Caveat: For those who... Know It All... ignore this Thread. Craps Players may be on opposite ends of a Craps Table, but the news of any dice outcome is less than 48 inches from the King of the Craps Table... the Stickman. His hooked bamboo stick can retrieve a pair of dice anywhere, at any time, at rest upon the Craps Table felt. You, as the shooter or a player are only Pawns in this complicated game controlled by a pair of dice and a colorful layout of wagering options. It is the Stickman who controls the speed of the game, enforces the rules established by the Casino or Custom and awards the highest paying rewards of chance at the Center of the Craps Table Universe. Proposition and Hardway Wagers. IF you believe the Stickman or an End Dealer made a mistake in paying winners or losing your wager tossed onto the table... GET your END dealer's attention and... State your Complaint. The Stickman can make the correction, or the ultimate decision is made by the Boxman, guarding the table's Bankroll. I have yet to watch the Boxman to refer a decision to the next level up... the Pit Boss or to the Camera in the Ceilings. YOU need to watch your wagers when made, if they are placed correctly in the number box of choice and if the placement remains after others are tossing their wagers haphazardly onto the cloth. IF, for example, a Hardway Wager is thrown... easy way... and the Stickman does not take the wager down as a loser... hold your breath and let it ride. It is not your job to assist the Stickman, Boxman or End Dealer in managing the ebb and flow of the game. It IS your job to keep a constant vigil of your wagers, where they are and if there is a payout to know what to expect when the End Dealer is cutting out chips for a payout. This applies also to the Stickman calling out and directing an End Dealer on Center Table wager payouts to each winner. -Understand what ON and OFF mean. -Understand how to CALL out a wager and watch the Dealer place it in the proper position. -Understand if a VIG is to be paid up front, or after a win and which is better. -Understand that when you make a wager, speak out loud AFTER getting the Dealer's Attention. -Understand what Correct Odds... means. -Understand the Table Minimum and Maximum Odds allowed on any wager. They can vary at a different Casino. The best Players at Craps were at one time a Craps Dealer. Understanding the Casino Employee's and Player's view is very helpful in understanding the basics of Craps Etiquette. Ignore Dice Influencing. Ignore Dice Control. Ignore Dice Bias. Ignore Dice Setting. These are beyond the capacity of a New Craps Player to understand. Once a new Craps Player understands Craps Odds, Procedures and one or more Systems of Play... then advance to the handling of dice to attempt influencing a tighter range of dice outcomes. The majority of Craps Players only need to understand the Basic Mathematics of Craps and several Systems of Play. If you do not understand either one of these important aspects of Craps... you have no business going any further. Most of the time you will be at the mercy of a shooter unknown to you. That is not bad, nor good. It is a fact.