How Dealers Keep Track of Everyone’s Bets

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When the table gets hot and filled with 8 players squeezed in at each end, the point boxes on the layout are typically full of chips that appear at first glance to be scattered everywhere at the craps table. It looks like chaos to the untrained eye. How in the world do the dealers keep track of everyone’s bets? It’s … Read More

Bubble Craps Machine

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e’re starting to receive questions about a fairly new variety of craps called “Bubble Craps.” We here at the Crapspit avoid this game (we explain why in a moment), so we don’t know the details of how to work the user display, the payoffs, etc., but we can provide a basic description so you can then decide if it might … Read More

The “Free Odds” Bet in Craps

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I know what you’re thinking. When it comes to casino games, including craps, nothing is free, so what’s this “Free Odds” bet? Sounds like something you’d want to take advantage of, right? Absolutely! We explain the Free Odds bet in detail in our other articles about the Pass Line and Don’t Pass bets, but we wanted to summarize the material … Read More

Gambler’s Fallacy : Bad theory, poor mathematics, unreasonable statistics, nonsense ?

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At CrapsPit we have 2 posts about Gambler’s Fallacy and this makes for a third which is a reply to a post posted by a user in which the user states “Gambler’s Fallacy for what it is… bad theory, poor mathematics, unreasonable statistics and pure nonsense.” Here Don’t let the Gambler’s Fallacy Hook You. Gambler’s Fallacy Clarified : Providing examples … Read More

Gambling and Taxes: Pay Them or Pay the Price

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A wise man once said, “The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.” We here at the Crapspit say, “You wanna play, you gotta pay.” Taxes, that is. Yes, gambling winnings are taxable. Yes, you must report them on your Form 1040 which can be downloaded from here It doesn’t matter how much or … Read More

What Does It Mean to “Color” at the Craps Table? color in color up etc

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Before a player leaves the craps table, especially after a winning session, you’ll typically see him place his chips in the apron and say “Color, please.” You might hear slight variations of the term, but they’re all fundamentally the same. For example, the most common forms are Color, Color In, Color Out, and Color Up. What does it mean and … Read More

Boomtown Casino in Biloxi: Boom or Bust?

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In preparing for a recent trip to Biloxi, Mississippi, I read that the Boomtown Casino is a local’s favorite. I’m always interested in “local’s” casinos because they generally have low table limits that I prefer. After a late lunch on a Monday, my wife and I split to do our own things. She headed for her favorite nickel video poker … Read More

When to Buy the 5 and 9 Instead of Placing Them

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This subject is addressed in the Crapspit articles about the Place bet and the Buy Bet, but I wanted to emphasize it with a real-life example so hopefully inexperienced players don’t fall into the same predicament as the poor guy I recently saw at the table. I was at a $5 table. The shooter rolled 9 as the new point. … Read More