Craps is a fast-paced game that doesn’t leave much time for questions. For beginners, it’s advisable to team up with an experienced player initially. They can offer guidance and explain the different bets as they occur. Despite its complexity, playing craps is enjoyable, and you can prepare yourself by learning how to place bets.
Learning about Chips and Bets
Learn the chip denominations:
In casinos, chips are used as a substitute for real money during gambling. Upon entering a casino, individuals can purchase chips at the table using cash. If they desire to obtain more chips than their available cash, they should approach the register. Casino employees will gladly guide them to the appropriate location for purchasing additional chips.
The chips in question will have distinctive labels indicating their respective values. It is advisable to familiarise yourself with the chips before you commence playing, as this will prevent any confusion or fumbling when placing your bets.
Understand the Pass Line Bet and its
he Pass Line Bet holds the title for being the most commonly placed bet in craps. This wager is known for its simplicity, making it a perfect choice for those looking to navigate a night of gambling with ease. To place this bet, all you need to do is position your chips on the pass line section of the table—easily identifiable by the prominent display that reads ‘Pass Line’ in bold letters.
- In the game, you have the option to place a Pass Line bet during a come out roll. This specific moment is indicated by a black marker on the table labelled as ‘off’. By noticing this black marker with the word ‘off’, it becomes evident that you are permitted to make your desired bet.
- If the black marker is on the table during the come out roll, winning even money occurs when the result is a 7 or an 11. On the other hand, losing happens if the come out roll yields a 2, 3, or 12.
During the come-out roll, if the black marker is on the table, winning even money happens when the result is a 7 or an 11. Conversely, losing occurs if the come-out roll yields a 2, 3, or 12.
Even money means that if you put one dollar down you win one dollar.
Learn the Field bet:
Field bets are quite straightforward. Players can easily place their chips on any number with the word ‘field’ written in the centre of the table. The objective is to roll either a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12 in order to win. However, if any other number is rolled, then unfortunately the player loses.
- These bets can be made at any time before the subsequent roll.
- On many tables 2 and 12 pay you double your money. On some tables 12 pays you triple the money you bet.
Try Place Bets:
By placing a Place bet, the player establishes their own designated number in the middle of a roll. Essentially, this means selecting a specific number that they hope will be rolled before a 7 appears. The available numbers to choose from include 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10. If one of these chosen numbers is rolled prior to rolling a 7, the player wins
Learn Proposition bets:
In the centre of the craps table, there are Proposition bets. By choosing one of these bets, you can test your luck on the very next throw. It’s a convenient option if you’re not keen on waiting around. For instance, if you go for Snake Eyes, you’re betting that two will be rolled in the upcoming turn.
Although many people may not hold a high opinion of these bets, they serve as an alternative option. Players have the opportunity to win if they roll 4, 6, 8, or 10 in pairs. However, losses occur when numbers are rolled non-pairwise or when the shooter rolls a 7.
- Rolling in pairs means that the same number has to appear on each of the dice. So to get a 6 you would have to roll two threes.
Understanding Good Bets Versus Bad
Understand the house edge:
The casino’s average profit on any bet is known as the house edge. When it comes to the basic Pass Line bet, the house edge stands at 1.41%. In simple terms, this means that on average, you can expect to lose 1.41% of your wager when placing this bet. Interestingly enough, these odds are considered one of the best in craps.
Try a free odds bet during the Pass Line Bet:
Once the ‘point’ has been established, players have the option to engage in a strategy called ‘taking the odds’. It is important to remember that the point refers to the specific number one wishes to roll before encountering a 7.
Avoid Hardaway and Proposition bets:
he house edge on Hardaways ranges from 9 to 11 percent, while Proposition bets can have a staggering house edge of up to 17 percent. It may be tempting to give them a shot when you’re feeling lucky, but it’s important to recognize that the odds are not in your favour.
Place on the 6 or 8 to win:
To add variation to your bets, consider placing your chips on either the 6 or the 8 when switching between pass line and free odds bets. These numbers serve as winning options that you can place your chips on before the roll of the dice.
Avoid field bets:
There are sixteen ways to win a field bet and twenty ways to lose. Those are bad odds right there.
- Although you may be drawn to these field bets because of the double money being paid out on 2 and 12, it is still a bad idea. The payout might seem enticing but the odds are far worse than 50/50 that you’ll end up winning.
- This isn’t a terrible bet. The house is only 2.77 %. However there are certainly better bets that you could make.