Everyone knows the basics of a craps table. They are arranged in a semicircle with six points facing each other at the corners. The six pockets are aptly positioned around the edges of the table. Each player receives a starting hand of chips, which are always in random order. The point values and numbering on the chips to determine the possible winning combination when everyone but the dealer bets and the flop are rolled.
Each player is assigned a number or level and that’s it. No other factor can alter the starting combinations, and no one except for the players can change the results of the dice game. When someone makes a roll and no other players roll a single die or their respective dice, that is called a “roll” in this game. These “rolls” are what create the excitement and the suspense of each game.
So, what is the point of playing craps if there are only two players? Well, the point of a craps table isn’t really to win, but to play. Just like slot machines or video poker machines, the point of a craps table is to play. The object of the game is for the lowest-ranking players to knock over the highest ranking ones and stay in control of the outcome. If everyone knew that when they hit the button that they were going to have a high or low, then we would have less people playing craps and some of the games would be much less fun than they are.
The two most important factors in the success of any craps table are luck and strategy. In most instances, both luck and strategy come into play at the same time. It’s important that people who sit at a craps table realize that they are not in control of the outcome of the game. Even though the initial setup of the table has all of the essentials (all the chips in the middle of a long table), the chances of each player winning on a consistent basis, even when they are dealing with relatively new players, are small.
A more viable option that allows you to have some element of control is to play with multi-table “bets”. A craps table that includes multiple tables can provide everyone with a chance to increase their chances of winning. It’s possible that when you first sit down at your table you will be on a small stack. However, as you make more money, you may be able to afford to upgrade and get a larger stack of chips. Either way, it’s important that as a craps player, you have at least one multi-table bet to rely on.
When you start playing at a craps table, you should know which chips to put in what table. It might seem very basic, but it will give you an advantage over many other players. Some people make the mistake of trying to memorize every possible chip combination. While this may be okay for you at a casino or in a friend’s place, it will not work well when you are betting on your own table. If you make it your business to memorize every possible chip combination the only thing you will accomplish is an enormous amount of time looking for the right chip combination, instead of playing the game.