How to play Craps?
Date: 29-11-2016 | Posted in: How To Play
It gives a great feeling to walk into a casino. You immediately feel the exciting atmosphere and hear the exciting sounds of slots. And did we already mention the many fantastic casino games you can play over there? One of the most exciting games is ‘Craps’. How does this casino game work?
A great evening with craps
It might be difficult to choose a certain game when you visit the casino for the very first time. There’s so much choice and everything looks fun. Perhaps you like to try ‘craps’. When you visit the casino, look for long green tables. There are probably a lot of people around them. They’re playing craps under the supervision of at least four casino workers. Be one of these players, and enjoy a great evening.
The origin of craps
It might be interesting to know something about the history of craps first. People probably already enjoyed this game 1000 years ago. There are some interesting theories about the origin of craps. Some researchers say it was developed in Arabic countries as a game called ‘azzahr’. Others are talking about France as the birthplace of craps.
Popular game in France and Canada
People in France called the game ‘hasard’. It didn’t take long before it spread to England. The residents loved the game and began to call it ‘hazzard’. In a few hundred years the British introduced the game all over the world, including Canada. Canada was a French settlement back in the day.
From hazard to craps
Over the years, the British decided to change the rules of Hazard. For example, they made the game more fair. They also changed the name of ‘Hazard’ into ‘Crabs’, after the lowest roll in the game. Nowadays it’s a popular casino game known as ‘Craps’. So we will use this name from now on.
If we’re going back to the current day, we like to tell you something about the table that is used to play craps first. On the table you’ll find a diagram and several sections. These sections are called ‘Pass Line’, ‘Come’, ‘Field’ and ‘Place’ and you need to place a bet on them. The center also has two sections, where you can place the so called ‘Hardways’ and ‘One Roll’ bet.
A game of craps is pretty crowed. About 8 players are standing on each side of the table. So it’s possible to play with a maximum of 16 players. If you place your money at the table the dealer will change it for chips immediately. You can take any place you like, because there are no roles for that. Sometimes someone lives their place temporarily. To prevent of losing his or her spot some sort of towel is placed over the chips.
There are always several casino workers present when you play craps. Usually, they’re standing between the people who love to play this game. Of course they’re not only watching the game. Actually, all the casino workers have a certain role. It’s necessary to understand these roles before you can start playing at all.
One important role of the casino worker is the so called ‘boxperson’. He or she is sitting at the craps table with a couple of chips in front. This person counts the money and intervenes when there’s a dispute between players. The boxperson also makes sure that the dealers pay the winnings and take in the losses. So basically the function of this casino worker is to make sure the game is fair.
You need a bit of luck
Craps is known as a very easy table game. This is why multiple players love to play it together. is all about betting. The basis of the game is made by the so called ‘Pass Linebet’. In this case you are betting with the ‘dice’. This means that you place a bet that number 7 or 11 will be the first number that comes out during the first round. you need to place the bet on the so called ‘Pass Line’.
Spend your money careful
Of course the amount of money you use for the bet is totally up to you. However, a basic rule of every casino game is that you have to spend the money you can afford. Decide how much money you want to spend long before the game starts.
‘Point’ and ‘sevens out’
Hopefully you’re very lucky, because a successful ‘Pass Linebet’ means that you will double your money. There’s also a chance the number 4,5,6, 8, 9 or 10 will be rolled the first time. During a craps game these numbers are called a ‘point’. If you have a ‘point’ it’s necessary to get them rolled again before the number 7. In that case, your money will be doubled as well. Does the number 7 appear before these numbers? That’s bad luck, because it means a ‘sevens out’. You won’t get any money in this situation.
Lucky number 7
Craps is entirely a game of chance. You never know which numbers are going to roll out. In total there are 36 number combinations. So it depends on your luck how much money you take home. However, some numbers do come up more than others. For example, a 4 can be rolled with a 1, a 3 or two 2’s. So your chance of rolling a 3 is twice as big as rolling a 2. You might notice that the number 7 comes up a lot. This is because you can get this number with six number combinations. So sometimes it really is the ‘lucky number 7’.
Spread your chances
Tactics might not help very much during a game of Craps, because it’s entirely based on chance. However, it might help if you spread your chances. For example, place some mid-range paying bets on the table. It enhances the chance that a certain number will roll out. We wish you the best of luck!