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How To Play Craps - Learn In Less Than Four Minutes

Learning How To Play Craps Caesars Gaming Blog

How To Play Craps For Beginners:

In our ongoing gaming series, we’ve given you the rundown on how to play rouletteblackjack and Texas Hold 'Em poker like a pro. In the latest installment, we’re taking on one of the more complex Las Vegas casino table games: craps.

How To Play Craps

Jeff: I'm Jeff Civillico headliner at the LINQ Hotel and Casino and today we're playing some craps. You guys ready!?

Alright now craps can be complicated, yes, however Roger is here he's gonna take us through all of the basics.

Roger give us craps 101.

Read up on Craps Etiquette.

Pass Line Bet

Roger: Well, first we're gonna start with the pass line, come out roll.

We're gonna try to throw a 7, 11 and win... to 2, 3, 12 lose.

So, we're going for 7 or 11 five dice coming this way I get I get two, pick up two.

Remember to hit the back wall.

[7 a winner!]

Now pick up your winning bets, or let it ride, stack it up. It's called "Stackit or Rack it".

Jeff: I'm stacking it, not racking it.

Roger: Now you need to roll a 7 or 11.

[Rolled a 4]

So, now 4 is the point. So, the goal is now to hit the point we need to make the four before we throw the bad number.

Jeff: So, 7s now are bad?

Roger: Correct, no more 7s now, Jeff. 7s are bad.

Roger: No.

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Craps Odds Bet

Roger: Now you can place a bet on any number you might have a particular number you like. They pay different odds depending on what number it is.

Jeff: What is a 10? I'm feeling 10...

Roger: 10 will pay nine to five. When you want to place better number, you put the money in front of you and tell the dealer. This part of the game is mine and that part of game is yours.

Field Bet Craps

Jeff: So, tell us about the field... what's that all about?

Roger: If you want to play the field, it's a one roll bet, you get all of the numbers in the field 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Jeff: I'm playing the field...

Roger: ...any of those numbers come in, the field wins!

Jeff: Alright the point is a four?

Roger: You need a 4 to win.

Jeff: Come on baby!

[Jeff rolls a 10]

Roger: Yeah! So, we are winners in the field on the 10.

Jeff: Easy 10 just means that the dice add up to 10 without being 5, right? So, five so hard 10?

Roger: That's right. That that 10 came 6 and 4.

[Jeff rolls a 4. Winner winner!]

Jeff: I'm gonna throw another chip myself because this is self serve.

Roger: We're coming out so pick up on your odds.

Come Out Roll

Jeff: Come on baby.

[Jeff rolls a 3. "3" LOSES on the pass line. Shooter crapped out, but thefield wins.]

If the line loses but the field wins I bet big on the field.

Craps Come Bet

Jeff: Roger, if I'm just coming up to a craps table I want to get involved what bets do you think are the easiest to manage?

Roger: Well, if a person walks up to the table in the middle of a roll, a lot of times they'll make a come bet because they don't have a pass line bet and then they'll start and jump right into the game that way.

It's perfectly alright.

Jeff: I'm gonna throw come bet down.

Roger: Alright, so place your come bet in front of you, and now we're gonna throw the dice there.

We throw the diece, and it's gonna be the same as a pass line 7, 11 win... 2, 3, 12 lose or your money is going to come into the box on the number you roll.

[Jeff rolls a 7. A winner!]

Jeff: Alright that's really all there is to it folks! That is scraps 101! hope you've enjoyed watching!

I know it can be a little intimidating but don't worry, our dealers are here tohelp at any Caesars Entertainment property, so come on down and get in on the fun!

Have you ever walked through the casino and heard a big cheer and seen high fives around a large oval table? If you want to get in on that action, it’s essential to learn the ins and outs of how to play craps. The good news? Craps is one of the only games in the casino where the player is in charge of the action with their own hand. You can literally grab the dice, give it a blow for good luck and roll it on down.

In a single roll of the dice, there are a number of combinations in which a player can wager. There is the main game, known as the “Pass Line” and “Don’t Pass” line, but there are many different combinations where you can try and predict how the dice will land. The video should get you started and able to walk up to your first craps table with enough knowledge to shoot the dice and play to win! Just remember, the dealers at the table are always there to help you, so don’t be shy.

Las Vegas Craps 101:

  • After the come out roll, a roll of seven is a losing roll on the “Pass Line” (the most common bet in craps). NEVER say the number seven at a craps table!
  • Missed the come out roll? Create your own game by placing a bet on the Come Line. The same rules of the Pass Line apply, only you will be playing outside of the main Pass Line game.
  • If you are the one rolling the dice, make sure the roll is hard enough that it hits the back wall.