By John Grochowski

Giving players the games they want is part of the business for casino operators, and plenty of players have made clear they want craps. Through the 1940s and ’50s it was the most popular casino table game in the United States before it was overtaken by blackjack in the 1960s.

But some jurisdictions don’t permit dice games, with California being the leading example. What’s an operator to do?

In California and some Native American casinos in other states, one solution has been Card Craps, in which playing cards take the place of dice. The craps substitute is uncommon in online casinos, where images of dice, or occasionally, streaming video of live hands are used.

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