at land-based casinos, there are signs on both sides of the table announcing what the minimum and maximum bets are. For example=$10 to $1,000, 2X odds means that the minimum flat bet is $10, the maximum flat bet is $1,000 and the casino offers two times odds.
There are usually several tables in the pit area, with different stated limits. It is not uncommon to see four tables, each with different minimums. Usually on weekdays, the minimums are lower, and on weekend evenings, the minimums are as high as the traffic will allow. In the evenings, when all the tables are in use, the house usually raises all of the minimum bets. If you are a low dollar player, your best time is the daytime.
Those minimum and maximum bets apply to flat bets only, not proposition bets. If you want to bet higher than usual on the 2, 3, 11, 12 or hardways you better ask the dealer what the upper limits are as they are never posted.
On the table, there are grooved chip holders in the sides to hold your chips. Use one of these racks to track the table. Just use a red chip for pass-line winners and a white one for don't pass winners. This way you can see which way the table is going.
For example if you have four red chips and only one white, you've got a hot table, and you might want to increase your bets and odds. If you have more white chips than red ones, you might want to switch to the don't side.
he dealer will never make hand-to-hand contact with you, your money or your chips. If you want your cash turned into chips, drop it on the table and say change. He will take your money, convert and push the chips back to you. Even when you win a bet, he will either place your winnings next to your bet, or push them toward you. Never try to hand anything directly to a dealer.