Aces Up is the number one source for casino party entertainment! Along with poker, roulette, and blackjack, we also offer the center of casino action: craps or “dice.” Craps may look like an intimidating game to play if you’re a beginner, but our professional dealers can help you and your friends learn everything from the basic bets to advanced betting tactics. Before your first game, here are some instructions on how to play craps and some good bets you can make to start.
Facts About Craps
Craps was actually called “Hazard” in the 17th and 18th centuries and was played extensively all over Europe (France, in particular.) It developed the name “craps” from “crapaud,” which is French for “toad.” Craps traveled across the Atlantic and was enjoyed on Mississippi riverboats during the mid-1800s. While the odds may have increased, the rules of craps haven’t changed all that much through the last hundred years! Craps is also one of the best bets in the casino, with the house edge a mere 1.41%. It is important to make the correct bets, however.
How to Play
At the start of each round, a player will be given two dice and becomes the shooter. Everyone at the table bets on the same dice roll, whether they are the shooter or not. The first roll of a round is called a “Come-Out” roll. The basic bet is the Pass Line bet and it pays 1:1 (bet $1, win $1.) After all bets, the shooter rolls the Come-Out Roll. On 7 or 11, you win. 2, 3, or 12 (known as “craps”) you lose. Any other number becomes what is called the “point.” If a Point is rolled on the Come-Out roll, the dealer will place a puck on that number designating it for the next roll, a “bonus round” of sorts. In this “bonus round”, if the Point is rolled again, you win. If a 7 is rolled, you lose. Any other number continues the bonus round.
It’s important to note that on the come-out roll seven makes you win, but in the “bonus round” seven makes you lose. When a seven comes up before the Point causing you to lose, it’s called “seven-ing out,” and the dice pass to the next shooter (clockwise around the table.)
There are many ways to make bets on the craps table. If you’re interested in learning during your next party, hire Aces Up! We can help make any celebration memorable and fun for everyone! Contact us and request which games you want to show up to your next event.
A popular game at office casino parties and Monte Carlo nights is roulette, however, it can be a bit intimidating to play. Your friends at Aces Up Casino Parties are here to give you some ideas for making the most of our roulette tables, both in terms of fun and strategy!
- Have a System!
Some of the best advice you’ll ever get for playing and winning at a roulette table is to do so with a betting system. There are a wealth of systems online, many of which can be tailored to your own style of play.
- Avoid Bad Bets
All bets have a house edge built-in, however, some of them are worse than others. Of all the possible bets on a roulette table, never choose the five number combo 0-00-1-2-3. At a 7.89% house edge, it has the worst odds on the table! Also, avoid betting all of any one “category” such as black and red, even and odd, etc. – by doing this, you are guaranteeing you will never win!
- Make Your Bets Last
If you’re someone who really enjoys playing roulette and prefer a lasting experience, focus on wagers that pay out evenly, also known as playing the “outside.” By betting on things such as red or black, even or odd, 1-18 or 19-36, your payouts will always be even-money and your chip stack is guaranteed to last longer!
Whether you’re a seasoned roulette player or new to the game, Aces Up offers a great roulette experience for your party or event. Visit our website for our current Internet Specials or to Request a Proposal today!
Something of a break from most party traditions, casino parties are growing in popularity as people are discovering ways to have the same fun casino experience without putting their bank accounts at risk. Your friends at Aces Up Casino Parties are here to give you some ideas for taking advantage of the fun you can have at a casino party by giving you some occasions to celebrate!
One of the most popular ways to host a casino party is as a fundraiser. The occasion is already all about raising money, but a fundraising casino party lets the guests get in on the fun, and enjoy putting down a little money for the cause.
An exciting incentive for company employees or a sales team is the opportunity to be a part of a party. Nothing is more rewarding than walking away from a party with more cash in your pocket – even if it’s just play money!
Another really fun way to have a casino party is to have it alongside the main event. Having a Super Bowl or playoff celebration, but not all the guests are into sports? Set out a couple of tables on the side where they can indulge in some card games during the big game.
Recently, a lot of couples have taken a shine to the idea of adding some entertaining stakes to their receptions. Having the bride kick off the festivities by throwing the first roll at the craps table is always a great picture moment.
If you’re looking for ideas for your next party, from big events to family affairs, AcesUp offers a variety of tables for your gaming needs. Visit our site for our current internet specials or to request a proposal today!
Imagine you’re in a high-stakes game and are confident you have the winning hand. But wait, can you keep your opponents’ guessing? Keeping a straight face is harder than you think, but if you can learn to control even the smallest tics in both your facial expressions and body language, you can emerge victorious.
Relax Your Face: Your facial expressions are the first giveaway, making it imperative that you master the art of relaxation. You don’t want to clench your jaw and appear overly tense over the cards in your hand. Before you start the game, take a deep breath and clear your mind.
Focus Your Eyes: Show the other players that you are confident and intimidating by making eye contact throughout the game. Be careful though, you don’t want to come across as overly concerned about your current hand. If you’re worried that you’re line of sight might be a weak point, toss on a pair of sunglasses and play it cool the whole game through.
Master Your Body Language: You may be able to keep your facial expressions clear, but the charade doesn’t stop there. Body language works in tandem and again, relaxation is key. Shake out any tension and settle into a natural, upright position. Be sure to avoid any unnecessary fidgeting including tapping, pulling on your clothing, or rubbing your hands together.
Don’t Shout About It: Your voice is also a potential giveaway to your opponents. Keep an even, balanced tone to avoid a nervous quiver or an excited change in octave. If you suspect your voice will give you away, simply nodding or shaking your head will do in a pinch.
If you’re ready to show off your new poker face skills, we’d love to host your next party. From big events to family affairs, AcesUp offers a variety of tables for your gaming needs. Visit our site for our current internet specials or to request a proposal today!
When men come together for a Bachelor Party, they expect excitement and good times. Vegas can be a fun choice, but it can also be an expensive and inconvenient trip. The perfect alternative would be to throw your own Vegas themed party. You can play games like craps, roulette, blackjack, Texas hold’em (poker), and many others without having to step foot in Sin City.
Aces Up Casino Parties supplies casino game table and dealers to parties and events all over Northern California. Visit http://www.acesup.com/ if you’re interested in throwing your own casino themed party. Find out for yourself why we have a 5-Star rating on Yelp.
3 FUN THEME IDEAS FOR YOUR NEXT CASINO PARTY
Everyone loves a good party. Casino parties are a great way to spice things up If you are in the process of planning a casino party but can’t come up with a theme here’s a few casino party theme ideas your guests are going to love!
The glitz and glamour of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby makes a perfect theme for your next casino party. Invite your guests to get into character with flashy costumes, decorate your venue in gold, and let the champagne flow.
007 Casino Royale
Host a night of sophistication, elegance, and a little bit of mystery with a James Bond themed casino night! From black-tie attire to Bond themed decorations and props, your guests will feel like secret agents at this Top Secret engagement.
Wild, Wild West
In the spirit of Texas Hold’em transport your guests to an old-fashioned western saloon to celebrate the roots of the game. Dress up as cowboys and cowgirls and bring your best to the table.
Whatever your theme may be Aces Up is your go to for all Casino Party needs! Book your party today!
Celebrate your 21st by bringing the party to you.
A casino party is a perfect way to ring in your 21st year. Get the full experience of turning 21 right in your own town.
Choose from your games of choice whether it be craps, roulette, blackjack, or Texas Hold’em. Each party comes complete with casino dealers and staff as well as a full bar and bartenders. You and your guests will feel like they were just transported to a Las Vegas casino.
Aces Up will completely transform your space with up-lighting, tables with linens, and complete DJ service. Invite your friends and family to this unforgettable birthday bash.
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