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The gambling arena makes use of numerous tools to get countless games available going. The playing cards are a given. They form part of the action of popular casino games such as Poker and Blackjack. Then there are the slot machines, the video poker machines, the craps table, the roulette wheel, and of course, the dice.

The dice is a main feature for some of the more interesting casino games including craps, backgammon, and poker dice. Such games will not work without a roll of the dice. In the case of Poker Dice, a specially designed set is required.


Craps is a table game that is played around the roll of a dice. It features a long, rectangular table covered with green felt and white markings.

The craps table reveals sections where players may place their bets. Of all the players on the table, one is designated as the shooter or the one who will throw the dice and roll out the future outcome of the bets on the table. Craps players usually take turns to be the shooter so everyone has the chance at testing their luck at getting the right combination to make the bets win. Aside from the players, a minimum of four casino personnel manages a craps table.

To win at craps, all you need to do is to bet on the possible outcome of a roll of dice or a series of rolls. If you hit, you win a corresponding amount for your bet. If you miss, you lose your bet altogether. That’s how simple the game is.


Backgammon is another interesting dice game that is widely played in casinos. It is also one of the oldest board games ever known to mankind.


Unlike craps, which involves as many players as the table can entertain, backgammon is played between two players. Backgammon players are assigned with playing pieces (also known as checkers, pawns, men, counters, stones, etc.) whose movement depends on the roll of the dice. A player wins the game if he is able to remove all of his playing pieces on the board before his opponent does.

Through the years, numerous alterations have been made to create different varieties of the game. Most of them are widely available for play at casinos – both land-based and online.

Poker Dice

Poker Dice is another interesting casino game that involves the use of dice. In this particular game, a different set of dice is used. Instead of the usual dots, you get to see representations of the playing cards imprinted on the dice.

Specially designed poker dice has six sides with a nine, a ten, a Jack, a Queen, a King, and an Ace. Players will use those to form a hand. Since there are limited suits on the dice, some poker hands are not made possible. The key to win the game, like in regular poker, is to form the best possible hand after you are given your turn to roll a set of dice.

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