90crapsplayer66
90crapsplayer66
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Gialmere
May 12th, 2019 at 9:52:02 PM permalink
Hi Gialmere,
You asked about my Craps practice table at home----here's what I did. We've had in excess of 20 years, a very sturdy oak dining room table with two leaves which I've commandeered as my Craps table. I'm really surprised my wife has let me use this table for such a long time (6 months at least). With both leaves in the table is 8' 6." My real only complaint is the table height at 29" is too low; it hurts my back after a while. Probably 32" to 33" height would be more comfortable. I don't know what the standard casino table height normally is.

On line from Amazon, I bought a 6' Craps felt layout, a set of 5 dice, 2 boxes of poker chips, an "On/Off" puck, and my grandson who is a glass blower, made me a very classy glass dice rake or stick. My total cost was less than $50. I did not buy the diamond shape rubber bumper pad just because it came in 6' increments which was more than I thought I needed. However, I suspect my dice throws would be more true to form if I did have the rubber bumper in play. A friend of mine bought one and I'll ask if she would be willing to share half of hers with me.

Then I borrowed a cork-backed placemat, again compliments of my wife, taped one of her rubber hotpads to the placemat to give some bounce, and placed books on both sides of the placemat to act as the end of the Craps table.

You know, it seems a real "jerri-rigged" thing as I explain it to you, but it works quite well. I play at least an hour to two hours every day. This is important because I need to feel confident in my knowledge, dice toss ability, and money management skills.

Also, go on line (youtube) and type in "How to build a Craps table." You'll find answers there. Good luck----and
practice, practice, practice.....
90crapsplayer66
90crapsplayer66
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May 13th, 2019 at 3:59:03 PM permalink
Gialmere,
A couple other things caught my attention as I re-read my response to you: I mentioned "money management skills" being important. I cannot over-state how important this is. Statistically, the 7 rolls every 6th roll (16% of the throws will be 7).....what if you asked the dealer to turn your bets off after 5 or 6 rolls. If you've got $100 to $140 on the table, and you keep rolling hoping for another number hit where you can make another $14 or $21, at the risk of losing the $100 to $140, it doesn't make sense. I can't count on both hands the number of times I've said to myself "turn off bets." and didn't, and the 7 rolls the next toss. The problem is that it's more fun to be in on the play, rather than sitting waiting for the 7 to roll, so you can get back in the game. Learn to trust your inner voice.

Yes, I know sometimes I get that feeling that I've got a long roll coming my way, and on occasion I've had long rolls---those mind games will drive you nuts.

I'm not perfect with my advice, I tell you to keep count of the rolls, than I forget half way into it and here comes the 7 again.

Talking about home practicing, be honest with yourself as you play. If you roll a 7, clear the table of all bets. It helps you analyze where you maybe went wrong and what you can do the next time in a similar situation. I learn as much loosing as I do winning.

Good luck to you---have fun.

Dick

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