I don’t play craps. I tried it many years ago and found the game too volatile and costly. It is the game in a casino most likely to produce screaming. People get involved.
Because craps is labor intensive, it is tougher to open or close tables. It is not uncommon to see fully staffed craps tables with no one playing.
I passed one this afternoon and stopped to look. There is a bank full of chips in the center of the back wall.
“How many,” I asked the pit boss.
He turned around, reached down and pulled out the ledger.
“Two point three,” he replied .
It’s not cash, but chips are almost as good. Somewhere there’s $2.3 million dollars set aside to cover what’s on that table.