If you ever go to a casino now a days you will find people
at a Craps table having the time of there life's. Long ago
their was a game called "Hazard" which is where many people
believe craps came from. To this day Historians are stumped
debating for years in how Craps originated but understand it
dates back to many centuries ago. Hazard a game very similar
to Craps is believed that it originated from an Arabic dice
game called "Al Zar" which translates in Arabic to "Dice".
Due to the Arabs being merchants over time scholars believe
that they may have migrated to Europe as early as the 12
Century. Some evidence points out that dice games can go
back to as far as 2600Bc in Egypt so they are almost certain
that it originated in the Arab world.
In England during the 17th Century the game Hazard was
getting a lot of attention and popularity began to grown at
an alarming rate. Everybody who would be in a tavern would
know about this game and the luxury casino where it was
Around the 18th Century the French adopted the game due to
the close bond of the English Channel but changed the name
of Hazard to make them feel original. The French decided to
name the new game they had taken from the English and call
it "Craps". The name Craps is to describe a loosing
situation in Hazard in which the players rolls a Two. There
are mixed reviews about where the name Craps was invented
and many scholars believe that the name was changed in
America when it was brought over.
A man named John H. Winn in the 19th Century hand invented a
way easier layout to the game that known as the
"Philadelphia Layout". John Winn is considered to be the man
of the craps tables according to John Scarne who is a famous
dice maker. Winn brought to the games the Pass and Don't
Pass bets, the Big 6 and 8 and it was only thanks to him
that now players were able to place bets against the
shooter. As time went on the world started to become
thrilled and intrigued by this game. Around the early 1990's
when Slot where a huge success the popularity of Craps began
to slowly decrease. Surely enough 20 years later when
everybody is playing
craps online, the popularity of Craps started
to grow again and now you can see Thousands of people
How to Play Craps
Playing Craps is a bit different than your traditional
casino games because of playing directly against the house
the outcome of the game is in the players hand because they
are the one who rolls the dice. At Casino b we will sum up
the best way how you will understand playing Craps. By
looking at a Craps table looks a bit scary and intimidating
for a beginner but is quite easy once you get the hang of
it. The Craps table has all sorts of areas that represent
wagers that can be made. As many as 12 players can be
playing at the same time, but only 1 player has the power to
throw the dice. All of the other players that bet hold all
the faith in the guy or girl who is throwing the dice. When
the player throws the dice and the game stands still the
dealer would then pay out the winning bets and take the
loosing from the players who bet on the game.
You must know that the whole objective of the game of Craps
is always bet on winning combinations and numbers as rolled
by the player. The player throwing the dice (Craps Shooter)
first roll is called "Come Out And Roll" can either make you
or break you depending on how he or she rolls. Usually
before the first roll the players will place a bet called
"Pass Line Bet" and if the Shooter rolls a 7 or 11 everybody
instantly wins. The unlucky roll the Shooter would make if
it landed on either 2, 3 or 12 and you loose your bet.
The game starts with the "Point" (4,5,6,8,9 or 10) and the
players have the option to place wagers on all of the boxes
on the board. Once the bets have been placed, the Shooter
will throw the dice hoping that he would get Point Numbers.
On the "Come Out Roll" a point would be determined when the
shooter would roll either a 2,3,7,11. The game will go on
until the shooter rolls a 7 where most of the bets are lost
or rolls the current point.
To fully understand how Craps works we have broken down a
list of various bets you can make at the Craps table. It is
very important to understand all the bets and how they work
depending on what is rolled from the outcome of the shooter.
Pass Line Bet
The Pass line bet is one of the most basic bets that you can
bet on at a Craps table that majority of the players bet on.
For beginners this is probably the safest wager to bet on
because it has a house edge of 1.41% and you can focus on
just one section of the table. You can win more money if the
shooter rolls 7 or 11, but if the he or she rolls a 2, 3 or
12 your bet would be lost. For the most part any other
combinations will determine the point if the shooter rules
(4,5,6,8,9 or 10) before rolling a 7 on the table.
You will notice if you play the "Pass Line Bet" the Come Bet
has a lot of similarities. The Come Bet can be made anytime
but the only difference is that the bet is placed after the
point has been determined in the game. When the shooter's
next roll happens to be either a 7 or 11 you will win, but
if he roll either a 2, 3 or 12 you would end up loosing. As
long as the shooter is not rolling a 7, 11, 2 ,3 or 12 will
get you a point and you would want the player to roll your
point before he or she rolls a 7. Playing on the Come Bet
you have an option to place an "Odd Bet" that would increase
your overall wager.
Playing the Field bet is based entirely on the shooters next
roll. When you place the wager on the field bet your hoping
that the shooter rolls either a ( 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11) is
rolled on the table. It is important to know if the shooter
happens to roll a 2 or 12 that means that your paid 2:1. The
player wins more money if 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11 is rolled your
winning increase. Usually on the Craps tables a 2 pays
double and a 12 pays triple and any other roll would result
in a losing wager.
Hard Way Bets
Placing wagers on the "Hard Way Bets" are a extremely
difficult but the pay out is far grater than most of the
other bets. Hard Way Bets in Craps always dead on in the
centre on the table and when you bet your hoping for the
shooter to roll pairs on the dice. These bets win if the
shooter would roll a 4, 6, 8, or 10 and you would lose if he
or she rolls a 7 first or if the numbers roll "Easy". For
example in order to win if the shooter rolls a 2 and 2 is a
4 the hard way, and if he rolls a 5 and 5 is a 10 the hard
way. If you so happen to win these bets the payouts are
high. Playing Hard Way is fun and exciting and you can
always place a bet for this unless the shooter rolls a 7.
Hard Way Outcomes - If the Dice turns up a 4 (Double 2) or a
6 (Double 3) an 8 (Double 4) and a 10 (Double 5). The
payouts consist of 9:1 for the 6 and 8 Hardways and 7:1 for
4 and 10.
Big 6 & 8
Waging on the Big 6 and 8 the same as betting on the points
6 and 8. The best thing about playing on the Big 6 and 8 is
the payout is far greater than the rest. If you bet on these
number it pays 7:6.
Don't Come Bet
If you play the Don't Come Bet you will notice the
similarities between "Don't Pass Line Bet" and the "Come
Bet" just it's in Reverse. This bet can be made while the
game is still in progress. If the shooter rolls a 7 before
the number you win and you can take down your bet.
One Roll Bets
One roll bets have to be the hardest bets in the whole
entire game of Craps. Even thought the payouts can be as
high at 30:1 placing your wager on One Roll Bet at the
Centre of the table is extremely risky. If you feel lucky on
what the next roll is going to be you either win or loose
depending on how you play.
7 (Pays 5:1)
4 or 10 (Pays 5:1)
6 or 8 (Pays 10:1)
3 or 11 (Pays 15:1)
2 or 12 (Pays 30:1)
The Lay bet is opposite of taking odds, another way of
putting it is that you think a 7 will be rolled before the
point is rolled. In order to make the wager you have to let
the Dealer know what you want to do and tell him to lay odds
on whatever the point is. When you play in a Casino the
general rule is not to give the Dealer the bet just put the
chip in font of him and say "Laying odds on 5". Below are
the point payouts:
4 or 10 laying the odds pays 1:2
5 or 9 laying the odds pays 2:3
6 or 8 laying the odds pays 5:6.
You must know that you only win this if the point is
established and a 7 is rolled before the point.
Here are a list of Tips that Casino B has provided so that
it would make your playing a lot more fun and a greater
chance of increasing your odds.
1 - First take your time and see how other people are
playing and study the table before placing a wager.
2 - Make it clear in your head that never expect to win ever
single roll at the table
3 - Make sure to raise as you win each game and lower your
wager as you lose.
4 - Try and play online for free to get the hang of the game
before you play with real money
5 - Watch other winning players and see how they are
Online Craps does not have that same appeal as a live
craps game and is a lot "crappier" in my opinion (no pun
intended). Sure, you can hang out with a bunch of
friends and yell at your computer screen, but this game is
probably best played live. If you can't make it to a
casino though and want to play craps online, there are many
places you can do this. The game online is exactly the
same as the live one, but instead of physically rolling the
dice, you click a button that does all the rolling for you.
The dice are controlled by Random Number Generators meaning
that every roll will be randomly determined by a computer.
Here is a screenshot of a typical online craps game: