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Craps (previously known as crabs) is a casino dice game, which is especially popular in the USA. Craps is a simplification of the Old English game hazard. Players wager money against the casino on the outcome of one roll, or of a series of rolls of two dice.
The players take turns rolling the dice, and they all bet on the same roll, regardless of who is rolling. The player rolling the dice is called the shooter. The first roll of a new round is called the "come-out roll." All bets are based on the total of both dice together, or on the specific combination of the roll.
Craps features a plethora of bets, but the most fundamental is the "pass line" wager, which nearly all players make. On a come-out roll, the pass line bettors win when either a 7 or 11 is rolled. A 2, 3, or 12 loses, and is called "craps". When any other number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) is rolled it's called the point. Once a point has been set, the pass-line bettor wins if the point is rolled again, and loses if a 7 is rolled first ("seven-out"). After a seven-out the dice pass to the next shooter for a new come-out roll.
An even money bet. If the first roll of the dice adds up to 7 or 11, you win. 2, 3, or 12 loses the bet. Any other number is the "point" and if the point is rolled again, you win, but lose on 7.
DON'T PASS LINE:
Just the reverse of the PASS LINE, except that if 12 is the first roll, it's a standoff; nobody wins.
Basically the same as the PASS LINE except that you must bet after the point.
The reverse of the COME BET, except that a first roll of 2 or 3 wins, and 12 is a standoff.
Once you have a "point" or a "come-out point", you may take the ODDS and win if the point or the come point is made before a 7. Payoff for ODDS are: Two to one for 1 0's or 4's, three to two for 5's or 9's, six to five for 8's or 6's. When betting DON'T PASS or DON'T COME, you lay the odds as outlined. The ODDS are place behind your bet on the PASS LINE. On DON'T PASS bets, your ODDS bet is placed to the side of your bet and offset the chips toward the dealer.
Once a shooter makes a "point", you may take a PLACE BET on numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. If your number comes up before 7, you win. Payoff - Nine to five on 4's or 1 0's, seven to five on 5's or 9's, seven to six on 8's or 6's.
Here you're betting that 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 is rolled before the 5, 6, 7 or 8 The 2 and 12 pay double. This is also a one roll bet. The dealer will take your money if the dice show a number that is not in the field (5, 6, 7 or 8).
BIG 6 OR 8:
You may bet one or both and win even money on the number when thrown before 7.
Include all the bets made in the center of the table in front of the "stick man." The "stick man" will ask that these bets are made before every roll of the dice.
The 2 and 12 pay thirty for one, 3 and 11 pay fifteen for one. These are one-roll bets. That is, the bet loses if the dice do not show a 2, 3, 11, or 12. You can also be what is called a HORN bet or a HORN HIGH BET. A HORN bet is a combination of all four numbers, 2, 3, 11, or 12. A HORN HIGH BET
is a wager that has an extra amount on one of the four numbers. For example, a $5 HORN HIGH TWELVE means that a dollar each is upon three of the numbers with $2 on the twelve. Proposition bets also include HARD WAY BETS, ANY CRAPS and bets on the 11.
HARD WAY BETS:
You win if the number comes up exactly as on the table; lose if the number comes up any other way, or if a 7 is thrown. For example, if you have $1 on the hard 4, the dice must roll two two's to win. If the dice roll is 1 and 3, the bet loses. HARD WAY bets will remain on the table in play until the number rolls, or if a seven rolls.
You can bet this bet on any roll. If a 2, 3 or 12 rolls, you win. You are paid seven times the amount of your bet. If any other number is rolled, you lose.
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