The Joy of Craps and How to Play

Craps is a gambling game that you can also play on Live Casino online if you so choose. The live casino game is played by having a “shooter” roll two dice onto the Craps playing field which is in the form of a long table. Before the roll starts, people make bets on the result. Here's a little bit about how to play and why Craps is such fun.

General Info About Craps

In Craps, it's not just about the person who's rolling the dice, it's about everyone else around the table as well. Many other people can also bet on the result of what you're rolling. When it comes to a Live Dealer version, it's not that different. Instead of the shooter rolling directly themselves, a dealer is rolling the die. Another dealer is the “stick man” who puts the bets on whatever place people want to bet. You can also just click on how you want to bet online to put the chips in the appropriate place on the field.


The Come Out Roll

The first part of the game is known as the “Come Out Roll.” In this phase of the game, a shooter rolls two dice, and before the dice are rolled, people will bet on a “Pass” or “Don't Pass” option for the bet. In the case of a “Pass Line” bet, a die result of 7 or 11 will result in a winning bet. If the number comes up as 2, 3 or 12, then anyone who bet passes immediately loses. If any other result is rolled, then this means that the round keeps going. Whatever number is rolled, like a 5 for example, is now known as the “point” number, This is the number that's needed to keep the round going.

Alternatively, you can bet on the “Don't Pass” line instead. This means that you win if everyone else loses. So, in this phase of the game, if the shooter rolls a 7 or an 11, then you lose. However, if they roll a 2, 3 or 12, you win while everyone else loses.

The Next Phase

The next phase of the game is often called the “Point” phase. During this phase of the game, the dealer flips the disk that tells everyone what's going on to the white “on” side where it was black and “off” previously. They put the disk on the point number, again, so everyone knows what's going on. During this phase, if the shooter rolls a 7 right away, then this is a loss. If however, the point number is rolled, or whatever number was rolled in the Come Out roll, then this is a win for those betting “pass.” The play then continues with new bets where you can either take the bets off the table or keep them going.

If a 7 is rolled, then a new shooter has to take over, though this might not be the case when it comes to a Live Dealer game since it's a dealer doing it. If you're coming in when the come-out roll has already started, then you can put a bet on the “Come” space. This is similar to the Pass bet. You win on a 7 or 11 or lose on the 2, 3 or 12. So essentially, you're exempt from the point. You can also bet on the “Don't Come” bet as well where a 7 is a win and a point number is a loss.



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Lukas is one of the leading authors at Casinoble. He entered the casino world through his passion for online poker. Lukas is also a dedicated sports betting fan. At Casinoble, Lukas usually writes about Live Dealer Games, Sportsbetting and Betting Strategies.

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