This is for all you craps players out there: Don't be like Kevin Federline. Britney Spears' ex-hubby apparently blew all his money, err, Spears money playing craps at a casino in Las Vegas. According to the latest celeb gossip news, Federline was out partying at the prestigious, nightclub "Pure" (where the drinks are more expensive than a dinner at Olive Garden) and proclaimed in a drunken stupor that he lost his voice and all his money at the craps table.
Apparently Federline wasn't backing the odds to get the Casinos Edge down to .8%. Maybe he was too distracted putting on a show and hollering at the dice. Or maybe he has using the Martingale on Proposition bets. Ouch! Okay, so you get the point there are a myriad of ways to lose all your money at the craps table, or any other casino game for that matter.
It goes without saying that no casino game is going to guarantee winnings. On the other hand, there's no guarantee you'll lose all your money either. Especially at Craps, which can offer one of the lowest House Edges in the casino, there's a good chance you'll walk away with more money in your pocket if you play perfect strategy, bet the right increments and know when to walk away.
For anybody unfamiliar with the game of craps, it's news headlines like this that give it a bad name. It's almost as bad as the guys who say they hold a "secret" for winning thousands at the craps table every time. The game of craps is already intimidating enough to steer most people away from throwing the dice. But when you see someone lose all their money at the craps table who acts like they know what they're doing, it certainly doesn't inspire a craps revolution.
So, if we really want to learn from Kevin Federline's recent debacle at the craps table, it's this: Craps, when played with proper strategy, is anything but a money bit. Ironic, I know. But so is Kevin Federline. Don't be afraid of craps, folks. Learn the handful of bets you should make, remember to back the odds when warranted, and practice, practice, practice.