Craps is one of the most exciting games taking place in casinos and the craps tables are usually one of the loudest areas of the casino.
It is also quite an easy game to learn so can be suitable for first-time casino visitors.
Try to play online craps in an online casino to learn craps rules quicker.
The main player in a game of craps is called the shooter and they roll the dice.
Bets are placed on what the outcome of the roll will be.
Each game is split into rounds which have differing numbers of dice rolls.
The number of rolls depends on the total of the dice after they have been rolled.
It the dice total two, three, seven, 11 or 12 then the round ends.
A total of 7 or 11 is known as a natural and wins.
A total of 2, 3 or 12 is known as craps.
If the dice total anything else then this equals a point and the shooter must roll again.
When the same point value has been rolled twice then the round finishes.
Bets on a game of craps range from simple to complex.
The simplest bet is called a fire bet. If you make this bet you are betting that the shooter will roll a large number of point dice and will have to roll multiple times.
Fire bets are not paid out unless the dice have been rolled at least four times during the round.
The payout odds normally increase with the number of rolls.
You can also make a line bet, guessing whether the shooter will roll a craps, win or a point.
You can make these bets at any time during a game.
If you want to bet that the total will be a single number or bet on a spread of different numbers then you can make a single roll bet for just one roll of the dice. Higher odds are usually given for bets on single numbers.
The most complex bets involve placing a bet on a whole round of the game. These are known as multi roll bets. You are unlikely to know whether you are going to win this bet until the round is over.
Craps is a very vocal game and many of the dice rolls and totals have their own names. For example a total of two is often known as Snake Eyes because the one spots on each dice look like little eyes.
If you intend playing craps in a casino you might want to learn some of the terms before you start so you can join in with the exciting and vocal atmosphere that usually surrounds a craps table or if you prefer, test your craps strategy in an online casino.