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3 Reasons Craps is the Most Exciting Game of Chance

In nearly every movie featuring a casino, there is a scene or a snippet that includes someone throwing dice and drawing a crowd. The most popular game of chance is craps. Yes, craps, the game played in the streets in gangster movies, the game portrayed on TV and in movies as the most exciting game in the casino…Craps can literally make you scream in excitement and groan in abject disappointment.

Why? Well, here are 3 of the many reasons why craps is so awesome.


No Skill Needed

Like slots, craps doesn’t require any skill or strategy to win. You pick up the dice, throw the dice, and you win or lose based on what you roll. Unless you play with leaded dice (which is impossible in modern casinos because of the precautions they take to prevent it), you cannot predict how the dice will come out.

What could be more fun than playing a game of chance that is more excitement than doing homework? If you want to play a game that doesn’t require you watch online tutorials over and over again, learn how to calculate odds, or how to read the faces of other players, craps is the game for you. Everything in Craps is based entirely on luck.


Great Odds

Unlike poker and roulette with house odds as high as 29%, craps has a house advantage of only 0.6%, one of the lowest of any games of chance. With odds like that, you are actually increasing your chances of winning by playing. Honestly, why would you even play anything else when you can walk into the casino, head to the craps table, and actually win some money?


Limitless Possibilities

When it comes to throwing down dice, the possibilities are nearly limitless. Because there are so many possible outcomes, you can literally play craps for hours before you crap out. Since the possibilities are nearly limitless, the amount of money you can win playing is just as limitless. Can you imagine spending hours throwing dice and watching your stack of chips grow?

Caveat: While the desire to keep playing and winning as much as possible, remember that a loss is on the way. Walking away while you’re ahead is a good idea, especially for beginners or people who don’t have the money to lose.

If you are new to table games of chance, your best bet to win big without much risk is to lay your chips down on the craps table and roll the bones.

Erik Blackwell

Erik Blackwell is a 'bon vivant' with a problematic addiction to comics and fondue. Went to MIT but finally left to pursue acting. He currently lives in sunny California with an American Stafford-shire Terrier and an American Bulldog that somehow managed to get along. He's dabbled in acting but doesn't like the spotlight. Loves to play casino online.

  • I like craps u guys do it up right tothepointa

  • Well, it sounds easy enough. But, I just don’t want to use my “brain”. I want/need the excitement of slots. lucky134me

  • dzion1949 says crabs look ike fun. But I have never had the nerve to take a chance

  • craps rules!, JohnHenryEden

  • Any time I ever wanted to play someone was betting much more than I was willing to lose,so I havenever played but I would like to…donnablair

  • username:cst. I like Mr Blackwell’s articles alot. (psst I would LOVE to write articles for a fun place like CCC, how might I go about that?).he makes EVERYTHING sound so cool, kick-back, easy-peasy. I never took the time to get much of a familiarity with the game of craps…I do know it’s tons of fun with all the yelling and laughing and excitement I hear happening around a craps table. The only time I ever participated at a craps table was when I was barely of legal gambling age (it is 18 right? uh oh..) in Vegas and I was actually sweet & naive and blonde, and dumb back then… that was only a “few” years ago, haha..the guys around the table said I was a good luck charm (my date was a bit jealous but he saved face and LET me play.I had to dump the chump! He LET me play, puleeese!) So much fun!
    So I was tasked with rolling/throwing the dice for everybody playing. I had absolutely NO flippin’ idea whether I was doing something great or fantastic or what. Nobody seemed to be losing and I had a lot of fun getting all the attention and compliments. It was fun. I’d try it once but I might have to be tutored a little in the gist of the game before I could be comfortable in knowing how to bet, etc.
    Also, why is it called “Craps”?? Itreally sounds like a thing a person or Kitten might want to steer clear of..just on the name alone. LOL. Now I will need to learn how it got that odd name. For now I will be student and watch and learn from a safe distance…or just stick to games I love and already have fun at. Keep on writing those interesting bits Mr Erik, I love your style!
    Love You Big Cat Daddy! C. Thompson (cst)

  • kcon2003: I really like the article and agree with what it says for the most part, but there is a bit of knowledge one needs before jumping on the craps table. If you don’t know the rules and how it all works then you have no idea how to bet. I think this is the biggest reason many people don’t play.

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    lynk I like the article