Craps is one of the most exciting table games played in online casinos today. It is one of the few truly social games played in modern casino, and one of the few played with dice. While the game’s apparent complexity and odd jargon may, at first, be intimidating you will find the game of Craps to be enjoyable and rewarding.
The object of Craps is to predict the outcome of a roll of the dice.
Playing the Game
Playing Craps can be as simple or as complicated as you choose to make it. There are an extensive array of betting options available but the player only needs to understand a few of them to play the game, have fun and win.
Craps is a game of dice. The player is betting on which numbers the next roll of the dice will produce (or won’t produce.) In its simplest form the player (called the shooter) will place a bet on the Pass line (or on the Don’t Pass Line) and try to roll a seven or an eleven. If the shooter succeeds the bet will pay even money and the shooter can make another bet. This first roll is called the ‘Come Out’ roll.
Should the player fail to roll a seven or eleven then a ‘point’ is established on the number of the value of the dice rolled. Once a point is established the shooter’s object is to roll the same number again before the next seven is rolled. If a seven is rolled the shooter looses his bet. Once a point has been established the shooter can not remove his bet from the table.
While the shooter is trying to make the point he can add extra bets to the table.
Types of Bets
The Pass Bet
This is a bet that the shooter will throw a 7 or 11 on the come-out roll or, alternatively, that the shooter will make the point before the next 7 is rolled.
The Don’t Pass Bet
This is the opposite of the pass bet. This bet is placed against the shooter and wins if Craps (2, 3 or 12) is thrown on the come-out roll or if the shooter fails to make the point. If a 12 is thrown, the bet ties.
The Come Bet
This bet is similar to the pass bet but cannot be made on the come-out roll. Traditionally the Come and Don’t Come bets are available to allow players just joining the table to take part in the action immediately, instead of having to wait for the shooter to make or miss the point!
The Don’t Come Bet
Again, this bet is similar to the ‘Don’t Pass’ bet, but can not be made on the come-out roll.
This is an additional bet made on a Pass, Don’t Pass, Come or Don’t Come bet that has already been placed. ‘Odds’ bets can only be made once the point has been established. The advantage of an Odds bet is that it is paid out at the correct odds.
This bet can be made on the following numbers: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10. It is a bet that the relevant number will be rolled BEFORE a seven is rolled.
This bet can be made on the following numbers: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10. It is a bet that a seven will be rolled BEFORE the relevant number comes up.
This is a bet on the outcome of the next throw. It pays even money if a 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11 are rolled and pays 2 to 1 if a 2 or 12 are rolled.
This bet can be made on a 4, 6, 8 or 10. It is a bet that the relevant number will be rolled in its double form (i.e. 2 dice showing 4 would be HARDWAY 8) BEFORE a seven AND before that number is rolled in any other combination.
This is a bet on the outcome of the next throw. It pays 5 for 1 (4 to 1) if a seven is rolled in the next throw.
This is a bet on the outcome of the next throw. It pays 8 for 1 (7 to 1) if a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled in the next throw.
This is a bet on the outcome of the next throw. It pays 30 to 1 if a 2 is rolled in the next throw.
This is a bet on the outcome of the next throw. It pays 30 to 1 if a 12 is rolled in the next throw.
This is a bet on the outcome of the next throw. It pays 15 to 1 if a 3 is rolled in the next throw.
This is a bet on the outcome of the next throw. It pays 15 to 1 if an 11 is rolled in the next throw.
This is a single roll bet on any Craps (2, 3 or 12) and 11. Odds are paid out accordingly.
Big 6 and Big 8
These are a bet that the appropriate number (6 or 8) will be rolled before the next seven. It pays even money.