Craps is one of the most popular tabletop games today. You can expect to find a craps table anywhere and you’ll definitely see people immediately assemble around the table to play. Even without the table, players would still go out and assemble to play in an impromptu game.
The draw of the game comes from the fact that you really don’t need a lot of stuff to play, all you need are only two dice. As for the table, any table can be used and the markings can be made by a piece of chalk. This makes it very attractive as an in-house game during events.
However, what’s even more exciting is the gameplay itself. The rules are quite very simple and easy to learn, but players will definitely still be very engaged in it. The basics of the game are simply betting on whether the dice will land on a particular combination or otherwise. One unique feature of the game is that you can actually bet on the winning combination not appearing.
The pass line bet and its negative twine, the don’t pass line bet (all the alternative bets are appropriately named “don’t”) is the first bet that you can make in the game. You simply bet on whether the roll would produce a 7 or an 11 (the don’t pass line is the reverse of this). You automatically win if the result is indeed either a 7 or an 11, you lose if either a 2, 3, or 12 shows up. If numbers from 4-10 appear, you still have the chance to win as long as the number appears again before a seven is rolled out.
If rolling with 4 to ten, you can also add to your possible wins by placing a pass odd bet. The bet allows you to place up to five times your initial lay down as a side bet. You win the bet if you manage to get the number you bet on for the second time before a seven is rolled. Be warned though that losing means that you lose a considerably large amount. The pass odds bet is paid in true odds.
Another interesting bet that you can place is the come bet. The come bet plays out similar to the pass odds bet and you still have to get the point the second time around before a seven is played. What makes the bet interesting is that you can add more odds to your bet along the way. The bet is made when the first point is rolled out.
It is actually easy to determine your chances for the different bets. All you have to do is determine the odds of how likely a particular number would come out. To do this, you simply count the number of possible combinations that a pair of dice can make for a particular number. Basically, the more combination there are available the more likely the number would appear.