Craps


Craps

Craps is easily one of the most iconic casino games available anywhere. The Hollywood image of the high roller and all the wonderful young ladies each vying for his attention as he catapults the dice across the table. Cheers of joy as he throws a winner and the croupier is sliding a huge tower of chips across the table towards him.

The sheer thrill and excitement of craps is unrivalled in any casino game and it comes as no surprise that it is also one of the most popular games amongst experienced veteran gamblers and the newest players alike.

Unfortunately we are all very busy people and cannot always make it to the casino to throw the dice whenever we want to. Thankfully, however, the advent of the internet brings all the thrill and excitement of craps into our homes. Or anywhere we want to play really!

Maybe you have not played craps before and want to familiarise yourself with the wonderful game. This is also an area where online casino’s excel as you do not have the pressure of other gamblers staring at you as you are trying to make a decision. Or the croupier scolding you for doing something you aren’t allowed to do.

Just sit back and relax at home while you acclimatise yourself to the joyous game of craps. Initially when you look at the table it is probably like staring blankly at an extremely hard math problem. Where to start? What does it all mean? Well let’s take a quick rundown.

The most common bet in craps is the “pass line” bet. By placing this bet and throwing the dice you automatically win if you throw a 7 or 11 on the first roll – called a “natural”. Automatically lose if you throw a 2, 3 or 12 on the first roll – called “craps”. Any other number on the first roll then becomes what is known as the “point”. You now continue rolling until you either roll the point number or a 7. If you roll the point number before a 7 then you win. Rolling a 7 before the point – or “sevening out” – and you will lose the bet.

There is also a “don’t pass” bet which is exactly opposite to the pass bet. There are also “come” and “don’t come” bets which are essentially the same as pass and don’t pass bets but can be placed at any point during the game not just before the first roll. When you place a come bet the following roll will set a separate point number for just that come bet.

So get playing this fantastic game while sitting in the comfort of your own home and let the complicated looking craps table become your new best friend!

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