When playing Craps at a land based casino there are many
people around the table besides players that you will see. It
helps to know who those people are and what they are doing there,
so that you know what is going on in your surroundings. The most
important person at the table is the shooter, this is the person
who the game is based around. They roll the dice and people bet
on the way that they dice will land. He/she is a player but while
they are shooting they are part of the game. Each shooter is only
the shooter for one round of play, and then they pass the dice
to the person on their left so they can begin their game.
There is also a Boxman at the table. He is responsible for the
casinos money that is the person that you will see watching the
stacks of chips in front of him. He also watches everything that
goes on at the table and makes sure that game is being played
fairly. The Boxman is the person that you go to, to change your
cash into chips and to deal with any disputes that might come
up during game play.
A Stickman is also at the table, he takes care of the dice. He
moves them around the table with at flexible stick. When it is
time for a new shooter, the stickman moves three pairs of dice
with his stick towards the new shooter, the shooter chooses one
pair and rolls them. After each roll the stickman moves the pair
of dice back to the shooter for the next roll, they also announce
the outcome of the roll.
There are two dealers at each Craps table, each one of them takes
care of their end of the table. Basically their job is to pay
off winning bets and to collect the losing bets from the table.
They also make certain bets, most bets in Craps can be made by
the player but some have to be made by the dealer like the Place
Bets, Lay Bets and some Odds bets. If you desire to make a bet
like this you place your chips on the layout and instruct the
dealer how you want those bets to be placed. You may ask the dealer
for advice on how to make a bet, or how to play the game.
The other person that you will see around your table is called
the Floorman, he is there to make sure that everything goes smoothly
at the table. That person will usually supervise one or more tables
at a time, he is there checking out the players and giving the
okay for credit for players. Knowing the jobs of each person at
or around the table that you are playing gives you a better understanding
of the game, so now if you need any help you know which person
to go to for each type of problem.