SO, WHY DON'T I SEE
MORE WOMEN AT THE CRAPS TABLES?
Okay Ladies, it's time for us to take the casinos by the "cajones" at
the craps tables. It is about how now, more than ever, we can take control
of the dice at the craps tables. But before I tell you how to win big, I
have a story to tell.
My first craps experience took place over five years ago as I was walking
past a craps table at the Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas. An older looking
gentleman caught my attention, and thinking that he was going to ask me
the time, I stopped. Instead, he asked "Do you shoot craps?" I replied
"No", and with a big ear-to-ear grin he yelled out to the other players,
"We got us a Virgin Shooter!"
A little taken aback, I innocently replied " But sir, I said I don't play
this game." "That's a beautiful thing" he assured me and before I knew
what was about to happen, I became the focus of every player at the table.
As the dice were passed in front of me, the gentleman placed a
three-dollar bet on the pass line in front of me. In a reassuring tone, my
new friend said, "Pick up the dice and throw them to the other end of the
table. Just throw them the same way, to the same spot every time". So I
followed his instructions, and found myself rhythmically tossing the dice
over and over again to the roars of excitement from the other players at
Needless to say, I had a very long roll. When I finally did "seven-out",
my winning streak coming to an end, I thanked all the players and dealers
and was somewhat surprised when they all encouraged me to come back and
play another time. As I left the table, I heard my gentleman friend
exclaim "All this table needed was a ladies touch!".
How easy was that? Was he right about the "ladies touch"? Was being a
woman a real advantage in this game? Suddenly I realized I had turned the
three dollar bet the gentleman had so graciously placed for me, into over
a hundred dollar profit! And that did not include the chips the other
players tossed to me as they applauded my "job well done".
Wow, what a rush! With all the excitement at the table and the power of
having some control over my gaming, I was completely addicted. Surely with
my "new found skill" and a little instruction, I too could hold my own at
the tables just like all the men.
Humm….and on only a three dollars bet! So maybe I did not really need that
So why don't I see more women at the craps tables? I notice women at the
tables, but more often than not, they are spectators, not participants.
What keeps women from playing? Do we need a special invitation from the
men to join the game?
Most of the men I have talked to believe that women truly do make better
craps players. They feel that women have a softer touch and can influence
the dice better because of their size. Physically, we are smaller in
stature and have smaller hands and fingers for gripping the dice.
Men also feel that the female mind is better at applying strategies. We do
think more methodically, we are stronger mentally, and have a tremendous
drive to succeed. We are able to pull information from both halves of our
brain and have a better memory for details. We are better at reading
subtleties in any given situation and communicate better in a group. We
have a keen sense of touch and heightened awareness, called intuition,
when something might be off kilter.
All these qualities, physical and mental, can be utilized while at the
craps table and will give us a definite advantage over our male
counterparts. So, once again, why don't we see more women playing the game
Ladies, we do have a natural advantage. We don't need an invitation to
participate. The game is not as complicated as it might seem.
I have read books, scoured the Internet and even purchased a few
"systems". I attended gambling workshops and spent countless hours at low
limit tables in the casinos just to learn the game. Along the way, I have
met many knowledgeable players who have been generous with their time,
providing me with motivation and insight into becoming a winner at the
Craps Tables. Ladies, it was not that hard. Although the game may seem
intimidating at first, within a short time you will feel quite comfortable
at the tables with the men.
Winning in Las Vegas is about exploiting any advantage you can find. Being
a woman is a definite advantage and we need to cultivate that advantage.
The craps pits are generally dominated by men and they do tend to be a
little more accommodating when a woman approached the tables. If this
seems somewhat condescending and chauvinistic, don't let that bother you.
Exploit every advantage when it comes to making money.
I consider myself a new breed of craps player. One who wants to promote
the advantages women have at the tables. What most women don't realize is
that in order to win in the gaming environment, you have to find an
advantage or an edge. Being female automatically give us an edge. But now
we have to take that edge one step further, being knowledgeable about the
rules of the game, the etiquette at the tables, as well as the mechanics
of dice setting and precision throwing, makes me an awesome force for the
casinos to contend with.
There are two gentlemen that I have met that have shown me how to excel at
this game. Their names are the Dice Coach and Sharpshooter. Both have
recognized my talents as a shooter and have encouraged me, teaching me the
finer points of the game. You too can benefit from their expertise, as
both gentlemen openly encourage us to join them at the craps tables.
And to get back to my original question, "So why don't I see more women at
the Craps Tables?". Well Ladies, it is up to us to change that. It is not
a difficult game and can add a great deal of pleasure to your gaming. And,
more importantly, with very little effort and money, it will increase your
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