Despite being a rather elaborate game to play, Craps has gained immense popularity in offline as well as online gaming destinations. Thousands of people from all parts of the world play this game regularly. Online Craps rules are identical to the rules of the traditional craps game. Basically, the one big difference between the two is that playing online Craps, game lovers can enjoy their favorite form of entertainment from the comfort of their homes without having to journey outdoors in search for a land-based casino.
According to online Craps rules, players place bets against the house on the outcome of either one roll or of a series of rolls of two dice. The player who throws the dice is referred to as the 'shooter.' The game takes place in rounds. The first roll of a new game is called the 'come-out roll.' Bets must be placed before the shooter rolls the dice. The table dealer will typically offer a new shooter five dice, out of which he is required to pick two to play with.
On the come-out roll, if the point total of the two dice is 7, 11, 2, 3 or 12, the round is ended and the shooter is required to roll a come-out roll again. A point total of 2, 3 or 12 is called 'Craps,' while a point total of 7 or 11 is referred to as a 'natural'. In case another number, namely 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, is rolled on the come-out roll, this particular number is called 'the point'. If the shooter manages to roll a point, he then keeps rolling the dice until either a 7 appears, or the point is made again. If the shooter is successful in rolling the point again, the round is ended and a new game is launched with the same player rolling another come-out roll. If the shooter rolls a 7, the round will come to an end. This is referred to as a 'seven-out'.
In a land-based gaming facility, there are four casino employees at each Craps table. These include one 'boxman', two 'base dealers' and a 'stickman'. The boxman is in charge of guarding the chips as well as of supervising the dealers. The two 'base dealers' are responsible for collecting and paying out players' wagers. Finally, the stickman announces dice results and collects the dice at the casino craps table. He is also responsible for managing bets placed in the table's center, such as the 'horn'
Craps Basic Bets
Fire Bet - Before the shooter's first roll of the dice, some gambling establishments will allow players to place a bet called a 'fire bet'. A fire bet is a bet of $1 to $5, on the odds that the next shooter will establish many points boasting different values. These potential points will be marked on the craps layout with a fire symbol. While the first three points will not be paid out on the fire bet, the 4th, 5th and 6th will be paid out quite generously.
Pass Line - This is the most basic Craps bet. A Craps player wins the bet if the outcome of the come-out roll is a natural. When the outcome of a come-out roll is craps, the bet loses. If the shooter makes a point (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) on the come-out roll and re-rolls the point, the bet wins. If a point is made and a 7 appears before the point is re-rolled, the bet loses.
Don't Pass Line - The 'don't pass line' bet is the exact opposite of the 'pass line' bet. The bet loses if the come-out roll is a natural and wins if it's craps. If the shooter establishes a point and that very same point is rolled again, the bet loses. If the shooter rolls a 7 instead of re-rolling the point, the bet wins.
Come Bets - The 'come bet' is basically the same as the 'pass line' bet. The difference lies, however, in the fact that its rules apply only after the come-out roll. The player wins the bet if the outcome of the roll is a natural. When the outcome of the roll is craps, the bet loses. If the shooter makes a point (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) and rolls the point once again, the bet wins. If a point is made and a 7 shows up before the point is re-rolled, the bet loses.
Don't Come Bets - The 'don't come' bet is the very opposite of the 'come' bet. The player is betting that craps will come on the next roll of the dice instead of a natural, or that if a come point is established, that point will not be rolled again before a 7 appears.
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