Your Own Craps Bets!
you are going to play craps you will need to learn to keep track
of your own bets.
track individual bets by positioning the chips in each betting
area to correspond with the position of the player at the table.
By observing where the dealer places your chips, you can
tell exactly which bets are yours.
the table action is heavy, it is not uncommon for a dealer to
miss paying off a winning bet, or to place your winning chips in
front of another player. However,
it is still your responsibility to watch your own bets and know
when they win or lose so that you won't reach for another
player's winnings or let another player pick up your winnings.
was playing in one of the casinos in northern New Mexico shortly
after Indian gaming became legal.
I was ready to finish the session and had only one bet
remaining up, a $100 wager on a Don't Come six.
Naturally, since my bet would win only when the shooter
rolled a seven, his roll continued on and on with every number
hitting except my No-6.
I waited and waited, not wanting to make any additional
bets since I had already had a good win, and I was ready to
leave after winning or losing my final bet.
the shooter rolled a seven, winning my wager.
Since he had had a good roll, the table was covered with
lots of Come Bets with odds and Place Bets, and my singular
black chip on the Don't Come for 6.
When the 7 was rolled, the dealer swept all of the chips
in the Point Boxes over to the house side of the table,
appropriating these bets for the house.
This was correct except for one small detail.
shooter's seven was a winning roll for me, and the dealer owed
me $200. When I
pointed out the error, the dealer just stared at the mound of
chips he had created when he swept all of the losing wagers into
a pile. Fortunately
the Boxman remembered my wager and instructed the dealer to
slide two black chips my way.
another tip -
you win a bet, remember to pick up the chips promptly.
Chips left on the table will be considered a wager, and
if you forget to pick up your winnings, you will probably be
making another wager whether you intended to or not.
Many players act like the dealers are the enemy at the
craps table. They're
not. Most are
decent people working at a thankless job where obnoxious players
are the rule rather than the exception.
are a few dealers with an "attitude."
When I encounter one of these people, I just change
tables. Life is too
short to put up with aggravating people.
But most dealers are competent, efficient and friendly if
you give them half a chance.
A good dealer will remind you to take odds or to make
some bet that you normally make.
Most dealers are rooting for you to win.
A dealer's salary is very low, and dealers depend on tips
or tokes to make a decent living.
When you are at a table with friendly, helpful dealers,
you should plan on tipping or toking them.
players toke or tip dealers by tossing a couple of chips for the
boys on the hardway bets. These
are long shot bets which pay either 7 to 1 (Hard 4 and 10) or 9
to 1 (Hard 6 and 8). Most
dealers appreciate a bet made on their behalf on a wager with a
better chance of winning.
If you are
wagering on the pass line,
you should make an occasional Pass Line wager "for
the boys." When
you make a wager for the dealers, tell your dealer that the bet
is for the dealers. He
will tell the Boxman, and if the wager wins, you will have toked
the dealers. You will notice that when you make a dealer bet
which wins, a dealer will place the winnings in his breast
dealer's word for a tip "toke" comes from the word
"token" as in token of appreciation.
is not necessary to tip the dealers as frequently if you are
losing. They will
understand. If you
are winning, they appreciate the occasional tip.
It is better to tip the dealers while you are playing
rather than tipping as you prepare to leave.
When the dealers know that you are not a stiff, their
normally good service becomes even better.
you are using a winning craps strategy, like our Power Craps
Strategy, you will be winning most of the time. I like to tip dealers early in the game so that they know
that I am a "George" or tipping player.
Believe me, dealers receiving tips will go out of their
way to watch out for your interests.
have had many occasions when dealers whom I was regularly
tipping have overpaid me.
have also had losing bets ignored and left up.
If a dealer overpays you, you should never call attention
to it. I have felt
on many occasions that the dealers were repaying me for my
tipping with an unspoken agreement between us.
time a dealer was consistently overpaying me on my Come Bets.
My Come Bets were going "off and on," which
means that I would have a new come bet in the come box replacing
a come bet which had just hit.
In this situation, a good dealer will leave both of the
come bets up and just place the winnings in a separate stack of
chips in the Come Betting Box.
This particular dealer overpaid me for a couple of bets.
made a Come Bet for the boys which promptly won and I gave
the chips to the dealer. My
next winning Come Bet was overpaid by a chip.
I continued to make occasional wagers for the dealers,
and the dealer continued to overpay my Come Bets.
I believe that we had formed a kind of partnership that
was benefiting both of us.
Whenever the Boxman was watching my end of the table the
dealer paid off the bets correctly. However, there were two
large bettors at the other end of the table, and the Boxman's
attention was mostly focused there.
if you are not rewarded by overpaid bets, the atmosphere at the
craps table will improve once you are perceived to be a tipper. What's
more, all of the casino personnel will respect you as a class
gambler who knows the rules and respects and appreciates the
hard work the dealers perform.
playing craps, perhaps more than any other casino game, it is
critical that you use a tested system.
The system should have plenty of built-in safeguards to
protect your bankroll, yet give you a fighting chance to let
your profits run when you are experiencing a winning streak.
of the best systems I have ever used is the Power Craps Strategy.
can use it in either land-based or Internet casinos to grab
substantial profits by learning how to make just one bet
colleagues and I use it as a regular source of income.
I want I can log on to
an online casino and bring in $1,000 in less than an hour,
safely and easily.
system is so consistent that it turns the game of casino craps
from a game that regularly grinds up most gamblers into a game
that you will pursue for consistent profits, mostly by making
moves that no one else has ever thought of!
you can take a step at a time and build on at your own pace.
For instance, you can start conservatively and master making
just one bet that will bring in at least $150 an hour. As your
confidence and bankroll grow, you can rapidly move up to the
big leagues and bring in $500, $1,000, even $2,050 an hour!
is a strategy that I can recommend without any hesitation.
I suggest you read
more about it here.
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