Craps Play

The basic rules of Craps play make it easy for anyone to learn about this popular dice game, but there are some details that also allow someone to develop a deeper understanding of it too. For example, there are actually names for the outcome of the rolls in any game of Craps. Additionally, there are several ways to place a wager in the game as well.

These details can often make a game more interesting and even more profitable. Consider that any game is divided into two clear stages – the “come out” and then the “point”. During the come out phase of Craps play, the “shooter” (the person whose turn it is to toss the dice) will have to make rolls of the dice until they either “crap out” (meaning that they get a 2, 3, or 12), get a “natural” (which is a 7 or 11), or until they make the “point”.

The point is the second phase of the game and occurs when the shooter hits a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 during the coming out phase. Whichever number they hit becomes the point and is the figure used to determine the way that bets are handled until the end of the round.

In traditional Craps play, the shooter who rolls the point will allow for any “pass line” bets to be won. If they get a 7, however, these wagers are lost and those in the “don’t pass” wager area will win their bets instead. The roll of the 7 also signifies the end of the round and another shooter takes their turn.

As stated, there are many well-known names for rolls in a game, but some of the most common include “snake eyes” (which is a total of two and signifies that the player has “crapped out”) and the “boxcars” which is when both dice hit six and which also means the player has once again crapped out.