In the golden state it is illegal to bet on the outcome of inanimate objects such as dice and balls. Don't ask me why or the rationale behind it, I don't know. So some casinos and card rooms have created card-based craps and roulette. I'd like to share with the craps community on some of the games I've seen or heard about and where to find them. 101 Casino (card room) located on Hwy 101 in Petaluma (about 1 hour north of San Francisco) offers a new craps game called Party Craps. Introduced in Sept 2014. It's operated Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4pm to midnight, usually $5 minimum. Party craps uses a normal 52-card deck but only the Aces through 6s, discarding 7s-Kings. It does not incorporate dice at all. There are six decks in the shuffler (supposedly), so about 144 cards (6#s x 4suits x 6decks). The shuffler is set on infinite shuffle and the cards are thrown back in after every deal. A "roll" or deal consists of the dealer drawing two cards out, each card represents one die. Odds & Payouts: The game is very much like a normal craps game in terms of odds and payouts. House rules are typical of any other Vegas casino: pass line, come, field (double on 2, triple on 12), don't pass, don't come, 3-4-5x odds, horns 15-to-1 and 30-to-1, hard ways 7-to-1 and 9-to-1. They even have hopping bets. No fire bets though. Table Setup: The game is played on a miniature craps table, about half the size of a Vegas craps table. It fits 8 players or positions. There is a dealer (employee of 101 Casino) and a prop player or banker (employee of the "Corporation"). As a player, you are actually playing against the prop player who represents the "Corporation" (another workaround of Calif laws); you are also given an opportunity to bank a hand. The stick man is only an employee of the casino and a facilitator of the game. 101 Casino is paid by the Corporation and "rakes" in $1 for every hand a new bet is placed. Since there are no dice involved, the table has a string of LED rope lights lining the rails which are used to moderate the flow of the game. Lights on = dice out = no more bets allowed. Lights off = collect your winnings or place your bets. Action: Come out roll - player places a bet on the pass line on their corresponding numbered position. Two cards are dealt and action begins. 7/11 wins, 2/3/12 loses, any other number is the point. If a point is established, the dealer will move your pass line bet to the point #. Player can place odds by setting it down on the table. Dealer will place the odds bet next to your pass line bet. No money stays on the pass line. Nuances: (1) You must wait for the light to be off before picking up your winnings. This allows the dealer to pay out everyone properly and manage the game better. (2) Horn bets must be placed on your corresponding position # and cannot be placed in the "Horn Bet" square. (3) Most place bets will be returned to you when you win unless you call out "same bet" or "press". (4) Field bets must be made in $5 increments. (5) As a courtesy, you can request to burn one card but it requires the floor manager's approval. Cache Creek Casino (Indian casino) located in Brooks, CA is about 2.5 hours drive northeast from San Francisco or 1 hour west of Sacramento. They offer just about every Vegas game available. Their craps and roulette however are modified and patent pending. Since this is a craps forum, I'll stick to talking about the craps game and setup. Here they use custom-made dice and cards. Table & Game Setup: The table is a normal size Vegas craps table with one major difference. And like in Vegas, there are two dealers to take bets, a stickman to moderate action, and a pit boss to monitor the game. No prop players here because it's on Indian land(I guess?). There are two colored squares in front of the stick man - one red, one blue. These squares coordinate with the custom dice - one red, one blue. The red die only has 2s and 3s on the six sides and the blue die only has 1s and 4s. The custom cards have all the possible outcomes in craps printed on them; so the deck consists of 36 cards. Odds & Payouts: Unfortunately it's been awhile since I've visited Cache Creek. But most bets are the same as normal: 3-4-5x odds, pass/don't pass, come/don't come, field (double on 2, ??? on twelve), hardways, horns, hoppers, ??fire bet??. Every time I've gone it's been $5 minimum. But again it's been awhile (>3 years) since I've gone. Action: Before every roll, the stick man will draw two cards and place one in each colored square. Dice out to shooter. Roll. Whichever die shows the higher number will determine which card to flip open. The card will be the result of the roll. All rules of betting remain the same.