Craps is one of the most popular gambling games at land-based casinos and online casinos. Originating from the game “hazards” played a few centuries ago, unfortunately craps is a little too complicated to be played on most mobile casino apps.
How to Play Craps
The game of craps revolves around wagering money on the roll of the dice. To begin a game, one of the players at the table, known as the shooter, needs to roll both of the dice to establish the Point number – this stage is known as the Come Out roll. In casinos, anyone can be the shooter as players take it in turns.
The same shooter is used for the entire round of craps until it finishes. You must also make sure that when you roll the dice that they reach the back of the table so that they bounce in an random angle off the back board. This gives the dealers and stickman an easier time knowing that you’re not manipulating the role of the dice and ensures fair play.
Before any round of Craps begins, the players at the table can wager money on the Don’t Pass Line/Pass Line box of the table. In order to begin the game, it is mandatory that the shooter places a bet at this stage.
If you wager money in the Pass Line, than if a 7 or 11 is rolled you will win your money back straight away at a payout of 1:1. If a 2,3 or 12 is rolled (also known as “craps) than you will lose your wager. Placing your money in sports can get you more money. In this, you do not need to depend on how the board is going. It depends on how the game is going and as per it you can get your money into it. The best part is if the champions league draw no need to pay or get any loss.
This leaves the remaining numbers 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 to establish the Point number. The Point number is the number that all of the following bets will be based on. Once the Point number is set the dealer will turn the Button to the “On” side and place it on the Point number set so that everyone can see what it is.
Once the point number is set, the aim is to wager money that that Point number will be rolled again before Craps (known as crapping out). If a 2,3 or 12 is rolled than all Pass Line bets lose, however if a 7 or 11 is rolled before the Point number than you win your money back at 1:1. For Don’t Pass Line bets the opposite occurs. You must note however that when you’re wagering money on Don’t Pass Line boxes you will effectively be betting against the run of play. No one at the table will be rushing to buy you drinks any time soon!
The entire game of craps revolves around the rules above. What makes craps appear a complicated gambling game is that there are many other types of single-roll and multi-roll bets that you can make. For example, you can bet on the next roll of the dice being a Hard 8/6/12 (both of the dice show the same number), field bets (betting on individual numbers such as 2,6,8), Come Bets, Horn Bets, Any 7, Any Craps (3,2 or 12) and etc…
There are dozens of different types of bets that you can place in craps which is why the craps table can appear so complicated. Naturally, each of the different types of bets has different odds and payouts. A Don’t Pass/Pass Line bet for example has payout odds of 1:1 and a house edge of 1.41%, where as a Any 7 has a payout of 4:1 and a house edge of 17%. Depending on your craps strategy you can limit your losses and reduce the house’s edge near to 1%, however, because the majority of craps gamblers play the game for the wrong reasons they can end up losing massive amounts of money to giant house edges in the game.