Despite its simplicity, craps at first makes players wary, since there are so many different boxes, markers, and marks on the field. But take a couple of minutes to learn the rules of craps, and you’ll find that it’s a very simple, but no less exciting game of chance.
Craps can be played by one or more players. The game takes place on a table with raised sides, where the leading player (Shooter) throws a pair of dice. Each roll results in a combination on the dice, consisting of points on the top faces of the dice, and, which can range from two to twelve.
The game is divided into two stages:
- Come Out Roll – the first roll of the round, by which the number of Point is determined;
- Point Roll – all throws after the Come Out Roll.
Before the start of the game players make bets:
- On a loss – Don’t Pass Line
- To win – Pass Line, the throwing player.
After that the Come Out Roll is made. As a result of this roll the following combinations can fall out:
- Craps – the sum of the points, which is 2, 3 or 12. A Pass Line bet loses, but a Don’t Pass Line bet wins 1 to 1 if you roll 2 or 3 and goes back to the player if you roll 12.
- Natural is the amount of points, which is equal to 7 or 11. A Don’t Pass Line bet loses, and a Pass Line bet wins at a ratio of 1 to 1.
- Point – the sum of points, which is equal to 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12. At the same time a number is fixed, which is called the Point.
At the Point Roll stage, bets to win or lose are played as follows: the die and roll until the Point or 7 is rolled. If the seven is rolled, then the winning bet does not work, the losing bet wins at a ratio of 1 to 1. If a Point is rolled, it is the other way around, that is, the losing bet is not triggered and the winning bet pays 1 to 1.
At both stages existing in the game, the client has the right to make additional bets. After the draw has been completed, the game starts again from the very first round. Bets on losing or winning are accepted only before the beginning of the first round, with similar bets – Don’t Come and Come, are accepted always, except for the 1st round.
Paying to win at craps
Many players, when playing Craps, bet only on losing or on winning. Such bets are paid 1 to 1. But if you make additional bets, you can earn more, because the payout on them is higher.
To play craps comfortably for free or for money, understand the terms that are used in the game.
- Shooter, or leading player, is the player who rolls the dice.
- Come out roll – The very first roll that the lead player makes before the Point is set or after the Point is made. During this roll they try to play a winning bet on a roll of 7 or 11. The bet loses if they roll a 2, 3 or 12. If they roll a 7, 2, 11, 3, 12, the lead player rolls again. If any other number is rolled, it becomes a Point.
- Point – point – a number (4, 9, 10, 5, 6, 8) which should be thrown by the leading player for the winning bet to be won.
- set point – designation when a point is thrown at Come out-throw.
- Make Point – a designation when a point number has already been set, but the lead player throws it again. The repeated roll of the number means that the winnings bet has played. For a winning bet to lose, a 7 must be rolled. Other numbers have no effect on the outcome of the bet, so the Shooter rolls the dice until a point or seven is rolled.
- Box Cars – The leading player rolls two sixes.
- Craps Out – A designation for when the lead player rolls a 12, 2 or 3 on a Come Out roll.