Dice Games: Casino Craps

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Craps can be a tough game to master for the online betting or casino novice but, as daunting as it appears on first inspection, the game is actually relatively simple once you’ve understood the basics.

The basic thing you’re trying to do during the game is correctly predict the number that will appear when two dice are thrown. Doing this before the dealer calls time on a game will win you a payout based on the likelihood of your selection and the amount you wagered.

To begin with a game of craps requires a shooter (the player throwing the dice) to establish a point. This part of the game is known as the “come out” roll and here two betting options are available to the player: “Pass” and “Don’t Pass”. Once all bets are placed the roll takes place and if the dice total seven or eleven then all “pass line” bets are declared winners and paid out accordingly.

In contrast, if the shooter rolls a two, three or twelve then this is known as craps and all “pass line” bets are collected by the casino. If any other number is rolled by the shooter then this becomes the point number and the game moves into its second phase.

During this part of the game players have the option to add to their original bets by betting on a number which they feel will win before the shooter rolls a seven or eleven. This switch in the significance of seven and eleven is one of the most important parts of the game. Essentially, during the come out roll a player with a “pass line” bet is pulling for one of these numbers. After a point has been established they are praying they aren’t rolled because it signals the end of the round.

If you can get your head around the shift in value of seven and eleven then the game of craps is simple. Indeed, it’s one of the games with the lowest casino edge and well worth playing if you can master the basics.  

 

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