Craps Rules

Basic Rules to Play Craps

Online craps is a game that combines luck with smart betting strategy. Many people are curious about craps because it is a high-speed game with a lot of action and usually features a crowd of hooting players gathered around the casino table. Though the game may seem a bit complicated to learn, once you know the rules you'll be right in the heart of the action with everyone else. In the how to play craps section we covered the basics of the game. If you haven't read it yet it may be a good place to start. In this two-part section we'll take a closer look at the online craps rules.

To understand how online craps is played you need to know the terms used to play the game. Let's look at the most common terms used while playing. The Come Out Roll is where the action begins. It is the first roll in a new game of craps made by the shooter and it is also the first roll after the point has been established. The come out roll determines whether the shooter wins, loses or continues the game.

The marker (which looks like a puck) will let you know what stage the game is in. If the marker is black and shows "off" then the player has yet to make his point. If the marker is white, shows "on" and has been placed on a number, then that is the point, which the player has already established.

But even before the first roll is made, the bet must be established. The Pass Line bet is made by the player before the come out roll and pays even money 1:1. You win right off the bat if you roll a 7 or 11 and you lose if you roll a 2, 3, or 12. All other numbers (4,5,6,8,9,10) simply establish the point, which allows the game to continue. From there the player is trying to roll his point number again before rolling a 7. If the 7 comes up first the shooter loses and if he rolls his point before rolling a 7 he wins.

Continue reading the rules to playing free craps in part 2 of this guide.

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