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Craps Rules


Casino Craps is a popular game of America. It is also known as Bank Craps. It is a dice game and one of the exciting casino games. There is more yelling and shouting environment around the craps table. This game is played on a craps table with two dice. There are many strict standards used in dice system. After eight hours of use the dice are replaced with new one and casinos offer implemented rules in that way a player handles all of them.

When a player is throwing a dice, there is a rule you have to use only one hand and it is must according to rules that your dice will hit the walls of table on the opposite end. If both dice are thrown off the table then they must be inspected before put them back into play.

Approximate 20 players can sit around this craps table, each of them get a shooting round of throws of the dice. If one do not want to throw the dice and then bet on the thrower. On this table event more types of bets can be put. The casino crew includes a stickman, box man and two dealers.

In a betting round the first roll of dice is known as the Come Out roll. Always start a new game with Come Out roll in Craps. A Come Out roll event happens when the previous player fails to find a winning roll or unable to make the Point or seven out.

If the current player gets his Point, the dice are returned to next one and then start the new Come Out roll with a new player. This is a continuation process shows the roll of player or shooter technically, the Come Out roll identifies the beginning of a new game.

When the next shooter fails to make his score, then dice is hand over to the next shooter for a new betting round the game continuously playing in the same manner. The new player will come directly next to the left of the previous player and the game plays in a clockwise direction around the craps table.

Across the craps table layout the dice are rolled. The layout has three main areas. Two sides of the area separated by a center one. The area of each side is same but opposite manner like mirror reflection and includes many types of bets such as Come and Don't Come bets, Pass and Don't Pass line bets, Odds bet, Place bets and Field bets. There is a division in the area of the centre having the Proposition bets on both the sides.

When the come out roll has values 7 or 11, Pass bets win, in case of 2,3,12 come out roll, pass bets lose. When the come out roll is 7 or 11 then don't lose bets and when the come out roll between 2 or 3 don't bets win. Don't try to bets tie when the come out roll is 12 numbers.

List of the bets using at craps:

Pass Line Bet – when the first roll is of the natural values 7 or 11 then you will win. On the other side if it is 2, 3, or 12 values then you will lose. If you roll a number from 4-6 or 8-10 then these number must have repetition before the number 7 is thrown otherwise you will lose.

Odds on Pass Line Bet – additional bets is possible only after point is rolled by taking odds. Different payoffs for each point are available. Each and every number will pay you different strategy. 4 or 10 points will pay you 2:1; 5 or 9 will pays 3:2; 6 or 8 will pays 6:5. You can win only if the point is rolled before a number 7.

Comes Bet – the rules for the Come Bet and the Pass Line Bet are similar. The comes bet is determined on the base of the points of the pass line. After the dice is rolled and the number is 7 or 11 you will win and if the numbers 2, 3, or 12 will appear you will lose. If the come point is undergo again before a 7, other rolls will make you a winner.

Odds on Come Bet – odds on pass line bet and odds on come bet are similar. Only the difference is that one can take odds on the Come bet event but not the Pass Line bet.

Don't Pass Line Bet – Don’t pass line bet is the opposite event of Pass Line bet. When the dice’s first roll is between 7 or 11 you will lose. If it is between 2 or 3 numbers you will win.

Place Bets - one can bet on a dice roll of 4-6 and 8-10 numbers. One can win when the placed number and bet on is rolled before number 7. Otherwise one loses the chance. The Place Bets payoffs depend upon the number you bet on. 4 or 10 will pay 9:5; 5 or 9 pays 7:5, and 6 or 8 pays 7:6.

Field Bets – If a number between2-4 or 9-12 is rolled then you will win. If numbers 5-8 will occur then you will lose. The different payoffs Field is offered: 2:1 is paid on 2 while 3:1 is paid on 12. 1:1 is also paid on other rolls. These bets are for one dice roll only.

Big Six, Big Eight Bets – Both Big Six and Big Eight are even bets and are paid at 1:1. When numbers 6 or 8 come before the number 7 you can win.

Proposition Bets - they are one roll bets and can be developed at any time except for the hard ways

  • Any Craps: Payoff is 8:1, Wins when events 2,3 or 12 events are thrown.
  • Any Seven: Payoff 5:1, Wins with event of 7 numbers.
  • Eleven: Payoff 16:1, Wins when 11 numbers occur.
  • Ace Deuce: Payoff 16:1, Wins when 3 is rolled.
  • Aces or Boxcars: Payoff 30:1, Wins when 2 or 12 are thrown.
  • Horn Bet: Payoff is determined according to the number. Bets on 2, 3, 11 and 12 at once. Wins when one of these numbers is rolled.
  • Hard ways: Payoffs: Hard 4 and 10, 8:1; Hard 6 and 8, 10:1.