©www.GoldenRivieraCasino.com 2011 How can a player with no prior experience, except in watching, learn craps in 5 easy steps? Craps is the most popular dice game played on casinos. Craps could be the casino game of choice of a novice player who hasn't settled yet for his or her game of specialization, or it could be an welcome alternative to games involving shuffling cards and peering at slot machines. The fun that results from playing craps could be endless and is often contagious; players do not hesitate to show their heightened state of exuberance upon winning a craps session. What makes craps a bit fearful to study, however, is that it is a quick-paced game, often with very loud player commentary, so psyching yourself up to deal coolly with these situations is important before beginning craps sessions and before even thinking for playing craps regularly. It is possible to learn craps in 5 easy steps, if one is willing to first set aside all thought of assimilating complicated craps jargon and instead focus first on one basic but important, and perhaps, money saving bet in craps: the passline bet. The passline bet has a low house edge (1.41%) compared to other forty or more varieties of craps bets. (1) While waiting for a shooter to roll two dice, you place your passline bet. (2) If the shooter shoots a sum of 7 or 11 from the combined score in the two die, you win. If the shooter shoots a sum of 2, 3, or 12 instead, you lose. (3) If the sum is none of the above, get the sum and that becomes what you call your 'point'. (4) The shooter rolls the dice repeatedly until the sum reaches the value of the 'point', in which case you win even money; but if the shooter rolls a 7 you lose. Note that for every single bet, the point number never changes, regardless of whatever the shooter has rolled again. (5) Then if you choose to, you may place another passline bet and the process begins anew. Here is an instance: You place a passline bet of $100. A shooter then shoots the dice, and the results are 5 and 8. The sum is 13. Because it's not a 7, 11, 2, 3, or 12, the number '13' becomes your 'point'. The shooter rolls again, repeatedly, until he or she gets a sum of 13, in which case you win $100 (your bet), or he or she gets a sum of 7, in which case you lose your bet. (Note: If the shooter rolls a 7, you win only if it's the sum during the first roll. Otherwise, you lose.) So, by mastering the passline bet, you can have as much enjoyment as other craps players who prefer more involved betting options. After the passline bet, the odds bet is a welcome variant. The odds bet is an optional extra bet made after the passline bet. The usual odds bet in some casinos, is known as the double odds, where the odds bet is twice the passline bet. For example, in our passline bet above ($100) our odds bet should be $200. The odds bet is paid off this way: If the point is 4 or 10, you get a 2 to 1 pay-out (twice your odds bet); if the point is 5 or 9, you get a 3 to 2 pay-out (1.5 times your odds bet); if the point is 6 or 8, you get a 6 to 5 pay- out (1.2 times your odds bet). The odds bet is less advantageous mathematically than the passline bet, but is a great addition after you learn craps in 5 easy steps through the passline bet. Please feel free to distribute and republish this document providing that all links contained herein remain intact © www.GoldenRivieraCasino.com 2011
"Learn Craps in 5 Easy Steps"