Craps is the name of a very popular dice game that is available at many casinos, both online and offline. In fact, this is one of the most famous of all the casino dice games available, especially in the US. There are a number of different types of craps that is played across the world, however Bank Craps is the game that is most often offered at casinos.

History of Craps

The game of craps is said to have originated from a game played in England called Hazard. This game in turn is said to have developed during the Crusades, with many embellishments having been added by the French at a later date. The game then further developed through the years and then was later taken to America via New Orleans. The person responsible for this migration is thought to be one Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville, who was a famous politician and gambler. The game then took roots in the African-American community, going by the French name of Crapaud or Toad. The credit for the game’s popularity and the widespread appeal of the game goes to this community.

Tools used for Playing Craps

Craps is played by using a pair of dice and is played on a special table that is designed for the game. The dice that are used are manufactured in strict accordance to many stringent measures to ensure that they are not biased in any way. It is for this reason that when playing at a land based casino, the dice in use must be replaced every eight hours, although some casinos prefer a time period of 5 or 6 hours, depending on the popularity of the game. The dice also undergo periodic inspections to ensure that they have not been damaged in any way. There are also rules that apply to the handling of dice, which the player must follow or otherwise face the possibility of being disqualified. When it comes to the online version of the game, while there is no need to inspect the dice, the online casino is subjected to some very stringent measures in order to ensure that the outcome of the dice is random for every throw.

The table that is used to play craps is specially designed for this purpose and many players are often confused by its complicated appearance. This however, can be overcome by simply understanding the layout of the table. Once this is achieved, the game of craps will be found to be extremely simple to play. In the craps table, there is a left and a right side. Both these sides are identical and it is designed in this way to accommodate more players into the game. The two sides of the table are reserved for the very popular Pass and Don’t Pass bets, line bets, field bets, come and Don’t Come bets, odds bets and the place bets. In the middle there is a column that allows players to place their proposition bets.