A game of craps is not always as hard or as difficult as some people believe. It is actually quite a straight forward game; all you need is a good understanding of the games basics and how to carry out a pass the line bet. There are about forty other types of bet you can place, however these are best avoided, as they offer bad odds generally.
If you want to have a deeper view of this game, I suggest you have a read at the rules.
A pass the line bet is by far the best as it gives the house a very low edge over you.
In fact at just 1.41 percent it’s possibly one of the lowest house edges of any casino game to date.
To carry out a pass the line bet, you place a bet over the pass the line mark prior to a
new shooter taking his or her roll, or after a shooter has made their point. This is known as a come out roll.
In terms of stake, it is essential that your bet meets the table minimum. To win your pass the line bet, the shooter must roll out a 7 or 11 when they do their come out roll.
If the shooter rolls a 2 a 3 or a 12 you will unfortunately lose your pass the line bet. In terminology, there are known as “craps numbers”, if you are the one who is shooting, and you roll one of the craps numbers, you also lose the pass the line bet, but you get another turn to shoot.
If any other number is rolled by the shooter, then this number would now become the point number. The point numbers are 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and also 10.
In addition to being known as point numbers, they are also referred to as “Box numbers”, the reason being is because on the craps layout, they are in boxes. The dealer will mark the point in the box within the table, by placing a puck over it.
Here’s an example
If a shooter comes to the table, and rolls and gets a 3 on one dice, and a 3 on the other, then the total would be six. This six would become the “point”.
The dealer then places a marker over the number six on the craps layout. Now, the dealer must roll a six, before he then rolls a seven. If the seven is rolled before the point number, then you would lose.
In this particular example, if you roll a seven before you roll a six, this would be known as “Sevening out”, if this happens the dice are given to the next person to shoot, and there is then a new come out roll.
If the shooter rolls the point number, in the instance six before a seven, then basically the pass the line bet would be a winner. In terminology, this is known as “making your point”.
If the shooter does make his point, pass the line pays even money, so if you bet $20, you’d be paid $20 for the pass line bet.
If the shooter makes his point, then he would get another roll and it is a new “come out” roll, and the same process happens as on the very first roll.