Playing Craps On The Street

It was during the 17th and 18th centuries when Craps became popular in Europe before it eventually conquered America. This game is known as "Hazard" during those times but when it reaches America it changed its name to "Craps". It was being played in the casinos until people started playing craps on the street. Understanding how to play this game is necessary for the purpose of having fun and of course for making money.

Street craps is considered a variation of the famous casino version. The only difference is that the latter can be played in informal setting such as the streets. This game is usually played using a pair of dice in which players can make wagers. Today playing craps on the street with friends is one of the most favorite pastimes by many Americans.

The mechanics of the game is easy; first all players will decide who will be the shooter. Betting will start after the shooter has placed a bet followed by everyone else. It will continue until the shooter's entire bet is matched. The "Come Out Roll" is the first roll in the game. It may end immediately after the 2, 3, 7, 11 and 12 roll.

The game usually lasts up to 12 rolls, depending on the proceedings. If a 7 or 11 is rolled the shooter can take his money and those who bet on him would win double their money. However, they will all lose if a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled. If any number is rolled aside from previously mentioned, then it became the "Point Number." For the shooter to win, he should roll the "Point Number" again before rolling a 7. If he rolls a 7 before the point he will lose together with those who bet on him. The shooter will continue rolling until one of these options is attained.