With so many betting options available, we can see why many players find craps more confusing than other casino games such as roulette and slots. However, it’s not as complex as it may seem. Put simply, you are placing wagers on the outcome on the roll of two dice. As long as you can wrap your head around the pass line and don’t pass wagers, you’ll be good to go!
Come Out Roll
Let’s get started. The game of Craps begins with a “come out roll”. Here, you can either bet on the “Pass” or “Don’t Pass”. These wagers are both even money bets, and are the most commonly placed bets in craps games.
How to Win the Come Out Roll
If you bet on Pass, and the roll comes out with a 7, or an 11, then you win the round. If the result is a 2, 3, or 12, you will lose. Any other outcome will become the “point”, and you’ll have to roll your dice again. To win from here, you’ll have to roll this same “point” value again, before you roll a 7. If you roll a 7 before you roll the value of the point, you will lose. The opposite applies for Don’t Pass.
You could be forgiven for thinking the betting options for the come out roll are a little restricted, but don’t worry, you’re spoiled for choice once you pass that round. There are a variety of bets on offer including Odds, Place and Lay.