How to Play Craps

Learning how to play craps is essential to being successful online or formulating any solid online craps strategy. Craps is a dice based game that is played on a table built specifically for Craps play. There are many rules used in offline casinos that are not prime considerations during online craps play. for example, the Craps player is only allowed to handle the dice with one hand at a time. In fact, if they wish to switch hands, they must first set the dice down on the Craps table before picking them up again. Craps players must also ensure that they hit the opposite wall of the Craps table wall with every throw.

There can be as many as twenty players at an individual Craps table. Although only one of these players has the opportunity to throw the dice at a time, each player around the Craps table will have the opportunity to roll the dice as this responsibility rotates around the table during each round (clock wise). There are several staff members at a Craps table at the standard offline casino. This staff consists of a stick man, box man and one or two dice dealers. Of course, these staff members are not necessary at an online Craps casino.


Making a Bet in Craps

You can make a variety of bets during a standard Craps game. Each bet has its own corresponding odds and house edge advantage. Most players around the table will make a Pass Line or Don’t Pass Line bet during every betting round as making any further bets (such as an Odds Bet) requires doing so. The most common bets allowable in a Craps game are:

Pass Line Bet: Successful if the person rolling the dice throws any seven/eleven. Pass Line bets lose when the corresponding first roll (Come Out) results in a two, three or twelve. If any other number is rolled, it is considered to be the point. This point number must then be rolled again before the seven to be considered a winner. If there is a point present on the table, rolling a seven loses.

Don’t Pass Bet: This is a bet against the shooter (and, usually, the rest of the table). This bet loses if the player rolling the dice throws a seven/eleven. It wins if the person rolling the dice throws a two or three. Finally, the Don’t Pass bet ties if the shooter rolls a twelve.

Come Bet: This bet works in much the same way as the Pass Line bets. However, this bet can only be made after a Come Out roll has established the point. There is also a Don’t Come bet that works in the same way as the Don’t Pass bet.

Odds Bet: Made in response to the establishment of the point. If you make this bet on the point, you are betting on the point being rolled prior to a seven. The pay outs associated with each number that is the point offer different payout ratios.

The Play of Craps

Each betting round begins with a Come Out roll. A Come Out roll follows the failure of a previous shooter to roll a 7 or match their point (the number appearing on the dice that during the Come Out roll other than a seven). However, the same Craps player that made their point during the previous round can also begin the new round with a Come Out roll. Although the same player rolls the dice, this roll still signifies the start of a new betting round.

The standard Craps table is divided in half, each side being the same to accommodate players on both sides of the table. There are a variety of sections on the table marking the specific bets that each player can make. Before the Come Out roll, each player can make a Pass Line bet or Don’t Pass bet along with a variety of specific number bets. Pass Line bets are considered successful provided that the person rolling the dice rolls a seven or eleven on the Come Out roll. Don’t Pass bets are considered successful if the shooter rolls a two or three on the Come Out roll. In addition, Don’t Pass bets are considered a tie when a twelve is the result of a Come Out roll.