How to Play Craps

Believed to be based on the English game of Hazard, Craps or Dice is the noisiest game in the casino – and it can also be one of the most fun! The aim of the game is to predict the outcome of the dice roll.

Craps is a rarity at mobile casinos but we are sure it will start to show its face on the mobile games market as this is one of the most exciting casino games out there, with loads of betting options and some wild payouts.

Read our guide on how to play craps to improve your game and your winning chances!

The Shooter and Come Out Roll

The ‘shooter’ rolls the dice for the first roll, called the Come Out roll. If the numbers rolled add up to 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12 that game ends. The shooter then rolls the dice again to begin another game.

If the initial dice roll adds up to 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 then that number becomes the Point. The Point is marked on the layout with a white puck.

Rolling the Point

If a Point is then rolled, the shooter rolls the dice again until the same Point number is rolled or a 7 comes up. This is called the Point roll (or Points rolls).

If a Point is rolled the shooter rolls the dice again until the same Point number is rolled or a 7, this is called the Point roll or rolls.

There are lots of different bets available in a game of Craps. These bets can be regular bets or ‘supplementary’ bets, that is, bets that are made after the Come Out roll.

Basic Craps Bets

Pass Line Bet

Basic bets in Craps include the Pass Line bet and the Don’t Pass Line bet.

Most players bet on the Pass Line. This is a bet which must be placed before the Come Out roll. If the Come Out roll is a 7 or 11, the player wins his Pass Line bet: this is called a ‘Natural’.

If the Come Out roll is 2, 3 or 12, the player loses his Pass Line bet: this is called ‘Craps’. If the Point is rolled again before a 7 comes up, the player wins. If a 7 comes up before a Point, the player loses.

Don’t Pass Line Bet

The Don’t Pass Line bet is opposite to the Pass Line bet. If the Come Out roll is a 2 or a 3 the player wins his bet. If the Come Out roll is a 7 or 11, the player loses his bet.

If a 12 is rolled, the player’s bet stands. In the Don’t Pass Line bet, if a 7 comes up before the Point, the player wins.

Read more about Craps Rules  and Craps Strategy

 

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