Two dice are used in craps, and the score of the dice will determine what happens next:
If the shooter [you] roll the dice and get a 7 or an 11, then you win the game and get paid your winnings before starting a fresh round, once again betting on the pass line.
If the shooter rolls a 2, 3, or a 12, this is what is called craps, and you’ve lost the game. Once again, a new round of craps will be played, starting with the pass line bet.
If the shooter rolls any of the remaining numbers (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10), this becomes the point. On your virtual online craps layout, you will see these point numbers at the top of the screen.
So if the shooter didn’t get a winning or losing dice roll, then we enter the second stage of the game.
Depending on which point number was rolled, a white circular disc that reads ‘ON’ will appear above that point. So, for instance, if the shooter rolled the two dice and scored a 6, the white disc would appear above this number to show it was the point to play.
The shooter then keeps on rolling the dice until either they get the point and they win the round, or a 7 is thrown, and the round ends with a loss.
So that’s how to play craps; a beginner only needs to understand just one bet – ‘the pass line’ – and can still win!
So some of you are thinking: great, I’ll head over to an online casino and start betting now; I know how to play the basic game. But I’m sure that many of you are still intrigued enough to want to know about the other bets that you can make.
Well, we did say that this would be the complete guide to craps, so we’re going to discuss all the other bets you can place at the craps table.