The Rules To Know To Play Craps

Very widespread across the Atlantic, craps is a dice game little known in France. Despite everything, we try it very often in casinos, and enthusiasts master it very well. How to play and win craps? Discover the basics of this practice that you may have seen in such famous films as Once upon a time the Bronx or Ocean’s thirteen.

Craps: the basics and how to win

Concretely, when we play craps, we roll dice, and we bet on the outcome of the game. The result depends on the figure made after the throw:

7 or 11: the player wins his bet.

2, 3 or 12: the player loses his bet, it’s a “craps”!

4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10: the player scores a point. He must roll the dice again until he gets the same number again to win his bet. If he rolls a 7 before having the target number, the stakes are lost.

After a die roll, you can therefore win and be paid directly according to the bet. When you lose, the bet is picked up. There are also ties, which must be replayed and have no effect on wagers. Finally, when the result is suspended, another throw must also be made – but some bets may move, and others may not.

Four croupiers share the table on a game of craps. The boxman takes the role of the head of the table and controls the game. The stickman, meanwhile, announces the winning points and collects the dice with a stick to put them back in the hands of the players. Two other dealers are present: a first to support the players in their bets, a second to pay the winners, and the lost bets.

The course of a game of craps

Betting on the first roll of dice

Before the player even rolls the dice for the first time, participants make a first bet for which they have two choices:

Pass: the player will draw a number that will allow him to roll the dice a second time.

Do Not Pass: the player will roll a 2, 3, or 12, there will be craps, and the round will be stopped.

The first roll of dice

“Do not pass”: 2, 3 or 12

If the first roll of the dice ends in a 2, a 3 or a 12, the player and all those who bet “Pass” lose. The dealer recovers their bets. Those who had bet “Do Not Pass” win the round, take back their bets, and are paid (on a par). After this first lost stroke, the launcher remains the same, and we start again from the beginning, with new “Pass” or “Don’t Pass” bets.

“Pass”: 7 or 11

If the thrower gets 7 or 11, he and everyone who has bet “Pass” wins. Each stake is paid equally. Those who had bet “Do Not Pass” lose and give their best to the dealer. As a result of a “Do Not Pass,” the round is over, and we start again from the beginning, with the same pitcher and the same betting possibilities.

One point before the second phase: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10

Statistically, the pitcher is more likely to get the first point by drawing one of these figures. In this case, the game continues, because it will be necessary to make a second roll of dice.

The second roll of dice

When a point is obtained, you cannot modify the set-ups. On the other hand, we have the right to increase the “Pass” bet and to reduce or delete the “Do Not Pass” bet.

As long as the player obtains neither the point (number drawn during the first roll) nor a 7, he must continue to roll the dice.

As soon as he remakes his point, he wins. “Pass” bets are won and paid for equally. The “Do Not Pass” bets are lost and return to the dealer. The move is over, and we start a new game!

But if the pitcher obtains a 7 before redoing his point, he loses and leads those who had bet “Pass” in his defeat. The players who wagered “Do Not Pass” are the winners and pocket the equivalent of their equally paid bet. Here, since the thrower has lost his turn, he gives the die to his neighbor (following a clockwise direction).

Now that you know everything about a game of craps, you just have to try it out in real conditions, in your casino.


Slot Machine: The Secrets Of How It Works

When the lever is engaged, and the wheels start to spin at full speed, the same feeling always emerges: these slot machines can play with suspense! If some people dream of finding a trick to win more at slot machines, it should not be forgotten that the outcome of each draw remains the result of chance … But what happens inside the machine when to play? What determines your gain? Discover the secret of the mechanisms of traditional slot machines.

The combination of symbols: the factor determining your gain

First of all, let’s remember the initial principle of the slot machine. The participant must pull a lever or press a button, depending on the model. This gesture starts the process: the rollers start to turn. In the end, the 3 or 5 wheels stabilize on a pattern. If the combination is one of the winners, you win cash directly.

So, we always recommend choosing the right slot machine before you start playing: some offer more winning combinations, which leaves more chances of winning something, even if it is not necessarily the jackpot.

How a mechanical slot machine works

Inside a mechanical slot machine, there are levers, springs, and notches all-around a central shaft, on which the famous reels are placed. Directly connected to the lever, which actuates the device, the shaft also includes a brake putting an end to the race, as well as a sensor in order to know the final combination and to unlock the gains, if necessary.

On the lower part of the central tree, a second tree brings together the stops of each wheel and the pusher allowing the race to last – and the suspense at the same time.

Obviously, the player who has fun with the slot machine does not need to dwell on all these details in order to have a good time. He just inserts a coin or a token in the slot provided for this purpose, he launches the machine, and he waits feverishly for the verdict!

The most classic machines have three reels, and it takes three identical signs to win something. But it sometimes happens to find five-roller models, on which the winning combinations are different: they are not only based on the horizontal alignment of the patterns, but also on the vertical correspondences, even diagonal in some cases.

Modern slot machines: an engine, but always total reliability

In a second step, the mechanical slot machines were abandoned from casinos in favor of similar models, operating with electricity. In this case, the wheels are started by a motor and slowed down by a stopper, all thanks to solenoids. However, the basic principle remains the same, and the draw remains subject to total chance!

Many people wonder even today if slot machines can be faked: the answer is definitely no! The computer programs used to generate the combinations are completely random and scrupulously controlled. Do not believe, either, that the winnings do not arrive until a certain time of play: you can try dozens of times without receiving a significant sum … Or, conversely, winning the jackpot the first time.

What does computer control of slot machines change?

If the arrival of electric motors has slightly modified the mode of operation of slot machines, the development of digital technologies is also participating in the modernization of devices. Indeed, although they keep a deliberately vintage appearance, current machines very often operate under the orders of a computer.

The latter controls the motors responsible for the rotation of the rollers and ensures that they stop at a given moment. Thanks to the presence of an RNG generator of random numbers, the participants ensure that each time, the probability of falling on the jackpot remains identical. In sum, the slot machine has never been as fair as since the arrival of digital.

The modernization of the machines has made them easier to use for players, who can, for example, mobilize money from their player account, in a “virtual” version, rather than inserting tokens manually each time. They also have a greater variety of tools to know their earnings, their expenses, and control everything.

Counters record all the movements of the slot machines (entries, receipts, exits, redistribution rate, etc.). These data are accessible by the Ministry of the Interior: agents regularly check them.

Today we are in the era of video rolls. Nothing is mechanical, or even just electric. Reliability is increased, and the pleasure of playing: intact!…