Craps is a dice game that is quite popular in the casino circuit and can draw a lot of onlookers for being a loud game where it is not uncommon to hear people clapping and yelling. The game is played in a special table built for its purpose. The game of craps can also be played at virtual casinos powered by a computer software that simulates the real-life casino game.
How Is It Played
The game starts then the shooter, which is one of the players, places a bet on either the Pass Line or the Don’t Pass Line. He is then given two dices to roll. The shooter throws the dice across the table hitting the wall of the opposite side. A total of 20 players can participate in the game, each getting their turn at throwing the dice, while the rest bets on the throw. There are many kinds of bets that players can make.
Every round of craps consist of two phases namely the Come Out and Point. The shooter makes one or more Come Out throws. A Come Out Throw of 2, 3 or 12 ends the round and the players lose their Pass Lin bets. If the Come Out is a 7 or an 11, all Pass Line bettors win. The shooter then move along the Come Out throws until 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 comes up, which moves on the Point phase of the round. The dealer turns an On button to the point number to signify that the second phase of the round has begun. A win for bets on the Pass Line results when the shooter throws the point number. The first throw of the dice is the Come Out roll but it can only be made when the previous shooter does not make a winning roll.
A New Round
A new round or game starts with a new shooter from the players on the table. If the new shooter fails to make the Point, he gets the dice back for a new Come Out roll. If the shooter fails to make his Point, the next player gets the chance on a new Come Out roll and the game goes on. The new shooter will be the player standing to the left of the previous shooter. The game moves in a clockwise manner.
The craps table is divided into three identical areas containing sections for Pass and Don’t Pass line bets, Come and Don’t Come bets, Odds bet, Place bets and Field bets. The center section is shared by the two areas on either side and contains what is called as the Proposition bets. Players betting on the Pass Line win when the come out roll is equivalent to a 7 or an 11 and they lose if the come out roll is a 2, 3, or 12. The bets lose when if the come out roll is 7 or 11, and win if the come out roll is 2 or 3.