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More words from the world of craps!27 August 2009
(Thanks to Billy the Kid of Golden Touch Craps for his input.)
Craps has a language of its own and knowing this language makes playing the game that much easier for you, the other players and the dealers.
1. Prop bet
2. High or heavy
3. To and For
These pay-offs are not the same. Thirty for one is not equal to thirty to one. This is a trick that some casinos play on players. The bets that pay thirty to one will pay 30 times the bet and the ones that pay thirty for one will pay 29 times the bet. Even if you are a smart player and avoid these bets, this little observation tells you that this casino gives the player a better deal on 30 to 1 and it is likely that there are other things about this game or casino that you will find to be player friendly.
So the problem with learning how to say press is that you won't know if your guess was correct until the hand ends. You can also use this phrase to instruct the dealer to increase your bet in an amount that will be less than double. By saying "press my bet to" or saying "press my bet one unit" you can give the dealer a clear path to follow to get your bet to the amount that you want.
5. Make my bet look like
The shooter makes the point and you decide that you want your bets to be an even amount on each number that you have in action. This might mean that some bets might be increased and some might be decreased. If you were to ask the dealer to adjust each bet individually it would be very confusing, so you can simply say, "Make my bets look like $44 inside," or "Make my bets look like $40 outside," or "Make my bets look like $32 inside no eight."
You might be betting on the hard ways and during the course of the hand the shooter has thrown some easy numbers causing some of your hard ways to lose. One of your hard way bets happens to hit, and you want to either add to that bet or replace the bets that have lost, you could say, "Make my hard ways look like $3 each 6 and 8 and $2 each 4 and 10." The stickman would know exactly what you want and would instruct your dealer to hand off the change less the amount bet. Of course hard way bets are not recommended bets because the house has very high edges on them.
6. House Advantage
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