The game of dice known as ” craps “, is one of the most iconic and exciting casino games.
Although most of the dice are played outside, the cinematic transpositions of the game of craps mean that it is a rather well-known discipline too.
Just think, to give some examples, of 007, which is “ a cascade of diamonds ” gives a show to the table; at Ocean’s Thirteen, at Casino, or, dusting off a touch of comedy. The history of dice dates back to antiquity, but the game as we know it today probably begins its history in the saloons of the old west of the last ‘800, and then landed in the casinos in the mid’ 900.
How does the craps table work?
The craps table has a double layout, i.e. both on one side and on the other, the perspective remains the same. You can play, therefore, both from right to left and from left to right, so to speak.
At the edge of the table, in the central area, sits the so-called ” Boxman “, or rather the inspector who monitors the game. Next to him in the long area of the table, standing, are one or two croupiers, deputies to place the bets well and to pay the winnings. On the opposite side of the table we have another employee, the ” Stickman “, that is the one who retrieves and extends the dice to the player with the characteristic ” stick “, that sort of long wooden hook.
How do you play dice?
Whenever someone starts playing (or rather, rolling the dice), in jargon it is said that a ” round ” begins. At that moment, whoever rolls the dice takes on the role of the “shooter “.
The latter will begin a series of throws, a series that will stop only when certain circumstances arise whereby the dice will be passed to another player/thrower.
What are the dice rules?
- The pitcher must forcibly place a bet on the so-called “ pass line ”: this is in fact the obligatory initial bet useful for starting the throwing round.
- The players around the table can bet in favor of the pass line or against, bearing in mind that if the first roll is a 7 or an 11, the shooter wins the amount he has bet online on the pass line, and with him all those who have bet. in favor (and logically those who bet against losing).
- If a 2, a 3, or a 12 is rolled, all those who bet on the pass line lose (and those who bet against the pass line win).
- Any other number constitutes a ” point ” and the bets stay where they are, neither winning nor losing.
- When a point comes out (so a 4, a 5, a 6, an 8, a 9, or a 10) one of the croupiers on the long side of the table places a disc (the so-called ” buck “) on the table, corresponding to the number released. At that point, that number will have to come out again before a 7 is rolled, which becomes the number that ends the round and loses the entire pass line.
- It sounds complicated, but with an example, we will realize that in reality the rules of craps only need a little practice