Daring To Go Craps

As human beings we are prone to choose what is easy and shun what is difficult. As we grow up we learn that some things maybe difficult at first but it gets easier as time goes by. The same maybe said about the game of craps. It is probably difficult to learn at first, but as most things in life, craps is well worth the pain.

What is craps anyway? Craps, in simple terms, is a game of dice. The players of craps are expected to wager on what the next roll will be. Sounds simple enough right? Craps begins to get complicated as you learn more and more of the kind of bets.

A typical crap table will look like a jumble of colors and numbers with about a zillion looking bets. It's a natural reaction for any beginner in craps to get intimidated a little. Knowledge is the key. You learn as you play more and more.

There is one important thing that you should know in craps. Craps is also a game of different rounds. Every round starts with an initial roll called come-out roll. This round immediately ends if a natural is rolled, which is 7 or 11 or if craps is rolled which is 2, 3 or 12.

If other numbers are rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) then that number is a point and its place will be marked with a puck on the crap table. The player that throws the dice must roll that point again before he rolls a 7 or else he loses. Either way, the round ends.

There are two basic bets that any beginner will do well to know. They are the pass line, don't pass bets and the come, don't come bets. These bets are basically the same. The only difference lies in the time the bets are made. The pass bets of craps are made only at the come-out roll whereas the come bets are done in the middle of every round.

If you put your money on the pass line bet of craps you are effectively saying that the shooter, or the dice roller, will throw a natural, or make a point. If he throws craps, you lose. If he makes a point and throws the point again you win. If he sevens-out or throws the 7 first before the point, you lose. The same thing happens in the come bet.

Don't pass bettors win if the shooter rolls a 2 or 3. The bet ties if he rolls 12. It loses of he rolls a 7 or 11. If the point is made then the don't pass bet wins if the 7 is rolled first before the point. The same rules apply for the don't come bets. Both bets pay the same money you wagered.

That wasn't so bad right? Craps isn't easy, but the best things in life usually aren't. Why not dare to go craps?

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