How Do You Play Craps?
The question of how do you play craps is one that you should get answered way before you have big money on the line at a craps table. There are multiple ways to bet, and several ways to lose in craps, if you are not aware. Craps is an extremely popular dice game that can be found at virtually any casino that you attend. So before you plan that next memorable excursion to Las Vegas, learn the rules of playing craps, and maybe your dice will make you a fortune.
To learn how to play craps you will need:
- Two dice
- Challengers to play
- Craps table
- Computer/Internet (for online craps games)
- Good luck
Before the betting begins. Each craps player will be tossing two dice, so the possible score range from two to twelve. These dice get tossed on a green felt table with high walls and designated sections for placing bets.
- Lets roll those dice. Each player places their bets and the "shooter" rolls first, which is known as the "Come Out roll." The game ends if the Come Out roll is two, three, seven, eleven, or twelve. Any other number becomes the "point", and that player keeps rolling until they hit their point or roll a seven. If this happens, that particular game of craps ends, and the bets are collected by the winner. The next craps game rotates to the next player, and they roll their own Come Out roll.
- The "Pass Line" bet. This is the most simple bet to make in the game of craps. Pass Line bets are made before the come out roll. If the roll is either two, three, or twelve then the pass line bet loses. But if the Come Out roll is seven or eleven, the pass line bet wins at a pay out of 1:1. If a point is rolled instead, then the Pass Line bet pays out 1:1 if that point is rolled again, but loses if a seven is rolled.
- The "Come Bet." This bet resembles the Pass Line bet, but the Come Bet is made after the Come Out roll. Your bet stays on the table until a shooter hits your point or sevens out.
- The Don't Come Bet". This is the complete opposite of the Come Bet, but it is also made after the Come Out roll. The better will want opponents to roll a seven before hitting their point.
- The "Don't Pass Line" bet. This bet differs from the Pass Line bet in that it wins if a two, three, or twelve are rolled, and loses if a seven or eleven are rolled. But if a point is established, Don't Come bets win if a player sevens out, and loses if the point is hit.
Be sure to take advantage of the many free online craps games that can be played on Internet gaming sites. You don't want to lose a ton of money with shaky betting strategies, or win some craps games and have no idea why you won.