Craps is a relatively simple game. It is played with two dice. Each die has the total of 20 numbers. The shooter (the person rolling the dice) rolls a pair of dice (a pair of dice are called a pair of dice) in the opposite direction of the direction of travel of the dice. When you say die, it is meant to indicate a pair of dice. A pair of dice have the total of 20 numbers because, like the Olympic games, 20 balls are used in the game. The dice used in the game are typically vinyl sacks which may or may not be lined. The sacks have a handle like an arm or a thumb. Rolling the dice is the main activity in craps.
When the dice leave the sacks, they “fly” to the back and the shooter makes a number by tossing the dice to the other side of the center of the table. As mentioned above, it is also possible to “multi-way” when it comes to the proposition bets. Many of the bets available include proposition bets. Many bets are also found on the craps layout. Many of these bets are explained in diagram form with lots of visual aid. There are many different types of bets with many different types of games played in the Vodka138.
The odds for the game are better for the casino than for the players. It is a game of chance. However, the players can improve their odds by their skill. The often asked question is how to improve the odds is a good question and it is an area that will be dealt with later in this lesson.
The most common type of bet in craps is the hard way bet. Craps is played with a pair of dices, which are called the “pass” and the “don’t pass”. The odds for this bet are 2:1. An additional bet is then placed behind the initial one. This additional bet is called the “hardway”. The proposition is that the shooter will make a seven or an eleven on the come out roll, or come out roll. This is the same as a come bet. The difference is that the shooter must roll the dice in this roll to win the hardway bet. If the rolls the dice in the come bet, the player loses the hardway bet.
Another bet is made called the “insurance bet”. This is a backup bet. The player makes an insurance bet if the shooter rolls a seven or eleven on the come out roll, and the shooter does not make a seven or eleven, the player will win the insurance bet and the original bet loses. In this scenario, a seven or eleven on the come out roll would be a push. A roll a card would not make the player lose the insurance bet. The player would still win on a seven or eleven on the come out roll.
An exceedingly popular bet in craps is the hardway bets, these are similar to hardway bets in baccarat. The hard way bets are slipping bets, and each time the dice are thrown, a one-unit bet is placed on the hardway number. If the hardway number hits, the bettor wins and the bettor loses. A soft six or hard eight, which is rolled three times, pays the house even money, but the house always wins when a hardway number hits.
Craps is really a great game. Players that play just for the thrill of the game can enjoy it. But, if you want to play to win, craps is a brutal game that teaches you the meaning of risk and reward.