Crapless Craps is a reformed method of the normal or standard Craps. It is also known as “Ruse Craps” or “Never Ever Craps” and had its first legal exposure in 1981. The standard Craps game was remodeled to avert the liability of losing from the come out roll.
What is Crapless Craps?
Crapless Craps is basically the same as normal Craps except that you cannot lose on the 2,3 or 12 on the come out role. Instead, that now becomes the point number.
The advantage of Crapless Craps is that it maintains the same formula of standard Craps but, at the same time, assures players a win (or at least not a loss) with every come out roll. Another difference is that you don’t win when you roll an 11 on the come out roll.
Disadvantages of Crapless Craps
While there are certainly a great deal of benefits in Crapless Craps, there are some disadvantages to the game.
The main flaws in this method are:
• After a calculation on the pass line bet in Crapless Craps, you will find that it contains a house edge of 5.38%. In normal or standard Craps the house edge is just 1.41% on the Pass Line Bet.
• The three numbers that you can’t lose on are very rarely rolled; i.e. 2, 3 and 12. You have a 1 in 7 chance of rolling a 2 or 12 and 1 in 4 chance of rolling a 3.
• Playing Crapless Craps doesn’t allow you to make don’t pass line bets.
Why you Should Avoid Playing Crapless Craps
With all of the problems associated with playing Crapless Craps, it is no longer as popular among bettors as it once used to be. The higher house edge of 5.38% puts off educated Craps players from going to these tables. Although it may seem appealing to a beginning player because you can’t lose on the 2,3 or 12, you have a lesser chance of winning.
To rectify some disadvantages of playing Crapless Craps, a new game type called the No Crap Craps was developed. This method has all the rules and advantages of Crapless Craps without the drawbacks. Here, the house edge is 1.414% as it is in standard Craps. Bets can be made against the shooter and there is no chance of loss with a come out roll.
However, while new systems and new variations keep coming up, at the end of the day, a dedicated player most often prefers a plain old fashioned game of Craps over any other.