How To Win At Craps
One thing is for certain and that is you cannot miss the Craps table should you venture into any casino that offers this very popular casino game, as it uses a huge table and the crowds gathered around it playing can be a noisy and rather excitable bunch of people!
Craps is definitely a community game however many players tend to give the game a wide berth as it can be quite a confusing game to play at first, and with this in mind we thought we would show you how to play Craps via the following game guide, once you know the ins and outs of how in pays and plays you will probably be itching to give it a try and all of the online casinos listed have this game available to allow you to do just that.
Knowing how to play and when to place your bets is critical if you want to win when playing Craps, and below is a quick glance guide showing you how to play and hopefully win at Craps.
Craps - A Multi-Stage Game
When played in a land based casino the game of Craps requires four casino employees to oversee and assist in the workings of the game, these staff include a Boxman, a Stick man and two Dealers, however when played online the casino software will become all of these people and as such the online versions allow you to play many more games per session.
Once a game is Craps is ready to play one of the players becomes the Shooter, their task is to roll the dice at each stage of the game, players take it in turns to be the Shooter, however should someone not wish to take on this roll then it is not obligatory and anyone who declines being the Shooter will be replaced by the next player whose turn it is.
The Shooter must also place either a Pass Line Bet or a Don't Pass Line Bet onto the table before they can roll the dice, (these two types of wagers and several others are explained fully in this article so make sure you read it thoroughly to ensure you know exactly what you are betting on). Once they have placed this wager they must then roll the dice from one side of the Craps Table to the other, for the roll to be deemed legal both dice must hit the opposite side of the table.
The Come Out Roll
The initial roll in the game of Craps is the Come Out Roll, Should a player have wagered on the Pass Line Bet then there are two ways in which this wager will be deemed to be a winning bet and that is if either the Shooter manages to roll in either a 7 or 11 on his first roll of the dice or if he rolls in one of the following numbers: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 and then manages to roll in that particular number again before rolling in a 7.
However if the Shooter throws in one of the following numbers:. 2, 3, or 12 then this Pass Line Bet will lose. The payout for a winning Pass Line Bet is usually Even Money.
The Don't Pass Line Bet is very easy to understand as basically it is the opposite of the Pass Line Bet. When a player has placed a Don't Pass Line Bet then he is hoping that the Shooter will either Crap Out on the first roll he makes, this is throwing in a 2, 3 or 12 or that he manages to roll in one of the Point numbers those being the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 but then rolls in a 7 before rolling in the Point number a second time.
The Don't Pass Line Bet is an instant losing wager if the Shooter rolls in, on the first roll he makes either a 7 or 11.
Establishing The Point
When, during the initial Come Out Roll the Shooter manages to roll in any of the following numbers: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, then the respective number becomes the "Point", a small disc is then placed on that number on the Craps table layout and the Shooter is then tasked with continuing to roll the dice until he either rolls in the same number again which is called "Making the Point" which number becomes the "Point".
At this stage of the game lots of additional wagering opportunities become live and you and your fellow players can, if they choose too, make and place these additional wagers. Some of these additional wagering opportunities offer poor value for money due to the house edge of those bets being exceptionally high and as such they should be avoided.
Additional Wagering Opportunities
The additional betting opportunities which come into play once the Come Out Roll have been made are varied and we shall now take a look at some of these bets in a little more detail.
Come and Don't Come Bets - The Come Bet is a wager on which you are betting that the Shooter will roll in the Point number which he has established before a 7 appears. The Don't Come Bet is the opposite, I.E. you are hoping the Shooter rolls in a seven before repeating the Point number.
Place, Buy, and Lay Bets - When you put a Place Bet on the table you are hoping that one of the six possible numbers you have chosen those being the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 are rolled in next. The Buy Bet is identical to the Place Bet however there is a house commission to be paid for placing this wager which is usually 5%. The type of wager will however return the true odds for the number you are wagering on actually be rolled in.
The Lay Bet is one where you are hoping that a 7 will be rolled in before the number you have chosen, so simply pick either a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 and if the 7 rolls in before your number then you are a winner, a house commission is charged on these Lay bets.