Craps Variations

Bank Craps

Bank craps is the craps variant that is sometimes referred to as Las Vegas Craps. This is the variation of this popular game that is normally played in gambling houses in Nevada. Its global popularity is largely driven by its strong presence online. Bank craps has a table layout that is distinct from the other variants of the game and all bets made on this craps game are against the house. In this variant of craps, the player throws the dice over a string or wire that is stretched above the craps table. The lowest house advantage in bank craps, which is applied on don’t pass and pass line bets is about 1.4 percent.

Crapless Craps

This variation of the original craps is sometimes referred to as Bastard Craps. It is a simple variant of the game and is mostly played online. The main distinction of Crapless Craps is that the designated shooter assumes a highly disadvantaged position with a house edge of 5.38 percent. Another major feature of this Craps variant is that a player can place their bets on rolling a two, three, eleven and twelve ahead of the 7 dice roll. In this craps variant, the two and the 12 dice roll have 11 to 2 odds and 7.143 percent house advantage, while the three and eleven dice roll have 11 to 4 odds with a 6.25 percent house advantage.

Die Rich Craps

Die Rich Craps is sometimes referred to as Money Craps, Open Craps or Fading Craps. It is one of the more recent variations of the original game of craps and its main feature is the use of a single dice. Die Rich Craps is a “big money” craps and it is generally played by a select group of players in private. The specific bets in Die Rich Craps are placed against the book. A pre-determined percentage of the aggregate amount of wagers, which normally ranges from 5 to 7 percent, is retained by the book. This specific amount retained by the book is known in craps parlance as the vigorish. The Die Rich Craps table will always have the box numbers four, five, six, eight, nine and ten, Lose Line and Win Line. In Die Rich Craps, the numbers two, three, four or five automatically become your point number if such numbers are rolled instead of a one or six.

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