Discover the Remarkable Art of Craps
Casino players will often regale you will tales of how they beat the dealer at Blackjack, outclassed fellow players in Poker or their lucky number came up on Roulette. One thing that’s missing is the player that talks about a good old game of Craps – the forgotten table game. Whilst it is a lesser-known game, or perhaps people just don’t talk about it as much, Craps is a fun, dice based game that is likely to become one of your favourites once you get the hang of it. At first Craps can appear confusing, especially with its various wagers, payouts and odds, but once you get going you’ll find it simple and fun to play.
There are two main versions of Craps:
Where you bet against the house, and Street Craps where you bet against other players. When you play Casino Craps, the bank covers all bets at every table and sets the odds on its payouts. The player, known as the Shooter, throws the dice and all other players bet on the roll. Once you’ve understood this basic element of the game you’ll find Craps a lot more enjoyable. Learn how to make a Passline (which we’ll help you with) and you’ll be able to get stuck into all the fun that Craps has to offer.
Place your bet on the Passline before a new Shooter begins their roll (known as the Come Out Roll). If they roll a 7 or 11 you win but if they roll a 2, 3 or 12, you lose. If the Shooter rolls another number, that becomes the Point Number. They must then roll the Point Number again before a 7 is rolled. If this happens you win even money for your Passline bet. If a 7 is rolled before the Point Number is rolled again, you lose. When the new Shooter rolls the dice for the first time and lands on a 4 and a 2, the total, 6, will become the Point Number.
The dealer will place a mark on the number 6 on the Craps table. Now the Shooter must roll a 6 before they roll a 7. If they roll a 6, the Passline bet wins and they roll again. This will now be a new Come Out Roll so the same procedure will apply as the first time the dice was rolled. If the Shooter now rolls a 7 before a 6, the Passline bet loses and the dice are passed to the next Shooter.
The joy about Craps is that everyone can win together and when the whole table is on a winning streak, it’s a wild and fun atmosphere. Craps also boasts some of the best odds s there’s plenty of opportunities to win!