What is Craps?

Craps is a dice game in which the players make bets on the outcome of the roll (rolls) of a pair of dice. Players may wager money against each other or a bank.

The Dice

Craps is played with a pair of dice that makes about 36 combinations for each real instead of 6 when it comes to a single dice.

Some combination probabilities:

2 1/36
3  2/36
4  3/36
5  4/36
6  5/36
7  6/36
8  5/36
9  4/36
10  3/36
11  2/36
12  1/36

How would a Craps table look and the scene around it ?

A Crap table is about 3 times larger than a blackjack table. It has high sides and a sunken layout. The amount of player that can play simultaneously is between 10 and 12. Generally there will be no seating at a Craps table but there are exceptions for those with a physical impairment.

There are four casino employees which service the table, known as the “crew”. Two dealers are stationed on the inside of the table. They are each responsible for changing cash into chips, collecting and paying off debts on their half of the table.

Between the two dealers, there is another crew member called the boxman. He oversees the game, settles disputes and he keeps an eye on the other three employees. The dice is also examined when they go off the table.

The stickman is the last employee at a craps table. He stands across the boxman on the other side of the table with a long curved stick which he uses to handle the dice with. He only pushes the dice towards the player who’s rolling or when he needs to retrieve the dice.