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How To Play Craps

Craps can be one of the most intimidating games in the casino to learn how to play, but it can also be one of the most enjoyable games in the casino if you see understand the basics. There are a ton of different bets that you can make on the craps table, but in reality you don’t need to know them all to have a good time playing craps. You will also notice the craps table when a good roll is going on, as it is likely to be the most lively table in the casino. I would suggest that you visit to practice your craps game before playing for real money. Practicing yourself is the best way to learn how to play craps.


The Come Out Roll:

This is the first roll from a new shooter (a shooter is the person throwing the dice) is called a come out roll. You place your bet on what is labelled as the pass line prior to the shooter throwing his come out roll. When he rolls, you will win your bet if the shooter throws a 7 or an 11. You lose your bet if the shooter throws a 2, 3, or 12 you will lose your pass line bet. If the rolls yields a 4,5,6,8,9, or 10 then a point is established.

Attacking The Point:

If a point is established, the next thing to do is to place your odds bet. This is a bet that is placed directly behind your pass line bet, and it is the best bet in the casino as it has zero house advantage. Most casinos will let you bet either 3,4,or 5 times the amount that you bet on the pass line. The shooter will now roll the dice again until they either make the point or roll a 7. If they roll the point number before rolling a 7, then you will win both your pass line and your odds bet. If the shooter rolls a 7 before the point then you will lose both your pass line and your odds bets.

Betting The Numbers:

When learning how to play craps, the numbers are also easy bets to learn. After the point has been established you can bet money on the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. For example let’s say the shooter establishes 8 as the point. You decide that you want to bet $25 on the 4. You toss a $25 chip out there for your bet, and if the shooter rolls a 4 before a 7, then you will win $49 (plus your original $25 back). You can place these bets on any numbers listed above, though the payouts differ slightly for each number. Once you’ve practiced a few times, craps is very easy to play which relies on luck. If you would like a game with a bit more skill than Caribbean Stud would be a better option which is a simple form of poker.