Craps (known as crabs in the past) a popular dice game played in casinos around the world. Player’s must place a bet against the casino anticipating the conclusion of the roll of the two dice. Learning the basic part of craps is rather easy. The primary bet of the game is the “pass line” wager, which is one of the most popular bets on any one game. The come out roll is the first roll of the two dice, the pass line bettors, or “right” bettors will win by rolling either a 7 or 11 which is known as a natural. If the player (shooter) placed a bet on the pass-line, he would win on the natural. Rolling a 2, 3, or 12 is known as craps, which causes the pass line bettor to lose immediately. Commonly known, as the point is any other number such as the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. The pass-line bettor must roll the point number before rolling a 7 in order to win. The shooter loses if the 7 is rolled before the point and the dice is passed on. The dice is the passed to the players left and a new play begins with a come-out roll.
On the come-out roll the player or shooter may place a don’t pass wager, which means you are betting against the dice. A don’t pass wagers is also known as “betting wrong” which offers a lower house advantage than the pass line betting but also features the same free odds bet once the point has been accepted. The way this bet works is exactly opposite of the pass line wager, the don’t pass wager loses if a natural is rolled on the come-out roll but he or she wins when craps is rolled. An exception is when the don’t bettor rolls a barred craps; this is where the bet is a push or standoff. The casinos usually bar the 2 or 12 craps, although on occasion you will find a casino that bars the 3, doubling the houses advantage on the don’t pass wager. The number upon which has been barred is where the house obtains its benefits by not paying the chosen craps roll. Contrary to the pass-line bet, the wrong bettor wins when a seven is rolled and loses when a point is made.
At the casino the craps table is ran by four employees hire by the casino: the boxman whose job it is to guard the chips, supervise the dealers, handle the coloring out players; two dealers upon which stands to either side of the boxman and collects and pays bets; and a sitckman who job it is to stand across the table from the boxman and also announces the results of each roll and then collects the dice with a long stick made out of wood. The stickman also supervises the bet in the center of the table. The number 11 is also referred to as “yo” keeping it clear and free from confusing it with 7.
Any new shooter starting a new game must place a minimum bet. The shooter is handed five new dice by the stickman and the shooter must then pick two of the dice to throw. When the shooter throws out the dice he must roll the dice with one hand while having them bounce off the wall that surrounds the betting table. If the dice is thrown off the table than the shooter is usually offer one from the remaining three dice. This practice is a way to avoid grabbing a loaded dice often used as a way of cheating.
One of the oldest gambling accessories around are the dice. Dice and the games related to them can be discovered all over the ancient world. Some well known dice players were Roman Emperors Augustin, Nero and Caligula, they where also known for trying to cheat at the game. The dice had been traced back and founded in Egypt in the time dated 600 B.C. Stories were documented by Indian ancient epic “Mahabharata” about warriors throwing the dice on losing fortunes. In early days the Koreans were keen on dice. The dice, which was known as a four-sided knucklebones, was used by American Indians to play games.
The dice and related games have been around for a few thousand years or more. Modern day craps have been around for a much shorter length of time. The history of craps has been known only hundred years or so. Evidence of the game of craps has been found which reports that soldiers in the twelfth century played the game. The game of craps was known as the game of “Hazard”. It is very possible that English settlers on the “Mayflower” brought the game to America .
In the 1800’s the game of English Hazard was very popular in New Orleans the game was then call craps by the French. The game of craps has been changed along with the rules and odds. Newer and improved variants of the game have came into play making them faster and simpler that the game that had been originally founded. Table Off game is one variant that became very popular with gamblers toward the end of the 19 th century. Being introduced back in those times where the casino tables, with a simple layout with the 6 and 8, the Field, the Win and the Come bets. Players at that time bet only with the dice against the house.
After John H. Winn transformed the game of craps making it possible to bet right and wrong. He drew a space for Don’t Pass bets and improved the layout for that reason. The state of Nevada , casino gambling became legalized and became popular all over the world.
In the game of craps the players try to beat the house any way they can. The game of craps preoccupied the minds and thoughts of gamblers from all over.
Examples of basic play
Place a $20 bet on the pass line. As you roll the dice for your come-out roll and you get an 11, you would win $20. A new game begins with another come-out roll. On this roll if you roll a 9, this is the point. Before your next roll you decide to bet $20 on the come line upon which you roll a 6 this is now the point. You will need to hit that point before you can win your $20 come bet. Your next roll is a 9 this is the point you needed to roll to win your pass line bet so you win $20. Say you place another $20 bet on the pass line and your new come-out roll turns our to be 7, then you are a $20 winner again since you had a pass line bet, but don’t forget that you had also lost a $20 bet on the come line.
For this example you decide to bet on the don't pass line. On your first toss you roll a 4, which sets the point. You bet $20 on the don't come line, and your next roll is a 7. You lose your $20 in the don't come bet, but you win $20 for your don't pass bet, so you just broke even. Since your turn now ended the player to your left becomes the new shooter.