The craps table

craps-table

Composition

If you want to play craps, you need to have a support: all the games are played on a table.

It has a specific shape that allows the players to bet and throw the dice comfortably. The coat is a felt layout and the table itself is rectangular, with higher sides all around.

Those sides are efficient, as they prevent the dice from falling after each throw. A game can be played by 14 to 16 players, who are standing by the table.

Some side portions of the table are available for the gamblers to place only their chips.

The betting zones

The craps table is divided in two parts:

  • The central zone, which is a space dedicated to rather risky bets.
  • The side zones (on the left and right), which are used by players for traditional bets.
craps-table-central-zone craps-table-right-side

You can also find the space where the dealers and the table manager are standing.

When it comes to the bets, a box is dedicated to each strategy: “don't pass”, “pass line”, “big 6/8”, as well as numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10.

What makes this table so particular is its symmetry. Indeed, the players can use the left side or the right side and it does not have any impact on the game. This arrangement brings extra comfort when it comes to the position of players.

Some terrestrial casinos have a rather limited surface area, which has an influence on the size of the craps table.

When it is smaller, there is only one zone, which is reserved for main bets. The length is also less important, which influences the trajectory of the dice, with throws that are much shorter.