Playing craps at a live casino is similar to being thrown in the deep end of a swimming pool when you are learning to swim! With a standard crew of 5 employees for a live craps table and up to 16 players, as a new player, you might feel out of your depth.
For this reason, we recommend playing at an online casino where you can start off with a free version to practice and then go on to the real money crap games when you feel confident.
So let’s go over the basic rules and bets you can place;
While craps may appear daunting in the beginning it is fairly easy to play if you understand the basics.
There are two different main bets to learn when you start out. These two bets are the pass line and odds bet.
Once the bets are placed the shooter will roll two standard dice. If a 7 or 11 is rolled then any player who has wagered on the pass line wins. This bet is paid out at even money.
If the shooter rolls a 2,3 or 12 anyone who has made a bet on the don’t pass line wins.
If 4,5,6,8,9 or 10 is rolled then which of these numbers is rolled becomes the point, the dealer will then place a white disc on the relevant point number on the table.
You now have an option for an odds bet. An odds bet is placed behind the pass line bet and is paid out if the shooter hits this number again before they roll a 7.
If you keep to these two bets, to begin with, and then as you get more proficient you can add more complexity and try different bets. But even when you get more advanced you will discover that these two bets are the best to know.
The other bet that we will talk about in this guide is the come bet.
Once you understand pass line bets you might want to add some diversity with a come bet.
To begin you place the amount you wish to bet on the come box on the table layout. if a 7 or 11 is thrown its a win and is instantly paid out at even odds. If the roll comes up 2, 3, or 12 then you’ve lost. If any other numbers come up then the bet is moved to the point box.
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