What is Craps Game?
Craps is a dice game in which the players make wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice. Players may wager money against each other (playing “street craps”) or a bank (playing “casino craps”, also known as “table craps”, or often just “craps”). Because it requires little equipment, “street craps” can be played in informal settings. While shooting craps, players may use slang terminology to place bets and actions.
When was craps invented?
Legend has it, Roman soldiers invented the game of craps using knuckle- of a pig as dice and their armor shields as a table. Others believe craps originated from an Arabic dice game called Al Dar, which means “dice” in Arabic, and that merchants brought the game over to Europe in the 12th Century.
The Basic Rules When Playing Craps:
Craps has dozens of wagers available, but the game is structured around the pass line bet.
Players bet by placing chips on the pass line on the craps layout. Some other bets require that the dealer move your chips.
The pass sequence starts with a comeout roll and the shooter rolls the dice.
Pass bettors win if the roll is 7 or 11 and lose if it is 2, 3 or 12. Any other number becomes the point.
If the shooter rolls a point number on the comeout, he keeps rolling until either he rolls the same number again to win an even-money payoff, or rolls a 7 to lose.
If the shooter makes his point, he keeps rolling with a new comeout. If he doesn’t, he “sevens out,” and the dice rotate to a new shooter
Craps can be as simple as betting on one number and either winning or losing on each roll, or as complex as making a bet, waiting until the shooter rolls a target, or “point” number, then hoping the shooter can roll the same number again. That procedure can go on for any number of rolls.