the bets the stick man recommends good wagers? Chris
Repeat, NO! The suggested wagers the stick man
is barkingfield, hardway and craps wagersall
own a high house advantage. These bets should
be limited to the tootsie pop crowda.k.a.,
the sucker born every minute club.
What is the difference between a throw and
a roll? Larry, I
throw is one roll of the dice. A roll is a series
of rolls until a decision (seven or the point)
I remove my bet before the next throw? Martha
bet can be removed from the table with the exception
of a pass line or come line wager if the point
has been established.
is a Horn-High Eleven Bet? Bob. T
one roll wager, the Horn-High Eleven is a five
unit bet; one unit on the number two, one on three,
one on 12 and two units on 11. Sucker bet.
there any absolute way to beat the game of craps?
way? Absolutely. DONT PLAY.
I place all the numbers? Randy T.
place the six and eight. The 4 and 10 have a house
advantage of 6.7%. The 5 and 9 is 4.0%. And what
are they, Randy? Sucker bets.
is the difference between 5 to 1 and 5 for 1?
for 1 returns five units, whereas
5 to 1 returns six units on working
many different possible rolls of the dice are
there and which number appears the most? Cheryl.
There are 36 possible combinations with the seven
coming up six different ways, or 16.67% of the
is the seven so important in craps? Toni C.
Because after a seven rolls, a decision is made
on most bets, win or lose.
all the wagers on a crap game that have less than
a two percent house advantage? Becky C.
line, dont pass, come line, dont come,
odds and placing the six and eight.
best bet on a craps game is? Larry V.
on your pass or come line bet. House edgeZIPPO.
I ever place a wager on the pass line after a
point has been established? Mark B.
At this point the house has a much bigger edge
because the point has been established. On the
come-out roll you need those sevens and elevens
to maintain that low house edge of 1.41% on a
pass line bet.
I sit down and play craps? Bobby C.
no, unless youre blessed with Saudi Arabian
oil wealth or a high roller of the same magnitude.
is a call bet? David L.
voice bet, acknowledged by the stickman, without
chips on the selection.
did the dealer mean when she asked me if I wanted
to press my bet? Shirley M.
To increase or double your previous wager and
return any excess winnings to you.
found a 25 cent crap game in Las Vegas. Can I
just bet 25 cents on the pass line? Brian P.
yes, and you still get free cocktails to boot.
Some casinos may request a 50 cent minimum wager.
many throws of the dice occur on an active game
per hour? James M.
dealers can push the dice well over 200 times
per hour, making craps the most consistent live
action game the casino offers.
I request my place bet to be working when the
point marker (puck) is marked off? Robert A.
but you must inform the dealer that you want your
do the two dice signifying 12 on the Dont
Come or Dont Pass line mean? Ronald M.
means if the 12 rolls, its a tie. You neither
win nor lose.
are odds and place bets generally off
on the come out roll? Randy T.
avoid confusion. Besides, youre rooting
for a seven on your pass line bet.
do they mean by throwing numbers? Linda L.
thrower, with a hot hand, is tossing the box point
numbers of 4-5-6-8-9-10 and avoiding the dreaded
7 (cinco dos, adios) from appearing.
I was on a crap game for the first time and asked
the dealer what the difference was between a hard
8 and a regular 8. She politely told me the difference
when another player started yelling at me because
I was holding up the game. Talk about being embarrassed.
What did I do wrong? Meg B.
Nothing! There is
never a need to be embarrassed, Meg. You are to
be applauded for asking for help. All too many
players try to cover up their shortcomings and
waste their hard-earned money playing casino games
they know little about. So no question regarding
gambling is dumb. Well, thats
not quite true. I was dealing blackjack late one
evening in downtown Reno when a man approached
me and asked: Where are the slot machines
for kids? That was dumb. No, pathetic.
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Tips Tricks and Advis
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