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# How To Play Indian Casino Craps

By: ShawnD

Break Studios Contributing Writer

So you have driven out to the Indian casino and are looking for some action, but the slots are all taken by a bunch of women and the guys at the Blackjack tables always depress you, well then its time to learn how to play Indian casino craps. Luckily for you, Indian casino craps are played the same way that all craps games are; Unluckily for you, you don't know how to play craps. Don't sweat it, craps is an easy game to learn and once you get the basics down, you can learn the more complicated features while you play.

1. Place some money on the pass line. The pass line bet is the most basic bet in craps. You can only put money on the pass line when the black marker is turned to the "Off" position and a new shooter is about to make their first roll, called a come out roll. If the come out roll is 7 or 11, the pass line bet wins. If the come out roll is 2, 3 or 12 then the pass line bet loses. If any other number is rolled, then that number becomes the "point" and the shooter rolls again. The pass line bets stays on the table until the point is rolled again, and the bet wins, or the shooter rolls a 7 and the bet loses.
2. Make an odds bet. Odds bets are one of the only wagers in a casino that has no house edge and you should make them whenever possible. If you have made a pass line bet, and the point has been established, you can place an extra wager in the box closest to you behind the pass line. This odds bet is connected to your pass line bet, so if the pass line bet wins, so does the odds bet and if a 7 is rolled, then the odds bet loses as well. The payouts are based on statistical probability, so if the point is a 6 or 8, the odds bet pays 6-to-5 while if the point is 4 or 10, the odds bet pays 2-to-1.
3. Place a bet in the "Come" area. If you have bet the pass line and taken an odds bet, the game can seem a little boring while you wait for the point to get rolled again. Instead of staring at the Indian artwork, drop some money on a come bet. A come bet is available on every roll except a come out roll (a shooter's first roll) and works the same way as a pass line bet. A come bet will win if the next roll is 7 or 11, and will lose if it is 2, 3 or 12. Any other number establishes a "point" for that come bet. Come bets are a great way to get yourself invested in several different numbers so there are lots of chances to win. Just keep in mind that at any time a 7 can be rolled and all of your bets will lose.
4. Learn more as you go. There are a number of different craps bets, most of them with high house edges. If you don't care about the house advantage these can be fun though, and if they pay off it can create a great deal of money. Watch the other players at the table and see how they are betting. If you have any questions, the dealers are there to help you, but wait until they aren't busy setting up the board and paying people out before asking questions.

Reference: Rules of Craps

Posted on: Jun. 01, 2010