A Beginner’s Guide to Craps
On the surface, you might assume that the game of craps is relatively easy, but in reality, it does have its nuances- enough to put beginners at bay.
The game of craps usually attracts a whole crowd simply because of how exciting the game can be. You can find them in live casinos or you can also play them online as well.
Craps is one of the more complicated casino games out there, but the potential payout, as well as the immense fun and excitement that people feel when playing this game, are enough the persuade even the complete newbie to try their luck.
If you are interested in playing a game of craps, then be sure to read through the entire article as I will be giving you a rundown on how to play the game.
Understand the Basics
Just like in any casino game, you have to first understand how the game is actually played. People who want to play a game of craps would have to be seated on the table and it houses a maximum of 8 players at a time.
Although the game mainly uses only two dice at a time, there are a lot of possible outcomes, which is precisely the reason why the craps table is usually quite a complicated one.
Aside from that, you also have to be well-versed with the staff that is on the craps table. The first one that you need to be aware of is the boxman which is the person who is responsible for game supervision, as well as cash handling.
The next important staff would be the stickman who is going to be responsible for pushing the dice, as well as calling out all of the results.
The player, also known as the shooter, will play the first roll (also known as the come-out roll) and it has three possible outcomes.
The first is what is known as the ‘natural numbers’ where the roll will land a 7 or 11. If that is the outcome, the winner will be known as a ‘natural’. In this case, people who’ve placed bets on the ‘pass line’ will win the roll while those that put their money on the ‘don’t pass line’ will lose. Keep in mind that if you land on these natural numbers, you will be given another chance to roll the dice.
The second possible outcome is what is known as the ‘craps numbers’ and this is where the players can get the numbers 2, 3, or 12 in their come-out rolls. If this is the outcome, all of the people who’ve placed their bets on the pass line will lose and those that put their wager on the don’t pass line will win. You get another shot of rolling the dice if you do end up with this outcome.
The last possible outcome is where you will get any of these numbers on your initial roll: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. If you do get these numbers, you will continue rolling each time and you get a point for doing so. You will only stop rolling if you reach a total of 7 and you will get the prize that you deserve. However, if your second roll stops at 7, you will lose automatically.