Craps is a popular casino dice game with a set of rules that govern the gameplay. Here are the basic rules for playing craps:
Objective: The primary goal in craps is to predict the outcome of the roll of two six-sided dice.
Shooting the Dice: One player (the “shooter”) rolls the dice in a casino. If you’re playing in a casual setting, the role of the shooter can pass to other players in a clockwise manner.
Pass Line Bet: This is one of the most common bets in craps. Players bet on the outcome of the shooter’s first roll (the “come-out roll”). If the come-out roll is a 7 or 11, the pass-line bets win. The pass-line bets lose if it’s a 2, 3, or 12 (known as “craps”). If any other number is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10), that number becomes the “point.”
Point Phase: If a point is established (one of the numbers mentioned in step 3), the shooter continues to roll the dice until either the point is rolled again (pass line bets win) or a 7 is rolled (pass line bets lose).
Don’t Pass Line Bet: This is essentially betting against the shooter. If the come-out roll is a 2 or 3, the don’t pass line bets win. If it’s a 7 or 11, the don’t pass line bets lose. A roll of 12 is a “push” (neither wins nor loses). If a point is established, the don’t pass line bets win if a 7 is rolled before the point.
Come and Don’t Come Bets: These bets are similar to the pass and don’t pass line bets but are placed after the point has been established.
Field Bet: This is a one-roll bet that wins if the next roll is a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12.
Place Bets: Players can bet on specific numbers (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) to be rolled before a 7.
Odds Bets: Once a point is established, players can make additional bets behind their original bets (odds bets) at true odds, increasing their potential winnings.
Proposition Bets: These are one-roll bets on specific outcomes (e.g., rolling a 7 before a certain number, rolling a specific pair of numbers, etc.).
Remember, craps can have various betting options and strategies, and the rules may vary slightly depending on the casino or house rules. It’s essential to understand the specific rules of the craps table you’re playing at before placing bets.