How to Play

The game Craps can be played by 1 or more players each taking turns rolling two dice. The “shooter” as its known is the player that is rolling the dice. The first roll of each round of the game is called the “come out roll”. If on the first roll(come out roll) the total of the two dice equals 7,11,12,2,3 or 12 the round is finished and the player must start a new one. If the result is a 2, 3 or 12 this is known as Craps, while a 7 or 11 is called a win or natural. When a 4,5,6,8,9 or 10 is rolled on the come out roll this number becomes what is known as the point. Once a point is established the player will keeep rolling until a 7 or the point is rolled again. If the point is rolled the round ends and starts over. If the player rolls a 7 the round also ends but the dice is passed on to the next player.

A new player must bet the minimum for the table on either the “pass line” or the “don’t pass line” if he wishes to play.

Line Bets

Pass Line

A pass line bet can be won if the come out roll is a 7 or 11. If a 2,3 or 12 is rolled then the player loses the bet. If a point is initially rolled instead then the player will win if the point is rolled for a second time in a row. In the other scenario if the point is rolled and the player rolls a 7 in the next turn then he/she loses.

Don’t Pass

Don’t pass line bets are basically the opposite of line bets. If the come out roll is a 7 or 11 the player losesand will win if its a 2 or 3. If a 12 comes up then it is a draw (no win/no lose). If a point is rolled and rolled a second time the bet loses. If a 7 is rolled instead of the point the player wins.

Other bets include Pass odds, Don’t Pass Odds, Come Bet, Don’t Come and Multi Roll Bets

Single Roll Bets

These are the bet winning results of a player that makes a single roll

Yo – 11

3 (ace-deuce) – 3

2 (craps aces) – 2

12 (craps) – 12

2 or 12 (hi-lo) – 2 or 12

Any 7 – 7

Field – 2,3,4,9,10,11 or 12

The horn – 2,3,11,12

Bet Odds

Bet ——————————-Odds

Pass/Come————————1:1

Don’t Pass/Don’t Come———–1:1

Pass Odds/Come Odds———–1:1

Don’t Pass Odds/Come Pass Odds–1:1

Yo—————————17:1

3—————————–17:1

2—————————–35:1

12—————————-35:1

Hi-Lo————————-17:1

Craps————————-8:1

C&E————————–5:1

Any 7————————-5:1

Field————————–5:4

The Horn———————5:1

Whirl/World——————2:1

Hard way 4/Hard way 10—–8:1

Hard way 6/Hard way 8——10:1

Big 6————————-6:5

Big 8————————-6:5

Place 4 / Place 10————2:1

Place 5 / Place 9————-3:2

Place 6 / Place 8————-6:5

Buy 4 / Buy 10—————2:1

Buy 5 / Buy 9—————–3:2

Buy 6 / Buy 8—————–6:5

Lay 4 / Lay 10—————-1:2

Lay 5 / Lay 9—————–2:3

Lay 6 / Lay 8—————–5:6

 

Strategies

Iron cross-Is a field bet that allows the player to win on every roll that is not a 7. Bets are placed on 5,6 and 8.

Martingale system- player keeps doubling the bets until he wins, will not always work and can bankrupt players eventually.