Craps is one of the iconic casino games. It is played in virtually every full casino resort across the world, from Vegas to Macau and elsewhere. It is played online, in James Bond movies, and more. Still, it is a game that few people understand. When people visit a casino for the first time, they always know how to play slots and roulette and often know how to play blackjack, but are usually clueless on the game of craps. Often they play anyway, with the expected result: losing lots of money. Before playing craps, you need to learn how to play the game, which can be done online.
Even looking at the Wikipedia page for craps can give you a good overview, which is better than nothing. Some people think that because craps is a game of chance, there is nothing they can do to influence the outcome, so they can just go with their gut, place bets however they want and do fine. That isn’t true.
It is true that craps is a game of chance, so no skill can change where the dice will land. You can’t control what numbers are rolled, but you can control on what you place your bet. You can control what kind of risk you take. That is the strategy in craps. There are a large number of bets you can place. Some are high risk-high reward, some are low risk-low reward, and many are somewhere in between. Combined with many rules of etiquette that should be observed, and it becomes clear that craps is a game best played by someone with experience. Slots can be played by the ignorant just as well as the experts. For craps, though, experience and knowledge lead to better games.