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craps:

see dicedice
[plural of die], small cubes used in games. They are usually made of ivory, bone, wood, plastic, or similar materials. The six sides are numbered by dots from 1 to 6, so placed that the sum of the dots on opposite sides equals 7.
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craps

1. a gambling game using two dice, in which a player wins the bet if 7 or 11 is thrown first, and loses if 2, 3, or 12 is thrown
2. shoot craps to play this game
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The probability of winning (Pr (winning)) a pass line bet in craps is a combination of the come out roll and all subsequent rolls.
Larry Edell, author of How to Make a Living Playing Craps calls this the most popular bet on the table.
As only an occasional gambler, I'm usually intimidated from playing relatively complicated games such as craps (where wrong moves can bring down the wrath of pit bosses and fellow gamblers alike) and from staying at blackjack tables as the minimum bets rise over the course of an evening.
Recalling his eye-rolling night playing craps with the hard-gambling Arizona senator, Lane, CEO and editor-in-chief of Doubledown Media and editor-at-large for The Daily Beast, said he encountered the senator at the end of 2005 at the American Magazine Conference at the El Conquistador hotel in Puerto Rico.
Buchbinder said Weprin enjoyed going to the races "but we never enjoyed winning." Their stable was named the Hundred Horn Stable - after the craps bet, while their remaining horse is called Fit For Nothing.
Craps is a dice game in which players place wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice.
I also realized that crap is a delightful word that I had taken for granted too long.