Simplify your craps experience in just a few rules

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Prelude and Basics Before You Venture to a Craps Table at the Casino

You will surely have noticed it, this is the only dice game present in online or in-house casinos. And for good reason, it is a big favorite of American players. Before settling in casinos around the world, it is first played with family and friends. A little less chic than the Bridge, we go more easily towards it but hesitate in the face of its regulations, which at first glance seem confusing. We try the online to best explain the game.

Craps is played with ease, you just have to place your bet and roll. The trick is knowing how to bet, as in all kinds of online betting.

Don't be too impressed with the craps table: This is a game first and foremost and if it is loved so much, it means that it is entertaining and well worth a visit. The rules of craps are easy to learn, the trick is to relax and take the game as it is, i.e. roll two dice and bet on the outcome. You have two main types of Craps bets:

  • You bet on the sum
  • You bet on the combination (for example a double 6)

You start as ‘shoot’(I.e. launcher). Craps dice roll takes turns clockwise. Depending on the craps game you are playing the rules on the roll of the dice and some other stages of the game will vary.

Dice game with simple and varied rules

The trick that can get complicated about craps is diversity of the different rules of the game. They are numerous, have different concepts and there are also very distinct expressions of play. In addition, bets can be placed in different ways.

Some in-depth knowledge of the formal and informal rules of the game is necessary if you are to get into serious gambling, not only for fun but also for the real money that an online or live casino can give you.

The main rule when playing at a casino in French or in English is to always read the rules of the craps variant before starting the game. In general, the rules are based on the Craps variant most popular in French casinos, as well as foreign casinos.

If you play online, however, you will encounter several variations and therefore you will notice that the rules of each other change a bit. Your asset is undoubtedly the free play mode (called demo or fun play) which will be very useful for you to practice before a little visit to a land based casino.

The different bets in Craps

As in any self-respecting casino game, there are bets to know. In craps, the basic bets are as follows:

  • Past: the launcher releases a 7 or one 11
  • Do not pass: the launcher releases a 2, To 3 or one 12: in other words it makes a ‘craps
  • Point: the launcher releases a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 Where 10

From the moment a player makes the Point, another phase comes into play. This phase is the special time when the dice must be re-rolled. Also, this phase sounds the possibility of changing the bets already placed. For example, it is quite possible to increase or decrease your stake on Past But we Do not pass.

At last,

  • If the pitcher redoes the Point, he wins
  • If he does 7, he loses
  • If he does neither Point, if a 7, he rolls the dice again until he hits one of these two results.

How is this dice game played

As a table game, craps must have, like its colleagues, a very particular form of table game. It looks a bit like a bathtub. During a game of Classic Craps, two six-sided dice are used. The thrower must always place a minimum bet on the ‘Pass Line"(Pass Line) and on the Do Not Pass line"Do Not Pass ’ before the game starts.

Once the player is ready for the first roll of the dice - called the ‘come-out roll’- he must make sure that no dice touch the edges of the table. The thrower will only be able to roll the dice with one hand, and the casino employees (the stickman, tea boxman and the 2 dealers) will see to it.

So two very specific steps that make up the game of Craps:

  • The First Throw
  • Point

Craps odds

One throw, 36 possibilities:

Launch result Dice combinations Number of combinations Probability Odds
2 1-1 1 2.77% 35: 1
3 1-2, 2-1 2 5.55% 17: 1
4 1-3, 2-2, 3-1 3 8.33% 11: 1
5 1-4, 2-3, 3-2, 4-1 4 11.11% 8: 1
6 1-5, 2-4, 3-3, 4-2, 5-1 5 13.88% 7: 1
7 1-6, 2-5, 3-4, 4-3, 5-2, 6-1 6 16.66% 5: 1
8 2-6, 3-5, 4-4, 5-3, 6-2 5 13.88% 7: 1
9 3-6, 4-5, 5-4, 6-3 4 11.11% 8: 1
10 4-6, 5-5, 6-4 3 8.33% 11: 1
11 5-6, 6-5 2 5.55% 17: 1
12 6-6 1 2.77% 35: 1

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