If you’re staying at one of the best casinos in Port Harcourt, you’ve probably been introduced to the casino scene in Nigeria. If you’re keen to get playing and winning, familiarize yourself with the popular games in the local casinos. Craps is one of the most support games in most casinos in Port Harcourt, and for good reason! Craps is a fast moving casino table game and if you want to learn how to play it quickly, it’s best to get involved. Watch others playing and play a bit yourself. You will be surprised at how easy it is to pick up the strategies and game rules.

Let’s face it; any craps table is surrounded by cheers and shouts of excitement and you’re bound to want a piece of the action. On your first encounter, you might be a bit intimidated by the craps table that looks like a complicated puzzle. It’s not as complicated as you might think and if you take the time to learn just the basics first, you will learn the more complex stuff naturally, with time. 

Hopefully you’ve made it to the best casino in Port Harcourt. The mood is set and you’re feeling lucky – it’s time to make the most of the casino games available! The first step to playing craps is to buy chips. You can usually do this by placing your money on the table – the dealer will exchange it for chips. You don’t have to bet all of your chips and once. Each craps table usually has a sign attached to it, stating what the minimum bet is.

Each player will take a turn to roll the dice – even though you are all betting on the same roll. This is called “shooting the dice”. You can only win or lose when you are the one rolling the dice. Of course you don’t have to roll – you pass on dice rolling and allow the other players to continue until a losing 7 is rolled. The totals of both dice rolled are what counts. If someone is “rolling a 5”, it is the total of both dice rolled. 

Types of bets you can make in craps

To place a bet, place your chips on the area marked “Pass Line”. The dealer must then roll the dice – this is called a “Come Out Roll”. Depending on what is rolled, here is what happens:

  • 7 or 11 – this is a win for you! Another Come Out Roll is rolled. If this presents a total of 2, 3 or 12, you will lose.
  • If 4, 5,6,8,9 or 10 are rolled, you enter the Point Round.

To make things simple, you will either win or lose on the first Come Out Roll, or you will proceed to the Point Round. If you win, your bet will be paid out. If you lose, your chips will be taken from you. If you didn’t win or lose and you go through to the Point Round, the hockey puck on the table is turned to “ON” and places it on the number that was rolled to get you through to the Point Round (this is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10). The number that was rolled is actually called the Point and will be the determining factor on whether you win or lose. The dealer will then roll the dice once more – if the dice total the same as the Point, you will win. If not, you will lose.

Where to play craps in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

If you’re looking for the best casinos in Port Harcourt, try your luck at Bougainvillea Hotel and President Hotel & Casino. Both of these hotels offer on-site casinos, restaurants, fitness facilities, conference facilities and a wealth of entertainment options. Book your stay at one of these hotels in Port Harcourt today.