Craps Rules And Strategy

Find out how you can become part of this exciting Casino game by reading this informative article!

Craps games have actually been around for centuries. In the old days, young men could sometimes be seen playing Craps in the back alleys, throwing dice against a wall. Today, it rules as being one of several favorite games that are played in casinos across the world.

In a casino, Craps is played on a specially marked table with a pair of dice. Each player gets a chance to play, and every player starts a new game. The rules state that the person who is shooting the dice must only use one hand to throw them with. The dice can't just be thrown out onto the table either. Instead, the rules dictate that they must touch the end of the table and bounce back.

The first throw that a player makes is called a "Coming Out Roll." But, before he or she rolls the pair of dice, all players must first place their bets.

The specially marked Craps table is separated into three areas. It's marked with Pass and Don't Pass Bets, Come and Don't Come Bets, Place Bets, Field Bets, and Proposition Bets. Basically, if a player makes a bet on the Pass Line, that means that he or she will win if the first roll is a 7 or 11. A 2, 3, or 12 rolled mean a loss. If any other number is rolled, it's called a "point". A point must be thrown again before the winning 7 comes up in order for the player to win.

A Don't Pass Bet loses if the first roll is a 7 or 11. If it's a 2 or 3, he or she wins. If dice come up to equal 12, then it's a tie with the casino. And, if it's a Point Roll, then a 7 must be thrown, then another Point Roll, before a player wins.

A Come Bet is the same as the Pass Line bet. However, this bet can't be placed until the point on the pass line has been made. The first roll will do this. If a 7 or 11 are rolled, then the player wins. 2, 3, or 12 mean a loss. The come point has to be rolled again before a 7 comes up on the dice for a player to win too.

Don't Come Bets- As the name implies, this bet is just the opposite of a Come Bet. After the come point has been made, a 2 or 3 on the dice will win, but a 7 or 11 means a loss.

Place Bets- After the point has been made, a player can place a bet on the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10. If the dice equal one of these numbers, a player wins as long as a 7 doesn't come up.

Field Bets- These bets are for one roll of the dice. A 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12 will make the player a winner. A 5, 6, 7 or 8 roll of the dice means a loss.

Proposition Bets- These are also for one roll of the dice. Different numbers that are thrown with the dice mean a variety of payouts.

The most important thing to remember is that you should never gamble more than you can afford to lose! Set aside a certain amount of money. Then, if you lose, let's say, half of that, maybe it's time to quit! This is a safe strategy against losing all of your money!

Now, in order to have the best chances for winning at a Craps table, you'll need to have some sort of strategy. Of course, the game of Craps is mainly a game of chance. The odds of winning depend on the certain bets. The safest bet to make is the Pass Line Bet. If you gamble rather conservatively, then you might choose to stay with this one.

And, another part of your strategy should be to tip the dealer at times throughout the game. These monetary tips could result in valuable game tips back to you!

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