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Craps: From Antiquity to the Present Day

Author: Rode Arteaga
28 December 2019, 16:17
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The Login Casino team has prepared a material about one of the most interesting and highly demanded types of gambling – craps. The game was invented in ancient times and still remains a popular way of entertainment.

Craps: From Antiquity to the Present Day

Historical background

According to historical research, the earliest references to craps date back to Ancient Egypt. Besides, ancient Greeks also enjoyed the game. Craps were reborn for the second time in the USA due to travelers from France and England. After several modifications of rules aimed at preventing fraud, the game took over casinos in Las Vegas and beyond.

Process of the game

The main point of the game is in the following: players throw craps in turn. Up to 20 people can take part in the game at once. A game of craps includes classical dice and special board.

The first player, Shooter, throws the dice while others make bets on the number that will be shown when they fall down.

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Interesting fact

In order to prevent fraud, there are certain rules for the way a player can interact with dice. Throwing should be performed with one hand and if they fall off the table, casino employees have the right to replace them with new ones.

It is important to remember that the gaming process is divided into two stages called Come Out Roll and Point Roll. The first throw of dice is aimed at identifying the number – Point. The move to the next stage is made only if the number on the dice is from 4 to 10, except 7. In case both dice have the indicated number in total, the Point Roll stage starts and a token marked ON is put on the playing area. It means that the Point has been identified.

Process of the game

However, the Shooter loses if the dice, before the next stage, have 2,3 or 12 in total. In this case, the next player throws. If the Shooter receives a combination of 7 or 11 – it is called Natural, this player becomes the winner and gets an opportunity to throw the dice one more time.

After the Point Roll stage, the Shooter has to keep throwing the dice until the total sum is the previously identified Point. When it happens – the Shooter wins. If the total is seven, the Shooter loses and the next player takes his/her turn.

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About bets

The most profitable and therefore the most popular are the following types of bets:

1. Pass Line – the winning numbers here are 7 and 11. The bet is made on the Come Out moment. In case number 2, 3 or 12 appears on the dice, the player loses the bet. When 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 appear – the participant gets into Point. Besides, when Point appears before 7, the victory goes to the Shooter, as it has already been mentioned.

2. Don’t Pass – an initial bet on Shooter’s losing. Bets on 2 and 3 are regarded as the winning ones while wagers on 7 and 11 – loosing. After identifying Point, players can either increase/decrease the bet or cancel it at all.

3. Odds on Pass Line. This additional bet is made when the ON token is put on the table and Point has already been identified. The winning amount depends on several possible combinations. For a bet on 10 or 4, the payout is according to the principle 2 to 1. In the case of six or eight – 6 to 5. In order to win, it is also necessary that Point is identified before number 7 is announced.

About bets

4. Come – the key distinctive feature of this type of bet (compared with the first one) is that it can be made at any point in the game. The player wins when 7 or 11 falls out. 2, 3 or 12 means that the player lost. In case of coinciding with Point, the Come bet wins, but with numbers 7 and 11 – loses. The payout here is 1 to 1.

It is important to emphasize that craps throws are not connected with each other and it is next to impossible to calculate the likelihood of a particular outcome.

As mentioned earlier, Spanish citizens went on the protest because of the quick growth in the number of betting shops.

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