Craps Rules

Craps Rules

In the traditional land-based casino craps is a game with a lot of heat. People gathered around the table usually get excited and shout while arms are flying in all directions. Someone new to craps might be reluctant to learn the game in such a setting. Online craps is great for both beginners and pros. The rules are basically the same and here you can read about the most important features of craps.

Object of the Game
In craps you are betting on numbers and if you are right you win. That sounds easy enough. The catch is that you have many different types of bets to choose from and that the roll of two dice will determine the outcome. You can roll the dice, which is called being the shooter, or you can simply bet on someone else shooting. A craps game can continue for a long time as it is easy to stay on even after someone has won on a roll.

How to Play
The first thing you need to do is decide what type of bet you want to make and indicate this on the table. The dealer will let you know when it is allowed to place new bets and online the software clearly shows you how to make bets. If you are the shooter you need to roll the dice with one hand. By the computer this becomes irrelevant since you anyways only use one hand for your mouse. Once the dice have stopped after the first roll which is called the Outcome Roll you either win, lose or a Point is set. Depending on your bet you will know how to get the point number rolled again before anything else in order to win.

Craps Bets
Since the bets are what makes up craps you need to understand them in order to get how to play the game. Here are the most common bets but you should always check if there are other ones offered in the casino you choose to play in.

Pass and Don’t Pass Line Bet
When you make the Pass Line Bet you win if the first roll is a natural, which means a 7 or 11, and you lose if it is craps, a 2, 3, or 12. If a point number is set this number must come up again before a 7 for you to win. Should the 7 come up first you lose the game. The Don’t Pass Line Bet is the exact opposite of the Passline Bet.

Come Bet and Don’t Come Bet
This works just like the Passline Bet but it is only made after the point has been established. This makes it possible to jump into the game even after the Come Out roll and make a bet on whether the point will be rolled again before a 7. The Don’t Come Bet is the opposite of the Come Bet.

Etiquette Rules
It is most common to bet on the Passline or Come Bet and therefore it is considered a bit rude to do the opposite in a land-based casino. The opposite means that you are hoping on what will make the majority lose. In an online casino you can play with these craps rules without hurting anyone’s feelings which makes it better accepted.