If you like older movies you have probably seen the well-dressed men standing around a table throwing dice in the casino while the crowds gather around and urge them on. Craps, as this game is called, is a very high adrenaline game of chance that is very popular in the casino. Now, it is also becoming popular in the virtual gambling world as well. If you are considering playing online craps, you might want to read on to get some information about starting out in this virtual world of dice.
You might be surprised to find out that millions of people play craps online; after all, you aren’t actually rolling dice and you have to rely on the computer. Offline casinos are doing everything to get the customer back. I guess they paid the NFL a lot of money to get the gambling ads on there again. But whether you play online or offline the fun is still there and the game rules are basically the same.
First, you have to know about the table. It is a large table with three areas: 2 side areas and a middle area. The middle area intersects both of the side areas. The side areas are divided into many different types of bets; however, to make things easier while you learn the game, you need to learn only the best bets, the Pass Bets and the Odds Bets. As your game progresses, you can move on to learning all of the bets.
If you want to start out your craps playing with the best odds, you only need to learn pass bets and odds bets. Pass bets are when the dice roll a 7 or an 11 in that area, and the another 7 to win the game. You don’t want to roll a 2 or a 3; you will lose the game if you do. If you roll a point and you are still in the game, you will have to roll another 7 to keep from losing the game. You will get the hang of these rules in a little while, it may seem somewhat confusing at first, but you will get the hang of it after a little while.
The other bet that you need to keep in mind is the odds bet. This type of bet creates better odds for the player. The house edge for odds bets is zero; however, you can only place this bet when you are on the pass line. If you roll a point, you then place your odds and if you win the pass line bet you win the odds bet.
Starting out playing craps is very confusing for some people and you may want to play free games so that you can learn how it works before you spend your money on the dice. However, once you do, you will find that you probably like the game as much as other people.