Craps is the most common game of chance played with dice and
is one of the most exhilarating forms of online casino gambling.
Beyond that, craps is renowned for being the game with the fairest
odds and best deals for the player. Craps is also notorious for
its reputation of having games within the game. At first it can
appear quite confusing and too fast of a paced game but craps
is actually quite simple and a thrill to play.
In craps all bets are made against the “house,” (online
casino). A special dice table is laid out with the various different
betting options. A player signifies his bet by placing chips or
cash on the appropriate part of the layout before any dice roll.
In craps, also known as “bank craps” the player throwing
the dice, (known as the “shooter”), or anyone wanting
to bet that the shooter wins places their bet “on the line”
(in the area marked either as “pass” “come”
or “win,” depending on the layout.
The shooter wins if he throws a seven or eleven, (a “natural”),
on his first toss. The shooter automatically loses on a toss of
two, three, or twelve. If a shooter throws a four, five, six,
eight, nine, or ten that number is his “point” and
he rolls again until he either makes his point or throws a seven
and “craps out.” The shooter keeps the dice for as
long as he doesn’t “crap out.”
Beyond betting on the shooter winning or losing you can also
bet on individual dice rolls and on the number that will come
up, known as “proposition bets.”
Posted: April 30, 2007