Craps players are made up of ordinary people from all walks of life, just like you or anyone else. Most are playing for fun and, win or lose, the game can be fun. Craps is not a group game. All the players bet against the player’s decisions of one and the house in no way affects the other. The number of players is limited only by the number of people who can save around the table, so, if you can slip in sideways and get to the layout, go to it.
We know if we are going to play it we have to bet, so we will need chips or checks. These colored disks are used instead of cash for several reasons. First, the bankroll needed by a casino is a fraction of what would be required if all the table were stored with cash; secondly, the different colors of the chips facilitate the work of the payment dealer of winning bets; finally, the possibility of theft is reduced, since the stolen chips must subsequently be converted into cash.
Each craps table has a minimum-bet requirement. A sign is located near the dealers on either end to point the table stakes. In Atlantic City, you can easily tell the poles from the color of the sign. White indicates a $ 2 or $ 3 minimum bet, red indicates $ 5 minimum, green indicates $ 25 minimum, blue means $ 50 minimum and black means $ 100 minimum. Maxima usually range between $ 300 and $ 1,000, although top casinos will raise maximums, at the request of a high-rolling player.
Place any of your currency in front of the dealer and, so that you will not miss a bet, clearly announce, “change, please.” Do not try to pass the dealer your money. Drop it on the table. Traders are not allowed to take money from your hand and are not allowed to pass you your chips. The dealer usually repeats the phrase, “change only” and gives money, or currency, to the boxman in charge, who then counts the money and gives the dealer the total amount. The dealer will then place the equivalent number of chips at the table in front of you. Immediately place the chips that you are not betting in the chip slots provided to the table directly in front of you. Never leave the chips on the layout, how they can be considered a bet. Remember that merchants have to pay off all previous winning wagers, and will usually present up new bets to stop making the change. If you think the dice will be thrown before you get your chips, clearly announce the size and type of wager you are doing; if the dealer recognizes him (called “booking”), you have a bet.