**Craps rules may seem a bit confusing. But don't let this stand in the way of playing this wonderful game. Craps is an exciting dice game that is not only popular as a street game, but as a casino game as well. And if you like casino games, you should definitely give this one a go! So, take the effort and read on. We will make sure you get the hang of Crap rules in no time!**

To fully understand Craps rules, we'll discuss all possible craps rolls. By exploring all possible throws and bets you will gradually learn to understand the rules of the game. Once you've mastered Craps rules, you're ready to move on to a Craps strategy and find tips for the winning tactics. Done reading? Give it a try and play online craps for free.

The first roll in craps is called the * come-out* roll. The first bet prior to this roll is called the

If a shooter (the player who rolls the dice) rolls one of the remaining numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10, that number will become** *** the point*. When the

To end a round in craps, and clear all pass line bets, the shooter has to roll the point number, or a 7 after the coming out. It's possible for a game of craps to last all evening, if the shooter simply does not roll the right numbers. Pass line bets can’t win until the point has been thrown, and can’t lose until a 7 is thrown. Not eliminated pass line bets can’t be cleared, so players have to wait for a point or a 7 before they know whether they’ve won or lost this bet.

Take a look at this craps table below. The numbers correspond with different betting possibilities. Note: these are the betting options for this specific table, but they can vary per casino. Always check your online casino for Craps rules and betting regulations before you start playing. Nevertheless, this example gives a good insight into the general betting options that Craps offers.

A * pass line bet* is placed on the

A * don’t-pass bet *is in fact the opposite of a pass line bet, and is placed before the first roll in the box on the craps table that says "don’t pass bar". If the shooter rolls a 2 or 3 in the come-out, a don’t pass line bet wins. If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11, the don’t pass line bet loses. If the come-out is 12, the bet is returned to the player. At a come-out of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 the rolled number becomes

A * come bet* is placed in the assigned box that says "come" on the craps table, after

Yes, you guessed right: ** Don't Come bets** are the opposite of come bets. Don't come bets are placed after the come-out and are being placed in the box for don’t come bets. Don't come bets win if the shooter rolls a 2 or 3 and loses if the shooter rolls a 7 or 11. If the shooter rolls a 12, the player gets his bet returned. If a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 is rolled, that number becomes the

An * odd bet* is an insurance bet on the original pass line, don’t pass, come or don’t come bet. The highest odd bet is three times the original bet.

After the *point *is established, you can place your ** pass line odds bet** by left clicking on the outside of the pass line bar, under the original pass line bet. A winning pass line bet has a payout of 2:1, at a roll of 4 or 10, 3:2 at a roll of 5 or 9 and 6:5 if a 6 or 8 is rolled. Unlike the original pass line bet, an unprocessed pass line odds bet can be removed or reduced.

After the *point* is established, a* don’t pass line odds bet* can be placed. A winning bet has a payout of 1:2 if a 4 or 10 is rolled, 3:2 at a roll of 5 or 9 and 6:5 at a roll of 6 or 8. Unprocessed bets can be removed. However, if a don’t pass line odds bet is removed; the original bet will be removed too.

When the *come point* is established, a ** come odds bet** can be placed. A winning bet pays out 1:2 at a roll of 4 or 10, 3:2 at 5 or 9 and 6:5 at 6 or 8. Unlike the original come bets, unprocessed bets are can be removed or reduced.

As soon as the *come point* number is established, a ** don’t come odds bet** can be place on your don’t come bet. A winning bet pays out 1:2 at a roll of 4 or 10, 3:2 at 5 or 9 and 6:5 at 6 or 8. Unprocessed bets can to be removed or reduced

A * field bet* is a bet on numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12. It is placed on the designated box that says ‘field’ on the craps table. If a 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 is rolled, the dealer pays back even money (1:1). At a 2 or 12 the payout is 2:1. If a 5-8 is rolled, you lose your bet.

A ** big 6** or

There are different types of ** place bets**: a win-place bet is a bet that expects a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled, before a 7 is thrown. Winning bets pay out as follows; 7:6 at 6 or 8, 7:5 at 5 and 9, 9:5 at the numbers 4 and 10.

A lose-place bet (12) is a bet that expects a 7 is rolled before a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled. The payout is as follows; 4:5 at the numbers 6 and 8, 5:8 at 5 and 9, 5:11 at 4 and 10. All place bets are inactive during the come-out roll. Unprocessed bets can be removed.

A ** buy bet** bets on the odds a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled before a 7 is thrown. The player has to pay a commission of 5% if he wins. This is also known as a

A ** lay bet** is the opposite of the buy bet. Those who bet on this, expect a 7 to be rolled, before a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 thrown. If you win, a commission of 5% has to be paid. Payout will be according to the actual odds: 5:6 at 6 and 8, 2:3 at 5 and 9, and 1:2 at the numbers 4 and 10. Lay bets remain active during the outcome bets and unprocessed bets can be removed. Check the Craps rules of the casino to find out how to place this bet, this differs in some casinos.

This bet assumes a 7 will be rolled next. Place your bet in the box containing the 7 at every roll. The payout is 4 times your bet.

As you can probably figure out, this bet expects the next roll to be an 11. The payout is 15 times your bet.

An ** any craps bet **assumes the next roll is a 2,3 or 12 . Pace your bet in the box that says "any craps". The payout is 7 times your bet.

A ** horn bet** bets on a 2,3,11 or 12. A winning horn bet pays out 15:1 at 3 and 11, and 30:1 at 2 and 12. So in a horn bet, you don’t play for every number at once.

A ** hard way bet** gambles on the shooter rolling a 4, 6, 8, or 10, with the same number of eyes. There are certain separate boxes on the craps table for this bet. For example, if you roll an 8 with 2x 4, they will tell you you’ve rolled

We probably bored you with a lot of numbers and a lot of bets. But hopefully, Craps rules are starting to make some sense. So, how to play Craps in a profitable way? Well, strategy is key. Read on!