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Table Games Prelude :Did You Always Want To Learn How To Play Craps, But Felt Too Intemidated?

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by Ben Jammin, Nov 22, 2016.

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  1. Ben Jammin

    Ben Jammin VIP Whale

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    I had a sticky up here for years but when Sonia went over to the new server it vanished and I didn't have it backed up. After reading your responses to the Craps Bubble Machine reply post I did it seems that many of you out there are still intimidated by the Game.

    The basic game of Craps is actually pretty simple, it's the confusing layout of the Craps Table and a myriad of bets that can be made that can be confusing. All those additional bets, from the big six, the hard ways and the field were added later by the casinos to give the uninformed player six ways from Sunday to lose your money, but the basic game hasn't changed since Roman Times, when it was played with a pair of dice that were actually shaped from bone, hence the saying, "Roll The Bones"!.

    John Scarne, the father of casino gambling if you will, actually worked with the casinos in their infancy to design the tables that we still play on today. Many games were refereed to as "Scarney Craps" and Scarney BlackJack" and the like, as he was instrumental in the design of the layouts for all the tables you see in any casino in the world today.

    So if anyone out there is interested in a simple straight forward approach to the game I'll spend the better part of a work week re-writing that sticky so you all can give the game of Craps a try, as in my opinion it is the most fun you can have in a casino, or doing anything in Vegas by yourself for that matter than I can think of.

    My approach to the game is very simple, involves minimum investment and carries a house advantage of less that 2 percent, and usually with odds as low as about half a percent or less.

    Now, I'm not selling anything here, my compensation is merely knowing that if you try this game with my method you will have a great time and very likely win some cash, but for sure you'll have a ball no matter what.

    At the time I had had about 150 people that had said they tried my method, and thousands of hits. All had fun, and isn't that what it's all about?

    Anyone remember that sticky?

    $5 bucks on the pass line, and that's it. Then you can get in the action and see how the game is played.
    Place your bets everybody, place your bets.

    Little Joe sez, next shooter, place your bets.

    "Little Joe from Kokomo sez; " "hit us in the tu tu," "ace trey, the country way!"

    "Yo leven," "yo levine the dancing queen," "six five, no jive."

    Are you in?
     
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  2. Crambone

    Crambone Gnaeus Pompey Magnus

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    My first try at Craps had me calling for a "Ho, eleven" hearing someone yelling that earlier.

    I had my hearing checked the next week.
     
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    Daani Low-Roller

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    It's interesting to watch if you can get closer to the table but unfortunately I don't understand a thing about it:confused:
     
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    eisen7979 Low-Roller

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    Thanks, I will be following along!
     
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    WHU66 High-Roller

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    Count me in, lessons have been on my to do list for the last 7 visits, never seem to get round to it!
     
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    ngrund Low-Roller

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    go in the early morning when tables are not busy, dealers will be more able to help explain things, many strip casinos do have lessons, also the "bubble craps" a/k/a shoot to win do have printed rules/odds etc.
     
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    Thanks ngrund, keep meaning to try bubble as well, just hasn't happened! Will go for it next trip.....hopefully next October now! Cheers for the advice!
     
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    make it November 2-11 and I'll be able to teach you myself
     
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    Ben, I remember that stickie and thought it was excellent, so I am glad to know you are going to re-do it. I liked that you broke it into levels of sorts: "First learn the basic bets and odds, then some of the field bets" etc. Thanks for your work to post it again.
     
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    I recall the first time I got the nerve to play, many years ago at the Stardust. I stood at that table for nearly 8 hours! needless to say I was hooked. I don't play anymore unless it is on a $3 table, I am a low roller, and by the time you place 2 or 3 bets with 2 or 3 times odds -- well that ain't so low. I am pretty conservative, a pass line bet with odds, and 2 come bets with odds. your money can last a while, and it can be fun if you are at a table with nice dealers and players. I appreciate Ben Jammin sharing his passion for the game. maybe he could share one of his big win stories with us!
     
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    I'll be interested to hear your recommendations. I play minimum on the pass line, and then play as much odds behind as I'm allowed (or as comfortable as I am) and that's it.
     
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    Now that is funny!!~!!
     
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    That is much like me. I do min on the pass and full odds and then one come bet with full odds.
     
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    That's about as good a strategy as there is. I do that, or throw in some come bets with odds. And if the point is 5 or 9 I'll place the 6 and 8, if the point is 6 or 8, I'll place it's partner. If the point is 4 or 10, I pray heavily.
     
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    OK that was me. I just didn't know enough about the game to get in there. I watched videos, and even went to the 10AM Craps lesson at the casino, but I still felt too intimidated to get in there on a hot table.
    Problem was every time I watched a video or a live lesson it went into way too much detail about thing the new player doesn't need to know.
    You don't need a PHD in Mathematics or nerves of steel to play it, you only need to know a few simple bets to make and how to back up those simple bets with a simplified straightforward approach to win.

    I had had a sticky thread up on here for a while, but it got deleted by accident. I'll do another one eventually when I have the time.
    Always back up and save anything of importance on a computer.
    Thanks
     
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