Be Acquainted With the Craps Table Personnel
Observing at a craps table, you will notice that there are four craps table personnel in charge of the game. Actually, there are a total of five craps table personnel present in a craps game. There are about four dealers for each craps table wherein three of the dealers are working while the fourth dealer is taking a break. Also present at the craps table is the boxman which serves as the supervisor and doesn’t really belong to a specific group of craps dealers or is not part of the official crew on the craps table.
Part of the craps table personnel is the boxman who is an executive employee of the casino and has the full responsibility and control over the craps table. The boxman supervises the course of the craps game and in cases of disputations with regards to the game, the decision of the boxman is honored as the final word. Usually, the boxman is the craps table personnel who is dressed in a suit and tie and is seated at the side of the craps table and the arms of the boxman is guarding the casino chips very closely.
Another member of the craps table personnel is the stickman. The term stickman is actually derived from the fact that this craps table personnel is using a long and flexible stick to shove the craps dice around the surface of the table. The dealers have no right to touch the craps dice. The role of the stickman is to call the game, announce if there is a dice roll or not, and is the dice roll is a win or lose for the shooter.
The stickman is also responsible for giving back the craps dice to the shooter when all of the winning bets are paid off completely. The proposition bets at the center of the craps table is under the jurisdiction of the stickman. The stickman will be the one responsible for placing the bets in behalf of the players.
The craps dealers are also part of the craps table personnel. In every craps game, two dealers are always in attendance at the craps table. Each of the two dealers is positioned at each end of the craps table and they have total responsibility of that end of the table where they are situated.
Each dealer’s responsibility is to make sure that the cash of the players are converted into playing casino chips. It is also the dealer’s responsibility that all the winning bets at his end of the craps table is being paid correctly in accordance to the indicated payout for the bets made.
These craps table personnel are really vital to the success of a craps game and showing respect and courtesy to them from the players is always expected.