How to Shoot Craps

Most people start shooting craps at home. Just in case you have never played the game at all or a beginner, we have to start with the basics of the game, and then press bets.

You throw a pair of dice, two dice, with points 1 to 6 inclusive. If the points total of 7 or 11 to win on the first roll your bet, and the cast is as “natural”.

If the dice add to 2, 3 or 12 on the first roll, it is “craps” and you lose. You keep the dice, though, and throw again.

If you win as the shooter, it is called a “pass”. If you lose it as “Missout” or “miss” is. This is not always determined in the first roller. Instead of a “natural”, “7, 11″ or “Mist” – 2, 3, 12 -, a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 will appear. Then, such a number is your “point” and try to “make the point” rolling again by appearing before a 7. Here 7 is not more happiness. Also, 2, 3, 11 and 12 have no meaning if you try to “make the point.”

You keep on shooting until you “pass” by the required “point” or until you “miss” by a 7 If you “pass”, you win the bet, hold the dice, and go to another bet to make.


The following combinations should memorize before you even pick up a pair of dice are:

- There is only one way to roll a 2: 1-1
- There are two ways to roll a 3: 1-2, 2-1
- There are three ways to roll a 4: 1-3, 2-2, 3-1
- There are four ways to take a 5: 1-4, 2-3, 3-2, 4-1
- There are five ways to roll a 6: 1-5, 2-4, 3-3, 4-2, 5-1
- There are six ways to dice a 7: 1-6, 2-5, 3-4, 4-3, 5-2, 6-1
- There are five ways to roll an 8: 2-6, 3-5, 4-4, 5-3, 6-2
- There are four ways to roll a 9: 3-6, 4-5, 5-4, 6-3
- There are three ways to roll a 10: 4-6, 5-5, 6-4
- There are two ways to roll a 11: 5-6, 6-5
- There is only one way to roll a 12: 6-6

Now we start the private game. Each player rolls the dice to determine who goes closest to 12 in a roll. The highestand starts the game.

The shooter bet amount, whatever he wants – for our purposes here, we say it is a dollar – and places the amount formed in the middle of a circle of players.

Now the money or the “center bet” is covered or “faded” by one or more players. That is, a player can put a dollar and cover everything, or two or more players can choose to take one part of the bet. Anyway, the money is hidden and the shooter rolls the dice.

To get the game to a good start, we will say that the shooter rolled a 7, a “natural”, so he wins. In memory of the probabilities in dice, there are exactly six such combinations of possible 36 (11 would be a “natural” – with only two ways to roll it) .. Our shooter was here pretty happy.

With two dollars in the middle, it can either “let it ride” – bet that amount on the next roll, or draw a part of it and put the rest on the next roll. He can also drag and drop two dollars you the dice to the next player to his left. But this is rare.

Suppose that the shooter chooses, “let it ride.” He shoots again and this time it’s a 3 -. “Craps” So he loses the money but keeps the dice. Of the 36 possible combinations, there are only two ways to roll a 3 (which would of course, 2 and 12 have been “Craps” as well – and there is only one way, each of these numbers of possible combinations of 36 rolls). . To our luck shooter was not at that time.

You see, this simple game can be as exciting. Have fun!