Craps can be described as a casino game that uses two dice, a board and chips to place wagers. Craps can be played in rounds with up to 20 people taking turns as the shooter and rolling dice. Craps is a game where the goal is to correctly predict which dice value the shooter will roll.
Players place bets on the initial roll of the dice. This is known as the “come-out roll”. This round is where players decide whether the dice will land in a 7 or 11, Pass Bet, 2, 3, or 12, Don’t Bet. If the total dice value of all players is 7 or 11, (also known as a natural), 2, 3, or 12, (also called “craps”), then the round ends.
The Basic Rules When Playing Craps
- Craps has dozens of wagers available, but the game is structured around the pass line bet.
- Players bet by placing chips on the pass line on the craps layout. Some other bets require that the dealer move your chips.
- The pass sequence starts with a comeout roll and the shooter rolls the dice.
- Pass bettors win if the roll is 7 or 11 and lose if it is 2, 3 or 12. Any other number becomes the point.
- If the shooter rolls a point number on the comeout, he keeps rolling until either he rolls the same number again to win an even-money payoff, or rolls a 7 to lose.
- If the shooter makes his point, he keeps rolling with a new comeout. If he doesn’t, he “sevens out,” and the dice rotate to a new shooter
Craps can be as simple as betting on one number and either winning or losing on each roll, or as complex as making a bet, waiting until the shooter rolls a target, or “point” number, then hoping the shooter can roll the same number again. This process can be repeated for as many rolls as necessary.
Each section of the craps layout represents a different type of bet. Pass bets are multi-roll wagers. Chips placed on the pass line will place your chips in the box that displays images of dice showing a 6 and a 5. You’re placing a one-roll wager if your chips are placed in the box with images of dice showing a 6, and a 5. Online craps allows you to make any bet by clicking on the layout. Live casino play is different. You can place your chips on the layout to bet on pass or don’t pass, come or don’t come as well as the field. You can also place your chips on the layout to make other bets. Simply put your chips in front of the dealer and tell him what you want. You would place $5 on the place wager on 4, and then tell the dealer that you’d like to place $5. The dealer would then move your chips to the 4 boxes.
Let’s look at the most common wagers available and then break it down into single-roll and multi-roll bets. Multiple bets can be placed at the same time – most craps players have multiple bets. Although not all possible wagers are listed, house edge for wagers such a lay bet – betting on 7 before a place number- and horn wagers are listed in chapter 5.Last Updated on October 2, 2021