Craps- The Basic Rules

Craps is the most exciting casino game if you know the meaning of excitement in terms of gambling experience. This is the only game that you can truly feel what gambling is all about. The game starts when players place their bets on the craps table. The table is moderated by four delaers. A boxman looks over the chips, monitors the dealers and basically watches everything that will transpire in the craps table. Two base dealers stand in either side of the table. They collect the losing chips and pay the winning bets. Lastly, a stickman stands directly opposite the boxman. The game's action is controlled by the stickman.

The stickman will place a set of dice on the table for the shooter to choose. The shooter is the player chosen to roll the dice. Players actually take turns rolling and everyone bets on the same roll. The round starts when the stickman announces "coming out to roll." Once the shooter has selected a set of dice, he will then roll the dice across the craps table towards the other side. Most casino will demand that the dice will be rolled with one hand to discourage cheating like switching and 'controlled shot'. If a one of the dice bounces off the table a new one will be selected from the original set.

If the result is seven or eleven, considered as natural, all those who bet on the 'pass line' win. They payout is 2 to one. If the result is two, three, or twelve, considered as craps, the 'pass line' bets lose. The dealer will proceed to collect the losing chips. The shooter continues to roll until a seven comes up also considered as 'seven-out'.

Those who bet on 'don't pass', will win on a come-out roll if the result is two or three. They lose if the result is seven or eleven and tie on twelve. When any other number comes up like four, five, six, eight, nine, or ten, the roll is called a 'point' and is the same with both pass line and don't pass bets. The point will then be set as the basis for future wins for pass line bets while don't pass wins if a seven is rolled out.

Those who bet on the pass line are called 'right bettors' while those who bet on don't pass are called 'wrong bettors'. This is due to the fact that most players always bet on the pass line. Once the first shooter sevens-out, a new shooter will be selected usually the person next to him. He should make a minimum bet on either the pass line or the don't pass line.