How do you play craps?

Craps is a fairly complicated game for beginners, not so much after you learn the basics. Most casinos offer lessons and in the smaller casinos the dealers are more than happy to teach the game and help you place the bets. See the related link for an explanation of how the game is played. If played properly, Craps offer the best odds in a casino of all of the table games.

The long white band of color white on the sides of the craps table is called the Pass Line. The players put their wagers on that line to effectuate a pass line bet.

Experienced players prefer Don't Pass Bet but this can be tricky to new players. It order to place your bet, you need to put it on the other line more acute than the first.

Craps is known to be a rowdy, fast-paced game when being playing in a traditional casino but playing online is faster. Since everything is already programmed, there is no time wasted on getting the dice, waiting for other bets, etc. If you really mean to play and win/lose money fast, then online craps is the best choice for you. It is an exciting game!

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General concepts:

The first roll of the dice at the table is called a Come-Out roll. You will know this is about to happen, when the big round button states "OFF" and is black and is off to the side.

If the number rolled on the come-out roll is a 7 or an 11, then all all of the best on an area of the table called the "Pass Line" are instant winners.

If the number rolled on the come-out roll is a 2, 3, or 12, then all of the pass-line bets are instant losers.

If the number rolled on the come-out roll is a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, then all of the pass-line bets are now permanently connected to the number rolled. At this point the big round button is flipped over and states "ON" and is white, and is placed on the number rolled. This is a way to remind everyone at the table that you make no more Pass Line bets until this number is resolved. If this number is rolled again BEFORE a Seven (7) appears, then the all of the best on the pass line are winners, however if a seven comes up before that number is rolled again, then all of the best on the pass line lose.


Someone walks up to the table, sees the button as "OFF" and places a $25 chip on the pass line just before a new come-out roll. A 7 is rolled - a comeout roll Winner! He takes the $50 on the table (which includes his $25 original bet and his $25 winnings).

He then makes a new $20 Pass Line bet. This time a "6" is rolled. The button is flipped to "ON" and placed on the 6. His bet is connected to the six.

A series of numbers are then rolled, but since none of them is a 6 or 7, they do not affect the outcome of his bet.

Then a 7 is rolled. His bet is LOST since the 7 came up before his 6 was re-rolled.

Other information:

There is a LOT more to know about craps. Things like: Free Odds, Place Bets, Come bets, the Don't Pass Line, etc...

Be sure to read up on the game, and know which bets to make and NOT to make, before playing.

Bank craps is a game played by one or more players against a casino. The casino covers all player bets at a table and sets the odds on its payout. Players take turns rolling two dice. The player rolling the dice is called the "shooter." Other players at the table will make bets on the shooter's dice rolls. The game is played in rounds, with the first roll of a new round called the "come-out roll". The second round resolves with a point being rolled or a seven.

On the "come-out roll", the intention is to establish a point. If the shooter's come-out roll is a 2, 3 or 12, it is called "craps" and the round ends with players losing their pass line bets. A come-out roll of 7 or 11 is called a "natural," resulting in a win for pass line bets (and a loss for don't pass bets). Either way, the come-out roll continues for the same shooter until a point is established. If the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 are rolled on the come-out, this number becomes the "point" and the come out roll is now over.

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