Craps Etiquette for New (and oblivious) Players

The forum name says it all. You're new to the game of craps and don't have a clue where to begin. Pass Line. Don't Pass. Come. Don't Come. Hardways. Big Six. Big Eight. The Horn. Good Grief! Sounds like back when you were trying to make a decision about what to do in the back seat on that first car date. Well never fear! There are a few folks around here who have spent enough time at the tables to be able to answer just about any question you may have. So step right up and get a clue!

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Bankerdude80
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Re: Craps Etiquette for New (and oblivious) Players

Post by Bankerdude80 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:49 pm

SHOOTITALL wrote:My impairment is not visible. Shot knees. I cannot stand more than a few minutes and that is an EDE. I cannot walk much more than 20 yards before I am ready to collapse. There are many physical elements not visible such as emphysema, artificial legs, etc. So, it is not good to make a decision without enough information. The first clue is does the patron look like Methuselah's younger brother but younger folks may also incur the wrath of bad health. Without a stool, my time at a craps table would be - - - -Zero.
Yeah, I completely understand old age and the challenges that come with it. I guess my inquiry was more towards those that are 40ish to 50ish in age and do not seem to have obvious physical ailments. For example, I was at Bellagio and this lady who was maybe in her 50's had a chair and would continue to move it herself (lifting it up like it was a 5lb bag of dog food) and moving it around the table when she wanted to switch to a different position. If she can lift the chair and move it around with no problem, what ailment prevents her from standing?

My folks are infirmed (mom broke her hip and uses a walker, dad had open heart surgery and has trouble walking long distances. Both in the past year). They are stubborn and refuse to get handicap placards or license plates. I don't know why, but It bothers me when I see a 40 year old pull up and park in a handicap spot and run (and I mean physically run) into the store to get something. It makes me think some are gaming the system. I guess I'm getting to be an old curmudgeon. ;)
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Re: Craps Etiquette for New (and oblivious) Players

Post by Cap-n_Lou » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:09 pm

Funny (in both the ha ha sense and the ironic/apropos sense) story on Bankerdude's point. I was at the health club the other day, and I happen to know they give free or reduced cost memberships to people with disabilities. I'm all for that and happy to subsidize it with my full price membership. So I'm in the locker room with one other guy, and i see his white cane and I notice he is wearing dark glasses. A blind guy who works out ... Great, good for him, I thought. Then a cell phone rang. This caught my attention because cell phones are banned from use in the locker room at my club like they are at many clubs. All of a sudden, I see my "blind" fellow club member reach into his locker, take out the phone, look to see who's calling (still wearing the Ray Charles glasses), and hit 'don't answer' on his phone's screen. Part of me wanted to giggle but most of me wanted to slap him.

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Re: Craps Etiquette for New (and oblivious) Players

Post by thnick » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:34 am

And by the way, do not use casino chips you find on the floor or left over credits on a slot, or any type of money you may find in the casino proper. I was just sent a news clip of casinos..like Ameristar taking people to court for theft and winning. One guy played a left over $2.00 credit and was fined $250. Any chip or credit that doesn't belong to you belongs to the casino. I guess this goes in some section of the forum..this looked the most likely one.

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Re: Craps Etiquette for New (and oblivious) Players

Post by wild child » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:22 pm

thnick wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:34 am
And by the way, do not use casino chips you find on the floor or left over credits on a slot, or any type of money you may find in the casino proper. I was just sent a news clip of casinos..like Ameristar taking people to court for theft and winning. One guy played a left over $2.00 credit and was fined $250. Any chip or credit that doesn't belong to you belongs to the casino. I guess this goes in some section of the forum..this looked the most likely one.
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Cap-n_Lou
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Re: Craps Etiquette for New (and oblivious) Players

Post by Cap-n_Lou » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:00 pm

thnick wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:34 am
And by the way, do not use casino chips you find on the floor or left over credits on a slot, or any type of money you may find in the casino proper. I was just sent a news clip of casinos..like Ameristar taking people to court for theft and winning. One guy played a left over $2.00 credit and was fined $250. Any chip or credit that doesn't belong to you belongs to the casino. I guess this goes in some section of the forum..this looked the most likely one.
Maybe there's a middle ground: use any found chips as a dealer toke?

Irukanji
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Re: Craps Etiquette for New (and oblivious) Players

Post by Irukanji » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:51 pm

I once found a dollar bill on the floor next to the craps table at Sugarhouse in PA. PA's casino rules state that anything found on the floor, table or machine has to be turned in, otherwise it is a crime if you keep it (if you get caught of course). I noticed it earlier and 10 minutes later it was still there. People were looking at it but not doing anything. I picked it up and placed it on the layout telling the box person that I found it on the floor. He then took it and immediately inserted it into the slot where all the buy ins go. House money now!
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Bankerdude80
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Re: Craps Etiquette for New (and oblivious) Players

Post by Bankerdude80 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:37 am

My last trip at Paris LV, I picked up a penny (Lincoln side up) right in front of a Security guard. Lucky for me, he was busy oogling the twentysomething ladies that were walking past us. I have a habit of picking up money I see discarded on the ground. I guess I need to be more aware in the casino.
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jaime1943
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Re: Craps Etiquette for New (and oblivious) Players

Post by jaime1943 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:51 am

Greetings bankerdude,

One day while i was at a casino in SAN JUAN i found a silver guatter on the floor and i turned it in to the FLOOR MANGER, He said keep it AND gave me a COMP for dinner for me and the old lady.

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