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Craps : The benefit of craps

By Arthur Levine

Level: Jul 11th 2007
Many consider blackjack the best casino game mainly because it has a very low house edge and because the skill plays a very important part, but in my opinion the most exciting one is craps.

It's a very funny and social game, with the atmosphere surrounding the table is fantastic. The players are in control, they roll the dice to decide the outcome of the game. The players have control over everything: the bets, the roll of the dice and that is why this game is so exciting.

The only moment when the player isn't in control is when the dice are in the air, descending towards the table. There isn’t any doubt that in blackjack skill is more important than in craps; however in craps the decisions rest on placing the most suitable wagers.

In craps you don’t have to get involved in every hand and that makes the game more relaxing for the players. If you don’t want to wager in a hand, no one will stare at you like at the blackjack table.

You can increase and decrease the wagers whenever you like and you even have the option to call your bets off for a certain number of rounds. If you want to be successful you must wager on the correct bets.

One of the best bets is the Pass Line Bet, and this bet is placed at the start of a new roll. If a 7 or an 11 is rolled, you win and get paid even money. If a 2, 3, or 12 is rolled, you lose. If a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled, the number is established. If the established number is rolled before a 7, you get paid even money, if a 7 comes first, you lose.

At the craps table you have the opportunity to place the best bet you can find in a casino, a bet that doesn’t have any house edge and you get paid at true odds. This is done by taking odds and placing an extra wager behind your Pass Line Bet in varying multiples.

The odds can be reduced to 0.02% if you place 100-times odds, at 0.3% if you place five time odds, and at 0.6% if you place two time odds.

Extra News:
These are the slot payback percentages of the casinos located in Chicago according to the latest statistics from the Illinois Gaming Board and the Indiana Gaming Commission. The statistics were made in March, respectively April:

  1. Grand Victoria - 93.55%
  2. Blue Chip - 92.20%
  3. Argosy's Empress Joliet - 92.17%
  4. Hollywood Aurora - 92.05%

  5. Harrah's Joliet - 91.93%
  6. Majestic Star II - 91.70%
  7. Majestic Star - 91.66%
  8. Horseshoe Hammond - 91.33%
  9. Resorts East Chicago - 90.43%
Lesson 1: Craps History
How this infamous game started and how did it labelled 'Craps' anyways?
Lesson 2: Online Craps
Just a little different from the original, but is it better?
Lesson 3: Craps Rules
We teach the basics to paying this exciting table game.
Lesson 4: Craps Tips
The basic things to keep in mind for playing smart.
Lesson 5: Craps Playing Strategies
It's all in how the dice fall... Or is it?
Lesson 6: Online Craps Strategies
Specific strategies you can use online.
Lesson 7: Craps Betting Systems
Learn how to bet smart.
Lesson 8: Craps Vocabulary
Learn how to talk like a High Roller.
Lesson 9: The Craps Table
Its important to learn all the sections of the table, so here they are detailed for you.
Lesson 10: Craps Hands
Want to learn what 'snake eyes' is? And all the rest of the hands.
Lesson 11: Craps Betting
Each specific bet, it name and what it consist of.

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