Craps Rules and Strategy

Craps seems like a complicated game, and it can be, but you don’t have to know all of the intricacies to play it well and receive a fair return. If you stick with the common bets with a low house advantage and don’t wage when you aren’t certain what it is you are betting on and its odds.

By betting on the pass line and buying odds you can wager with virtually no house advantage. This almost makes the term ‘gamble’ invalid if you think about it.

Pass Line

The game begins by placing a bet on either Pass or Don’t Pass before the Come Our roll. If a 7 or 11 is rolled first you win and 2, 3, or 12 mean you loss if you bet on pass. The opposite is true if you bet on Don’t Pass. Except 12 is a push if you bet Don’t Pass. Most everyone bets on Pass, so if you choose Don’t Pass, do not draw attention to yourself, especially if you win. If you win that means everyone else just loss, and aren’t going to take kindly to boasting. Should any number besides 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12 be rolled first, that number becomes the point. Do not bet on the Pass line after the Come Out roll, it is legal, but the odds are against you.

Buying the Odds

In order to take advantage of the wager with virtually no house advantage, you must initially bet on the Pass Line. Next you can wager a multiple (depending on the casino) of your Pass bet that the point will be rolled before a 7. Depending on the number of the point, you can win up to 2:1.

Betting along these basic lines will provide you with honest chance of coming out a winner. Add the excitement that the craps always seems to generate and the only way to lose is not to play.