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Old 04-11-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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Best odds on sports? Go Downtown and walk to all the different options in 20-30 minutes. Nothing else comes close.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:39 PM
 
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Someone told me that Ceasars only had $50 minimum crap tables. True or False?
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Someone told me that Ceasars only had $50 minimum crap tables. True or False?
False.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:07 AM
 
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Don't want to take this thread too much off track but I was wondering if anyone knows of craps lessons anywhere (I'm a local). I've downloaded an app for practice however, when I approach a table I'm a bit intimidated by anything other than a pass-line, don't pass or field bet. Again, sorry to take this off track.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Don't want to take this thread too much off track but I was wondering if anyone knows of craps lessons anywhere (I'm a local). I've downloaded an app for practice however, when I approach a table I'm a bit intimidated by anything other than a pass-line, don't pass or field bet. Again, sorry to take this off track.
Any place will teach you. Go to a small off-strip casino and you may find a table with no shooters. If so, ask the dealers and they'll give you a run-through.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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Don't want to take this thread too much off track but I was wondering if anyone knows of craps lessons anywhere (I'm a local). I've downloaded an app for practice however, when I approach a table I'm a bit intimidated by anything other than a pass-line, don't pass or field bet. Again, sorry to take this off track.
Consider that intimidation a good thing because you should be intimidated by anything else. All those other prop bets are sucker bets where the casino makes it's money off you. Stick to the Pass/Don't Pass, Come/Don't Come... and ALWAYS put as much odds as you can afford behind the line to increase your chance of walking away with some money. Some say to play the Field only if 12 pays triple, but I think that's pretty rare on the Strip.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Reno
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Don't want to take this thread too much off track but I was wondering if anyone knows of craps lessons anywhere (I'm a local). I've downloaded an app for practice however, when I approach a table I'm a bit intimidated by anything other than a pass-line, don't pass or field bet. Again, sorry to take this off track.
The Palms has craps lessons at 10 or 11 a.m. Saturdays. Check with the pit boss ahead of time to make sure of the time. It's a good spot for beginners.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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First off, if you are playing craps and betting a decent amount you should also think of comp value that each hotel will give you along with number of x's odds. Additionally taking lessons from a Casino is a great way to learn some of the game, but often the Casinos don't delve into the finer points of the game ie: taking odds, best place bets, come bets, whether the vig on placing the 4 and 10 is paid before or after the point is made ect..

I would recommend you purchasing a book on craps the most basic being Winning at Casino Craps by Edwin Silberstang which is an old book but the game of craps has not changed. Additionally there is a book called Craps Revolution by Scoblete which gives an in depth look at the game although I don't subscribe to some of their dice control ideas.

Another place where you can play craps and often even use their chips are Dealer Schools. You can pay a certain amount an hour and roll dice to your heart's content. Additonally if they are teaching a craps class to dealers you can play sometimes for free so the dealers can practice. I personally have done this at the Dealer school off Sahara but not sure if they are still open.

Now if you really want to get into the game of craps you can take private lessons from some of the Dice Coaches that live in Vegas although that isn't free and you have to take what they say about dice control with a grain of salt. Just check online. Remember though no matter what anyone tells you, craps still has a house edge although small depending on what bets you make.

Your worst bets are the Field, Big 6 and 8, hardways bets, hopping bets and side bets like the fire bet and all tall all small. Those bets may be fun but in the long run you will lose. These are also bets beginners make alot pass on them and your money will last longer. Sure some of these bets win once and a while even a blind squirrel can find an acorn every now and then.

Pass line bets with odds, come bets and certain place bets are your best choice. If you search you can find a list of all the Casinos in Vegas and their Craps odds and table lengths ect..

Blackjack with card counting, along particular rules and number of decks and with bet variance, and Full Pay Video poker with promotions are the only games you can have a slight edge over the house and that edge is very slim.

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Old 01-31-2014, 09:45 PM
 
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Are there $10 minimum crap tables at Ceasars mid week?
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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I was walking thru casino royal the other morning and they had 3$ tables with 20x odds... is that any different than a 5$ table with 10x... not really.

+1 to the sucker bets... keep your bets to the high value sectors and do not get into the long odds play.
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