Craps Game

Most people know that a Craps game involves dice, but not a lot of people understand the basic rules for playing the game. They are actually extremely simple and require that players approach the game in two separate phases.

First, however, it is important to understand that a game can be played casually (known as a “street” game) or it can be played in the casino environment. In a casino it is a much more regulated and fair game because there is absolutely no way that someone can cheat or gain an advantage. This is because a Craps game is usually monitored by four separate employees who track bets, handle all of the chips, and who keep a watchful eye on the dice used in the game.Craps Game

Now, the two phases of the game will allow one person to serve as the “shooter” and the other players to place wagers on the outcome of each roll. The first series of rolls are called the “coming out” rolls and can result in a few different things.

Should the roll be a 7 or 11 it is considered a “natural” and any wagers on the “pass line” area of the table are a success. If the player hits a 2, 3, or 12, however they have done what is known as “crap out”. This means that any wagers placed in that same pass line area are lost. If they get a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 they have reached the “point” and the game transitions into the next phase.

It is at this point in a Craps game that the shooter continues to roll in order to try and hit the point once again. Should they accomplish that goal before hitting a 7, the pass line wagers are winners, but if not the round ends and the bets go to the casino or the “bank”.

The game of craps is one of the more popular table games played in casinos world wide.