Once you understand the rules of craps, as well as how different craps bets work and are paid out, you may decide to participate in craps tournaments. Craps tournaments can be incredibly fun as well as rewarding, as they offer a lot of bang for your buck with the thrill of competition and larger-than-average craps payouts.
Craps tournaments are organized in the same way as other casino tournament games are organized. Players must pay an entry fee in order to participate. Craps tournament entry fees can range in price from as low as $5 or $25 up to thousands of dollars. Of course, as the entry fee rises the prize money rises. However, it is always important to choose a tournament with a buy-in that is affordable for you. When you pay the tournament entry fee you will receive chips to use during tournament play. Each player receives an equal amount of chips and at the end of the tournament the player with the most chips wins.
When you play tournament-style craps you play be the same rules as when you play in a regular craps game. The same bets are allowed, though there are sometimes rules that apply to the amount of money you can place on proposition bets. Additionally, some tournament rules require players to place a bet on the Pass or Don't Pass line for every roll. If you are playing in a tournament it is important to read up on all the rules before you start playing.
Craps tournaments are generally played in rounds. Rounds may consist of a certain amount of time (i.e. one hour) or a specific number of rolls (i.e. 100 rolls). The participants are split between several tables and at the end of each round the top players from each table progress to the next round. At the end of the tournament is a final table in which all the top players compete and the best of the best win prize money.
If you are thinking about
competing in a craps tournament it's easy to get started. You can find a large
number of tournaments in online casinos with a wide range of entry fees. Start
out with a low limit tourney and work your way up as you win more and more.