of craps only looks like a complicated games because
of all the betting opportunities offered to players.
The many ways to win or lose your money make the
layout a very impressive pastiche of lines, numbers,
letters and colors. When you go past a craps table
in full riot, so much appears to be happening-chips
are flying from player to layout and from player
to dealer, players are shouting orders to dealers,
cursing or whooping or crying, and dealers are taking
chips, throwing chips, placing chips, paying off
chips, and arguing with players-that the novice
casino gambler becomes intimidated and fails to
see the underlying simplicity of the games.