Craps is a simple, fast-moving game with a huge potential for large, quick wins. Unfortunately, because the outcome of this game depends on a pair of dice rolling on a flat surface, making any predictions is impossible. The only thing that a player can do, therefore, is to place a bet and keep their fingers crossed.
This game begins after one player makes a Pass Line bet or Don’t Pass bet (wagers that players must make if they want to shoot) by placing one or more chips in appropriate areas (Pass line or Don’t Pass bet). As soon as the bets have been made, a player, commonly referred to as shooter, rolls a pair of dice across the table.
The total points of the first roll, also called come-out roll, are divided into three groups:
• 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 There are no winners; the number rolled becomes the Point Number and the round of the game continues
• 2, 3, 12 Don’t Pass bets win; the round of the game ends here
• 7, 11 Pass Line bets win; the round of the game also ends here.
Regardless of whether the round of the game ends or not, more bets can be placed for the current or next round. In subsequent rolls, the most important numbers are 7 and the Point Number. For instance, if the Point Number is 6, the rolling will continue until a 6 or a 7 is rolled. If a 6 is rolled, the shooter and Pass Line bets win. If a 7 is rolled, the shooter and Pass Line bets lose, while Don’t Pass bets win.