Be smart, play smart, and learn how to play craps the right way!

You're in the casino, lights are flashing, electronic machines are chiming, you have a pocketful of money, and your heart races as the excitement builds. You see the craps tables in the distance. Your pace quickens. The three people at one table are quiet; not much action. The 15 people at the other table are cheering, laughing, clapping, high-fiving, and hugging each other. You think,

There's one open spot at the end by the fat guy. You think,

Before you finish your thought, someone dashes into that last open position, squeezing in sideways between the fat guy and the drunk with a cigarette hanging off his lip. You think,

You stand in the background, jockeying for position to see the action. You count the number of players on each side of the table, confirming that no more players can squeeze in. The shooter is on fire. She rolls number after number. A drunk yells,

The gorgeous woman on the other side of the drunk is thrilled and hugging everyone at that end of the table. The players' chip racks are filling up with red, green, and black chips. You wait. You watch. No one leaves. You continue watching. Everyone wins gobs of money. Except you.

What just happened here? Fear. You're new to the game; you're not sure of what to do; you let fear take control. Not enough room by the fat guy was just an excuse for not taking the only open position at a hot table. The result--you lost out on winning gobs of money.

It's natural, it happens to everyone. If you've never played craps, you'll probably be scared crapless (pun intended) of walking up to the table, plopping down your money, and making that first bet. It feels worse if you have to do it alone without someone to guide you or give you confidence.

Accept it. You'll be nervous the first time. But don't let it keep you from playing. After about 10 minutes, your fear will be gone and you'll laugh and holler with everyone else. Just take a deep breath, walk up to the table, and get over your fear.

Now you know! Remember, learn how to play craps the right way.

Birthday parties are a big deal when growing up and are less of a deal as you get older.  In fact, most people don’t have any sort of celebration past 30.  However, when someone turns 50 it’s not up to them whether they would like a party or not, it’s a must!  What better way to celebrate than to host a roaring 50’s casino themed party. 
A roaring 50s casino themed birthday party is a birthday party centered around fun, gambling and the dress code is roaring 50s.  These parties are great because they are interactive (casino games) and imaginative (dress code). 
The roaring 50s works great in this case for few reasons.  The first is that the birthday person is turning 50 and the dress code of the party is 50’s which just happens to be 50 years ago between 2000-2009.  Second, roaring 50’s provides a great dress code theme for your party guests.  The 50s was a time of suits, long dresses, feather boas, etc…  Tell your guests to be creative and that a prize is awarded to the best dressed and watch the great costumes that will arrive! 
The casino theme works great because it allows your guests to be much more interactive.  You will notice that at a casino themed party guests who don’t know each other will hang out at a table playing games and chatting as if they were old friends.  This is great as it provides you, the host, much less work trying to mingle with your guests.
Casino themed birthday parties are becoming more and more popular especially for a 50th birthday.  If you or someone you know is having a significant birthday mention this party idea and see what they think.  You’ll be surprised at how much fun it is and your biggest worry of the evening will be when your guests will leave!