It is common to hear yelling and shouting at a craps table.
It is played on a purpose-built table and two dice are used.
The dice are made after very strict standards and are routinely inspected for any damage.
As a matter of course, the dice are replaced with new ones after about eight hours of use, and casinos have implemented rules in the way a player handles them.
The player must handle the dice with one hand only when throwing and the dice must hit the walls on the opposite end of the table.
In the event that one or both dice are thrown off the table, they must be inspected (usually by the stickman) before putting them back into play.
The craps table can accommodate up to about 20 players, who each get a round of throws or at ‘shooting’ the dice.
If you don’t want to throw the dice, you can bet on the thrower.
Several types of bets can be made on the table action.
The casino crew consist of a stickman, boxman and two dealers.
The first roll of the dice in a betting round is called the Come Out roll – a new game in Craps begins with the Come Out roll.
A Come Out roll can be made only when the previous shooter fails to make a winning roll, that is, fails to make the Point or seven out. If the current shooter does make his Point, the dice are returned to him and he then begins the new Come Out roll.