What are your Craps Knowledge Gaps

The forum name says it all. You're new to the game of craps and don't have a clue where to begin. Pass Line. Don't Pass. Come. Don't Come. Hardways. Big Six. Big Eight. The Horn. Good Grief! Sounds like back when you were trying to make a decision about what to do in the back seat on that first car date. Well never fear! There are a few folks around here who have spent enough time at the tables to be able to answer just about any question you may have. So step right up and get a clue!

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Re: What are your Craps Knowledge Gaps

Post by rhythm roller » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:16 pm

Tg,
Not a silly question. I remember being new and not knowing this either.

Stand at the craps table as if you are the stickman (or picture it in your mind) You are facing the table just as the stick would be doing while working the table. To the stickman's right is Stick right and to the stickman's left is Stick left.
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Re: What are your Craps Knowledge Gaps

Post by London Shooter » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:19 am

You always look at it as if you were the stickman, or imagine it as you approach a table from behind the stick. On his/her left are the SL positions and SR are on the other side. People tend to talk about up to 3 positions on each side, SR1, SR2, SR3, then you have corner or turn postions, then a couple of straight out postions and finally usually a couple of positions on the turn next to the dealer which is usually referred to as the hook.

It doesn't matter what hand you throw the dice with, stick right is always stick right and vice versa. What does change is your preference for each side depending on what hand you throw the dice with. A classic backhand throw for a right handed shooter will want SL positions and the left handed shooter will want SR. this is in general though and doesn't apply to everybody by any means as it varies depending on your shot, stance, comfort and so on.

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Re: What are your Craps Knowledge Gaps

Post by Dark Side » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:04 am

tgparker wrote: Here my embarrassing Noob question...

How do I determine Stick Right from Stick Left?

Which direction do I have to be facing?
Facing the crew, stick right is off the stick persons right shoulder, stick left is off the stick persons left shoulder.

The hook is the first turn from the stick, straight out is the end of the table and the corner is the inside corner next to the dealer.

If you're at the table and want to know terminology, ask a dealer, most will be more than happy to give you the answer.

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Re: What are your Craps Knowledge Gaps

Post by heavy » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:39 am

Anyone else with any craps knowledge "gaps" they'd like filled in? If you have a question - someone else has the same questions. Which one of you has the cojones to ask it first?
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Re: What are your Craps Knowledge Gaps

Post by jaime1943 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:29 am

Greetings Heavy,

Tell us what makes a Shooter a bad shooter AND what makes a shooter a GOOD SHOOTER/WINNING SHOOTER.?

jaime.

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Re: What are your Craps Knowledge Gaps

Post by heavy » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:02 pm

Betting.
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Re: What are your Craps Knowledge Gaps

Post by Rickhem » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:00 pm

heavy wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:39 am
Anyone else with any craps knowledge "gaps" they'd like filled in? If you have a question - someone else has the same questions. Which one of you has the cojones to ask it first?
My biggest realization after a couple months of playing semi-regularly is that I am new enough to be familiar with much of the process, at least how things happen and flow at my regular playing location. But after a visit to another casino or two, I realize that I'm still so new to the larger world of craps that I don't even know what I don't know yet.
What I mean is that as I play other places, they're all mentally compared and contrasted to my "home" casino, and I learn as things happen that I haven't experienced before, and would never have thought about until it happened. My "home" casino has no issue with dice not hitting the wall, but other places have had me get reminders that I need to throw so they do. That changes things for me. I've learned that I need to toss differently from different locations around the table, and that other weird, seemingly unrelated factors do make a difference.
I have a comfort level with my bets and making adjustments during the session, but I sometimes forget to tell the dealers to turn my place bets on for a come out when they're hedging a DC. That is a lack of focus.
And I still am mostly a flat betting player. I have not yet delved into the world of pressing and/or regressing.

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Re: What are your Craps Knowledge Gaps

Post by House of Orange » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:36 pm

Just wait for your first tub or crapless table!

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Re: What are your Craps Knowledge Gaps

Post by heavy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:04 pm

Rickhelm - I know old veteran players who forget to work their place bets when they have Don't bets they're hedging on the Come Out. Welcome to the club.


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