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Craps Quiz

20 September 2000

Once again, it's quiz time. This time, let's tackle craps.

There are enough betting options at the craps table that I could pop quizzes just about every week without repeating myself, but we have to start somewhere. Test your knowledge on these 10 questions about casino craps. Answers will appear next week in this column.

  1. The version of craps played in casinos is:
    1. Street craps
    2. Bank craps
    3. Barracks craps

  2. Among table games in U.S. casinos, craps is:
    1. The most popular
    2. The second most popular
    3. The third most popular

  3. It is possible for a craps player to narrow the house edge to:
    1. 1.41 percent
    2. 0.6 percent
    3. 0.03 percent

  4. A "wrong" bettor is one who:
    1. Bets against the shooter
    2. Bets after the dice have left the shooter's hand
    3. Calls one bet and places his chips on another

  5. A player may bet by placing his own chips on the layout:
    1. If he's betting pass or don't pass, come or don't come, or the field
    2. If he's betting on one-roll propositions
    3. If he's betting on the hardways
    4. On any wager

  6. A roll of 7 is:
    1. A lucky number for all craps players
    2. A loser more often than it's a winner on most bets
    3. The least frequent roll using two dice

  7. Of bets that may be placed independently of all others, the house edge is lowest on:
    1. Don't pass or don't come
    2. Pass or come
    3. The hardways
    4. Place bets on 6 or 8

  8. Players reduce the house edge by "buying" instead of "placing"
    1. 6 or 8
    2. 5 or 9
    3. 4 or 10
    4. All of the above
    5. None of the above

  9. Big 6 and Big 8:
    1. Have a lower house edge than place bets on 6 and 8
    2. Are the same as place bets on 6 or 8
    3. Have a higher house edge than place bets on 6 or 8

  10. If two 3s are rolled:
    1. It's 6 the hard way
    2. Place bets on 6 pay true odds of 6-5
    3. Winning bets pay triple


For more information about craps, we recommend:

Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos: How to Play Craps and Win! by Frank Scoblete
The Captain's Craps Revolution! by Frank Scoblete
Sharpshooter Craps Audio Cassette Tape (60 minutes) with Frank Scoblete
Winning Strategies at Craps! Video tape hosted by Academy Award Winner James Coburn, Written by Frank Scoblete
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Best of John Grochowski
John Grochowski

John Grochowski is the best-selling author of The Craps Answer Book, The Slot Machine Answer Book and The Video Poker Answer Book. His weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and Web sites, and he contributes to many of the major magazines and newspapers in the gaming field, including Midwest Gaming and Travel, Slot Manager, Casino Journal, Strictly Slots and Casino Player.

Listen to John Grochowski's "Casino Answer Man" tips Tuesday through Friday at 5:18 p.m. on WLS-AM (890) in Chicago. Look for John Grochowski on Facebook and Twitter @GrochowskiJ.

John Grochowski Websites:

www.casinoanswerman.com

Books by John Grochowski:

The Craps Answer Book

> More Books By John Grochowski

John Grochowski
John Grochowski is the best-selling author of The Craps Answer Book, The Slot Machine Answer Book and The Video Poker Answer Book. His weekly column is syndicated to newspapers and Web sites, and he contributes to many of the major magazines and newspapers in the gaming field, including Midwest Gaming and Travel, Slot Manager, Casino Journal, Strictly Slots and Casino Player.

Listen to John Grochowski's "Casino Answer Man" tips Tuesday through Friday at 5:18 p.m. on WLS-AM (890) in Chicago. Look for John Grochowski on Facebook and Twitter @GrochowskiJ.

John Grochowski Websites:

www.casinoanswerman.com

Books by John Grochowski:

Winning Tips for Casino Games

> More Books By John Grochowski