If the shooter hits the point, then your bets will be "off," meaning you can't lose them if a 7 is rolled before the next point is set. Shooters may wish to "set" the dice to a particular starting configuration before throwing such as showing a particular number or combination, stacking the dice, or spacing them to be picked up between different fingers , but if they do, they are often asked to be quick about it so as not to delay the game. While craps is very much so a game of camaraderie and group mentality, there's a definite etiquette that a non-shooter must abide by. A variation often seen is "X Odds", where the maximum allowed odds bet depends on the point: The dice are usually required to hit the back wall of the table, which is normally faced with an angular texture such as pyramids, making controlled spins more difficult. This is sometimes seen at casinos running limited-time incentives, in jurisdictions or gaming houses that require the game to be fair, or in layouts for use in informal settings using play money. Put betting also allows players to increase an existing come bet for additional odds after a come point has been established or make a new come bet and take odds immediately behind if desired without a come bet point being established.
Craps for Beginners
These are the most basic craps bets. The shooter's first roll of any turn is called the come out roll. If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 on the come-out roll, the pass line wins even money, the don'ts, you've lost your money.
If the shooter comes out with a 2, 3, or this is called crapseveryone loses their pass line bets and wins their don't pass bets 2 or 12 is a push for the don'ts, whichever the casino says. If the shooter rolls any other number, this number becomes the point. If the shooter establishes a point, by rolling a 4, 5, six, 8, nine, or 10, all bets on the don't pass line remain there.
You don't have to make any additional bets to play the point. The dealer will take the button and place it on the number which is now the point. The button is now flipped to the ON side.
Let's assume the point is 8. The shooter now tries to roll his point 8 before he rolls a 7 or the other way around. If he rolls any other number, it doesn't matter, but if he rolls 8, everybody passes. If he succeeds in hitting his point, he starts over with a new come-out roll and a new bet on the don't pass line, thus repeating the cycle. If he rolls a 7 at any time other than during a come-out roll, though, everybody fails and the dice are turned over to the next player the first player has sevened out.
A player may hit, establish and hit several points before he finally rolls a 7, or he may roll a 7 on the first roll after he establishes his first point.
You just never know what will happen. Place an "odds bet. The don't pass line bet has fairly good odds, and it's simple to play. Some people only play the pass line. There are, however, many other possible bets. One of the simplest is the odds bet, which also, incidentally, can have fair odds.
After the shooter has established a point, you can place an additional bet behind the pass line. This is the odds bet and can only be played if you are also playing the don't pass line. The odds bet is an additional bet on the point, so that if the shooter hits his point, you will win both your don't pass bet and the odds bet 2: The odds bet pays true odds, which differ depending on what the point is.
For example, if the point is 4, there are only three combinations of the dice that will hit the point, while there are five ways to hit a point of 8. Thus the true odds for hitting 4 are worse than the true odds for hitting 8, and while the don't pass line pays even money no matter what, the odds bet pays you according to the true odds. Thus, if you want to bet more money, it's better to play the odds bet than to increase your pass bet. You should increase your don't bet rather than taking odds.
House edge on odds pass and don't pass is zero. Most casinos offer X odds tables, so that you can place an odds bet of up to thrice your pass bet if a 4 or a 10 is the point, 4 times if a 5 or a nine is the point, and 5 times if the point is a six or an 8, though some casinos allow even higher odds bets.
You can increase, decrease or remove your odds bet at any time. The odds bet follows the same rules as your other bet. Place a " don't come bet. Note that you don't have to play both an odds bet and a don't come bet, but to play either you must play the don't pass line bet. A don't come bet is placed by putting your bet on the " Don't Come" space.
When you place a don't come bet, the next roll the shooter throws will be your own come-out roll, with the same rules for a regular come-out roll. The come bet affects only you. Assuming that the roll after you place you come bet is a 4, 5, six, 8, nine, or 10, the number rolled becomes your own "come point. Your pass line bet still depends on the shooter's point, so you now have two points. A come bet works like a pass line bet. If the shooter throws your come point before he throws a 7, you win, but if he throws a 7, you lose both your pass line bet and your come bet.
If the shooter throws both his point and your come point before rolling a 7, you win both. You can place odds on a come bet. Tell the dealer "odds on come" when you lay your odds bet down. Once your come bet is placed on your come point, you can place additional come bets to establish additional come points.
Graduate to fancier bets. Once you've got the basics down, you'll want to know about the These are field bets -- bets that on one roll the next roll one of seven numbers will show up.
They don't have to wait for the come-out; they may be placed before any roll by placing a chip or chips in the field area. Likewise, you may bet propositions or hard ways before any roll by putting a chip or chips on the layout and telling the dealer what bet you want. After 7, six and 8 are the numbers that turn up the most.
There are six ways to make 7 and 5 ways to make six and 8. That is, these numbers pop up if you roll the dice and the same number pops up on each. If you make a hard-ways bet, the number must come up two 2s, two 3s, two 4s, two 5s before a 7 and before it shows up in any other combination. The house edge is Get some chips at the table.
Don't try to hand cash to the dealer; all you need to do is the place some money on the layout before the shooter has the dice and ask the dealer for "change only. You can tip the dealer, but do so in chips as well. Be an active and orderly participant. While craps is very much so a game of camaraderie and group mentality, there's a definite etiquette that a non-shooter must abide by.
When you're not rolling, keep a few things in mind. And when you are, the same goes. All you need to do is place your chips on the table in the appropriate, marked place. On all other bets, place your chips on the table ask the dealer to make the bet.
Once you've completed this, take your hands out of the table area. Craps moves very quickly -- you don't want to become an interference. Store your chips in the rail in front of you -- that's its purpose. Put them right in front of you and keep an eye on them at all times.
Though craps is about solidarity, that doesn't keep the occasional player from snagging a chip or two. In general, cheer on the side of the shooter. Root for the point to come up as quickly as possible. If you're betting with the shooter, be as loud as you like. Each number pays the better odds between place and buy bets. I refer to these as "buy bets.
If the player selects "keep bets working," then all bets will be on for come out rolls. Otherwise, buy, hard ways, and odds on come bets will be turned off. If the player selects "leave winnings bets up," then only wins will be returned and the original wager will be re-bet.
However, winning come and don't come bets are always returned. Winnings odds bets on come bets will remain up if there is a new come bet to associate them with. If the new come bet is less than the winning one, the amount of odds on the table will be the same multiple bet on the odds of the winning bet and the rest returned to the player.
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