Basic rules of the game.
Craps (Craps) is often called a dice game, this name originated from the fact that the game uses two six-sided dice (dice), with dots from one to six applied to them. However, it would be incorrect to say that Craps is a dice game, since dice (dice) are involved in many other games. The entire game is played on a table specialized for this game with fairly high sides. This is the only game table where the sides are so high that they prevent the dice from flying out of it. The game can be played by a large number of players, most often up to twenty. One of the players rolls dice, he is called a Shooter, and other players place bets on the result of his roll. Their main task is to predict what combination will be formed after rolling the dice and make the appropriate bet.
Throw the dice and rules
Dice are made from cellulose and are carefully checked after a certain number of game rounds. After eight hours of use, the bones are replaced with new ones. Also, you need to roll the dice according to the rules, otherwise you will be deprived of the right to play the role of a shooter at the table.
You can only throw them with one hand. The dice must hit the Board at the opposite end of the table. If the dice fall out of the table, the casino employee must check them and have the right to enter a new set into the game.
Definition of arrow
There can only be one shooter in each game round. When he loses, the dice are passed to the next player to his left.
The craps game consists of two main stages:
Come Out Roll and Point Roll. Let’s look at them from the point of view of the arrow. Come Out Roll-this is the first roll of the dice that is needed to determine the number of points. Point is fixed if you get 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 points. In this case, the game moves to the Point Roll stage.
If a 2, 3, or 12 rolls on the first roll, a Craps situation is declared, the shooter loses and the right to roll the dice passes to another player. When a 7 or 11 rolls, the situation is called Natural, the shooter wins and rolls the dice again.
In the Point Roll stage, the shooter continues to roll the dice until a set number of points or 7 rolls. In the first case, he wins, the game starts again and the shooter picks up the dice again. If a 7 rolls, he loses and gives up the right to roll the dice to another player.
Now let’s look at the process of playing craps from the position of other players on the example of possible bets.
- Pass Line – this bet is placed at the Come Out Roll stage. She wins if a 7 or 11 rolls, loses if a 2, 3, or 12 rolls, and continues playing if a Point is determined. In this case, it wins if the Point falls out earlier than 7 (that is, if the shooter wins). Paid 1: 1.
- Don’t Pass Line – this bet is the opposite of the Pass Line bet. It is also done at the Come Out Roll stage. This bet wins at 2 and 3, returns to the player at 12, loses at 7 or 11, and stays in the game if a Point is set. Then she wins if 7 falls out before the number Point (that is, if the shooter loses). Paid 1: 1.
- Come-this bet is placed at any stage on the next number of points that the shooter will roll. She wins if the total score is 7 or 11 on the next roll, and loses if it is 2, 3, or 12. Any other number is determined as a Come Point and the bet is moved to the corresponding field, after which it wins if the number of Come points falls out before 7. It plays to the end, and you can’t remove or change it. Paid 1: 1.
- Don’t Come-this bet is placed after the Point has been determined. It wins if it gets 2 or 3, loses if it gets 7 or 11, and returns to the player if it gets 12. If any other number appears, it is determined as Don’t Come Point and the bet is moved to the corresponding field, after which it wins if 7 appears earlier than Don’t Come Point. Paid 1: 1.
- Pass Line Odds is an additional bet that can be placed to increase the available Pass Line bet after determining the number of points. Wins in the same cases as the Pass Line bet. Paid as follows: for 4 or 10 – 2:1; for 5 or 9 – 3:2; for 6 or 8-6:5.
- Don’t Pass Line Odds is an additional bet that can be placed to increase the existing Don’t Pass Line bet after determining the number of points. Wins in the same cases as the Don’t Pass Line bet. Paid as follows: for 4 or 10 – 1:2; for 5 or 9 – 2:3; for 6 or 8-5:6.
- Come Odds is an additional bet that can be placed to increase the available Come bet (usually no more than three times) after determining the number of points. Wins in the same cases as the Come bet. Paid as follows: for 4 or 10 – 2:1; for 5 or 9 – 3:2; for 6 or 8-6:5.
- Don’t Come Odds is an additional bet that can be placed to increase the existing Don’t Come bet after determining the number of points. Wins in the same cases as the Don’t Come bet. Paid at 4 or 10 – 2:1; at 5 or 9-2: 3; at 6 or 8-5: 6.
- Win is a bet on any number that must appear before 7 to win. it is Paid at 4 or 10-9: 5; at 5 or 9-7: 5; at 6 or 8-7: 6.
- Lose is a bet on a certain number that must not appear before 7 to win. it is Paid at 4 or 10-5: 11; at 5 or 9-5: 8; at 6 or 8-4: 5.
- Hard Way-this bet is placed on the fact that the shooter will throw a double 2+2, 3+3, 4+4 or 5+5 before you get 7 or the same amount of points in a different combination. Paid at 3+3 or 4+4 – 9:1; at 2+2 or 5+5 – 7:1.
- Big Six is a bet that a 6 will appear before a 7. it Pays 1: 1.
- Big Eight is a bet that an 8 will be rolled before a 7. Pays 1:1.
- Field-this bet is placed at any stage of the game and wins if the next roll is made by the player. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. Paid as follows: for 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11 – 1:1; for 2 or 12 – 2:1.
- Any Craps (C) – this bet wins if a 2, 3, or 12 rolls on the next roll. Paid 7: 1.
- Craps Two is a bet that 2 will appear on the next roll. it Pays 30: 1.
- Craps Twelve is a bet that you will get 12 on the next roll. Paid 30:1.
- Craps Three is a bet that 3 will appear on the next roll. the payoff Is 15: 1.
- Any Seven is a bet that the shooter will score 7 on the next roll. it Pays 4: 1.
- Eleven ( E) is a bet that the next roll will turn 11. Paid 15: 1.
Odds and game strategy
The most profitable bets for the player in terms of casino advantages are Pass Line Odds, Don’t Pass Line Odds, Come Odds, Don’t Come Odds, but they can only be placed with the existing Pass Line, Don’t Pass Line, Come, Don’t Come bets. The combination of these types of bets is the best strategy for playing craps.