Craps Rules


Craps is a pretty common game everywhere. The game is basically a roll of dice where the players bet on the outcome of the roll. The dice used in a craps game is designed according to some standard regulations and has always to be checked before a game. Here are some of the guidelines when playing a game of craps.

    1. A typical craps table can have up to 20 players. There is also the Stickman, Dealers and a Boxman.

    2. The player in a craps game is the shooter. First the shooter will place the best. There is always a minimum bet per table. A player can also choose to bet on the ‘pass line’ or ‘don’t pass line’. The player is then given several dice (about five) of which two are chosen for rolling. The other three dice are given back to the Stickman.

    3. Dice must be handled with one hand when playing. When throwing the dice, the shooter must make sure that they hit the wall on the opposite side of the table.

    4. If one of the dice happens to roll out of the table, then the stickman must do an inspection before putting them back.

    5. The throwing of the dice is always done in rounds. The rounds always move clockwise from one player to another. If a player does not want to throw the dice, they can choose to place bets on another thrower.

    6. There is also, replacement of the shooter if they lose by 7.

    Bets made at crabs

    Pass line bet- this is the most basic bet in the game of craps. Even a beginner must know how to place this one. A shooter wagers on making a point. If the come out of a roll is a 7 or 11, then the shooter wins. If it’s a 2, 3 or 12, then the shooter loses. Any other value of the come out is a point. A roll on the point is made again and if it’s before a 7, then the shooter wins. if a 7 is rolled out before the point roll, the bet loses. This bet is always paid out in even money.

    Odds on pass line bet- this is a side bet that is made after a point is established. Different points have different payouts. A 4 or 10 point will payout 2:1, a 5 or 9 will pay out 3:2 and a 6 or 8 payouts 6:5

    Don’t pass line bet- this is generally the reverse of the pass line bet. It is a wager that the shooter will lose. If the come out after a roll is 7 or 11, then the shooter loses and wins if it’s a 2 or 3.A come out of 12 on the roll results in push. If the come out is any other value, then a shooter only wins if a 7 comes out before the point is rolled again. If the roll on the point is done before a 7 then the shooter loses. The bet pays out even money.

    Come bet- this is similar to the pass line bet. However the bet is placed after a point has been established. A 7 come out is a win and a 2, 3 or 12 is a crap out (loss).