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How to Win at Craps

The Origin of Craps

To learn how to win at craps require a player to understand the fundamentals of the game. You need to take some time and make some effort to understand how this probability game of dice is played. You need to understand the possible combination you may get from rolling two dice. But let us look at its brief history before considering other issues.

Craps is probably one of the oldest games ever played for leisure. Its origins have been traced back to the 12th century to an English game called 'Hazard'. And it is thought its real origins could go deeper into history as far as Crusades and early French influence can not be ruled out. In fact the name craps is said to derive from the French word 'crapaud' meaning toad. It first arrived in America through New Orleans but the dates are not clear.

Playing Craps

Craps rules, as well as roulette rules for example, permits more than one player at a time on a casino. The casino fixes the odds of the game covers the bets on the table. The game is played by rolling two dice each time to find out the totals of the combination. The player who rolls the dice is called the shooter and this roll may be changed among players in an anticlockwise manner. The shooter also places his bets first if he is a player. Then the rest of the players are expected to also place their bets before the game begins. You need an understanding of the betting patter to learn how to win at craps.

The bets begin with pass line bets and don't pass line bets then progresses into come bets and don't come bets. When the shooter rolls the dice, the first round of outcome is called 'come out roll'. If the results of a come out roll is either a seven or eleven, the pass line bets win and the don't pass line bets loose. If on the other hand the rolling outcome is 2, 3, or 12 the don't pass line bets win while the pass line bets loose. If the combination is a number other those mentioned above i.e. 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 then the game moves to a second round with the number rolled being taken as a 'point'.

The next round will require that shooter rolls the dice and if the point is rolled before seven then the pass lien bets win and the don't' pass line bets loose. If the number seven is rolled before the 'point' number then the don't pass line bets win and the pass line bets loose. If again none of these conditions is met, the play moves to another level.

 
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