Basic rules of craps and game variations
Craps is an extremely popular game in land-based casinos, but online players usually consider it a bit complicated. It’s not quite so. Although you’ll have to spend about 10 or 15 minutes to learn the basic rules of craps, table layout and bet types, everything will be more than easy for you from this moment.
After that you’ll just enjoy the game and get big wins, of course! This guide is aimed to help you with the rules of craps dice game. It’ll also give you some valuable information about bet types and game variations.
What are the rules of craps?
Craps is a dice game. It has a table with a special layout for making bets. Players can bet on the outcome of the whole round or on certain dice numbers combinations. Here is how the round goes step by step:
- You make your initial wager on Pass/ Don’t Pass line and any one-time bets if you want.
- The dice is thrown by the shooter (it’s always you in online version).
- If 7 or 11 appear, then you win according to the rules of craps. In case the result is 2, 3 or 12, the shooter loses.
- Other numbers set a point. If it is reached during all further dice throws before 7 appears, then the shooter wins.
There are various wager types in the game. Some of them can be made before the round starts and other ones are available only when the point is established. There are such wager types as Pass/Don’t Pass, Come/Don’t Come, Horn, Hardways, Filed, Place bets, Lay bets, Big 6/8, Any 7 and Any Craps. Most payouts can be found on table layout. As for basic Pass/Don’t Pass wagers, the payouts are usually 1 to 1. Also note that different bets have different house edge. The more they pay, the less chances to win you’ll have.
What are the most popular craps variations?
Craps is a popular game, which is played both offline and online. Moreover, the rules of craps in Las Vegas may be different from the ones in online or street version. The above-mentioned guide just explains the basic principles of the game.
As for variations you can find on the web or in land-based casinos, here are the most popular ones:
- Crapless craps;
- Bank craps;
- Simplified craps;
- High point craps;
- Low Limit craps;
- New York craps;
- Street craps.
If you really want to have fun, it’ll be wise to try several variations. Just make sure you’ve chosen a legal place for gambling, no matter you play online or offline. And don’t forget to revise basic rules of craps before making bets in casino games.