One of the most popular casino games is Craps. Why is it so popular?
Craps is a very simple game – easy to learn and easy to play.
Though it may seem a little intimidating at first, “The King of Games” is basically about just 2 numbers, the winning number, and the losing one – everything else is inconsequential. So just dive right into the action and don’t be bashful!
A round of Craps consists of either a single roll or multiple rolls of the dice. The person rolling the dice is the shooter. The initial roll, the comeout roll, determines much of the direction of the game for that shooter’s turn. If the shooter’s comeout roll equals 7 or 11, players who bet the pass line automatically win. If the comeout roll equals 2, 3 or 12, players who bet the pass line automatically lose. If the comeout roll is any other number, that number becomes the point, or the number the shooter must match in a subsequent roll.
With the point established, the shooter must now roll that number before rolling a 7. If the shooter rolls a 7 before the point, they “crap out” or “seven out”, their round is over, and the next shooter takes their place.
Players who bet on the previous roll are eligible to become the shooter as the dice move around the table. When it is your turn to be the shooter, you can either take your turn or pass to the next shooter.
The excitement is stirred by the betting!
There are more than forty different bets in Craps, which include the following:
- Pass Line: The pass line bet offers an automatic win or lose scenario. If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 on the comeout roll, you automatically win. If the comeout roll is a 2, 3 or 12, you automatically lose. Any other number becomes the point. If the shooter rolls the point before rolling a 7, you win. If the shooter rolls a 7 before the point, you lose.
- Come Bet: The come bet is a variation of the pass line bet that treats the next roll the same as a comeout bet. If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 on the next roll, you automatically win. If the next roll is a 2, 3 or 12, you automatically lose. Any other number rolls and bet travels to that number. If you roll that number before a 7, you win. If you roll 7 before that number, you lose.
- Don’t Pass Line: The exact opposite of the pass line bet, the don’t pass line is a bet against the shooter’s ability to roll the point before rolling a 7. In the don’t pass line bet, 2 and 3 become automatic winners, while 7 and 11 become automatic losers on the comeout roll. A roll of 12 pushes. If the shooter rolls a 7 before the point, you win. If the shooter rolls the point before a 7, you lose.
- Don’t Come Bet: The don’t come bet treats the next roll exactly like the comeout roll, with the terms of the don’t pass line bet in play. On the very next roll, 2 and 3 become automatic winners, while 7 and 11 become automatic losers. A roll of 12 pushes. If the shooter rolls a 7 before the number, you win. If the shooter rolls the number before a 7, you lose.
- Place Bets: At any time in a shooter’s round, players may bet on an individual number. If the number you select is rolled before a 7, you win. Players can increase, decrease or remove a place bet at any point in a shooter’s round.
- Field Bets – These bets are for one dice roll only. If a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12 is rolled you win. A 5, 6, 7 and 8 make you lose. Field Bets have the following different payoffs: 2 pays double (2:1) while 12 pays 3:1. Other winning dice rolls pays even (1:1).
Big Six, Big Eight Bets – Placed at any roll of dice these bets win if a 6 or 8 comes out before a 7 is rolled. Big Six and Big Eight are even bets and are paid at 1:1.
- Proposition Bets – These bets can be made at any time and, except for the hardways, they are all one roll bets:
- Any Craps: Wins if a 2, 3 or 12 is thrown. Payoff 8:1
- Any Seven: Wins if a 7 is rolled. Payoff 5:1
- Eleven: Wins if an 11 is thrown. Payoff 16:1
- Ace Deuce: Wins if a 3 is rolled. Payoff 16:1
- Aces or Boxcars: Wins if a 2 or 12 is thrown. Payoff 30:1
- Horn Bet: it acts as the bets on 2, 3, 11 and 12 all at once. Wins if one of these numbers is rolled. Payoff is determined according to the number rolled. The other three bets are lost.
- Hardways: The bet on a hardway number wins if it’s thrown hard (sum of pairs: 1-1, 3-3, 4-4…) before it’s rolled easy and a 7 is thrown. Payoffs: Hard 4 and 10, 8:1; Hard 6 and 8, 10:1
Playing craps is great for making friends!
The camaraderie begins when someone gets “on a roll!” Though Vegas Concepts casino events are based on the excitement of a Las Vegas Casino, our events are all about having fun and achieving an enjoyable, memorable, safe and successful experience, not for the financial gain (or loss) of the participants.
Craps is a sure-fire winner for everyone involved!
The shouts and cheers from the Craps table will make it the most exciting place at your event! The excitement generated by the players will also benefit those holding the event, making it a win, win situation!
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