How to Play Craps

January 6, 2011 - by mosesbet · Filed Under instant win games rules Leave a Comment 

How to Play Craps

Craps is one of the most popular games at the casino. You can usually locate the craps table by following the noise, or huge hoards of folks shouting and throwing dice around the table.

Craps tend to have a negative image amongst new casino players because the craps table makes it look like a very confusing game. Although the rules of craps are a little more extensive than more basic table games such as Hi Lo, Roulette and BlackJack, I still think that’s it’s easily possible for a beginner craps player to learn the game in a few minutes.

In order to start the game of craps, there needs to be a “shooter”.  This is the guy who throws the dice, which is taken in turns around the table.  Anyone can be the shooter although one of the prerequisites is that you must place a pass or don’t pass line bet.

To become the game, the shooter rolls the dice and must establish the Point number. The first roll which is used to establish the point number is called the Come-out roll.  To start with, you can either make a Pass line or Don’t Pass line bet (both pay 1:1 odds).  If the shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12 (i.e. craps) than the Pass Line bets lose and the Don’t pass line bets win.  If a 7 or 11 is rolled than the Pass Line bets win and the Don’t Pass Line bets lose.  If any other number is rolled, such as 4, 5, 6, 9 or 10 than this sets the Point number.  Once this happens, the dealer flips the dealer chip ON. This helps new players at the table know what round the game is at.

One the point number is set, players at the table place their bets.  If a 7 is rolled before the Point number is rolled than they lose their bets.  This is called a seven-out.

As far as the rules of craps go, this is as complicated as it gets.  The gambling game of craps is all about betting on the next roll of the dice, and you can either bet for or against the natural run of play.  This means that players can bet on the Point number being rolled before a 7, or the 7 being rolled against the Point (i.e. betting against the run of play).
Now, when you first see a craps table it will look extremely confusing, so I’m going to expand on this.  Although the game and rules of craps are straight forward, the types of bets that you can place are not.  I’ve already explained the rules of craps and when a game finishes etc.  But there are a number of other bets that players around the table can make on the next roll of the dice and each of them have their own odds and payouts.  Snake Eyes for example, means betting on the next roll being two 1’s.  A horn bet involves betting independently on a 2, 3, 11 and 12 being rolled.  The payouts vary for each different number.  A field bet involves betting on the next roll of the dice being  2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12 – it usually pays out between 2:1 and 3:1 however it varies between casinos.  Another popular type of bet is the Come bet.  In a Come bet, the next number that the player rolls will be your Point number (if a 7 or 11 if rolled before the Point number is set than you win, where as if craps is rolled beforehand (2,3 or 12) than you lose.  Once the point is set than you will win if your number if rolled before the next 7.

The above paragraph lists some popular types of craps bets, and as you can see they can make the game look quite confusing.  The reason that the craps table itself contains so many boxes and numbers is so that when players make a specific bet they can put their chips in the appropriate place on the table so that they dealer knows what they bet on.  For example, if you make a Come Bet then you would put your chips into the Come box.   For more information on playing real money craps online I strongly recommend that you visit my friend Markus’ site.

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