The game of craps is played by rolling two dice on a specially formated craps table, which is usually in it’s own separate room in the casino. The game is split up into two separate phases, called the coming out phase and the point phase.
During the coming out phase in a craps games the player tries to roll a 7 or 11 after placing a bet on the pass line. If a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled this is called a “Craps” and the bet is lost. If the player rolls a 4,5,6,8,9 or 10, then a point is established and the player moves on into the point stage of the game.
During the point phase the number that the player rolled as a point must be rolled again before a 7 is rolled. New players can stick to this basic strategy during the point phase, and once they get the logic behind the game it becomes easy to play.
An alternative to the basic strategy is to bet on the “Don’t Pass” bet line instead of the “Pass” bet line on the coming out roll. This means that during the first roll a player will win on craps and lose with a 7 or 11. Once a point is established this was a player would win if a 7 is rolled before the point number.
During both the coming out phase of the game and the point phase different side bets can be places which will help the player increase their winnings. It’s not only the player who can get in on the action in a craps game, any person standing around the table, which can be up to 12 people, can place a bet on the player. The dice move around the table as each person fails to make their point.