Understanding Craps Table: For Beginners

Understanding Craps Table: For Beginners

Craps may seem like the easiest game in a casino as it only involves rolling dice or a pair of dice, but as you learn more about the game, you will understand the deeper concept of craps. It is one of the oldest gambles that was a part of street gambling first. Due to its popularity among the street gamblers, casinos organisations introduced the game once again inside the casinos. There are plenty of things to know about the game if you are planning to have a good time playing craps. This guide will help you understand the basics of craps as well as everything around it.

About the game

The game is simply based on the outcome of a dice or a pair of dice as the dices can fall in 36 different ways. Different bets can be placed on the outcomes which come with different odds. The crap table has different fields for betting. There are mainly two assistants at the craps table – the boxman who supervises the game and handles the cash, and the stickman who pushes the dice, call results and monitors the speed of the game. There can be max eight players at a table, and each player can place bets on every roll. Each player gets a chance to roll dices. The first roll is called the come-out roll, which has three possible outcomes.

About the game

Natural numbers

Natural is a come-out roll that lands a 7 or 11. Any bets on the pass line for this roll will win, and they don’t pass line bets will lose. The player who rolls a natural will always get another chance for shooting the dice.

Craps numbers

Numbers 2,3, or 12 are the craps numbers. When these numbers occur, the bets placed on the pass line will lose. The bets on the don’t pass line will win. There are different rules for number 12 and 2 that can be a push at the craps table. In the shooting craps, you will get another chance to shoot.

Point numbers

Numbers 4,5,6,8,9,10 are the point numbers. When you hit any of these numbers, the dealer will mark that number as a point. You will then need to roll that number before a 7 to win the pass bets. The bets on the don’t pass line will lose. You will get to roll again. Rolling a seven before the point will result in opposite win and losses with an extra spin.

There are different kinds of bets that you can make in craps. Here are the five basic bets that you need to learn.

Pass line bet – hit 7 or 11 to win.

Come bets – hit the point number on the roll.

Place bets – hit the numbers 4,5,6,8,9,10 before number 7 is rolled.

Don’t bets – opposite of the pass line and come line bets. Hit the number against the shooter to win.

Proposition bets – Bet on a specific roll of the dice on any rolls in the game.