Craps is a casino game that is easier than it looks. It requires around four to six players to play, and it uses dice. Players need to place two bets before the game begins. There are usually four casino employees who man the Craps table. There are two dealers who either pay the winners of the Craps game or remove the losers’ chips when they lose. The other two employees are the box man who controls the roll of the two dice, and the stick man is the person who controls the speed of the game.
Craps is mostly a game of chance and luck. Nobody really can control two dice, and cheaters can be spotted a mile away when playing Craps. The dice must roll when the player throws it not just slide along the table.
THE OBJECTIVE OF CRAPS
The goal of the game is to be able to roll the dice to a specific number after placing a bet on the first throw. To be effective in Craps, a player must know which numbers are more likely to come out. For example, an eleven or a seven has more possible combinations from the two dice than a twelve or a two. There are more ways of getting an eleven or a seven than the other numbers.
The shooter is the player who initially threw the dice, and he technically wins if he throws a seven or an eleven first. These are two of the easiest numbers to achieve using two dices. If the shooter rolls out a 2, 3 or a 12, the player loses because these are the more difficult number to get using two dices. Numbers that are rolled other than those mentioned above become point number. Point numbers are numbers that must be rolled again before a seven appears on the dice. If the numbers appear again on the dice, the player wins even money for the passline bet, but if a seven is rolled before the point number appears, the players lose.
While the game of Craps is underway, another bet may be laid on the game. This is the odds bet. It is an additional bet which players place once the point number is fixed. This bet is usually paid off with true odds and does not give the casino any house advantage at all. Some casinos even offer a double on the odds, which means players can double the amount of their passline to use in their odds bet. The two bets are independent from each other and do not affect each other.