Monday, June 29, 2015

The Aces Casino Blog "College of Casino Game Knowledge" - Part 5 - Time For "Craps 201" -- Just What IS The Come Bet, And Why Do I Want To Bet It?


A hearty welcome to all of our "online students" that have returned for our next class on "the game of dice," also known as Part 5 of the "Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge - The Come Bet."  (Dusts off soap opera announcer's voice) "Ahem..." As you recall from our prior excursions into the wild and wonderful game of Craps, we informed our students of some of the more interesting bets on the Craps layout located in the middle of the table, wagers we call "Exotic Bets," or, when putting it in Aces Casino terms, "The Aces College Fund."

Simply stated, those exotic bets, such as the hardway bets, the "C & E," the Horn Bet, and the proverbial chip donations known as "Snake Eyes" and Boxcars," are long-odds plays that we don't recommend unless you're WAY up in your Craps session and looking for "funny bets" to make things more exciting.  (Ed. Note: Losing money is never funny.)  Hey, when you're the Orange County casino party leader in SoCal, you've got to give it to the students of the game straight.

So, enough about the exotics.  It's time to shine a light on one of MY favorite plays on the Craps table --  The Come Bet, something we call "Craps 201" when we're teaching one of our many Craps classes at Aces Casino events all over southern California.  OK, let's put up the Craps layout image again, for all to peruse....


Basic Craps layout.  Exciting, ain't it?

There it is.  OK, do ya see that big box right in the middle of the layout marked, "Come?"  THAT'S where the Come Bet is placed by the player.  Now, when clients ask us what it means to place a Come Bet at one of our many Los Angeles casino party setups (not to mention the Orange County casino night events as well), we answer it this way - A Come Bet is placed when the puck is already in the "On" position, and a point is created.  

(Ed. Note: OK, Craps guy.  Stop right there.  For all of our Blog-Guests that are just now checking out the "Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge" and haven't played or studied the game before, we quietly urge you to look up the prior "College" blogs on this subject, and catch up on your Craps studies before moving to this blog entry.  You'll find them on the Aces Casino Blog starting back in January, 2012.)

Now, with the point already created, the player is now allowed to make the Come bet.  And, to properly define just what the Come bet is, the "Come Bet" is simply a re-creation of the original Pass Line Bet.

OK, now what does that mean, Blog-Guy?  Well. when It's time for the Come-Out roll (the first roll of a series of dice rolls in each Craps game, sort of like the 'kick-off'), players bet the Pass Line, A.K.A. betting that the shooter will make their 'point.'  BUT...Once the point is already created, the player may ALSO now bet the Come Bet, a re-creation of the Pass Line bet.  At that point, the player has action on the point number, and now, will ALSO have action on the next roll, courtesy of the Come bet.

Say, for instance, the come-out roll was an 8.  The puck goes into the "on" position on the number 8.  Your PASS LINE BET now needs an 8 to win, and 7 would be a loser for the pass line bet.  Those are the only two numbers that matter to the Pass Line bet.  But, now, when you bet the Come Bet on the next roll, you've in essence re-created that same pass line-bet mentality... 7 or 11 is an automatic winner, and 2, 3, or 12 is an automatic loser for the Come Bet.  ANY other number that comes up on the dice on that next roll involving your Come bet will mean that your Come Bet will now move to THAT number, and will need THAT number to be a winning Come Bet.

So, let's stretch the example.  Come-out roll, pass line bet only, say $5... Shooter throws 8.  You bet your odds bet of $10 (Ed. Note: explained in past "College" blogs, go look), and THEN bet the Come bet, say for a $5 chip.  The next roll is a 6.  You'll watch the dealer, as he moves your Come Bet to a spot in his schematic diagram right on the number 6.  Now, you have action on TWO numbers -- You've got a Pass Line AND an Odds Bet on 8, and a Come Bet on 6.  The only number that can hurt you is the seven, it kills both bets.

Now, HERE'S the best part, and it's why I like the Come Bet so much.  Once the dealer moves that come bet to the 6, you can now also bet the ODDS BET on your Come Bet 6!  You take full odds (double odds), and place $10 on the layout and tell the dealer, "Odds on the 6."  He'll move your $10 on top of your original Come bet 6.  It looks like an off-center stack, but the dealer knows it's an odds bet.

I LOVE the Come Bet for that very reason.  Remember when we told the class that the "Odds Bet" is the best bet in the entire casino, because it's the only bet that the house has NO mathematical advantage over the player?  Well, now, I not only have an odds bet on the 8, with the pass line bet, but now, I've got a $10 odds bet on the 6, as well.  TWO solid plays.  It's the Aces Casino "Craps Nirvana," I tell ya!  Now, you'll get PAID on your "Come Bet with Odds" as soon as the 6 is rolled BEFORE the seven.  Simple as that.

Have you ever heard a Craps table in one of the many casinos in Las Vegas just JUMP with the electricity of a hot roll?  Chances are, the reason the table is jumping is because someone has "created a point," and hasn't thrown a 7 for a VERY long time.  People are betting place bets on the numbers, and/or also doin' the Come Bet thing, and getting GREAT returns on their wagers.

Our good friend known as the "Wizard Of Odds" has the ultimate Craps trainer, a setup that lets you simulate Craps sessions, testing your game theories on playing the pass line, the odds bets, the come and place bets, even the exotics.  NOBODY is better than the "Wizard" at fully explaining the games - Not just Craps, but ALL of the games, games you've never even HEARD of.  You'll find his recommended Craps Trainer link right here.  Go check it out, and try out how the game works with all of the knowledge dropped upon you by the Orange County casino party kings here at Aces Casino.

You may find that expanding your knowledge of games like Craps might just make these games more fun, and possibly, much more profitable.  Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention at this point that the best way to get the "feel" of the game we call Craps is to throw an Orange County casino night party right in your own home, or place of business.  Hmm... Maybe even a banquet hall, for a big get-together.

Wow, what a GREAT idea!  (Shameless plug)

Any time that you feel the need to test out ANY game that the casinos offer, give Aces Casino, the Los Angeles casino party superstars, a call.  You'd be surprised just how cheap the casino night events are, and they're a LOT of fun!  Plus - The dice don't know that the chips are fake!  Try ALL your systems out!  If one loses big, you don't lose a thing, and you learn the games without the pain of coughing up your hard-earned dough in Vegas.  Can't beat that...Give us a call today, at 562-943-5693.  In-Home Parties as low as $200, and fun for all!

OK, the shameless plug is done.  We return to the Blog-O-Sphere on Thursday, July 2nd, with another brilliantly dopey Aces Casino Blog.  It'll be the final installment of the Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge.. Part 6, "currently Untitled." We'll see you then!  Have a good weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Aces Casino "College Of Casino Game Knowledge," A.K.A. Part 4 Of Our Craps "Webinar" - Exotic Bets


A hearty welcome to all of our "online students" that have returned for our next class on "the game of dice," also known as Part 4 of the "Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge - Craps 201."  (Dusts off soap opera announcer's voice) "Ahem..." As you recall from our prior excursions into the wild and wonderful game of Craps, we informed our students of the one bet on the Craps layout (and quite possibly the only wager of it's type in the casinos of this great land called Nevada) where the 'house' has no mathematical edge over the player - "The odds bet."  Simply stated, the odds bet is the best bet in the game, and should be fully utilized at the maximum level allowed by the casino per their house rules.

Oh, yes, and if , by chance, you neglected to attend any or all of our last three classes, fear not, my class-cutting wunderkinds -- You can go back and check out past lessons on Craps by searching for past issues of the "Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge," which you can find at our Aces Casino Blog start page, and brought to you as an absolutely FREE service by the leader in Orange County casino party events, Aces Casino.  It's there, somewhere.  (Hey, YOU cut the classes, not me.  Go and look for them, you should read those old posts before reading this final edition, anyway.)

Today, in Part 4 of our lessons, we delve into "the exotic bets," wagers that appear in the center of the Craps layout, plays that are fairly easily explained, but for some, look like the written instructions on how to fly the space shuttle.  No prob, my friends -- That's why we're the top Orange County casino night company in SoCal.  We consider it our job to explain to players looking for help in how to approach the many seemingly unapproachable casino games out there in casino-land.  Important safety tip - Call Aces Casino when you're ready to try out some of the things that you've learned about Craps.  The dice don't know that the chips are fake, and there's nothing like "taking the wheel" and watching in person how the game flows, and becomes repetitive. 

So...Exotic bets.  First off, let's put another layout image up for the masses to peruse....



No, not THAT image.  That's Elita Loresca, the KNBC-4 Los Angeles weather girl.  VERY nice image, but she doesn't have anything to do with the game of Craps.  (Ed. Note: At least, we don't THINK so.  It could happen!  We dare to dream here at Aces Casino.)

Poof!  A 50-Yard-Line Seat.

THAT'S the one we're looking for.  (Ed. Note: Speak for yourself.  We like the OTHER image, Craps-Boy.)  This image shows the partial center of a regulation Craps table layout.  We're going to discuss the artwork that you see on the right side of the image.  Do you see those pictures of the dice in this image?  Those are called the "Hardway Bets," wagers that players can make to get "more action" at the tables, and take a chance at throwing what most people might call "doubles."  Place a bet on any of these, like the "hard four" (a 2 and a 2 on the dice roll), and you win if a random roll of the dice comes up exactly as pictured.  But, you LOSE, if the dice show a 3 and a 1, the "easy" four, or if a seven is rolled.

Mathematics behind this example -- Odds on these bets range from 9% to 11% against the player, making these wagers fun and exciting, but not very profitable in the long run.  That's why we call these plays "the Aces Casino College Fund."  Invariably, these chips end up in the virtual "college fund," or quite profitable in the fake-chip world of the game.

Odds that Flashpants wins A.G.T. in 2015?  Actually, not too bad.

Now, let's move to the the other possible exotic bet plays.  Now, THESE bets are what we call "one-roll propositions," meaning these bets either win or lose on the next shot of the dice, no matter when the dice are thrown in any particular series of rolls.  The payouts ARE high on these one-roll props, as you can see, but the math behind these plays can be painful to the ol' bankroll - Odds on these bets range from 11% to 16% or higher against the player, meaning these plays boost the "college fund" even higher.  Play at your own risk.  Most casinos will allow $1 bets on the props, so it might not hurt so much, and they CAN be fun - Just like riding mechanical bulls in the C/W honky-tonks.  Message -- Don't be surprised if these exotic bets "buck your chips off" of your bankroll.

Oh, one more thing -- See the "Horn Bet" in the middle?  One bet made in that area gets you a wager on all four of the one-roll exotic props -- the 2, the 3, the 11 AND the 12.  It's normally played with a $5 chip, and you're immediately guaranteed to lose at least $3 of your $5 wager, since only one of the numbers could possible appear on the next roll.  Feeling lucky?  Just toss a $5 chip to the stick-man and tell him "Horn-High 11."  You'll sound like a pro, and this is what you'll get -- On the next rool of the dice, you'll have $1 on the 2, $1 on the 3, $1 on the 12, and $2 on the 11.  Math on the horn bet -  We're talkin' over 10%, closer to 11% against the player.  I'm keepin' MY $5.

Oh, forgot about that "C" and "E" that you see in the top left of the above image.  That's for Craps and Eleven.  Those are one-roll props, too, and they pay 7-1 on any Craps win, and 14-1 on any Eleven win.  "Craps" is defined as the numbers 2, 3 and 12.  If any of those three numbers come up on the next roll, you're paid 7-to-1 on your wager.  Odds against?  The infamous 11.11%.  Again, fun, but not profitable.  "Eleven" is easily defined - The next shot has to be an 11.  If the 11 comes up on the next roll, you're paid 14-to-1 on your wager.  The TRUE dice odds?  17-to-1.  To put it mildly, "You're taking it in the shorts."  Play it once in a while, but don't make it a habit.

Bottom line?  Take it from your favorite Orange County casino party company, Aces Casino -- The exotic bets can be fun, but if the casino loves to see you make these plays, you're giving up quite a bit in the math odds against you.  Stick to pass line bets with the extra "odds bet," and possibly the Come bet.  (Ed. Note: Speak for yourself.  I'd rather be stuck to Elita Loresca.)

What's that, you say?  We didn't discuss the "Come Bet?"  Well, that means you'd best return for Part 5 of the "Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge," when we take an in-depth look at the play that appears right in the center of either end of the Craps layout, the "Come Bet."  It's our favorite play, and we'll explain why when we return to the "College" on Monday, June 29th. Until then, we'll see you at the next Aces Casino Entertainment "Casino Extravaganza!" 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Aces Casino College Of Casino Game Knowledge: Craps 201, or Part 3 Of Our Online Craps "Webinar" The "Odds Bet," A.K.A. The Best Bet On The Table


A hearty welcome to all of our "online students" that have returned for Part 3 of the "Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge - Craps 201."  (Dusts off soap opera announcer's voice) "Ahem..." As you recall from our prior excursions into the wild and wonderful game of Craps, we've discussed some of the terms of the game and what they mean, followed by our examples of "playing the numbers across," also known as the "Place Bets."  We also took a virtual tour all the way to the back of the strategy book of Craps, to determine just how the game is beaten.

Oh, yes, and if , by chance, you neglected to attend either or both of our last two classes, fear not, my class-cutting wunderkinds -- You can go back and check out past lessons on Craps by searching for past issues of the "Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge," which you can find at our Aces Casino Blog start page, and brought to you as an absolutely FREE service by the leader in Orange County casino party events, Aces Casino.  It's there, somewhere.  (Hey, YOU cut the classes, not me.  Go and look for them, you should read those old posts before reading this Part 3 edition, anyway.)

OK, now, where were we -- Ahh, yes, when last we met, we were preparing to talk about something of an anomaly when it comes to casino games -- The only wager on the Craps board that the casinos have NO advantage over the players. 

Traditional Craps layout (one end)

The bet we're talking about is the "odds bet."  Simply stated, after a player wagers money on the pass line and a point is created, the "odds bet" is an additional bet that is hoping that the shooter makes his point.  For instance, during the "come-out roll," A.K.,A. the first roll of any given sequence, the shooter of the dice throws a 9.  The dealer on the end of the table places the puck on 9, and now, for the pass line bet to be a winner, the shooter MUST throw a 9, before a 7.  As far as the pass line goes, those two numbers (9, and 7) are the only two numbers that matter to the pass line bet.

Now, here's the kicker - The "odds bet."  Once the shooter threw that 9 on the come-out roll, he/she could then place the "odds bet," which goes right behind the original pass line bet you made, in the area on the table that has no markings to show that the odds bet even exists.  Now, for subsequent rolls, the pass line bet AND the odds bet are looking for the only number that makes BOTH bets a winner -- The original come-out roll number show, in this instance, the 9.  If a 9 comes up before a 7, the pass line bet AND odds bet are BOTH winning bets!

And not only that, but the odds bet doesn't get paid at even money like the pass line bet -- It gets paid at what is called "true dice odds."  Whoosh...I know, I did a fly-by there.  "Just what ARE true dice odds, Mister Orange County casino night party guy?"  Good question... Here's the answer... To determine true dice odds, we simply use mathematics.  The ACTUAL odds against a shooter throwing a 9 before a seven is 3-to-2.  Why, you ask?  Simple.  There are 6 ways to make a number 7 on the dice, and only 4 ways to make a 9.

Using two dice...

Ways to make a 7 -- 1/6, 2/5, 3/4, 4/3, 5/2, 6/1

Ways to make a 9 -- 4/5, 6/3, 3/6, 5/4

6 ways to make the seven, four ways to make the 9.  6-to-4, or to simplify the fraction, the odds against us throwing the 9 are 3-to-2.  And since "true dice odds" are how the "odds bets" are paid, we'd get 3-to-2 on our bet.  If we had a $5 winning pass line bet and a $10 odds bet behind it, we'd end up winning $20!  That's a $5 win on the pass line bet, and a $15 bet on the odds bet.  $10 bet got us $15, or 3-to-2.

The odds bet is simply the best bet on the craps layout, because it's the only wager in the whole danged casino that the casino has NO edge over the player.  It always pays true dice odds.  The odds against the 4-or-10 being thrown are 2-to-1 against the player... Make one of THOSE numbers before a 7 is rolled, and get paid 2-to-1 on your odds bet.  It's the Aces Casino "Wager of the Decade."  It might be tough to always trot out that odds bet when the point is created on the come-out roll, but you MUST make that bet.

Now, if your next question is something like, "hey, if it's such a good bet, how much can I bet on the table as an odds bet?"  The answer varies.... Every casino has rules when it comes to the Craps table and the subsequent "odds bet," but most casinos allow what is called "double odds," or the odds bet can be twice the amount of the original pass line bet.

Those of you that may have noticed billboards dotting the desert highway that beg to be read during the car trip to Las Vegas may have also noticed that some casinos offer 10-times odds, some even 100-times odds on Craps.  What those statements are telling us is, if you had a $5 pass line bet, and the casino offers 100-times odds on Craps, the player could actually make a $500 odds bet on that measly five bucks.  Friends, all I can say about this is, you haven't lived until you've lived thru a long roll at a Craps table waiting to see if your $500 odds bet is going to win. 

Required beverage for $500 odds bets.

So, remember, my Aces Casino Craps scholars -- The odds bet is the best bet in the casino.  Don't let it slip by, and don't hold on to your chips, waiting to see if a few other numbers come up first.  The dice have no memory, my friends, and they don't know if the chips on the table are real or fake, which makes our Orange County casino party tables the PERFECT foil for any Craps game testing. 

So much for Part 3 of our "Aces Casino College of Casino Game Knowledge" for today, "the Odds Bet," my friends.  Next up, in part 4 of our Craps online seminars, we'll touch on all of the other betting spaces on the Craps board that we haven't discussed as of yet, and tell you what they are, when they win or lose, and how you might look to bet those wagers that we call "exotic bets."  I also call them the 'kids college fund.'  I'll tell you why when we reconvene class on Thursday. 

Later in July, we'll look at one of the most requested topics in the Orange County casino night gaming industry -- The Top 3 Things That Professional Party Planners NEVER Want To See At their upcoming Casino Event Fundraiser / Private Party.  Come back on Monday and check it out -- If you're planning that next Vegas Night party, it's a "Must-Read."  Better yet, give us a call here at Aces Casino, and we'll show you why we're the top Orange County casino party company in SoCal.  Take care, have a great weekend, and we'll see you later!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Aces Casino Blog: Part Two of Our In-Depth (?) "College Of Casino Game Knowledge" Series On Craps (You Don't 'Crap Out,' You "Seven-Out.")


OK, now, where were we? Oh, yes; If you read "Part One" of how to play this game called Craps that we posted three days ago, we left you with a question. And, being the industry leader in orange county casino party rentals, it's only right to pick up the discussion from that particular point.....

"What if the shooter doesn't throw a six OR a seven for a VERY long time?"

And the answer is, "you'll instantly figure out the way to beat this game." I know we've all done it before...We've been walking thru one of the many gaming areas of a Las Vegas casino, and hear a wild commotion coming from one of the gaming tables in the casino pit. AND, every time I hear the shrieks of joy, I'm guessing it's at a Craps table. So, for those of you that are wondering to yourself at that very moment, "why is everyone going so crazy?" The answer is the question we posted above -- Someone hasn't thrown their point number or a seven for a VERRRY long time.

Think about it -- In the game of Craps, yes, the 'seven' DOES turn into the enemy of the player, once a point is created, but if the shooter avoids the sevens on the dice, it's like the Craps table has opened up it's very own ATM. EVERY time the dice roll and it ain't a seven, someone's most likely getting paid off on one of their "place bets" on those other numbers available for betting; 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and/or 10. OK, I know -- "So, Mr. "orange county casino party guy, can you provide us with a little tutorial?" Ahh, yes, ask, and you shall receive.....

Example -- On the 'come-out roll' (First roll of the sequence), shooter throws a five. Dealers mark the 5 as the 'point,' and now, the 'pass line bet' needs a five to be thrown BEFORE a seven. Now, the INSTANT that the shooter threw that five, he gives the dealer $27. Why? Because with that $27 wager, he can play what is called "across." The player can place the correct bets on the OTHER five main numbers on the game board, in this example, $5 on 4, $6 each on six and eight, $5 on 9, and $5 on 10. (You have to put an extra buck on the six and eight to get the correct payout odds, which are 7-to-6.

So, there you have it. Shooter throws 5, his pass line bet has that number covered. And, with that $27 bet, he ALSO has the 4-6-8-9-10 covered as well. For ALL SIX of these bets, there is only one number on the dice that can kill ALL of those bets -- SEVEN. Therefore, you can SEE why the table gets so crazy! No sevens for a long time = Cash, fun, and Craps euphoria.

But, in our example, we've neglected to mention what is truly the best bet on the Craps layout, the only bet that pays out "true dice odds," the only bets where the house has NO advantage over the player, the odds are, in a way, EVEN. And what IS this bet that every player should make, the second the point is created?

Ahhh, for THAT, you'll have to tune into Part Three of our Craps series. Another Craps cliffhanger from the orange county casino party leader, Aces Casino! We'll post Part Three on Monday, but in the meantime, check out some of the older postings from our blathering blog. See you at the tables!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Aces Casino Blog: From the Aces Casino "College of Casino Game Knowledge," It's CRAPS - How To Play, Part One (A.K.A. The Game That Keeps Repeating)

 
Craps.

Just one silly little word - A word that strikes fear in the casual Vegas casino visitor.  

If I had to guess what the number one question that's asked of our Aces Casino Los Angeles casino night team (Ed. Note: besides 'where's the bar?'), it's "Craps? Wow...How do you PLAY this game?" And, usually, my response goes something like, "That's asking 'how do you fly the Space Shuttle,'" but, when you think about it, flying the shuttle might just look easier to the uninitiated when it comes to what has to be the most imposing game on the casino floor.

But, fear not, my friends: There's good news! The chips are valueless, and the dice don't know the game is fake! Translation: IMHO, the best way to learn the game of Craps is at one of the Aces Casino Craps tables. Yep, free lessons, and, should you die a horrible death in the hour that it takes to teach you how to play, you can look inside your wallet/purse and say to yourself, "Wow. Haven't lost a dime."

Ahh, yes, it's good to be Aces Casino. Being the best Orange County casino party company DOES have it's advantages......

So, since the question has been asked...And asked....AND ASKED, we here at Aces Casino thought to ourselves, "what better way to teach the game than explain some of the nuances in our Aces Casino blog? (Yeah, we talk to ourselves a lot. Too many crazy casino parties.)

PART ONE - GETTING STARTED

Yes, we'll skip over the history of the game. In prior blogs, we've already explained that our history grades in school weren't the best, so we start off in our wheelhouse: the game itself. Ever heard the term, "Seven-come-eleven?" Craps is the game that witty lil' phrase came from, because on the very first roll of a sequence (called the 'Come-Out-Roll'), if you throw a 7-or-11, you win your first bet, which, as WE teach the game, is the "Pass Line" bet.

OK, I know, I know, i'm already hitting you with these names, titles and phrases. No worries, as Scott "P" would say. You'll get the game, eventually, for one simple reason: This game is just like my mother-in-law. Repetitive. The game constantly repeats, so, if you give this game (in a live setting at one of our events) just one hour, we'll teach you ALL you need to know. But, first, as Tony Soprano would say, "Ya gotta learn the lingo."

First roll of a series of rolls? Come out roll.

Pass Line Bet? First bet to place on the table.

A little visual aid for the masses...


Here...Check out this picture of one end of the Craps table...It's a video mock-up of what you'd be playing on. (Ed. Note: See? Aces Casino isn't the los angeles casino night leader for nothing! We aim to please!) Remember, the ends of the table are mirror images of each other. Stand on either end, you'll get the same game....... See the pass line at the bottom? That's where you'll place your chip(s) for your initial bet, right in that skinny lil' area, right in front of where you're standing at the table.

Now, on the very first roll of a sequence, yes, the come out roll, 7-or-11 is an automatic winner, and 2, 3, or 12 is an automatic loser. (2-3-12, that's Craps, baby.) But, if any other number comes up, you'll see the dealer mark that particular number, and, until the end of the roll, you'll need the shooter (the one rolling the dice) to throw THAT number before a seven, to win your pass line bet. Let's say for example, he threw a six. OK, that's your number.

Yeah, I know, it's starting to go over your head. Remember, my mother-in-law. You'll get it, it keeps repeating.

Now, when it comes to the pass line bet you made initially, the only two numbers that matter to your bet are SIX (which would be a pass line winner), or SEVEN (which would be a pass line loser). Yep, once you "create a point" (throw some maerked number, like six, on the come out roll), seven turns into your enemy. But, you KNOW how dice can be, sometimes......What if the shooter doesn't throw a six OR a seven for a VERY long time?

Good question, my friends. And that's where we'll move to part TWO of, "How the heck do you PLAY this game?" Brought to you by your friends at Aces Casino, the best Orange County casino night party company in SoCal. (And modest, too!) We'll post Part Two on Thursday.... In the meantime, we've assigned you some homework: Go online, and search for one of the many free craps trainers online. You can roll the dice, get acclimated to the Craps layout, and maybe even win a few fake chips. Hey, here's an even better idea - Call Aces Casino today, and set up a casino party in your home, office, banquet center or wherever there's a flat floor and a light above the table.  There's nothing better than learning the game at one of our casino-quality Craps tables.  "It's the same game as Vegas, only the dice don't know the chips are fake!"

We oughta know -- We're the experts when it comes to fake chips. We'll see you on Thursday with Part Two........

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Aces Casino Blog" Anyone Up For a Little War? Then Suit Up - It's Time To Show Off The Winner Of The 2013 'New Table Games' Award -- War Blackjack!


I have to admit it... When I saw the name of 2013's "New Casino Table Games Award," I was thinking to myself, "What, were there only 2 entries?"  And, as usual, I was premature in my analysis of what turned out to be a pretty interesting "cross-breeding" of two of Las Vegas' favorite table games -- War, and Blackjack.  Simple in It's design, but fun to take on, the time has come to introduce the latest soon-to-be craze at a casino pit near you -- "War Blackjack."

 "War Blackjack," the brainchild of Garry Hamud of War Blackjack, Inc., shows that you don't need to create something so confusing that rocket scientists shake their heads in amazement on how complex some new games have been.  War Blackjack led a field of 25 entrants in the 2013 Table Games Conference "New Games" Series, and for good reason.

It's FUN!

This new game also won the 2014 Aces Casino Blog "Why Didn't I Think Of That" award, and for good reason.  We can see this particular game making it's way onto this orange county casino party company gaming floor VERY soon, for two reasons -- 1) It's easy to learn, and 2) It's SO easy to learn. Here's a little snippet of info on this simplistic new entrant into the casino gaming industry.

Cool Game!

Our kudos to Garry and his staff for creating a pretty cool game that we're sure will make it's way onto the list of games available at our orange county casino night party crew VERY soon.  That's all for now... We'll see you next time!

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Aces Casino Blog: Those Gamers Looking For a Tweak In The Way Roulette Is Played May Have Just Found It Here With The New "Riverboat Roulette!"


If there's ONE thing that this crazy bunch of orange county casino party company crazies LOVE, It's new casino games.  And, just like clockwork, every year at about this time, a company called BNP puts on their annual "Tables Games Conference," where table game designers from far and wide are given the chance to show off their new creations in front of a very prestigious and high-octane group of casino execs that are more than willing to give their new product a test drive.

This year, the game that stood out to us here at Aces Casino (those orange county casino night guys) was a game that we had been waiting for, for a VERY long time -- A game that put quite a twist on the time-honored game of Roulette, something called "Riverboat Roulette." 

This game was first brought to our attention from none other than the man behind our favorite "Las Vegas-Flavored" blog, Scott Roeben of Vital Vegas.  You can check out his report on this colorful take on the "Wheel Of Fortune" (Ed. Note:Tell Merv Griffin that his royalty payment is in the mail)  here.  It's the brainchild of the folks over at Double Luck Gaming Company, and we applaud them for their effort, especially since the game is now "being spread" at the Golden Gate Casino in Downtown Las Vegas.


Not your Grandpa's Roulette, but, then again, Grampa wasn't much of a gambler.

Riverboat Roulette won second prize in the "New Table Games" Division (Ed. Note: First place went to a game called "War Blackjack," a game we'll look at later on), and is just what the doctor ordered to spruce up what some might feel is a table game worth sprucin' up.

"31, Black, Odd and Yellow."  Oh, and there's blue AND teal, too.  Don't ask.

Below this Aces Casino Blog entry is a YouTube video that takes an in-depth look at "Riverboat Roulette," which shows the multitude of plays and combinations available.  If anyone wanders "Downtown" and gives this game a shot, please let us know (Ed. Note: Unless they're looking for casino chip reimbursement.  That's handled at our sister location in the Caribbean).  We'd love to hear how it went!  Next up in the Blog on Thursday, we look at the 1st-place winner at the Table Games Conference -- "War Blackjack."  We'll see you then!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Aces Casino Blog: James Bond Has Asked Us To Sit In On HIS Favorite Casino Night Game -- Baccarat! (Hint: Mr. Bond Likes The Odds Involved)


Here at Aces Casino Entertainment, we just LOVE games - All kinds of games, from the traditional casino games that can be found in just about any reputable Las Vegas-based casino, to the various card and board games found at your local card shop and department store.  Bottom line -- When you're the top Orange county casino party company on the west coast, and the word "entertainment" is in your name, you had best know the Las Vegas gaming business.

And, without question, we DO.  (Ed. Note: They love YouTube, too, but that's another story.)

The best news of all in this shameless brag from the Aces Casino "Ministers of Propaganda" is that we ALSO love to SHARE our good fortune with our many clients up and down the California coast.  That's why our Aces Blog, A.K.a. the "Parakeet Paper," is such a useful tool -- We can interact not only with our many on-site orange county casino party clients at one of our many live fundraising and private party events, but also with people that find us right here on our blog.

So, to that end, the team at Aces Casino Entertainment have decreed that the month of May this year will be known as "Let's Play Games" month here on the blog.  Every Monday and Thursday here on the blog this month, we'll post a great link to one of the many fine Las Vegas-style casino game trainers for our fans to play with and try out.  Take one of our many game trainers for a spin, and see if you like the games, without the sting of playing for real money.

Today, we come at you with the favorite game of one "James Bond," the sophisticated MI-6 man who is "licensed to kill."  Try this Baccarat game trainer, you just may like it.  (Ed. Note: For reference, the people that study the mathematics of casino games will tell you that Baccarat has the most favorable odds for the player.)


Play your hearts out, my friends.  Just like at Aces Casino's many entertaining games, the chips are fake, but the information and experience of playing the games are real.   And, as always, a big thank-you goes out to the best source for information about all the casino games we love to the man known as the "Wizard Of Odds."   There isn't ANYONE more knowledgeable about all the inner workings of these games as the "Wizard."

Time to sign off.... Take care, enjoy the games, courtesy of Aces Casino, the Orange county casino party leader, and we'll see you later with another fabulous game simulator in our last edition of our irreverent (but hopefully informative) Aces Casino Blog -- This one's a surprise, you'll just have to come back next time to see who won the last spot in our "Let's Play Games" series. We'll see you then!

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Aces Casino Blog: Pai-Gow Poker Is The Answer To The Oft-Asked Question, "What Casino Game Can I Drink in The Casino, And STILL Beat?"


Ed. Note: Before we move on to our normal blog foolishness, we here at Aces Casino Entertainment wanted to post a word of thanks to all of the servicemen and women, former and current, who serve this great country of ours, both at home and abroad without a lick of hesitation.   The holiday we know as Memorial Day is a day where we can also show our appreciation and remember those who have died for our country, protecting our rights here at home.  Thank you. 

OK, with that taken care of, It's about time we got around to a game this reporter can actually BEAT.  (Ed. Note: "Beat" should be in quotes.  Winning $3 in 3 minutes, then leaving the table to go to dinner does NOT constitute "beating the game.")  As Jar-Jar Binks would say, if he was here right now, "Meesa Like-in da Pai-Gow Poka!"  (Ed. Note: Oh, BROTHER.  Thankfully, Binks is NOT here.  You're welcome.)

Here at Aces Casino Entertainment, we just LOVE games like Pai-Gow Poker.  Heck, we love All kinds of games, from the traditional casino games that can be found in just about any reputable Las Vegas-based casino, to the various card and board games found at your local card shop and department store.  Bottom line -- When you're the top Orange county casino party company on the west coast, and the word "entertainment" is in your name, you had best know the Las Vegas gaming business.

And, without question, we DO.

The best news of all in this shameless brag from the Aces Casino "Ministers of Propaganda" is that we ALSO love to SHARE our good fortune with our many clients up and down the California coast.  That's why our Aces Blog, A.K.A. the "Parakeet Paper," is such a useful tool -- We can interact not only with our many on-site orange county casino party clients at one of our many live fundraising and private party events, but also with people that find us right here on our blog.

So, to that end, the team at Aces Casino Entertainment have decreed that the month of May this year will be known as "Let's Play Games" month here on the blog.  Every Monday and Thursday here on the blog this month, we'll post a great link to one of the many fine Las Vegas-style casino game trainers for our fans to play with and try out.  Take one of our many game trainers for a spin, and see if you like the games, without the sting of playing for real money.

As yours truly has already mentioned, next up on the docket is one of my all-time favorites in any casino - Pai-Gow Poker, "the game that plays itself."  I mean, what better way is there to knock down a few brews, and let the dealer play your hand for you?  (Ed. Note: And THAT'S why he only won three bucks.  Three brews, three bucks.)  Hey - If you'd rather play the hand yourself, that's cool, also.  Take a crack at this excellent game trainer, it follows below, just click on the Pai-Gow image...


Ahh, yes, Pai-Gow Poker..... Some of you also know that this game is traditionally played with domino-like tiles.  (Ed. Note: Yes, we can deal THAT way for our clients, as well.  Told you, we know our stuff.)  We hope you enjoyed this VERY good game trainer for Pai-Gow Poker.

Wow -- Looking at the calendar, we're almost out of dates in May and June to play games... That means we'll be closing out our "Let's Play Games" series with our next-to-last blog entry -- Wait for it.... "Baccarat!"  Hey, if it's good enough for James Bond, It's good enough for me.  See you then!