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Craps

Dundee, United...
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Craps

Hi

I want to play craps which I have never done before. At major casinos is there free beginners table where free play can get you into the grove on how it all works before betting real dollars. Any advice appreciated.

Cheers

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I played for the first time last trip. I downloaded a free game on my phone and practised on the plane

Calgary, Canada
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Most strip Casinos offer free lessons in the morning. You could inquire with one of the boys (dealers) at the craps table and they will let you know.

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If you have an iPad or iPhone there's a few that are very informative. Time you get to Vegas you will have it down.

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I think they all offer free lessons on their table games. I learned the basics online then went to the free lesson at Bills. We got a voucher for a free $5 bet at the end.

It was very helpful.

Good Luck!

Dallas
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You can not really learn how to play craps at the free lessons in the casinos. You can learn the mechanics and the placement of the chips, but they don't tell you anything about strategy or what are the good bets and what are the bad bets.

There are hundreds of bets on the craps table, and many have complex rules. But there are only 6 bets that you want to make, and they don't tell you that in lessons.

So, go to a website like wizardofodds.com and learn what are those good bets and how to make those. They are actually very simple and will minimize your losses. Then jump on a table and don't be afraid to ask the dealers for help if you need it.

Have fun and good luck.

Oshkosh, Wi
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Even a book from the library will teach you all you need to know. Even if it is an old book, the game really hasn't changed much. Like the previous poster said, focus on the 4-6 decent bets and the game is easy.

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"You can not really learn how to play craps at the free lessons in the casinos. You can learn the mechanics and the placement of the chips, but they don't tell you anything about strategy or what are the good bets and what are the bad bets."

I disagree. There are only two bets to make in the casino--Pass Line and Come. And if you got placing odds as a separate "bet" then there's four. I learned them from a lesson at Bally's many years ago. If you're counting placing the 6 and 8 you are giving the house back a little more than these two simple bets.

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David, you are almost correct but not quite. I consider the pass with odds and the come with odds as one of the 6. But you are pretty close. And they will be so buried in all the other stuff in a casino lesson that they won't have a clue what the odds are, or when to make them.

Most people I know have come out of those lessons with their heads spinning and totally intimidated and won't play after them.

So, I would suggest that you know those "magic' bets before you take the lessons, and then use those for mechanical help, not for strategy.

Phx, AZ
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Great video. It says it is advanced, but this is very basic craps info.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C2me8s0tX1w

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People. Pleae don't bet on the big 6 and big 8 on the corners. The same numbers can give you odds if you make place bets. Which puts more $$ in you're pocket.