If you are new to craps, and playing it the traditional way, the initial learning phase can be nerve-wracking, simply because there is so much to learn. One way of overcoming the early nerves is to go online and play craps there, something that will seem much easier, considering you do not have to physically face other players, which is the intimidating part sometimes. Online craps games can help you develop confidence.
Craps is a game of players versus the casino. The player rolling the dice is the shooter. Players place their wagers on a roll or a series of rolls of the dice. This is usually a game of two players, taking alternate turns with the two dice. The first roll is termed the come-out roll.
You get craps if the result of the dice shows 2, 3, or 12. You have the natural or the win if the result shows 11 or 7. If the come-out roll yields other numbers like 10, 9, 8, 6, 5, and 4, the number rolled is identified as the point. When the point is settled, the shooter rolls the dice one more time, and so on. As long as his roll shows up points, the shooter continues to roll the dice. The roll of the dice switches to the next shooter when the current shooter rolls a 7. This is called a 'seven-out', and results in the round being terminated and the dice going to the next shooter, i.e., the shooter to the left of the current one.
A bet starts on the Pass Line. This is basically betting with the dice. If the shooter shoots a 7 or 11 on the first roll, you are a winner. But a roll of 2, 3 or 12 means it is craps, and you lose. You can win a bet on a first throw of 4,5,6,8,9, or 10 only if the shooter throws the same number again before throwing a 7.
To win the best bet take the Free Odds once the point is made. In this type of craps bet, the house does not have an advantage. Before going to the casino, hone your craps skills online. The more you play, the more information and strategies you will discover.