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Craps strategy : how to play to win at casino craps
Benson, Michael.
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Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
x, 117 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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GV1303 .B46 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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"Craps Strategy" teaches how to maximize your chances of winning at the craps table by playing smart. For neophytes, the book teaches how to play craps. Then it gives advice on playing wisely: Where are the best places to play? When are the best hours to play?

You will learn to calculate the house advantage on each bet, how to enter and win at craps tournament, how to take advantage of the casino comp system, and how to best manage your money. Don't be fooled by other books that preach so-called "dice control" (a method of holding the dice as you throw in an effort to make the right numbers come up), because those methods don't work and will get you thrown off the table if you're caught. By looking at the case histories of craps players who have learned to win in various ways, Benson examines the different strategies that can move your craps-playing experience from the L column into the W column.

Also included in this handy book are charts to help you learn the odds, a full glossary of craps terms, and a history of dice games.

Author Notes

Michael Benson is the author of sixteen books

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Joy of Craps: When you're hot, you're hotp. 1
Chapter 1 Getting Oriented: The Table: A tour of the table and crewp. 7
Chapter 2 Types of Bets: And calculating the house advantagep. 23
Chapter 3 Strategies for Winning: First-hand accounts of players who have learned to winp. 55
Chapter 4 History of Dice Games: The Die Is Castp. 91
Chapter 5 Tournament Strategy: Playing against others instead of the housep. 99
Chapter 6 Rules of Thumb and Superstitionsp. 103
Glossary: Everything you need to know about the language of crapsp. 109
Bibliographyp. 117