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Not a gambler: Craps
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:44:59 AM »
At a casino, they gave ‘lessons’ on Craps.
Seemed really complicated from what I remembered from long ago. Too many rules. 
Has that game changed in 30 years or maybe the guy telling the rules wasn’t a good teacher?

Anyone got simple rules for it (other than don’t play)?

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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 10:14:02 AM »
I wouldn't know. I've never been into gambling. I may play 21 on the computer apps, but that's about it.

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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 10:28:24 AM »
LMGTFY.
https://www.casinotop10.net/craps-rules


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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 11:30:24 AM »
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I've never been a Craps player but.....as with other Vegas-types of gambling it really not so much the "rules" that can lead to success (or failure) but the method of play (that should be your main topic of interest)

years ago a co-worker was supposed to have been a very good and successful Craps player - he even published a very informal "guide" for friends - I'm sure any Library has an abundance of "how to" books on the game

Blackjack was my game and when I was really into it I did very well - I lived in the L.A. area, would have a few days off, jump on a plane in Burbank, fly to Las Vegas and might be there for anywhere from 10 hours to 3-4 days.  I don't remember ever having a losing session

with Blackjack there are 3 things that one has to take into the play.....a system of play (when to "hit"/"stand"/"split" or "double" and a betting system that you have to stick with during the play.....and, oh yeah, good luck

by the way, when I was frequenting L.V. it was run by the Mobs, that was before the Corporations took over and ruined the gambling experience - so much so that when they (the Corporations) did move in Las Vegas then became a "family" destination and took all the fun out of it (could explain that but won't here) - so, I quit

when gambling all those years I never saw a L.V. Show and never made it a point of eating at any of the great restaurants - visits subsequent to my gambling years have been to visit friends and play golf or Military reunions and now, during those visits (which are now very infrequent), I do go to Shows and I do eat at the best restaurants (and I don't gamble)

wow, what a rambling..... :th_thicon_lol:
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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 05:15:35 PM »
I learned to play craps when I was in the military years ago. Casino craps is a little more elaborate, and I have been in many throughout the United States, but the basics are still the same. l learned a long time ago that the casino craps tables were way to boisterous for me and I avoid that area. When you enter a casino, at least in my experience, you can always tell where the craps tables are and it's continuous 24/7. But, for many people, that's the allure. Give me a nice quiet card room any day.
My brother absolutely loved the game though. For years we stayed and gambled at the Riviera in LV. When we hit the casino floor he went to the craps tables and I to the card tables. At first it was Black Jack and staring in about '95 Texas Hold 'Em. We always met somewhere for breakfast and would tell each other our tales of woe or triumph.   
My wife likes to go to LV on occasion but she likes the high end shops there which can be as dangerous, $$$ wise, as gambling. She did win 5K on a slot machine once in Tunica, Mississippi while waiting for me to finish a card game. Payed for our vacation.
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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 08:47:22 PM »
something like that wouldn't change, once you're at the table lucky rolls will make you a killing and its quick to pick up on if you played before

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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 07:00:24 AM »
Best rule for craps, well at least the one that works for me.  Walk up to the table turn 180 degrees then start walking.

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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 08:22:34 AM »
Best rule for craps, well at least the one that works for me.  Walk up to the table turn 180 degrees then start walking.
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Currently in Vegas for a work convention. Been here since 10/7 and the above is spot on havent lost a penny gambling since I have not gambled. A fools game.


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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 06:12:55 PM »
The only "gambling" I do is to buy a lotto ticket every once in a blue moon when nobody's won for several weeks and the news starts talking about how big the pot is.

Other than that, I don't gamble.

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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 06:18:50 AM »
The only "gambling" I do is to buy a lotto ticket every once in a blue moon when nobody's won for several weeks and the news starts talking about how big the pot is.

Other than that, I don't gamble.

So you get sucked in at the worst possible time.
When more non regulars are  buying in therefore increasing the long shot odds even more.

Be strong and keep your money. Your odds are better to be struck by lightning TWICE than winning at LOTTO.




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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 10:51:01 AM »
I'm aware of all that.

The thing is, it's not that big a deal to me. I loose like, $3 on one lousy ticket, what.... Every 3-4 months? I kinda feel like the county tax assessor is a far larger nightmare for me to worry about every month than losing the cost of a coffee and a doughnut maybe 3-4 times a year to the lotto commission.

Besides... Even with the long odds, you can't win if you don't play!

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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2017, 12:12:43 PM »
I choose not to play.

Invest the same is a growth fund and in short time it will be a small lotto winner.



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Re: Not a gambler: Craps
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2017, 12:18:40 PM »
Update:
I didn’t play craps.  I took the $5 complimentary voucher, stuck it in a slot machine, won  $5, and quit.