Craps

Craps is a complex but rewarding casino game that many players from around the world enjoy playing. The game draws players in with the allure of being a high roller activity; however, just about anyone can afford to play craps and become profitable while they’re at it!

Rules and How to Play
The goal of craps is for the player to successfully predict the outcome of a dice roll. There are many different betting rounds and types of wagers that players can place. Each of the players at the table takes a turn rolling the dice; when they are the one rolling, they are called the “Shooter”.

There are two parts of each round. The first is the “come out” roll. If the shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12, this is called “craps” and anyone who places a wager on the pass line losses their bet. If a 7 or an 11 is rolled on the come out roll, pass line wagers win. The other come out rolls are called “points” (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10). If one of these numbers is rolled, a “point is a established”. This means that it must be rolled against before the next 7. Should the shooter roll a 7 before the point number is rolled again, then pass line wagers are lost.

There are several types of bets that players can make when playing craps. The most popular are Pass and Don’t Pass wagers. Pass bets wager on the shooter to win (by rolling a 7 or 11) while Don’t Pass bets wager on the shooter to lose (by rolling a 2, 3 or 12). Players can also make single roll bets, wagering on the exact number that the dice will land on. Multi roll wagers are based on the numbers that players believe the shooter will roll before hitting their ‘point’ again.

Strategy
As you can see, the rules of Craps are quite complex; however, there are a few systems in place that players can use to help them secure a winning outcome. Craps strategy depends on knowing which bets to make in order to keep the house edge at its lowest.

First, the Pass bet is one of the most profitable bets to make. This bet, which will win if the shooter rolls a 7 or 11, is successful because of the likelyhood of rolling a 7. The number is one of the most likely to be rolled because there are so many dice combinations for it, so you can expect the shooter to roll a 7 more often than a 2, 3 or 12.

In addition, players should avoid making single roll bets. The chance that the shooter will roll any one particular number is highly unlikely. Although the payouts for these types of wagers are quite large, we advise against them as they are very risky and they could result in a player going broke very easily.

Variations
Because of the complex nature of craps, many different variations of the game have been established. There are some variations that make the game simpler, while others enhance certain features of the traditional game.

In Crapless Craps, the 11 and craps numbers are used a points. The only way the shooter can win is if a 7 is rolled on the come out bet. This game, a simpler version of traditional craps, presents betters odds for everyone besides the shooter. Players can also take part in a Private Craps game. This variation of Craps requires players to place wagers against each other rather than against the house.