How To Play
Craps is more complicated than it first looks and it is essential to make sure you understand the rules before playing. The first roll of the dice is called the ‘Come Out Roll’ and this is what you first bet on when you place your chips on the betting area.
If the roll results in a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10, then the ‘Point’ is established. If the total is 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12, then the round immediately ends. After the point has been established an ‘ON’ puck is placed on the point on the relevant number on the upper edge of the betting area. From this point onwards, the dice are rolled continuously until the same point is rolled again, or a 7 is rolled.
At this point you can start to use all of the other different types of bets, and there are a huge number of them. Details of all of them can be found in the Craps rules and while there are many, they are simple to understand. You can use them together to help you put together a betting strategy and that way increase your enjoyment.
Once you have understood the different types of bet, playing the game becomes very easy. You can see your chips on the lower edge of the table you just need to place them on the relevant sections of the betting area. When you are happy with your bets just click on ‘Roll’ and you will see the dice bounce across the table. To help you there is a history view with details of previous rolls, and there are buttons such as ‘Clear Bets’ to speed up the gameplay.
The payouts in Craps depend on the type of bet placed. Most of the basic bets offer even money payouts, but some of the bets, such as the Horn Bets can payout as much as 30:1. Full details of the payouts can be found in the Craps rules.