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How to Play Craps

craps tableCraps is a pretty straight-forward game and understanding how to get started is simple. You may still find the rules confusing and risk losing money, so it is important

that you get a good understanding of the casino game. The online casino site you decide to use sets the odds and payout of the various bets and you will take turns rolling a pair of dice. If you are looking to become a regular player or just want to play craps for entertainment purposes then there are some basic rules that you need to learn. The key concepts of craps include the following:

  • When rolling a specific number before rolling a 7.
  • The initial roll is known as 'coming out' which determines the number you will need to roll once more before a 7.
  • This figure is recognised as a point. A point consist of numbers 10, 9, 8, 6, 4 or 5.
  • Once the dice is rolled and a seven is rolled before the point then you have lost your stake, in which case the round is over and a new round starts.

A range of basic bets are available in a game of craps:

Pass line bets

You can make a pass line bet which is the first bet that you will need to understand. This form of craps bet is placed before the come-out roll. In order to win a pass line bet an 11 or 7 will need to be rolled on the come out roll. Although you lose if a 12, 2 or 3 are rolled on the come out roll.

The 'don't pass' line

This type of craps bet is the complete reverse of the pass line bet. You win if the pass line loses and you lose if the pass line bet is rolled.

There are bets which can be placed based on the fact that a certain number will appear before a 7. Those who play the bets are placing a 'buy' and 'place' bets, where a host of numbers have different payouts and house advantage.

A bet placed that a seven will be rolled before any other number is known as a 'lay bet' and 'place loser'.

This is a quick introduction to craps, once you look around the site and get more comfortable with the game. You can then start to prepare to begin to play online craps and make bets that you are not scared to lose.