Craps

The craps rules might seem complicated if you’re new to the world of casino games. However, if you are a craps beginner you should not be intimidated by the chaotic craps table layout or the hectic surroundings. When you have learned the craps rules, and familiarized yourself with this fast and exciting dice game you will understand why it’s so popular.

Official craps rules used in online as well as off line casinos:

The shooter’s first roll is known as a Come Out. In order to make a simple Pass Line Bet, you would simply lay your chips on the area marked Pass Line. You will win if the shooter hits a natural: 7 or 11. If they roll craps: 2, 3, or 12, you lose. If they happen to hit a shooter’s point: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, they must hit that point again before rolling a 7 for you to win. Knowing how the pass line works will help your overall understanding of Craps. For example, there is a Don’t Pass Line Bet, and it is as anyone would assume; the exact opposite of the Pass Line. The only discrepancy is that a 12 represents a tie/push. So, don’t be shy. Get in the mix and get a bet on the table.

Other bets in craps:

  • Come Bet:
    Works as Pass Line Bets but these bets are made after the come-out roll.
  • Don’t Come Bet:
    Works as Don’t Pass Line Bets but these bets are made after the come-out roll.
  • Odds bet:
    These bets can be placed together with Pass Line Bets, Don’t Pass Line Bets, Come Bets, and Don’t Come Bets. With Pass Line Bets and Come Bets the odds bet is that the shooter’s point will hit before a 7. With Don’t Pass Line Bets and Don’t Come Bets the bet is that a 7 will hit before the shooter’s point. The payout on these bets depends on what number the shooter’s point is. However, Odds bets always give true odds, and are the most advantageous in Craps.
  • Big 6 bet:
    A bet that a 6 will hit before a 7.
  • Big 8 bet:
    A bet that an 8 will hit before a 7.
  • Aces Bet:
    A bet that a 2 will hit on the upcoming roll.
  • Twelve Bet:
    A bet that a 12 will hit on the upcoming roll.
  • Any 7 Bet:
    A bet that a 7 will hit on the upcoming roll.
  • Any 11 Bet:
    A bet that an 11 will hit on the upcoming roll.
  • Any Craps Bet:
    A bet that a 2, 3 or a 12 will hit on the upcoming roll.
  • Place Win Bet:
    A bet that a specific number chosen by a player (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10) will hit before a 7.
  • Place Lose Bet:
    A bet a 7 will hit before a specified number chosen by the player (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10).
  • Buy Bet:
    Works as a Place Win Bet but Buy Bets has a different payout structure. The house takes out a 5% service charge on these bets.
  • Lay Bet:
    Works as a Place Lose Bet but Lay Bets has a different payout structure. The house takes out a 5% service charge on these bets.
  • Field Bet:
    A bet that the upcoming roll of the dice will show a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12.
  • Hardway Bet:
    A bet that a double (for example two 3’s) will hit before a 7.
  • Horn Bet:
    A bet that the upcoming will show a 2, 3, 11 or a 12.

The only way to learn to play craps is to actually play craps!

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