Playing Craps

Craps table

Craps Table

About Craps

Craps is a game where players place bets on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice. Players may bet against each other or a bank, the bank being a casino. Because it requires little equipment, craps can also be played in informal settings. Craps is also a common street gambling game.

In casinos craps is played on a felt lined table with multiple players betting. Each casino might set slightly different payouts for the various bets. Players take turns rolling two dice and whoever is throwing the dice is called the "shooter". Players can bet on the various options by placing chips in the appropriate sections of the board. Often the dealer gets involved in placing the bets.

Craps is one of the most exciting games in the casino, and players are often loud and boisterous. The game is also fast moving. The game can be intimidating to new players. However craps is not as confusing as it looks. It actually is an easy game to learn. A good book for learning how to play craps is shown below.

Craps 101

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Craps 101
by Michael S. Skaff, Ph.D - 2005

From basic fundamentals to winning strategies, Dr. Skaff leads players of any level to a greater understanding of the game of Craps. The fundamentals, including odds and probability are clearly explained so the rules are easy to follow. If you have ever wondered about the science behind successful odds strategies you have to read this book! Then he goes beyond the basics to explore different strategies of play.
Dr. Skaff clearly explains how to make bets, which should be made, and why. His more than 30 years of experience make this a must-have
for beginners, those with experience, and people who teach or manage the game.