Tracy Michigan, a Las Vegas craps dealer came up with a new book about the basics of learning craps – rule, good bets and the like. She said that the book, “Get Dicey: Play Craps and Have Fun,” is different from the many books already available in the market. It is different because it resembles a long conversation with a craps dealer who answers all the questions that players want to clarify.
Michigan said, ” People have always been interested in what I know about craps. I have to talk about it at every party I go to and every job interview as well. So about four years ago, it occurred to me to write a book and let everyone know.”
From her experience working in casinos, she saw that many people frequenting and visiting casinos really wanted to play craps. But because they don’t know how, they just let it pass. She said that people shy away because craps seems so complicated. “But, I really think it is the most entertaining game in the casino. There are lots of different bets and when you’re the shooter, you become the center of the game. It is exciting,” Michigan said.
When she was writing the book, Michigan had in mind to make the book a place where the people can easily learn the basic rules of the game and where they would get tactics in distinguishing good from the bad. Furthermore, the book intends to make players gain confidence to play the game and eventually enjoying it.
The different feature that this book offers is entertainment. Unlike other craps books which are full of rules and technicality, Michigan’s book includes stories that she actually experienced to explain certain points.
Michigan, who also has a background knowledge in journalism, said that her book offers encouragement to players to talk to casino staff. For her, this is vital for craps is a verbal game. She pointed out that asking questions is better specifically if one wants to find out the odds at stake.
“I even tell readers what kind of jargon to use so they can sound cool when they’re playing, ” Michigan concluded.