Craps Facts Trivia at gamerisms
Craps Facts Trivia is entertaining info about one of the most
exciting table games.
This report covers history, winners, superstitions and Craps Facts
Trivia concludes with an amusing and informative article by craps
expert Frank Scoblete.
The quick play and excitement of winning money at
a fast pace makes craps popular in casinos around the world and online.
Bettors and curious onlookers alike hold their breath as the shooter
fires the dice down the table. If luck and skill are the side of the
shooter, the crowd will erupt in delight as the casino staff scrambles
to stack chips and pay off bets.
Gleeful gamblers shout out instructions, Let it Ride! Press the Four!
The Language of Craps at Craps Facts
- Craps Facts Trivia: History
- Origin of craps in a game called hazard that dates back to the
- French and British settlers brought craps
- The modern name is derived from the French word Crapaud that
means toad. Some think that
this refers to the way players looked like toads when squatting down to
shoot dice on the street.
- John H. Winn is responsible for the modern layout and betting
styles seen in casinos today.
- Popularity soared during the mid-20th century as soldiers in
World War II played during their down time.
- The 75 casinos in the greater Las Vegas area have approximately
297 craps tables. The table minimums range from $1 to $5000 per roll.
- With a house edge of only 1.4% for specific wagers, craps offers
some of the best odds among table games.
- Craps Facts Trivia: Winners
- The longest verified roll in a casino is 154 rolls that happened
on May 23, 2009. In only her second time playing craps Patricia Demauro
rolled dice for 4 hours and 18 minutes at the Borgata Hotel Casino in
- The Captain turned in another monster roll in 2005 with 147
numbers before he sevened out. This monster roll took two hours and 18
- In the mid-1990’s Archie Karas turned $17 million into $40
million by betting on craps over a span of several months. He would
often bet $100,000 per roll.
- In 1980 William Lee Bergstrom bet $777,000 on the Don’t Pass line at Binions
Horseshoe Casino. He won.
- Craps Facts Trivia: Game Play and
- There is no regulation size to a craps table. The tables in most
casinos are 12 or 14 feet long.
- One of the dice manufacturers for Las Vegas casinos manufactures
about 25,000 pair of dice every month.
- Craps die are red in color and not opaque as the ones used in
- Each table requires four casino employees – the box person who
monitors the rolls and supervises monetary transactions; two dealers
that place and pay out bets; the stickman who pushes the dice to
players and handles the proposition bets in the middle of the table.
- The player rolling the dice is only allowed to touch them with
one hand. If they reach for the dice with two hands, they will be
warned by the stickman.
- The dealers cannot handle money directly from players. Cash must
be laid on the table.
- In most casinos, the dice must reach the far end of the table to
be considered a valid roll.
- It is considered unlucky to say 7 when at the table unless it is
during the come out roll. However, a penny placed under the table is
considered good luck.
by Frank Scoblete
Craps is another country, a kingdom with its own legends, myths, rites,
rituals, superstitions and its own language.The citizens of
Crapsylvania are a cantankerous, narrow-minded bunch and you had better
learn their customs and concerns because they certainly won't tolerate
any deviation from their patterns.
Therefore the need for my craps to English dictionary.
The first word you should know is a compound word=come-out that is the
start of a craps game, as in "shooter on the come-out roll!"
Next are the words pass and don't pass. These words have nothing to do
with making moves on the ladies, but merely two bets that can be made
on the table.
Here are other bets that can be made at craps: Craps, which are the
numbers 2, 3, and 12 in tandem or alone; yo=the number 11; Big Red=the
number 7. Yes, the seven is dreaded if you are a right bettor=betting
with the shooter and against the appearance of the seven, but it is not
dreaded by a wrong bettor=betting against the shooter and for the
Boxcars are the two six-spot dice, while a boxman is the person who
sits in the middle of the table and oversees that the game is handled
properly by the dealers who run the game. Little Joe is a hard four,
while Ada from Decatur is a hard eight and snake eyes are the two
A sleeper is a bet that has been left behind on the table while its
owner has left on the table in his rush to leave the game and, perhaps,
the casino. Single, double, and triple odds are not some weird
couplings but how much you can proportionally increase your pass, don't
pass, come and don't come bets when they are on the number. So, too,
with 5X, 10X, 20X and 100X odds, which are not shirt sizes, but bet
A proposition at craps one of the bets in the middle of the layout that
has a high house edge. Vig or vigorish is another term for the house
edge. The field is an area on the layout where you can wager that one
of the following numbers will hit on the next roll: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11,
To make your point is to hit the number you must hit before the seven
shows in order to be a winner!
A hop bet is not made on one foot but is a bet that a specific combo
that you pick will appear on the next roll. A hot shooter is someone
who's making money for the table by rolling numbers and points. The
horn bet is a one roll bet that the 2, 3, 11, or 12 will be rolled.
A place bet is one that is made directly on the box numbers at the top
of the layout. A crazy crapper is not an insane person but a person who
makes insanely poor bets with high house edges at craps, such as the
hardways, the hops, the any craps and so on.
This amusing and educational article concludes Craps Facts Trivia
Before you know it, you'll be able to fit right in at a craps game and
be a citizen of Crapsylvania. You'll be able to simultaneously smoke a
cigar, talk in a gravelly voice, and curse the fates (men, you'll be
able to do this too!)
Knowing some craps facts trivia won’t help a gambler win, but you are
sure to be entertained and smile!
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