Craps is a really popular game in the United States. Some people think it is rather difficult but it is actually easy to play. On the other hand, it has a large range of bets can be intimidating in the beginning. Thus it is advisable to learn a few rules.
The aim of craps is to bet on the result of several thrown dice. Two ways of reading them maybe used. Most of the time, you must add the numbers of the two dices but combinations are also possible like a pair of 1 and 6 which we call craps or a double 2,3,4 or 5 called hard ways.
The player who draws the dice is called the thrower, of course you may bet when you are the thrower but you may also be able to do it when somebody else is responsible for this role. In this case place your chips on the betting box of your choice, on the game table before the dices are thrown.
A couple of bets may be placed at any moment, some bets are only allowed at the beginning or in the middle of the game. The latter takes place in two stages, the first roll of the dice is known as the come out roll, it allows to set the point. During the second phase, the thrower continues to throw the dice until he gets a point or 7.
A casino crew consists of boxman, two dealers and a stickman who proposes to the throwers six different dices is usually around the craps table. The player has to pick two, red or green.
Pass line bet
Pass bets win when the come out roll is 7 or 11, while pass bets lose when the come out roll is 2, 3, or 12. The shooter throws once again the dice until he obtains the wining point. If 7 is rolled before the point, you lose. With this bet you win 1:1.
Do not pass line bet
The do not pass line bet wins when the come out roll is 2, 3 or 12. You lose when the roll is 7 or 11. The shooter throws once again the dice. If the point is rolled before 7, you lose. This bet pays 1:1.
You can make this bet only after the point has been determined. You win if it is a 7 or 11 and lose if it is 2,3or 12. Other rolls will set the come point. The shooter throws the dice again. You win if the come point is rolled before a 7 is rolled.
Don’t come bet
When the point has been established. You win with the first dice throw 2, 3, or 12. You lose with 7 or 11. Other results set the come-out-roll. The second round wins if the shooter rolls a seven before the don’t come point. It pays 1:1.
Pass odd bet
If a point has been set, the payoffs are as follows 4, 10(2:1), 5, 9(3:1) and 6, 8(6:5).
Do not pass odd bet
If a point has been set, the payoffs are: 4, 10(2:1), 5, 9 (3:1) and 6, 8(6:5).
Come odd bet
If a point has been set. Payoffs are calculated according to the following results: 4, 10(2:1), 5, 9(3:1) and 6, 8(6:5).
Do not come odd bet
If a point has been set, the payoffs are: 4, 10 (2:1), 5, 9 (3:1) and 6, 8 (6:5).
With a 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11, it pays 1:1. With a 2 or 12 it pays 2:1. The rest are losing results.
Big 6 or big 8 bets
Placed at any dice roll of dice these bets win if a 6 or 8 comes out before a 7 is rolled. Big six and Big eight are even bets and are paid at 1:1.
The bet only works only after the point has been determined. You can bet on a dice roll of 4, 5,6,8,9 and 10. You win if the number you placed your bet on is rolled before a 7. Otherwise you lose. 4 or 10 will pay 9:5, 5 or 9 pays 7:5 and 6 or 8 pays 7:6.
You win if a seven is rolled. Payoff 5:1.
You win if an 11 is rolled. It is paid 11:1.
Craps bets that 2, 3 or 12 will come out at the future throw. It is paid 7:1.
C & E
C and E bets: craps or 11 will come out at the future throw. Pays 3:1 for a craps. 7:1 for an 11.
All 7s or 11s
Divided 7s or 11s bets that a 7 or 11 will come out at the future throw. It pays 7:1 for a 11 and 3:2 for a 7.
Bets that the shooter will throw a 4, 6, 8 or 10 before he throws a seven A hard way is when both dice show identical values, also known as "doubles," so 2-2 is hard way 4.. If a double 2 or 5 is drawn, you win 7 times your bet. If a double 3 or 4 is drawn you win 9 times your bet.