The Rules of Craps

In Craps, players roll a pair of dice after having bet on the numbers that will be revealed when the dice throw is completed. The object of Craps, in other words, is to guess which numbers on the dice are going to come out. To do this, the player can choose among many numbers and different types of bets.

There are more than 36 possible outcomes in Craps, which makes this game complex and requires a certain precision on the player’s part. In Craps, there are also basic rules that need to be known if one hopes to win. Also, it is crucial that the participant rolls a 7 to be awarded the victory. Otherwise, all "Pass Line" bets on the table will be considered losers and a new game can then be started.

How to Play Craps

The game of craps is actually very easy to get to grips with. First, all players start by placing their bets on the table. One player rolls the dice. Once the dice come to rest, the outcome of the throw is checked and then verified against the bets on the table. If one of the players roll a 2, 3 or 12, he is said to have rolled a "Craps". All the "Pass Line" bets are then considered losers. If one of the players lands a 7 or an 11, he instantly wins. In this case, all "Pass Line" bets are then considered winners. If the shooter rolls any other number, it means that he has established his "point".

Craps Player Actions Explained

Players can choose among a great variety of bets during a game of Craps. While some payouts are better than others, it all depends on the odds and difficulty of the bet. We take a look at the possible bets you can make below:

"Odds" Bet: It functions with Pass, Don’t Pass, Come, Don’t Come bets, which are applicable only on the initial throw of the dice.

"Field" Bet: Following the first roll of the dice, a roll yielding a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 will see the player get the victory. If a 2 is rolled, he wins twice the amount of his bet, and if a 12 is rolled the payout ratio is 3 to 1.

"Place" Bet: A variant that provides two options: the player can bet on a roll of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 before the 7 hits, or just the reverse.

"Big 6" Bet: If a 6 comes out before a 7, the player wins.

"Big 8" Bet: If an 8 comes out before a 7, the player wins.

"Craps" Bet: The player wins 7 times his bet using this form.

"7" Bet: If a seven comes out on the next roll, the player wins. The player can win at least 4 times his initial bet using this form of betting.

"11" Bet: If an 11 comes out on the next roll of the dice, the player wins. He takes it with a ratio of 15 to 1.

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