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Exhilarating Online Craps

If you have ever seen a movie in which an elegantly attired gentleman has the beautiful woman on his arm blow on a pair of dice before throwing them onto a table, you can be fairly sure that they were playing Craps. Exciting as it is, though, all of the hype around the traditional casino Craps table can also be rather intimidating for an inexperienced player. Fortunately, Vegas Palms Casino offers Canadian players the chance to get the exhilarating Craps experience from the comfort of their own homes or while on the move via mobile device.

Also, if you’re worried about the complicated rules of Craps, don’t be. Although there are a very large number of bets available in Craps, all you need to understand to get started are the basic rules and how the pass line bet works.

Casino Craps Basics

The basic premise of Craps is simple: you need to roll a 7 or an 11, without crapping out. (Crapping out is what happens if you roll a 2, 3 or 12.) The game starts with the player (also called the shooter) placing a bet. The simplest bet is the pass line, and all you need to do to place it is place your chips on the section of the Craps table marked “pass line”. Then it is time for the come-out roll, in which you roll two dice onto the table. If your two dice add up to 7 or 11, you win and are paid out at a 1:1 ratio. However, if you roll a 2, 3 or 12, you lose (crap out). The third possibility is that the game goes through to a second round. This happens if you roll any other number. This number then becomes “the point” and the objective of the second round is to roll that number, for which you are paid out at 1:1. Again, rolling a 7 means crapping out. The game continues in the fashion until you either win or crap out.

More Advanced Bets

Once you’ve gotten the hang of the pass line bet, you can add variety to your game by experimenting with the 22 other Craps bets available. These 22 bets are grouped into four main categories: Player bets, line bets, multi-roll bets, and single bets. Each of these is then divided into further subcategories:

Player Bets:

  • Fire bet

Line Bets:

  • Don’t pass line
  • Pass odds
  • Don’t pass odds
  • Come
  • Don’t come

Single Roll Bets:

  • Snake eyes
  • Ace-deuce
  • Yo
  • Boxcars
  • Hi-low
  • Any Craps
  • Any Seven
  • The Horn
  • Whirl or World
  • On the Hop
  • Field

Multi-roll Bets:

  • Hard way
  • Easy way
  • Big 6 and Big 8
  • Place and buy
  • Lay

The History of Craps

Most historians agree that the earliest form of Craps was an incredible complex English game called Hazard, dating back to the 14th Century. In 1813, five centuries later, in New Orleans Bernard de Mandeville created a simplified version of the games, which he called Craps.

Some suggest, however, that Craps actually emerged way beck in 100AD, when Roman soldiers played a version of the game in which they used pig knuckles for dice and their shields for tables. However, there is not much evidence to support this romantic notion.

Craps at Vegas Palms Casino

Vegas Palms offers several variants of Craps, each with distinctive graphics and engaging sound effects. To start with, you might want to give Vegas Craps a spin. If Craps doesn't appeal to you, why not try out a selection of our other table games that might fulfil that desire that's eating at you:

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