Nick Kallos sets up practice
bets on the craps layout
on the school's crap table
Craps instructor Jenica Eckman
a game in progress
6 weeks - 80 Hours
school's objective in this program is to produce a confident, employable
dealer, proficient in all procedures of Craps in an entry level
The course of Craps begins with the terminology,
rules of the game and check handling. Extensive hands-on training is
then used to teach primary and advanced betting, take and pay procedure,
totaling, converting payoffs, stick handling and dice calls. The
student is advanced to proposition bets, place bets, come bets, buy bets,
odds, and multiple odds. Various table limits, security of the game,
casino variations and job interview/audition procedures.
Pass Line, Don't Pass and Field
Come Bets, Don't Come Bets and Off-and-On
Buy Bets and Lay Bets
Craps classes are taught Monday through Friday from 11am to
The total cost of the course is $349.00
love Craps because it's high action, high intensity. It's fast and
furious. Some people still stay away due to the intimidation factor, but
the casinos are offering free lessons now. The result is that more and
more people are discovering this exciting game. Nick's Notes on
You can learn the game
while it's going on. Just slip into an empty spot, put your money on the
table for the dealer to cash in for chips, place a bet on the pass line,
and you're good to go. Shoot the dice and have fun. There's no other
game that will give you the same longevity for your money.
Who is your typical Craps player? It's a guy from the Midwest who
brings out his 5 cent cigar, lights it up and gets to be a star in Vegas
for a couple days. He's got his roll of 25 cent chips or even $1 chips
and he stacks them high. He's a big shot. He can make noise, throw the
dice and raise hell. And he's doing it with $1 bets. You can't even do
that in Blackjack.
Just think, he's got $1 on the line and cocktail waitresses coming by
every few minutes. He's got the dice in his hand and he's controlling
everyone's destiny. He might control the dice for twenty minutes and
only make $5 on his small bets but he's having a blast and everyone is
patting him on the back. He feels like a king! He'll go back home and
tell the story to all his friends. This is why Craps is such a hot game.
Craps is a good game for the house, too, but believe it or not the
house can get punched out easily. The house has a saying that the dice
are "out of line". It doesn't really mean that they aren't square
anymore. It means the house considers the dice to be out of control. I
once dealt a game where the shooter held the dice for a ninety minutes
and walked out with over $500,000. It's a crazy game but the house still
loves it because the percentages are there for them over the long run.
Dealers can be intimidated by Craps, too. Many times I'll have
students sign up for Blackjack and Craps, but after learning Blackjack
they think about dropping Craps and learning Roulette, Pai Gow or
Min-Baccarat instead. It's the intimidation factor. So I ask them to try
Craps for two days and if they still don't think it's for them I'll let
them switch games. But after a couple of days most dealers get
comfortable with it. You have to stick with it. Once dealers realize
that it's just a big long table with noise, they won't have any
Years ago Craps was dominated by male dealers, but more woman are
signing up for it now. They're sticking with it and they enjoy it.
Female Craps dealers have an undeniable edge in this business. They can
get into high-paying jobs in less time than male dealers.
The type of person that wants to deal Craps is not afraid of a
challenge. Yes, when the dice are thrown only one number hits but many
things happen on the layout. You've got the Field, the Come, the Horn,
the Hard Ways and much more. It takes an entire crew to handle all the
action. But when you're a dealer on a hot game the time really flies.
The main reason to become a Craps dealer is that you'll never get
into the big leagues without it. You need it to deal at a big house like
The Venetian or Caesars.
Although I can't guarantee anyone a job, if you complete our Craps class
you will have the skills and confidence you need to make a good
impression when you audition for a casino dealing job.
Even if dealers don't learn Craps right away they often come back for
it because they see the action and know they won't get bored. Blackjack
dealers sometimes get bored after dealing for 6 months or a year but in
Craps that doesn't happen. It's a great game that players and dealers