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Posted in Craps Comments Off September 24th, 2010

What’s all the Commotion? A Quick Guide to Craps

Amid the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip, gambling is still king in Sin City, with casinos ultimately driving the many tourist attractions under the famous bright lights. Spending a weekend in Vegas without trying your luck on the tables would be like sticking to beer in wine country, ordering a salad at a steakhouse or wearing a blindfold to the Playboy Mansion. Of course, to a newcomer, the casino floor can be quite intimidating, particularly the commotion arising from the money hungry hordes crammed around the craps table. Craps is perhaps the most exciting bet in the casino, full of chance, camaraderie, and, if the dice fall right, big payouts. Here’s a quick rundown of the must-knows, after that, may beginner’s luck be with you.The Pass Line bet is the initial bet before a player begins his or her roll. When you “Bet the Pass,” you wager that the roller will spin either a 7 or 11, at which point each better will be rewarded in the amount equal to their bet. Only if the dice land showing 2, 3 or 12 (collectively), will you lose your bet right away. In the event any other number come up, play continues with bets still standing, only now the objective is for the roller avoid casting a 7. In order to win, a player must roll either a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10, before turning up a 7, matching the number to the original roll. Read the rest of this entry »