Craps is a game of chance with a bit of skill involved!

throw a lucky seven and win big in crapsCraps is certainly the most social game in the casino and minute for minute may well be the most exciting game in the house. Generally, though, the seminal gambling game is all about surfing the waves of fate – gamblers appropriately “roll with” a hot shooter as the money on table and cheering increases. Craps is a dice game distinguished by its unique table, croupiers and array of bets available. Essentially, the player bets on the next throw of the dice, with odds reflecting the probability of the occurrence predicted.

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The betting and dice rolling in craps begins with the “come-out” roll. The first bets that can be made are “Pass” and “Don’t Pass.” The “shooter” rolls the dice; if he/she rolls a 2, 3 or 12, those who bet “Don’t Pass” win. If a 7 or 11 comes up on the come-out roll, those who bet “Pass” win. If a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled, this number becomes the “Point.” When this happens, a bet on “Pass” becomes a wager that the Point will come up again before the next roll of 7.

At this stage of the game, any number of bets on the next throw of the dice may be made, including the specific combination, e.g. one die shows a five while the other shows three, doubles, even/odd, total point value and more.

If the Point number is rolled again, all Pass bets win. If a 7 is rolled, that’s “crapping out” and essentially all bets except Don’t Pass are cleared from the table. In either eventuality, the next roll is again a “come-out.” On any other result, play continues as before.

What’s a good winning strategy for betting on craps?

With many luck-based games, strategy consists mainly of attempting to minimize losses in hopes of eventually landing that exploitable win. This holds for craps, and our first easy tip is simply “Know the bets.” Basically, you want to be putting the majority (if not all) bets on Pass/Don’t Pass; Come/Don’t Come; Buy 4; Place 6; Place 8; and Buy 10. Other bets available on the table will lose up to 12 times more frequently than these six wagering opportunities. If you want to play any other bets at the roulette table, proportion those bets appropriately, i.e. if you’re regularly playing $20 on the Come, betting on 2 or 12 is worth a risk of (maybe) $1.

Also key and often forgotten by those caught up in the thrill of the game is that *each roll is independent of the last.* In other words, rolling, say, a nine on a given turn has absolutely no effect on the next roll whatsoever: The probability of rolling a nine stays at 11.1% this time, next time, and forever as long as the laws of probability remain the same in our universe.

This further implies another tip: Limit your spending on a given roll and a win beyond your bankroll should probably not be allowed to reenter the roulette table. Put it away and play another day!

make sure you don't crap out during a winning streakWho is the greatest craps player of all-time?

Lieutenant Commander Data of the Starship Enterprise, of course!

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