The cheers and applause you hear on a casino floor can only mean one thing: A "shooter" in the craps pit must be "throwing" a tremendous roll. This exciting and fast-paced game can appear to be very intimidating to the beginner, but once a novice understands the various bets, the game becomes easily enjoyable. A craps table has three dealers: The dealer controlling the dice, standing on the outside of the game, is the Stickman. The two dealers on the inside of the game make the player's payoffs, while the Boxman sits in the middle, watching the payoffs carefully. Listen to the Stickman as he calls the game — it's exciting. A player designated as the "shooter" throws the dice. Players must place their wagers before the shooter throws the dice.