Your Money

Pay attention to your money! Craps seems to be the only game where even seasoned players don’t know where their money is. When a craps game is blowing up, it’s moving fast, and there are a ton of players making multiple bets it’s easy to understand that a dealer might make a mistake. At the same time when a table only has two or three players on it, some dealers will become so nonchalant about it that they don’t pay attention at all. Learn what to watch for as the game moves along.

Bet Cost and Change

To begin with, know how much your bets cost. If you don’t know how much your bets cost then you can never know how much change you’re supposed to receive. Dealers will make mistakes, and if you’re not paying attention it’s very possible you will get back the wrong amount of money. It could be too much… it could be not enough… You should give back money if you know they gave you extra. It’s technically stealing. If they didn’t give you enough back then you’re being robbed. The best way to win an argument with a dealer and/or boxperson is to know how much the bet cost, how much money you gave dealer and how much change you received.

Your Bets are in the Correct Spot

Make sure your bets are being put in the correct spot on the layout. If the dealer puts your bet in someone else’s spot, when it’s time to get paid they’ll be paying the wrong person. You will even have players try to take advantage of these mistakes by claiming those bets belonged to them and then shrug while saying "That's my $15 ten, I don't know what happened to yours..."

Your Bets are on the Correct Numbers

You also need to make sure the dealer is putting your bets on the correct number. Even if the dealer heard what your bet was and repeated it back to you, they could very easily put that bet on a wrong Place bet number. Watch the dealer as they set up your bets to make sure there aren’t problems in the future.

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