Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tips for Craps Beginners

Craps can be an intimidating game for many beginners due to the abundance of markings on the table. Hopefully, this short guide can help you understand how to start shooting dice:

Pass Line Bet

When you approach the craps table, look to see if the puck is flipped over to read “OFF”. If the puck is marked as “OFF”, you can play a pass line bet, which you will place on the pass line marker. After all bets have been made, the shooter will then roll the dice with the following results:

·         7 or 11 on first roll: EVERYONE wins
·         2, 3, 12 on first roll: EVERYONE loses

If the number is other than those numbers, the puck is then flipped over the marker with the number that was just rolled. Now the objective of the shooter will be to roll that number again before rolling a 7. Should the shooter roll the number again, everyone wins while rolling a 7 would mean everyone loses. If neither number was rolled, the shooter rolls again until there is a result.


Although there are other types of bets in the game, beginners are advised to stay with pass line bets as it is the easiest to follow and has a good chance of winning. As you become more familiar with the game, you can then try other types.