Craps


STARTING WITH CRAPS Craps is a casino dice game that combines action and strategy.

To learn how to play casino craps, first become familiar with the craps table employees and their places. Dealers, a boxperson, and a stickperson are common at casino craps tables. The boxperson is in charge of the craps table and supervises the entire game. The supervisor must also settle any disputes between dealers and players.

To the boxperson’s right is the 2nd base dealer. Craps players on that side are on second base. Remember this by looking at the field. Second base is the location on the field that is farthest farthest from the boxperson. The third base dealer is placed to the left of the boxperson. On one side of the table, everyone is on third base. Remember this by looking at the field. The closest fielder to the boxperson is number twelve (1+2=3rd base).

The dealer who moves the dice with a long-hooked staff is known as a stickperson. The stickperson is in the centre of the table, opposite the boxperson. Straight out players are positioned on each side of the table near the centre. Supervisors assign ratings to players based on their clothing colour and position.

The Craps Rules

Craps is an exciting game. Craps is played by rolling a number (a point) twice before rolling a seven. At a craps table, the shooter is the one who rolls the dice. The number represented by the “pucks” represents the “point” of the game. The shooter attempts to make this number before the number seven rolls.

If a point is scored, the shooter fires again. Now for a “coming out roll.” A “coming out roll” indicates that the game is about to begin and that no point has been set. If the number rolled is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, the game is over. The shooter aims to score again before seven. When seven rolls before the point, it is called a “seven out.” The shooter loses possession of the dice, which we pass on. A new shooter makes a point and then attempts to make it before a seven.

Craps Betting

Pass line, place bets, hard ways, and craps & eleven are all craps bets. When playing craps, you need be familiar with the following betting vocabulary. Pass Line Bet: Players wager that the number 7, 11, or 12 will come up on the first roll. A number must roll four times before a seven to win.

On the first roll, bet that 2 or 3 will win, 12 will be a push, and 7 or 11 will lose. Before a number such as 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 to be repeated, a seven must be rolled.Come bets follow the same rules as pass line bets. An insider’s perspective

Don’t Come Bet: The same rules apply as the Don’t Pass Bet. An insider’s perspective Field Bet: If any of the numbers in the field box appear, the player wins. A field bet is often referred to as a “ONE ROLL BET.”

Place bets are non-contract wagers on point totals (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10). A Place Bet is “off” on the come-out roll unless otherwise stated. Proposition The numbers to bet on are 2, 3, 7, 11, and 12.