Craps is an exciting and fast-paced game that can be intimidating to beginning players. If you, or the Shooter, roll a 2, 3, or 12, you lose. If you, or the Shooter, roll any other number, that number becomes the point number. If you, or the Shooter, roll the point number before rolling a 7, you win. If you, or the Shooter, roll a 7 before rolling the point number, you lose. The Shooter continues to roll the dice until he or she "7s out", whereupon the dice pass to the next player.
However, once you learn the basic Pass and Don’t Pass bets, you can play comfortably and with confidence. You don't have to be the Shooter to make a Pass Line Bet.
There’s arguably no better feeling at a casino than the one you get from throwing a great Craps hand. DON' T PASS LINE BETS The Don’t Pass Line Bet is the complete opposite of the Pass Line Bet. That is, the bet wins automatically on the Come Out Roll if a 2 or a 3 is rolled, (12 is a “stand-off”, nobody wins) and loses automatically if a 7 or an 11 is rolled. To win a Don’t Pass Line Bet, a 7 must be rolled before the point number is thrown.
RULES Play begins after all bets have been made and the dice are handed to the chosen Shooter. If the point number is rolled prior to a 7, the bet loses.
The Shooter continues throwing until they roll a losing combination. Put the chips you wish to wager on the table in the place marked "Pass." 6. As with the Pass Line Bet, anyone can make this bet, Shooter or not.
The Craps table’s layout offers a variety of exciting betting options. If you are the shooter, use only one hand to pick up the dice. COME BETS A Come Bet works much the same way as a Pass Line Bet, but it can be made while a round is already in progress.
Each bet is dependent upon the point value of the two dice when they come to rest after being thrown by the Shooter. If play has already started, wait until the current Shooter is done throwing the dice. Place your money on the table and ask the dealer for chips. To make a Come Bet, you would place the chips you want to wager in the Come area of the table.
PASS LINE BETS Here are some simple steps for making a Pass Line Bet: 1. The next roll by the Shooter becomes the Come Bet’s “Come Out Roll” This is where you win or lose, or where the point number is set.
If the Shooter rolls a 7 or an 11, the Come Bet wins.
If the Shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12, the bet is lost.
If any other number comes up, that number becomes the point number.
If the Shooter rolls the point number before rolling a 7, the Come Bet wins.