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Craps players

This page contains the basics on how to play Craps Fun Casino style. With this knowledge you will be able to understand how the game is played in a basic way.

Please note, Wild Diamonds Fun Casino games are for entertainment puposes only. We are there to deal the games in a professional manner whilst providing as much fun for your guests as possible. Craps is not as easy as some the other games to explain to a new player unless they already know some basics as described below. Wild Diamonds deals the game with slightly modified odds in order to speed the game up and make it simpler. We will try our best to guide you and your guests at your event whilst maintaining the flow of play for the other players.

Craps Table

Craps

Craps (sometimes just referred to as “Dice”) can appear to be a very confusing and intimidating game for the first timer.  There are over a 100 betting combinations and the croupiers appear to speak a different language when dealing this game. It is no surprise that many people at a casino will steer towards the simpler games.  Craps can be a fun and exciting game with the players rolling the dice to determine the outcome.

Wild Diamonds Fun Casino offers beginner players a chance to learn the game of Craps without the risk of losing any real money.  The croupiers will teach you the basic bets and will have you playing the game like a professional in a short period of time.  We have simplified some of the odds and don’t teach some of the really complicated bets in order to speed the game up and keep it flowing.  For those experienced players, all of the betting options are there to make our games as real as the original casino games, you will find our Craps Table much more player friendly than those at a real casino.

Craps is played with two dice so the possible numbers rolled are 2 to 12. The Craps table layout looks confusing because there are many different bets that can be made and because the layout at both ends of the table are exact mirrors of each other. (It is duplicated in this manner to allow players at each end to place bets comfortably.) However, only one bet is played in basic craps play, and it is placed on only one area of the layout. The rest of the layout can be ignored. Craps play can look confusing and fast-moving because players can place multiple bets on different areas of the layout at the same time. However, craps play can actually be slower than blackjack due to the fact that the dice often have to be rolled multiple times before the outcome is determined.

When you place a basic Craps bet (explained below) all you are doing is placing a wager that the person who is rolling the dice will roll the number he needs to win. You’re essentially just along for the ride. You are not in competition with other players, you are betting on how lucky or unlucky the shooter is with the dice. Then it becomes your turn to roll the dice and the other players bet with or against you.

craps game

Number of Players:

Our tables can accommodate around 12 players each in comfort.

Craps Objective:

In a nutshell….If you are rolling the dice, you want to roll a 7 or 11 on the first roll to win.  If you roll 2, 3 or 12 you lose straight away.  If you roll another number, you keep rolling and try to roll you first number before rolling a 7 again.  If you bet against the shooter, you are betting on the opposite to happen.

Your Options/Decisions:

The basic bet in Craps is the Pass Line bet:

  • The bets (chips) are placed on the area of the layout marked “Pass Line” (see the picture below).

  • The Pass Line bet is a series bet, meaning that the person shooting the dice (aka “the shooter”) may have to roll the dice multiple times before they win or lose.

  • The first roll in a series is called the come-out roll and it is different from the rest of the rolls in the series.

On the Come-Out Roll:

  • 7 or 11 are automatic Pass Line winners and the series ends. (This is essentially a one-roll series.)

  • 2, 3, or 12 (known as Craps) are automatic Pass Line losers and the series ends. (This also is essentially a one-roll series.)

  • Any other number rolled (4,5,6,8,9,10) becomes the shooter’s point (marked by the puck) and the series continues.

When the series continues….:

Once the shooter establishes a point, the series continues and the shooter continues to roll the dice. The object of the game now becomes for the shooter to roll their point number again before they roll a 7.

  • If any number other than the point or a 7 is rolled, nothing happens to pass line bets and the shooter rolls again. (other bets may be winners or losers though)

  • If the point is rolled, Pass Line bets win and the series ends.

  • If a 7 is rolled, Pass Line bets lose (known as a “seven out”) and the series ends.

This is the most confusing thing to new Craps players.
Note that rolling a 7 after a point is established is a loser,
which is opposite of the 7 being a winner on a come-out roll.
Remember this key point and you’re a craps player!

In other words, if a shooter establishes a point, they roll the dice continuously (the series of multiple rolls) until they either roll their point or seven out. If a number other than the point or a 7 are rolled, nothing happens (as far as Pass Line bets are concerned) and the shooter rolls again. (there are other possible bets that will be acted on in each roll)

That’s all there is to basic Craps play !

Here’s an example series:

  • The shooter throws the dice on a come-out roll, which starts a new series, and a 5 is rolled. (Recall that rolling a 7 or 11 would have been winners and 2, 3, or 12 would have been losers.)

    • The shooter has established a point of 5.

  • The shooter throws the dice again and rolls an 8.

    • Nothing happens for Pass Line bets but bets in other areas may be acted on.

  • The shooter throws the dice again and rolls a 3. (Note that rolling a 2, 3, 11, or 12 after a point is established means nothing to Pass Line bettors.)

    • Nothing happens for Pass Line bets but once again, there may be other bets that win or lose.

  • The shooter throws the dice again and rolls a 5.

    • This is the shooter’s point so Pass Line bets win and the series ends.

Summary:

You can bet with the dice shooter or you can bet against the dice shooter.

You can also place specific bets on spcific numbers or combinations of numbers.

A new shooter starts when the current shooter loses.

Side bets listed below can be placed at any time.

  • The Field Bet is a type of side bet that can be made at any time and pays the winner even money when any of the following numbers are thrown: 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11. On the numbers 2 and 12 the player wins double money. On numbers 5, 6, 7 or 8 the bet is lost.

  • The Come Bet is like the Pass line bet but it is placed after the shooter has made the point. You place the come bet, the dice are rolled and the come bet then goes to the point number that was rolled which in effect becomes the number you are now gambling on. It's an additional bet to the pass line and allows the player to cover more numbers. The Don't Come bet is the opposite of the come bet, this is also placed after the come out roll and relies on the same rules as a Don't Pass bet.
  • Hardways bets (doubles in the middle of the layout) These bets win if 4, 6, 8, or 10 are thrown in pairs as pictured on the table layout.They lose when the number rolls “Easy” (not in pairs or as pictured on the table layout) OR if a 7 rolls first.
  • Big Six & Big eight bets are when a player can choose either the 6 or 8 being rolled before the shooter throws a seven.
  • There are other ways to bet, but if you are a beginner, the above covers all you will need to know.

Thank you for your attention, we look forward to seeing you on our Craps Tables.

Craps layout

Please note: Some players who are experienced at Craps my notice slight variations in our odds (payments). This is because we are a Fun Casino with the emphasis on fun. We have simplified some of the more complex aspects of the game. In most cases, the odds are now more in the players favour.

 

Interesting facts: (useless information!!)

  • Most people think Craps was invented in the US, but it was actually brought to the US by a French gambler. The game was first known as Crapaud which is a French word meaning "toad" in reference to the original style of play by people crouched over a floor or sidewalk.
  • Before that, the game of Craps was invented by Sir William of Tyre in 1125 AD during the Crusades. Sir William and his troops came upon a castle which was named “Asart” or “Hazarth”, they called the game Hazard named after the castle. In the 17th Century, Hazard became a huge pastime in England and you would see it being played in every tavern in England. It was later renamed by the French and introduced to the US (Some say it was introduced to canada first).