Craps is a dice game that has been popular in casinos and gambling houses for over 100 years. It’s often referred to as the “fastest” game in the casino because of how quickly it can be played. You’ll find Craps tables at most every casino, but if you want to learn how to play craps on your own there are many resources available online such as this blog post we’re providing here!
To begin playing Craps, you’ll need to place a bet on the table. There are many different types of bets that can be placed in Craps, but we’ll cover the basics here. The most common bet is the “Pass Line” which is made by putting your chips on the line right before the dice are rolled. If the player’s roll results in a “natural” (rolling the point number of seven), all Pass Line bets win. If another number is rolled, it will be called out and you’ll have to wait until that particular bet is resolved before continuing play on your sequence.
Craps was first introduced back in 1875 at a New Orleans casino. The game was brought to the attention of the general public by a Louisiana gambler named John H. Winn. Winn is credited with developing many of the basic rules and strategies that are still used in Craps today.
There are a few other bets you can make in Craps such as “Don’t Pass” and “Come”, but we’ll cover those in another article. The main thing to remember about Craps is that the Pass Line bet always wins if a “natural” is rolled, but there are other bets you can make on your turn as well.
Craps got its name from the slang term for dice during this time period which was called ‘crabs’.