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Playing Craps

crapsThere are many fun things to do in a casino and if you feel you have a hot hand, then one of the more challenging, but also one of the more profitable ways is dice.  The roll of your hand, throwing the dice out, hoping that you get that lucky number, there is always something about the thrill of watching them fly away from you.  Add in the excitement factor of people standing around you, having placed bets on what you will roll, and you have a very unique and exciting experience.

The most commonly played game that uses dice at a casino is called Craps.  This game is the one where you would see people standing around a large oval table and also where usually the loudest cheers are coming from.  To many, craps seems like it’s confusing but it’s actually much simpler to play than many other games.  It is, however, one of the most hands-on experiences you can have at any casino so that entices many to its sides.

To get an understanding of this wonderful dice game, a few of the bets you can place to get started with would be the Pass Line Bet or Odds Bet.  To simplify what a pass line bet is, it is where you place a bet on the pass line before any new shooter begins his dice throw or roll.  This is also known as the come out roll.  If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 you win, but if they roll a 2, 3, or even 12, you lose.  Any other number becomes what is called the point number.

Are you confused yet?  If so, then let’s rephrase the instructions.  If a shooter throws the dice and gets a 7 or 11 you win money.  But you lose money if it’s a 2, 3, or 12.  If they roll any other number they must throw the dice again and get the exact same number to keep being the shooter.  Also you win money on the pass line bet if this happens.

However, if the shooter rolls anything else other than that exact number on the next roll, they are no longer the shooter, and the dice are passed on to the next shooter.  Then the whole process starts over.

With the Odds Bet, you can place additional bets other than the Passline Bet.  But only after the point has been established by the shooter can this be done.  The benefit to a pass line bet is that it is the only bet that the casino doesn’t have a house edge as it is paid off with actual odds.  The most fun part of craps is that many casinos offer double odds, and that means you can place double the wager on your pass line bet.  In simpler terms, you bet $25 on the pass line, you can now wager $50 on the odds bet.  Pretty cool, right?  It is when you know what the odds bet pays out.

If the point total on both dice is either a 4 or 10 it will pay 2 to 1.

If the point total on both dice is either a 5 or 9 it will pay 3 to 2.

If the point total on both dice is either a 6 or 8 it will pay 6 to 5.

The Passline Bet is the easiest way to get into the game of craps and it’s easy to learn.  Many of the casinos actually will give lessons on how to play the game and will give instruction on the basics and will even teach you some of the table etiquette.  So when you approach that table, not only will you feel comfortable, but you can also go up there and show them your dice-throwing skill.

Craps is also a game that you can play on your mobile phone for REAL money. Be sure to visit mobile gambling offers to get a good deal before signing up anywhere.

With this knowledge, go show the players that you mean business and that you know what you are doing.  It’s fun, exciting, and the thrill of the dice leaving your hand is unmatched.  May the dice land in your favor and may you cheer the shooter on like never before.  Happy Craps!

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