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Craps Guide

Craps Tips, Secrets

The dice game was invented in the most ancient period of history and still remains a relevant way to have fun, which once again confirms that time is the best way to test quality.

Generally speaking, the main point of the game is the toss of the dice by the players in turn. In total, up to 20 people can take part in craps. It uses classic cubes with six sides marked with dots. The presence of a specially lined board is the primary condition for playing craps.

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In order to prevent cheating, the rules regarding interaction with dice are followed. So, the throw should be performed strictly with one hand, and the stones, already in contact with the table, should also hit its sides. If the dice have completely fallen off the table, then the casino employee can completely replace them with new ones.

Often the participant throwing the dice is called the “shooter”, while other involved players bet on the result of the dice thrown by the shooter – they have to guess which number will come up.

It is important to remember that the gameplay is divided into two phases, called the Come Out Roll and the Point Roll. The first roll of dice, aka Come Out Roll, is designed to reveal the number – Point. The transition to the next stage begins if a number from 4 to 10 falls out, except for the number 7. When the number indicated in the total falls on two dice, the Point Roll stage begins, and a token with the inscription ON is placed on the playing field, indicating that the Point has been determined.

However, Craps is announced and the shooter loses if, on the dice, before the next stage, the total will be 2, 3, 12. The move is passed on to the next player. If the shooter threw a combination of numbers 7 or 11 – Natural is declared, the participant who threw the dice becomes the winner and gets the right to one more throw.

When the transition to the Point Roll has occurred, the shooter must roll the dice until the previously determined Point rolls out in total, indicating, in a positive case, the winner of the thrower. If the number 7 falls out, the shooter is declared the loser and passes the move to the next one.

The most profitable and therefore popular are four types of bets:

  1. Pass Line – here the winning numbers are 7 and 11, the bet itself is made at the time of Come Out. If the numbers 2, 3 and 12 fall out, the participant loses the bet. In a situation when a number from 4 to 6 falls out, as well as from 8 to 10, the participant enters the Point. In addition, when Point falls out before the seven, the shooter gets the victory, as already mentioned.
  2. Don’t Pass – a bet on the shooter’s loss at the initial stage. Winning bets are considered on the numbers 2 or 3. Losing bets – on 7 or 11. After determining the Point, the craps participant can either increase or decrease the bet, or even withdraw it.
  3. Odds on Pass Line. This additional bet is made when the ON chip is placed on the table and the Point is known. Several combinations are possible, on which the winning amount depends. For a bet on 10 or 4, the payment is made according to the principle of 2 to 1. In the case of a choice of five or ten – 1 to 1. When a six or an eight is dropped, the payment is made according to the scheme 6 to 5. In order to win, it is also important here that the Point has fallen before the moment the number 7 is announced. Also, according to some rules, it is allowed to cancel this bet.
  4. Come – the fundamental difference between this type of bet and the first is that it can be made at any time of the game. The participant won when the number 7 or 11. It is not profitable for the player when 2, 3 or 12 fell on the dice – he is declared the loser. If Point matches, the Come bet wins, but loses with the numbers 7 or 11. The payout at this rate is 1 to 1.

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