all the games the casino offers, craps is by far the
fastest and most exciting, and it's a game in which
a great deal of money can be won or lost in the shortest
possible time. It's traditionally the games of the
high rollers, the premium players who want a great
deal of money action. And they get it in craps. This
is not to say that the games only attracts big bettors,
for it's a game beloved by many small gamblers, who
are also intrigued by its speed and excitement.
It is the most vocal of games. At the other table
games online blackjack games, online baccarat games,
and roulette-the atmosphere is more sedate. The players
sweat out their wins and losses quietly, with only
an occasional murmur or comment after a big win or
a discouraging loss. But at craps the table is alive
with sounds, as players scream for the seven, as they
cry for numbers, when a hot roll is in progress. And
when that hot roll comes, where the whole table is
making money, the entire casino knows about it. The
enthusiasm is contagious.
Craps is a great games to let loose in, to let out
one's inhibitions. Since the yelling and screaming
have no effect on the outcome, it's permissible and
encouraged by the house. In a game like online blackjack
games, where a great deal of skill is required and
where the players must constantly make decisions affecting
the play of their cards, such a noise level would
hamper and interfere with the concentration required,
but at the craps table the dice roll merrily along,
not bothered in the least by the clatter.
Only online blackjack games offers better odds to
the player, but in order to take advantage of favorable
situations in twenty-one, a online blackjack games
player must know the basic strategy thoroughly and
must be able to count cards. Having this information,
he will play even with the house or have a small advantage
with the most favorable rules. The craps player, without
having to count anything and without having to make
continually new decisions, will give the house no
more than 0.8 percent or 0.6 percent with best play.
Craps also offers a much broader spectrum of bets
than does online blackjack games. Players can bet
with or against the dice, while in twenty-one, players
can only play against the dealer. At craps gamblers
can also make continuous bets with each roll of the
dice, not having to wait for an ultimate decision
by the dealer, as they must in online blackjack games.
Only roulette offers such a wide variety of bets,
but in American roulette, the house has an unyielding
advantage of at least 5.26 percent on every bet, a
much greater edge than it enjoys in craps.
etiquette that comes from the B&M world: Don't
discuss your hand, especially when you're no longer
involved in the pot. It's fine to make an obvious
(albeit weak) joke like "Why did I fold my pocket
aces before the flop?" when the board comes A-A-7.
When the flop comes 9-6-6, though, it's horrible etiquette
to type in a comment like "ARGH! Why did I fold
my 7-6!" The all-caps "ARGH" makes
your statement fairly believable and you've just made
it much easier for someone who holds an over pair
like J -J to bet aggressively because the chances
are now only half as likely that someone might hold
a six for trips.
If you are still involved in the hand, you're allowed
more leeway because a certain amount of lying is acceptable
gamesmanship. If you're not involved in a hand you
should keep completely silent, not just about what
cards you held, but about any theories you have about
what the other players might have or any strategic
suggestions. Even though you may be very curious about
what a bettor holds, and so would love to see a call,
do not type "Call him!" in the chat box.