Caribbean Stud Poker

A fun casino alternative to Caribbean Poker

crapsThe reasons for why so many players stick to Caribbean Poker these days is that it remains one of the most entertaining casino games. Overall its popularity is dwindling but it is a fun game to play and a fairly simple one, albeit it has a rather nasty house edge. For those who want to keep things simple and entertaining without playing the same game over and over again, the game of craps can be an option.

To start with, it is slightly more difficult than Caribbean Poker, but you don’t necessarily need to have an in-depth understanding of the game to win constantly. There are a couple of ground rules that players should abide to and if they follow these rules, the house edge will be kept reasonably low, so when you are lucky you can win a lot. It is also a highly interactive game because you can bet on the banker’s hand of the player’s, with most of the players choosing the latter.

Action packed and very engaging, craps has its tables always full and this is the place where most of the players flock, besides roulette. The house edge is relatively low, with a slight advantage if the player chooses to bet on the shooter, but there is a downside to betting the banker. If you wager on the favorite to win, you will enjoy slightly lower odds, which means that on the long run everything evens out.

The shooter will make a pass bet for a number of 4,5,6,8,9,10 and this wins or loses if the sum is 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12. It really doesn’t get any easier than this and if you think that this is the central rule of the game, it makes perfect sense why craps is such a popular casino game. The numbers that players are rooting for are 7 and 11 as these are the one that turn the pass bet into a winner, while 2, 3 and 12 will trigger a loss.

If the shooter hits 4, 6, 8 or 10 he will keep rolling the dice until he hits one of the previously mentioned numbers that seal his fate. The most important number in the game of craps is 7 as the pass line depends on whether it comes first or not. Players can do just fine by knowing this game mechanic, but it is worth mentioning the fact that the “don’t pass bet” is the exact opposite and it wins and loses when the opposite numbers are rolled.

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