Craps is perhaps the most popular game of casino dice . It is a unique game in that there are two ways by which you can win in this game. Either you play as the shooter (the one who simply rolls the 2 dice), or just as a spectator making the bets based on the shooter’s throw.
Playing as the shooter:
A player throws 2 dice from one end of craps the table to the other. The sum of the dice is determined if the shooter wins or loses. Rolling “2”, “3” or “12” on the first roller is a loss for the shooter. On the other hand, shooting “7” or “11” is an automatic triumph. If the shooter rolls any other number however, he or she gets to roll again (and again as necessary). That the first rolled number (except for 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12) becomes the “point” of the shooter (or simply target). The shooter then aims to roll until he or she rolls the point or “7”. Roll the point before rolling “7” is a triumph. Rolling “7” before the point is a loss.
Place bets as a spectator:
Being a spectator is really a bit complicated than being the shooter as there are quite a number of bets that you can make apart from betting on whether or not the shooter wins. Here are some of them:
Step line – this pays off at 1: 1 if the shooter wins (ie the shooter rolls “7” or “11” on the first roll or the shooter rolls the point before “7” on rolls that have success). The bet is lost any time the shooter loses (ie rolling “2”, rolling “3” or “12” on the first roll or rolling “7” before the point).
Is the game played? the bet comes while the bet line of the pass, except that these are for bets only after a first roll has been made, and the shooter has neither won nor lost yet
does not pass the line – also paying off in 1: 1, this is simply the opposite of the bet line of the pass. In other words, if the shooter loses, the bettor also loses.
He ?? no bet is played because it does not pass the bet line except that these are for bets only after a first roll has been made and the shooter has neither won nor lost yet.
Odds Bet – these bets can be placed with any of the above bets. Disbursement depends on the point number, however.
6 large and 8 large bets – If the roll is “6” or “8” respectively before “7”, the bettor wins. This pays off at odds of 1: 1.
Ace and twelve bets – this pays off at huge odds of 30: 1 and is won by the spectator if on his next roll, the shooter rolls “2” or “12” respectively.
Any 7 and any 11 – the wins of the bettor if on his next roll, the shooter rolls “7” or “11” respectively. Any 7 pay off at odds of 4: 1 while any 11 pay off at 15: 1.
There are several more types of bets that one can make and the returns depend on the success probabilities of those rolls. The ones listed above are just some the most popular.