Ready for some action for Craps? First Learn to Play

Crap Dice

When you visit a casino whether online or live you come to know that craps is a game played with die or pairs of dice. There is betting, wagering and lots of screaming fun. You will see a table where players gather to play.

Buying Chips

The first thing you’ll need is chips. You put your cash down on the table and the dealer will give you chips for it. They don’t make change, so any money you put down will be turned into chips. But you don’t have to bet all of it. When you’red one playing just take any chips you have left to the cashier booth to turn them back into cash. The minimum bet for the table will be listed on a sign at the table, usually $5 or less.

Shooting the Dice

The players all take turns rolling the dice although everyone’s betting on the same roll. You’ll win or lose your bets whether you’re the one rolling or not. And you don’t have to roll the dice if you’d rather not; when it’s your turn you can just pass to someone else. Whoever’s rolling, they keep rolling until they roll a losing 7, known as “sevening-out”.

The two dice have 36 potential ways for a number to appear.  To determine how many potential numbers can appear is by multiplying the six numbers on one die by the six numbers on the other die.  So, 6 multiplied by 6 equal 36.  The potential numbers that can appear range from 12 as high to 2 as low.  Because seven has the most potential ways to appear, the game’s premise is built around the seven.

Come Out Roll

The initial roll for each new starting game is always identified as the “come-out roll,” The stickman calls coming out, for the player to make bets. The game keeps going until the shooter rolls a particular number that makes what’s called a “decision” to conclude the game.  It doesn’t matter how you bet before the shooter rolls the come-out, a decision is made and the game concludes immediately if the shooter rolls a 12, 11, 7, 3, or 2.  These numbers are called “naturals.”

The naturals are the two lowest numbers in the range of possible numbers i.e., 2 and 3, and the two highest numbers in the range i.e., 11 and 12, and the number directly in the middle of the range i.e., 7.  Again, if a natural appears on the come-out roll, a decision is made and the game concludes immediately.  On the come-out, if the shooter rolls anything but a natural, then it’s identified as a “point number.”  Unlike a natural, the game continues if a “point” is determined on the come-out.  The potential point can be a 10, 9, 8, 6, 5, or 4.  The type of bets you make decide if you lose or win.

Betting Against Dice

As an example if you like the number 7 and you bet on it. This is called betting on “Don’t Pass” or betting “against” the dice.  If the shooter rolls a 7 instead of the point, then you win, but you lose if he rolls the point again before a 7.

Pass line Bet

As an example if you dislike number 7and you bet against it.  This is called betting on the “Pass Line” or betting “with” the dice.  If the shooter rolls a 7 instead of the point, then you lose, but you win if he rolls the point again before a 7.

Depending on how you bet before the come-out, a natural will determine if you lose or win.  By betting with the number 7, you:  lose when an 11 or 7 shows, win when a 3 or 2 shows, or tie when a 12 shows.

By betting against the 7 i.e., betting on the point, then you lose when a 12, 3, or 2 shows, or win when an 11 or 7 shows.

Most craps bets are based on the 7. To make the Pass Line bet, first wait until the dealer turns the big hockey puck to “OFF”, which means that a new round is about to start. Once the puck goes to OFF, put your chips The Pass Line bet is the only bet you have to know for craps. By just making the Pass Line bet you’ll have a better chance of winning than most craps players, since most players make sucker bets which are just throwing money away.

The Craps Table-The Puzzle Maze