Craps is a breathtaking dice game in which players place bets on the outcome of a series of rolls or a roll of a pair of dice. You can bet money against another player (playing “rolling dice” or “shooting dice” or “street craps”) or a bank (playing “craps” or “table craps or “casino craps”). Because it doesn’t require a lot of equipment, “shooting dice” can be played in any setting – formal or informal.
In a Craps Dice Game, every round has 2 phases: “point” and “come out”. At the start of every round, a button with the name “OFF” is placed on the table – not to any point. This means that there is no “point” that has been determined. The game cannot begin until the player has made a wager on the Do Not pass line.
To start, you need to shoot toward the farthest back wall and you are required to hit this wall with all the dices. The first roll is known as the “come out roll”. If you place a wager on the Pass Line and the first roll produces a total of 7 or 11, you double your cash.
The first roll of 2, 3, or 12 is known as “crapping out” or “craps” and all people wagering the pass line will lose. If a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 occur, this is known as setting the “point”. The dealer will flip the button to “ON” and move it to the point number indicating the 2nd phase of the round.
Other things you should remember include:
• Any player can bet against or with the shooter.
• Dice or dices are passed to the left.
• All dices must be thrown in a single throw.
Positive and Negative Impression
To begin, you can bet against the player or the dealer depending on the kind of game you are playing. This increases your winnings. It is also quite easy to play Craps Dice Game.
The major downside is that the game’s table is often crowded with players and thus making it impossible to take your time when paying. However, you can play the online version where you are alone.
History of Craps Dice Game
The word “Craps” is derived from the French term “crapaud” which means “toad” in reference to the ancient style of play by players crouched over a sidewalk of the floor (street crap).
What later developed as the American crap was brought by Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville, a politician, and wealthy gambler, to New Orleans.
A shortcoming of the game enabled players to exploit the casinos until John H. Winn corrected it during the 19th century by bringing the “Do Not Pass” wagering option.
Craps Dice Game is among the oldest casino games in casinos today and if you have ever watched the classic Bond Movie, where players crowd around the table, cheering, then you have an idea of what this game is all about and how it looks.