. Practice your strategies with the bankroll you plan on playing with. Mind your pass line odds.
     
  14. Geoffers

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    Great info. Thanks everyone :thumbsup:
     
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