We’ve all seen it in the movies – a bunch of people shouting, cheering, and cursing, while the dice are in the air. That’s craps, one of the most exciting casino games out there! You will find this game in any big casino and if your top priority is to have fun and socialize, craps is your game.
It’s played on a specific table and you have to roll two dice. One of the most exciting aspects of the game is that you can bet on other players rolls at the same table. It’s pretty much non-stop action when you’re playing craps. Up to 20 people can take part on a single table, taking turns clockwise. Before the action starts, bets are placed according to the table minimum and the “shooter” rolls the dice to start off the round.
What Does a Round of Craps Look Like?
There are two main phases in craps: come out and point. During the come out roll, the shooter throws the dice which will end 1 of 2 ways. If the come out roll is a 2, 3, or 12, the round ends and the players who bet on the pass line lose. If the result is 7 or 11, pass line wagers win. The shooter then continues to roll until they get a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. This is where the come out phase ends and the number rolled becomes the Point.
Once the point has been established, you’ll see the dealer moving an “on button” to the point number. The Shooter rolls again and there are two ways the round could go. They will either get the point number first, which is a win for all the pass line bets, or rolls a 7 and the round is over with a loss for those wagers.
This is where the game ends and the next shooter starts all over again. There are plenty of side bets available and a lot of different situations in craps which makes it so exciting.
You can easily win or lose big within seconds, so the thrill is guaranteed!