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Basic rules of Craps

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  • Craps is a fun and fast-paced game you will find in a casino or online. It is one of the most exciting games to play at the casino, with cheers, groans and screams, if you’re hearing some loud ruckus in a casino, it’s more than likely coming from the Craps table. Craps isn’t just an intense game at a brick-and-mortar casino, online can be even more heart-racing, as you find yourself screaming at your computer or tablet, the way you would when watching the final in any sporting event. You can play live casino with BetFair here: https://casino.betfair.com/p/live-casino.

    At first, Craps can be a confusing and at times an intimidating game to watch. In this article, you’ll discover how easy it can be to grasp the basic concept in order to join in with all the action.

    First of all, you need to understand that craps is about betting on the roll of your, or another’s dice. You will be given five dies to choose from at the beginning of your play, you must then select two to use and return the other three to the Stickman.

    Think of Craps as a steeplechase, or horse race if you like, there are parts where you must successfully jump the hurdle or fence in order to proceed to the next, eventually ending in a finish line. It is the same with Craps, there are certain bets you must successfully win in order to make the next roll/bet, ending in success with you walking away with winnings or passing on to the next player. There can be about 20 players at one time around a Craps table, all betting on their own or other player’s success.

    The first hurdle you must tackle is the Come Out roll. First of all, you must place your bet (the table minimum or more). The Come Out bet is what starts the round and gets you onto the playing board (similar to Frustration in that you have to roll a 6 to start your game). At this first hurdle, you can roll either a 7 or 11 known as a natural, a Point (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) or you can roll Craps (2, 3, or 12). Rolling a Natural means bettors and shooters on the table win the Come Out bets you’ve placed and the shooter rolls again. Rolling a Craps means that everyone loses their Come Out bets but the shooter gets to roll again. The shooter will continue to roll until they roll a point, allowing them to win and move on to the second phase of the round.

    After you have successfully won the Come Out bet, the round progresses to the next hurdle. Now you are betting against the roll of your dice. When a point was rolled, that number was marked by the Stickman on the table, signifying to everyone which number the shooter must roll in order to win. For example, if you had rolled a 5 as your point, in phase two you are trying to roll a 5 again to win the bet. At this point, if you roll a 7, you immediately ‘Seven-Out’ and the turn is over and must be passed onto the next player. If anything other than a 5 is rolled, the shooter can play from the Come-Out stage again.

    After the point has been determined, the table is opened up for other types of bets including Place Bets, Field Bets, Don’t Come Bets, Big Eights, Big Sixes, Any Craps, Any Seven, Ace Deuce, Aces, Boxcars, and Horn bets. All of these bets are made available to the shooter and other players around the table. It is this part of the game where you’ll hear a lot of shouting as the shooter rolls over and over again each time with the stakes getting higher and higher.

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