How to Play CrapsCraps is a game played by one or more players against the house.
The casino sets the odds and payout of the various bets and players take turns rolling a pair of dice.
The player rolling is the "shooter". Other players can bet on the
shooter's rolls by placing bets on the table.
To start off with, a player
wishing to be a shooter must place a bet on
either the "Pass" line or the "Don't Pass" line.
The game progresses in rounds, with
the the dice moving clockwise around the craps table if the shooter changes. If you are playing online, you are more than likely to be playing solo, so you are the shooter (although you can play multiplayer versions on virtual games and live craps- more on that later).
A player may ship being the shooter (but can just bet); the dice then move on to the next player clockwise around the table until someone wants to step up and have a go.
has two phases: the "Come-Out Roll " and "Point".
To start a round, the shooter rolls one or more "come-out" rolls.
If he or she rolls 2, 3 or 12
(or "craps"), the shooter is said to have "crapped out") and ends the round with all bettors losing their "pass line" stakes.
If he or she rolls a 7 or 11 (a
"natural") all bets on the "pass line" win. The shooter then continues
to roll the dice until he or she rolls 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, which number
then becomes the "point". The dealer put a big chip called an "On" button on top of the point
number to mark the second phase of the game. If the shooter rolls
the point again, pass line bets win. If the
shooter rolls a seven (a "seven-out"), pass line bets lose, the don't
pass win, and the round completes.