One of the oldest casino games in existence is craps. Almost all online casinos offer craps games. It is said that craps originated in England in the eleventh or twelfth century. Together with Blackjack it is probably the oldest game you can play in most casinos.

Dice and craps games have been around for hundreds of years, so the exact origin of craps is difficult to determine.

find out. It is generally assumed that the game is based on the English dice game Hazard, which was already played during the Crusades. Later, the game was influenced by French gamblers who had added and modified some rules. It was therefore a French settler who introduced the game in New Orleans, where the game took the form we still play today.

Craps is a game that can be played with multiple players at the table. How simple or difficult the game is depends on the way you are going to play it and the level of the stakes. Craps is a simple game, full of excitement and sensation. You don’t need to know all the rules to start playing. It’s enough to learn the basics of the game. Craps is played with 2 dice. The aim is to guess which numbers are thrown. As a player you bet against the bank. You can win or lose this bet.

### The beginning of Craps

One player rolls the dice and is called the ‘shooter’, but before the shooter rolls the other players bet on the numbers that are thrown.

The players then bet pass line bet (on the first roll). The first roll is called the come out roll. When the come out roll reaches 7 or 11, the player immediately wins a pass line bet. If the outcome is 2, 3 or 12, then we call the outcome Craps and then the players with a pass line bet immediately lose. With the other numbers we call the point. The come out roll is about making a point that is marked on the Craps table. In order to win, the shooter must roll until the number marked as point appears or until the seven is thrown. Is point thrown first? Then win all pass line bets, is the seven thrown first? Then all pass line bets bets are lost.

### Course of Craps

The basic inserts of Craps are described here:

##### Pass Line Bets

When you place chips on the “Passline” field, you make a “pass line bet”. This is done before the opening roll is thrown. If a 7 or 11 is thrown at the opening roll, you win. You lose if a 2, 3 or 12 is thrown. With the other throws, this number becomes the point number. To win the pass line bet, before you throw 7, you must first throw the point number. If you throw 7 before you have thrown the point number again, you lose. The bet is doubled if you win a pass line bet.

##### Don’t Pass Line Bets

The opposite of a pass line bet is the “don’t pass line bet”. You make this bet, before the opening throw, by placing your chips on the “Don’t pass line”. You win if you roll a 2 or a 3 on the opening roll and you lose if you roll a 7 or an 11. If you throw 12, it’s a tie and you get the bet back. This is called “Push”. On the other throws, the throw again becomes the point number. Once the point number is known, a don’t pass line bet wins after throwing a 7, before the point number is thrown again. You lose your bet when the point number is thrown before a 7. A don’t pass line bet is doubled and unlike a pass line bet, a don’t pass line bet may be altered or removed.

##### Come Bets

A “come bet” must be placed in the “Come” box before throwing. A come bet is subject to the same rules as a pass line bet. You win with a 7 or an 11 and you lose with a 2,3 or a 12. With the other numbers: 4,5,6,8,9 or 10, the number becomes the “come point” and the dealer will move the come bet to the come point: 4,5,SIX,8,NINE or 10. If the player rolls the come point again before the 7, the bet will be doubled on the come point. The come bet will remain valid until the come point is rolled, or a 7 is rolled. As with a pass line bet, these may not be changed.

##### Don’t Come Bets

The opposite of a come bet is the don’t come bet. You make such a bet by placing chips on the “Don’t come bar” before the first roll is thrown. If you roll a 2 or a 3 at the opening roll, you win. If you throw a 7 or an 11, you lose. If a 12 is thrown, it is a tie and you get the bet back. This is also called “push”. With the remaining numbers, the roll again becomes the “come point”. Once the come point is known, a don’t come point wins after a 7 is thrown before the come point is thrown again. If the come point is thrown before a 7, you lose your bet. Unlike a come bet, a don’t come bet may be changed or removed. A don’t come bet also doubles out.

##### Odds bets

An odds bet is also called an equal bet and is a backup of a standard pass line bet, don’t pass line bet, come bet, or don’t come bet. You may place this odds bet a maximum of three times.

##### Pass Line Odss Bets

A “pass line odds bet” is made when the point number is known. You can do this by pressing the left mouse button outside the “pass line” box (below the default “pass line bet”. A pass line bet pays out as follows: 2 to 1, if 4 or 10 is rolled. 3 to 2 if you throw 5 or 9 and 6 to 5 if you throw 6 or 8. The bet of a pass line odds bet may be changed as opposed to an original pass line bet.

##### Don’t Pass Line Odds Bets

A “don’t pass line odds bet” is made when the point number is known. This is done by clicking with the left mouse button outside the “pass line” field. This field is located below the original “Don’t Pass” field. The don’t pass line odds bet is paid out in the following way: 1 to 2 when a 4 or a 10 is thrown. 2 to 3 when a 5 or a 9 is thrown and 5 to 6 when a 6 or an 8 is thrown. An unfinished don’t pass line odds bet may be removed. However, if you right-click to remove the bet, you also remove the original don’t pass line bet. Please pay attention to this.

##### Come Odds Bets

The ‘come odds bet’ is also made after the point number is known. This bet is made by left-clicking below the come bet number where the come bet is placed. A winning come bet is paid out as follows: 2 to 1 if a 4 or a 10 is rolled. 3 to 2 if a 5 or a 9 is rolled and 6 to 5 if a 6 or an 8 is rolled. The stakes of a come odds bet may be changed, as opposed to the original come bet. Come odds bets are not valid on the first roll and remain valid until the next roll.

##### Don’t Come Odds Bets

A “don’t come odds bet” is made on your don’t come bet after the come point is known. This is done by left-clicking in small area directly below your don’t come bet, where your don’t come bet is placed: 4.5, SIX, 8, NINE or 10. A winning don’t come bet is paid as follows: 1 to 3 if a 4 or a 10 is thrown, 2 to 3 if a 5 or a 9 is thrown and 5 to 6 if a 6 or an 8 is thrown. The bet of a don’t come bet may be changed from the original come bet.

##### Field Bets

A field bet assumes that the next pitch is one: 2,3,4,9,10,11 or 12. This bet is placed on the Craps table in the “FIELD” box and this is done before a throw is made. When a 3,4,9,10 or 11 is rolled, double pay is paid. The bet is paid 2-fold when either a 2 or a 12 is rolled (2-1). The bet is lost if a 5, 6, 7 or 8 is thrown.

##### Big 6 and Big 8 Bets

A “big 6 bet” assumes that a 6 is thrown first, before the 7 is thrown. With a “big 8 bet” it is assumed that an 8 is thrown first, before the 7 is thrown. On the left side of the crap table are the big 6 and big 8 spaces. There is a double payout on winnings and the bet may be changed after each roll.

##### Place Bets

We can distinguish two types of place bets. A place bet assumes that, before the 7 is thrown, a 4,5,6,8,9 or 10 is thrown. The place bet is placed under the box of the “4,5, SIX, 8, NINE or 10”. A winning place bet is paid as follows: 7 against 6 on the numbers 6 and 8. 7 against 5 on the numbers 5 and 9, and 9 against 5 on the numbers 4 and 10.

A place lose bet assumes that a 7 is rolled before the 4,5,6,8,9 or 10 is rolled. The place lose bet is placed at the top of the box of the “4,5, SIX, 8, NINE or 10”. The winning place lose bets are paid out in the following manner: 4 against 5 on the numbers 6 and 8. 5 against 8 on the numbers 5 and 9, and 5 against 11 on the numbers 4 and 10.

##### Buy Bets

A “buy bet” assumes that a 4,5,6,8,9 or 10 is thrown before the 7 is thrown. This buy bet is placed in the box corresponding to the number to be rolled: “4.5, SIX, 8, NINE or 10”. At the mouse, “BUY ” will light up when you place the bet. This way it can be distinguished from the come bet. There will be a surcharge of 5% on your buy bet. The payout is as follows: 6 against 5 with the numbers 6 and 8. 3 against 2 with the numbers 5 and 9. 2 against 1 with the numbers 4 and 10. You get the 5% surcharge back if you change your bet or lose it. At the opening throw, buy bets are not valid.

##### Lay Bets

The opposite of a buy bet is a lay bet. In the lay bet, a 7 must be rolled before the 4,5,6,8,9 or 10 is rolled. This bet is placed at the top of the box corresponding to the number to be rolled: “4.5, SIX, 8, NINE or 10”. When the bet is placed, the text “LAY” will light up at the mouse to distinguish it from a don’t come bet. There will be a 5% surcharge on your bet on a lay bet. The payout is as follows: 6 to 5 with the numbers 6 and 8. 3 to 2 on the numbers 5 and 9. 2 to 1 on the numbers 4 and 10. You will get the 5% surcharge back if you change or lose your bet. Lay bets are not valid at the opening throw.

##### Any 7 Bets

The “any 7 bet” assumes that the next throw is a 7. The name suggests this of course. This bet is placed on the 7-field of the table. When a 7 is rolled, you win the bet 4 times.

##### Any 11 Bets

The “any 11 bet” assumes that the next throw is an 11. This bet is placed in the space with the two dice: 6 and 5. At the mouse “eleven one-roll” will appear. You will be paid 15 times when 11 is actually rolled.

##### Any Craps Bets

An “any crap bet” assumes that the next throw is a 2.3 or 12. This bet is placed in the any craps box. You are paid out 7 times if you win.

##### Horn Bets

A “horn bet” assumes that the next throw is a 2,3,11 or 12. This bet is placed in the “HORN” field. In case of a win, on the numbers 3 and 11; 15 payouts are made. There will be 30 payouts on the numbers 2 and 12.

##### Hardway Bets

With a “hardway bet” it is assumed that a 4,6,8 or 10 is thrown as double (2+2, 3+3, 4+4 or 5+5). This must be done before a 7 is thrown. The bet is placed on one of the double die spaces. It is difficult to roll doubles with dice, so this is called hard way. For example, 4+4 is called the “hard8”, while 6+2 or 5+3 is called the “easy 8”. A winning hard way pays on the numbers: 4 and 10, 7 times the bet. The bet is paid 9 times on the numbers 6 and 8. It is possible to change the bet of a hard way bet.