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Craps is a dice game in which players place wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice. Players may wager money against each other (street craps, also known as shooting dice or rolling dice) or a bank (casino craps, also known as table craps).
The Street Craps, sometimes called Shooting Dice or Ghetto Craps is similar to casino craps but is played without a craps table. The name comes from the way that the game was played in the late 1900’s; on city streets and sidewalks. A pair of dice is used in the game and the players make wagers on the outcome of rolling the dice. In street craps wagers are made against money that players put.
Craps is a dice game that involves predicting the outcome of the roll of dice and betting on the same. Most casinos also allow players to roll the dice when it is their turn. A player can choose either to roll or to pass his move by offering the dice to the next player in the rotation. However, it is often recommended that when a player is given the chance to roll the dice, he should take it.
Craps is the fastest-moving of casino table games. An average speed at a busy blackjack table runs around 60 hands per hour, but the house expects about 100 decisions per hour at craps. That, along with the tendency of craps players to have several bets working at once, means that craps requires a larger bankroll than other table games. And craps offers the widest variety of bets in the casino.
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The craps table can accommodate up to about 20 players, who each get a round of throws or at 'shooting' the dice. If you don't want to throw the dice, you can bet on the thrower. Several types of bets can be made on the table action. The casino crew consist of a Stickman, Boxman and two Dealers.
Playing craps for a living sounds fun and exciting; imagine a fast paced life of shooting craps with the big shots every night, making bank and living the high life. It’s easy to imagine, but reality is a bit less glamorous. Being a professional craps player is work. It takes dedication, research and the right attitude. The reward is obvious; the night life is by far a more enjoyable work.