Craps is the most famous casino dice game. If you have ever been to
a land-based casino you would have surely heard if not seen the craps
tables, they tend to be the noisiest tables as players ten to shout
with excitement. The game itself has quite a low house edge and is
relatively easy to learn.
Craps is played on a special table with two standard casino dice.
The person rolling the dice is called the shooter. You can play without
rolling but many players enjoy the action of shooting the dice themselves.
Online you will find that the virtual dice have exactly the same odds
as their real casino counterparts.
While there are many different bet types, we aim to give
you the best chance of winning so we will stick to the best bets.
House advantages on these bets are as low as 2% but when you move
into the other bets such as the propositions you are looking at a
great disadvantage with house edges of up to 20%.
The sequence of play. The first roll of the dice is known as the "Come
Out" roll. This occurs at the start of each game and happens
when the previous player fails to throw a winner. A Point is made
when the Come Out roll is either 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. The number rolled,
is called the Point and the subsequent throws are called the Point
rolls. Point rolls continue until the shooter rolls a 7 or the Point.
Once this happens, the game returns to the come out roll.
The pass line and don't pass line bets have the lowest house edge.
To make a pass line bet simply place chips on the "Pass Line"
area of the table. You win if the shooter rolls 7 or 11 and lose if
the dice read 2, 3 or 12. If a point is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10)
that number must be rolled before a seven to win. The don't pass bet
is the opposite bet.
The second recommended bet is the come bet. This has the same rules
as the pass line bet with the change that you can only make this bet
once the point has been rolled. Seven or eleven win, two, three or
twelve lose. If the point is rolled before a seven you win. Pay outs
for both these bets is one to one.
You will notice other bets on the table with odds as high as 30 to
1. All of the bets in this section have a really high house edge and
win to some serious damage to your bankroll over the long term.
Pay Offs and House Advantages
The pay offs vary from between 1 to 1 all the way to 30 to 1. House
advantage on the 1 to 1 bets is lower than 2% and on the other bets
as high as 20%.
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