Casino Games: Craps

 

 
 

 

 

Craps

Craps is one of the more exciting and social table games played in Casinos today. It is one of the few truly social casino games, and one of the few played with dice. While the game's apparent complexity and odd terminology may be intimidating, you will find the game of Craps easy to learn, enjoyable and rewarding.

Online craps is just as exciting and profitable. While the game does look complex and has its own extensive terminology, it is relatively simple to master. Craps is played on a large sunken table with dice thrown by the shooter. The shooter is the player who is currently holding the dice. Other players may join in and place their own bets.

There are quite a number of bets to choose from when playing Craps. In the simplest form of the game, you place a bet on the Pass Line and attempt to roll a 7.


Playing the Game

Placing bets in Craps can be as simple or as complicated as you choose to make it.
There are many betting options available, but you only need to understand a few of them to play the game, have fun and win.

Craps is a game where you bet on the numbers you think the next roll of dice will produce. The first roll is called the Come Out roll. This is where you place a bet on either the Pass Line or the Don't Pass Line and try to roll a 7 or 11. If you succeed in doing this, the bet will pay and you can make another bet.

If you fail to roll a 7 or 11, a point is established on the number of the value of the dice rolled. Once a point is established your objective is to roll the same number again before the next 7 is rolled. If a 7 is rolled you lose your bet. Once a point has been established you cannot remove your bet from the table.

While you are trying to make the point, you can add extra bets to the table.

 

Types of Craps Bets
There are several types of bets that can be placed on the Craps table.

The Pass Bet
This is a bet that you will throw a 7 or 11 on the Come Out roll, or that you will make the point before the next 7 is rolled.

The Don't Pass Bet
This is the opposite of the Pass bet. This bet is placed against the shooter. It wins if craps is thrown on the Come Out roll, or if you fail to make the point. If a 12 is thrown, the bet ties.

The Come Bet
This bet works in the same manner as the Pass bet but cannot be made on the Come Out roll. The Come and Don't Come bets are available to allow players joining the table to take part in the action immediately, instead of having to wait for the shooter to make or miss the point.

The Don't Come Bet
Again, this bet works in the same manner as the Don't Pass bet but cannot be made on the Come Out roll.

Odds Bet
This is an additional bet made on a Pass, Don't Pass, Come or Don't Come bet that has already been placed. Odds bets can only be made once the point has been established. The advantage on an Odds bet is that it is paid out at true odds.

Win Bet
This bet can be made on the following numbers: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10. It is a bet that one of the numbers listed will be rolled before a 7 is rolled.

Lose Bet
This bet can be made on the following numbers: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10. It is a bet that the 7 will be rolled before one of the numbers listed is rolled.

Field Bet
This is a bet on the outcome of the next roll of the dice. It pays even money if a 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11 is rolled, and pays 2-to-1 if a 2 or 12 are rolled.

Hardways Bet
This bet can be made on a 4, 6, 8 or 10. It is a bet that one of the numbers listed will be rolled in its double form before a 7 or that number is rolled in any other combination. For example, two dice showing 4 would be Hardway 8.

Any Seven
This is a bet on the outcome of the next roll of the dice being 7. It pays 5-for-1 (4-to-1).

Any Craps
This is a bet on the outcome of the next roll of dice being 2, 3 or 12. It pays 8-for-1
(7-to-1).

Craps Two
This is a bet on the outcome of the next roll of dice being a 2. It pays 30-to-1.

Craps Twelve
This is a bet on the outcome of the next roll of dice being a 12. It pays 30-to-1.

Craps Three
This is a bet on the outcome of the next roll of dice being a 3. It pays 15-to-1.

Eleven
This is a bet on the outcome of the next roll of dice being an 11. It pays 15-to-1.

Horn
This is a single roll bet on any craps and 11.

Big 6 and Big 8
These are bets that a 6 or 8 will be rolled before the next 7. It pays even money.


Craps Table Limits and Odds

The table odds are as follows:

Name Description Odds
The Pass Bet This is a bet that you will throw a 7 or 11 on the Come Out roll, or will make the point in subsequent rolls 1:1
The Don't Pass Bet This is a bet that you will throw a 2, 3 or 12 on the Come Out roll, or will not make the point in subsequent rolls. If a 12 is thrown, the bet ties. 1:1
The Come Bet This is a bet that the next roll will produce a 7 or 11, or that a Point will be established which will be made in subsequent rolls. 1:1
The Don't Come Bet This is a bet that the next roll will produce a 2, 3 or 12, or that a Point will be established that will not be made in subsequent rolls. If a 12 is thrown, the bet ties. 1:1
Odds Bet These are additional bets made on an established Pass, Don't Pass, Come or Don't Come bet. It pays at true odds. See the section.
Win Bet This is a bet that the particular number upon which the Win Bet is placed will, in subsequent rolls of the dice, appear before a seven is thrown. Win on 4: 9:5
Win on 5: 7:5
Win on 6: 7:6
Win on 8: 7:6
Win on 9: 7:5
Win on 10: 9:5
Lose Bet This is a bet that a seven will appear before the particular number upon which the lose bet is placed, in subsequent rolls of the dice. Lose on 4: 2:5

Lose on 5: 4:7
Lose on 6: 4:5
Lose on 8: 4:5
Lose on 9: 4:7
Lose on 10: 2:5
Field Bet This is a single roll bet that the next roll of the dice will produce a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. 2:1 if a 2 or 12 is thrown, otherwise even money
Hardways Bet This is a bet that the number will be thrown as a double, before it is thrown in any other combination and before a 7 is thrown. Hardways 4: 8-for-1 Hardways 6: 10-for-1 Hardways 8: 10-for-1 Hardways 10: 8-for-1
Any Seven This is a bet that a 7 will be thrown on the next roll of the dice. 5-for-1 (4:1)
Any Craps This is a bet that a 2, 3 or 12 will be thrown on the next roll of the dice. 8-for-1 (7:1)
Craps Two This is a bet that a 2 will be thrown on the next roll of the dice. 30:1
Craps Twelve This is a bet that a 12 will be thrown on the next roll of the dice. 30:1
Craps Three This is a bet that a 3 will be thrown on the next roll of the dice. 15:1
Eleven This is a bet that an 11 will be thrown on the next roll of the dice. 15:1
Big 6 and Big 8 These are bets that a 6 or 8 will be rolled before the next 7. It pays even money. 1:1

True Odds
True Odds are the odds paid out for any Odds bets made on the Pass, Don't Pass, Come and Don't Come bets.

For Pass and Come bets the True Odds are:

Number Odds
4 or 10 rolled 2:1
5 or 9 rolled 3:2
6 or 8 rolled 6:5

For Don't Pass and Don't Come bets the True Odds are:

Number Odds
4 or 10 rolled 1:2
5 or 9 rolled 2:3
6 or 8 rolled 5:6


Understanding the Craps Odds

Odds can be expressed in many ways. The most common way of expressing odds is as 'something to something'. For example, 2:1 is read as 2-to-1 and means that for every 1 credit bet, 2 credits of profit will be returned with the original bet if you win.
Generally, where the odds are expressed as a-to-b, the total return to you, if you win, will be a + b where 'a' is the profit and 'b' is the original bet.

Odds are sometimes also expressed as a-for-b. If this is the case, for every bet of 'b', a total amount of 'a' will be returned if you win. This includes your original bet.

Even money refers to odds of 1:1 where you would receive double your money back if you win.

A more comprehensive set of Craps instructions is included with the Casino Kingdom software.

 

 

 

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