Boxcars

Boxcars

Boxcars Goes Under Several Names

Boxcars, also known as Midnight, Cornrows or Twelve Craps, is a bet where players wager on the shooter rolling a 12, or a six on each of the two dice. The way the dots appear on the dice looks like a rectangle, or a box, like a boxcar, or rows of corn, which is how some of the names for this bet originated. Midnight comes in because 12 o’clock is midnight. This is a favourite bet, but one of the hardest to win. Only one combination is possible, out of all the outcomes of rolling the dice that can result in a 12, so the odds of that happening are one in thirty six. Payouts are only thirty to one, so because of this the house edge is a hefty 13.89%. This is not good news for any player, since the casino wins more frequently because of the profit margin.

Players Have To Be Lucky To Roll a Boxcar

The high house advantage means that the player may win lots of payouts in the short term, he will lose in the long term. This bet is great for anyone feeling lucky, and want to wager on it. The Boxcars bet is located in the centre of the craps table, inside the proposition betting box, and this contains all the bets with high payouts. Boxcars bets are not recommended for long term bets.

Boxcars is one of the four bets on any common craps table. It is on the high side of the horn bet, in which players can either bet on the 2, 3, 11 or 12. When the player throws money in and calls Boxcars, or Midnight, the dealer will book that as a bet on 12. If a player gets six and six on his two dice, he will win.

Craps Is A Game You Can Play Almost Anywhere

Craps is a game that can be played almost anywhere. There is the casino craps, at a regular casino, or even an online casino, or street craps. Street craps is also known as shooting dice, or rolling dice, and can be played in any informal setting.

Craps itself is an easy game to learn and play. Games are played with two dice. Bets are placed by the players, then a player who is called the shooter, rolls the dice. Players can bet on the pass line, or the don’t pass line. The first roll of the dice has three possible outcomes. If the total on the two dice amounts to 7 or 11, the pass line bet wins and that turn ends. If a 2, 3 or 12 is the total on the come out roll this is known as Craps, and the don’t pass line bets win. A roll of 7 or 11 is called a natural. The numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 are called Point numbers. If the shooter rolls any of these numbers this will establish the Point, and the Point number must be rolled again before a 7.

A Very Old Game But Still Popular

Craps is an old game, maybe even dating back to the Crusades. Soldiers during the World War II often played street craps using an army blanket as a shooting surface. In fact, that may be how craps acquired its name. Craps in French means toad, and the original form of play involved people crouched over a floor or army blanket.


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