The exact origin of the word Craps is unknown, but it was played long before modern time, even in ancient Egypt there was a game called Azar. Then this game came to America, and took on several changes and eventually got the name “Craps”. In the first half of the twentieth century in the United States of America, the modern and latest version of the craps rules was born.
Simple craps rules
For beginners, the rules of the game may seem very, very difficult, because the game is played in several stages, and the most difficult thing is that there is a huge number of different bets.
But actually, it is not that hard to understand. You just need to know all the rules and it will become very simple for any player.
Stage 1 – Come out Roll
The first stage in the game is called “Come out roll”. These words are spoken by the stickman before the shooter rolls the dice. At this moment, the players and the shooter can place bets on the basic field of bets – Pass Line.
Traditional six-sided dice are thrown by the shooter strictly with one hand in such a way that they hit the board opposite to the thrower and roll back to stand firmly on the table. Of course, in online game craps rules, you don’t need to worry about how you throw dice.
In the first stage, the thrower – the shooter – makes only one throw. Next, the stickman looks at the sum of the two dice on the top edges and announces the result.
The names of the sum of numbers in craps for the first stage and their role in the game are as follows:
- 7 or 11 – natural point or Pass – winning on the first roll.
- 2, 3 or 12 – Crap – loss in the first throw.
- 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 – Point – the transition to the second stage.
In case of victory, the shooter continues to play, starting the series from a new stage – the first throw. The game does not transfer to another player.
Stage 2 – Point Roll
The main point in this stage is the Point thrown on the first roll. Before the shooter resumes play, the dealers mark this particular Point (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) on the base field with a play puck (ON). The marker is placed on the Across Line. This action is called “set Point”. Players and shooter can then place bets on the drawing of the Point number, or bets behind the Pass Line. The marker on the line remains until the end of the second stage.
In the second stage, the player must confirm his Point, which fell on the first throw, i.e. you need to roll the dice until the same Point falls out again or until 7 is rolled.
4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 – Point of the first stage – winning in the second stage. 7 – Seven Out – loss at the second stage.
On a 7-Out roll, the shooter’s game ends, the right to throws passes to another player.
There are 11 possible game outcomes for a roll in craps rules – the sum of the numbers of the two dice.
If you are playing craps online, what combination you roll is based only on luck and odds in craps rules are as follows:
- Hardest numbers in craps rules to roll are 2 and 12, they can be rolled only by one combination (1+1 and 6+6), which means that odds of rolling them are 1:36, but in craps rules, they have the biggest payout (30 to 1);
- After, comes 3 and 11, that can be rolled by two combinations, so the odds of rolling become 1:18, payout 15 to 1;
- Your chances to roll 4 and 10 are 1:12, payout 7 to 1;
- To roll 5 and 9 you have for combos, so odds are 1:9, payout 7 to 1;
- 6 and 8 made in five ways and odds are 1:7, payout 1 to 1;
- And 7 can be made in sex different ways, odds are 1:6, payout 4 to 1.
These are all combinations possible.