Craps Games

The U-shaped ends of the table have duplicate layouts and standing room for approximately eight players.

How to Play Craps: A crash course...

The roll of the dice maps to the card in that position, and if a pair is rolled, then the mapped card is used twice, as a pair. Payout Summary - Pass Line. As different individual points are made by the shooter, they will be marked on the craps layout with a fire symbol.

On the first roll you will lose on a 7 or 11 and win on a 2 or a 3, the exact opposite of a Come Bet, and once again if a 12 is thrown, this will be a push giving you your money back. If a 2, 3, or 12 is rolled, it loses. The player must specify otherwise if he or she wishes to have the bet not working.

S Seven Out — when you roll a seven and end the hand for the roller. Players may make a put bet on the Pass line and take odds immediately or increase odds behind if a player decides to add money to an already existing Pass line bet. The shooter shoots what looks like a red and a blue die, called "cubes". Most casinos offer X odds tables, so that you can place an odds bet of up to thrice your pass bet if a 4 or a 10 is the point, 4 times if a 5 or a nine is the point, and 5 times if the point is a six or an 8, though some casinos allow even higher odds bets.

Lay bet maximum are equal to the table maximum win, so if a player wishes to lay the 4 or 10, he or she may bet twice at amount of the table maximum for the win to be table maximum. Between dice rolls there is a period for dealers to make payouts and collect losing bets, after which players can place new bets.

Players like to use this feature as it reassures them of fair gaming. Betting point numbers which pays off on easy or hard rolls of that number or single-roll "hop" bets e. In the center of the layout is an additional group of bets which are used by players from both ends. That depends on the next roll of the dice. Betting on don't pass is often called "playing the dark side", and it is considered by some players to be in poor taste, or even taboo, because it goes directly against conventional play, winning when most of the players lose.

Some smaller casinos have introduced "mini-craps" tables which are operated with only two dealers; rather than being two essentially identical sides and the center area, a single set of major bets is presented, split by the center bets.

How to Play Craps for Beginners: Rules and Strategies

If an 11 was rolled the player would receive Even if the dice are actually biased toward particular results "loaded" , each roll is still independent of all the previous ones. Get "superstitious". When using software the outcomes have to be such that they cannot be predicted in order to ensure fairness. Buy bets are placed with the shooter betting at a specific number will come out before a player sevens out.

You'll look like a pro if you toss just the one maybe the other later ; if you toss both, be ready for glares and a rush to the exit. Likewise, you may bet propositions or hard ways before any roll by putting a chip or chips on the layout and telling the dealer what bet you want.