Learn Craps

Written by Jacey Harmon

Learning craps can be a surprisingly easy task to accomplish. Learning craps may seem complicated when you first see a craps game in motion. However, to learn craps is rather simple when you focus on just the game and ignore all the varieties of different bets. This article will focus on how to learn craps and what bets are the most basic bets involved with craps.

The purpose of the game of craps is to roll a specific number before rolling a seven. The first roll is called a come out roll and it determines what number will need to be rolled again before a seven. The number that is to be rolled is called a point and it can be a four, five, six, eight, nine or 10. If a seven is rolled before the point, the game is over.

Betting Is the Complex Part When You Learn Craps

The pass line bet is the first bet you should learn, and is placed before the come out roll. A pass line bet wins if a seven or 11 are rolled on the come out roll. The pass line bet loses when a two, three, or 12 is rolled on the come out roll. If a point is established on the come out roll, the pass line bet wins if the point is hit before a seven. The opposite of the pass line bet is the don't pass line bet. This bet wins when the pass line loses and loses when the pass line bet wins.

A cousin of the pass line bet is the come bet. The come bet differs from the pass line bet because it is placed after the come out roll. Other than that, the same rules apply to the come bet that apply to the pass line bet. The come bet has an opposite bet as well, called the don't come bet. The don't come bet wins whenever the come bet loses.

You can also bet that a certain number will be rolled before a seven. For example, you can bet that a six will hit before a seven. These bets are played as "place" and "buy" bets. Different numbers have different house advantages as well as different payouts. The best numbers to bet on are the six and eight as they have the second highest chance of rolling, next to the odds of a seven. The odds of a seven rolling are six in 36, the odds of a six or eight rolling are five in 36 and the odds of a four or 10 rolling are four in 36. You can also place a bet that a seven will roll before any certain number; these bets are called place loser and lay bets.