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How to Play Craps
Craps is a game played by rolling two dice. The game is split into two distinct phases, known as the coming out phase and the point phase.
The coming out phase
In this phase, the player’s aim is to roll either a 7 or an 11 while betting on the pass line. If a Craps is rolled, meaning a 2, 3 or 12, this bet loses. A point is established when a player rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10.
The point phase
In this phase, the same number as the point must be rolled before a 7 is rolled.
The betting strategy.
This will take a while to learn but once a new player grasps the logic behind the strategy, the game is easy to play. An alternative is to bet on the ‘don’t pass’ bet. This means that on the initial or ‘come out’ roll, the player will win on a craps and lose on 7 or 11 roll. If a point is established, this would win if a 7 is rolled before the corresponding number.
In both phases of the game, different side bets can be made which will increase the player’s chances of winning.
The Terminology used in Craps may differ from one casino to another. For the most part, the player who is rolling the dice is called the “shooter”. A 7 or 11 roll is called a ‘natural’.
One of the good strategies commonly used is to make ‘pass line’ bets or ‘don’t pass’ bets by placing the true odds bet once the point has been established. You do this by clicking to the right of the point chip, and your second true odds bet will be placed. Another good bet is to place the 6 or 8 to win bet.
Proposition Bets - These bets can be made at any time. Except for the Hardways, they are all one-roll bets.
Any craps: You win if a 2, 3 or 12 is thrown. Pays 8:1
Any seven: You win if a 7 is rolled. Pays 5:1
Eleven: You win if an 11 is thrown. Pays 15:1
Ace deuce: You win if a 3 is rolled. Pays 15:1
Aces/Boxcars: You win if a 2 or 12 is thrown. Pays 30:1
Horn Bet – These are bets made on 2, 3, 11 and 12 and placed all at once. A player wins if one of these numbers is rolled. The pay-off is determined by the number rolled. The other three bets are then lost.
Hardways - The bet on a Hardway number wins if it is thrown the ‘hard’ way before the ‘easy’ way or a 7 is rolled i.e. as a double. A Hardways bet on 8 will win on 4-4, and lose on 7, 6-2 or 5-3.