Whenever players step into a live casino, they will surely notice the commotion surrounding craps tables. This happens as a result of several players competing at the same time, with the outcome of one's bet being enough to turn several bets profitable.
The craps rules are pretty difficult to pick up, with two dices in use and various winning combinations for those who bet on the Pass Line or the Don't Pass Line.
One player will act as the shooter and he needs to choose between these two lines, which are in fact opposing bets. As soon as a decision is made, the shooter starts rolling the dice and all the other players who sit down at the craps table can participate.
Eventually, all players will act as shooters, and when they do, they will make one or more Come Out rolls, until the total of both dices are 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10.
Things turn a bit complicated when the outcome of the Come Out is a 2, 3 or 12, because when this happens the players lose the Pass line bets. The exact opposite occurs when the result is an 11 but regardless of which of these numbers pop up, the second round will start. T
he new shooter needs to make the point, otherwise another Come Out will start, while a total of seven will result in the loss of Pass line bets. Statistically, the odds of two dices' totals being a seven are better than any other outcome.
Just as the name suggests, the Don't bets are won when the opposite scenario comes to pass, when totals of 2, 3 and 12 are desirable.
Players don't actually need to wait until they become the shooter at the table, as they can freely bet on either the Pass Line or the Don't Pass Line.
A dealer and stickmen monitor the way the action unfolds and keep tracks of the best made, even though players need to be equally attentive. The craps table has three areas of interest, with two identical ones on the sides.
Depending on the casino where you choose to play craps, a number ranging from 10 to 20 players can participate at the same time.
The craps rules allow many people to gamble at the same time, with the indicator of Point rounds being the dealer's button which can be in the on or off position. The first corresponds to the Point round, while other signals the beginning of the Come Out round.