Are you up for a game of craps?

Most gamers play a variety of games when they pay a visit to the casino. Most have tried almost every game in the house, but if there’s one game that people stay away from more than any other it’s craps. At first glance the game of craps can seem complicated to a player who has never played it before. In a live casino setting the game can be intimidating because of all the loud players gathered around the table as the action unfolds. Stepping up and trying to make a wager when you don’t know what you’re doing is not a move most people would make. Online craps provides the new player with a setting to play the game that doesn’t involve yelling and crowds. You can learn the game without worrying that you’re doing something wrong.

Leaning to play craps starts with understanding the most important part of the game, the come out roll. The come out roll is the first roll of the dice that wagers can be placed on, and it establishes how the action will pay off for the rest of the series. Players bet on the “pass line” space, and should a 7 or 11 be produced on the come out roll any “pass line” bet wins. In the case where a 2, 3, or 12 appears on the come out roll the “pass line” bet loses. Should a different number from the above be rolled, this is called the ‘point’ and brings about the beginning of the series.

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For the pass line bet to be won after a point number has been established the point number needs to be rolled again before the number 7 is rolled. Should the number 7 be rolled first, then the pass line bettor loses. All other action is a collection of bets that are placed on the outcome of each roll. Instead of betting on the pass line winning, a player can bet on the opposite side of the action, betting on the “don’t pass” bet. If they make this bet they will win if a 2, 3, or 12 are rolled on the come out roll. If a point is established then the “don’t pass” bet wins if a 7 is rolled before the point number.