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Don’t let Craps scare you off.

By mr-casino on 2010-11-10 11:27:14

Craps is one of those games that scares people away because they do not understand it and in a land based casino it is associated with a lot of noise and people shouting strange names like “snake eyes” or “midnight”; but fortunately at online casino craps you are spared all of that. The game in a land based casino is also very fast which makes it very difficult to follow but once again in craps at an online casino you can take your time and see what is going on. If you want to learn the game of craps then an online casino is definitely the place to be. In its simplest form craps is not difficult to learn and if you stick to the two simplest bets to start with you will soon pick it up. The two simplest bets in craps are the “pass line” bet and the “don’t pass line” bet. Two dice are thrown so the outcome must be either 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 or 12 and there are rules for each outcome. It does not take much knowledge to realize that 7 is the most likely outcome as it can be formed with 1 and 6, 2 and 5, or 3 and 4 whereas a 12 for example can only be formed by two sixes. If the outcome of the first throw is 7 or 11 the “pass line” bet wins at even money but if the outcome is 2,3 or 12, which incidentally is called craps, the “pass line” bet loses. Similarly the “don’t pass line” bet loses on a 7 or 11 but wins on a 2 or a 3 but is a push on a 12. It gets interesting when the first throw results in a 4,5,6,8,9 or10 and whichever number it is, it is called the “point”. When this happens the craps game continues with more throws of the dice until either the “point” number is thrown again or a 7 is thrown. If the “point” number comes up first a “pass line” bet wins and a “don’t pass” line bet loses; if the 7 comes up first it is the reverse. There are other bets that you can make even after the “point” has been decided but if you are learning craps which is a great game stick to the simple bets at an online casino and gradually get more adventurous..