Craps Rules

Craps is a very intimidating game for beginners. It is played on a table, only there are like walls around it like a pool table. These walls are for the dice that you throw. In the game you have to play with 2 die. This game is all about the luck of the roll and the ratio of winning to losing just like all the other games. If you know how to play and you want to review all the different kinds of bets that you can make just go here.

The rules of the game are very simple;

You start when the players makes a *pass line bet. Then the *shooter throws the dice.

If you roll a 7 or an 11, which is called a natural, then you win. You win whatever is on the pass line.

In craps during the first roll if you roll 2, 3, or a 12 that’s called craps and you lose, but the shooter does not give up the dice yet.

Now if the shooter rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, or 10 you establish what is called *point. Durring the point phase in craps The shooter then has to roll whatever number he rolled to establish the point. If you get a 7 before making the point you lose. Ahh yes craps is a great game isn’t it?

The players can also make don’t pass line bet. This is like the opposite of the passline bet.
In this case the person who makes this bet wins with different rolls. In craps this is the way you can make the game even. The players can bet on both sides.

If a 7 or 11 is rolled the don’t pass line bet loses. If a 2, or 3 is rolled the don’t pass line bet loses.
If the 12 is rolled, then the don’t pass net does not win but it does not lose, it’s a tie and you get your money back.

When a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or a 10 is rolled then you establish the point again. Now if a 7 is rolled then the don’t pass bet wins.

So you see these are the basic types of bets. There are more types of bets like I mentioned before but they have worse odds of winning and give the house a much higher edge against you. Craps is not a complicated game and can be learned by anyone.

Craps Board

This is the craps board. As you can see it is identical on both sides like a butterfly. The reason for this is so that many people can play craps at the same time. You see that people can place there come bets and there don’t come bets. You can also see the pass line bet area. You place your chips directly for the bet you want on the areas specified as you have probably seen in any movie with gambling.

This is why there is so much energy put into this game. If you have ever been to a casino and seen the craps table, it usually has a large crowd surrounding it with, many screaming people and lots of high fives. The bets are flowing and everyone is energetic. The board is big enough for everyone to stand around and place there chips on the board.