One of the most fun games you can play in the SportsBetMVP Casino is craps. Although the table looks difficult to understand, it really isn’t. Once you understand the concept, it’s just a matter of knowing the different bets.

What is Craps?

Craps is a game where players wager on the outcome of a pair of rolled dice. Depending on what happens to the dice, players win or lose their wagers. Check out the below graphic of a craps table while you read the next section: How to Play Craps.

How to Play Craps

1. Players wager on the Pass Line or the Don’t Pass Line

1. Shooter rolls the dice. The initial roll is called the “come out” roll.

2. If the come out roll is a 7 or 11, those who wagered on the Pass Line win and those who wagered on the Don’t Pass Line lose.

3. If the come out roll is a 2, 3, or 12, those who wagered on the Pass Line lose. Those who wagered on the Don’t Pass Line lose with a 2 or 3. Don’t Pass Line players tie with a 12 on the come out roll.

4. If the come out roll is a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, the shooter establishes a point. The point becomes whatever the come out roll is. If it’s a 6, that’s the point.

5. Once a point has been established, players can do any of the following:

Get odds on the Pass Line or Don’t Pass Line – Players can now decide to get odds by placing a wager behind the Pass Line, or Don’t Pass Line

Make a Come Bet – The point becomes the next number rolled for only this bet. If it’s a 2,3, or 12, the Come bet loses. If it’s a 7 or 11, the Come bet wins.

Make a Don’t Come Bet – A Don’t Come bet is the opposite of a Come bet. If a 2 or 3 is rolled next, the Don’t Come Bet wins. If a 12 rolls, the Don’t Come Bet ties. If a 7 or 11 rolls next, the Don’t Come Bet loses. If a 4,5,6,8,9, or 10 is rolled, the Don’t Come bet acts like a Don’t Pass Line for that point. If the shooter rolls a 7 before the next point, the Don’t Come bet wins. If the point is rolled before a 7, the Don’t Come bet loses.

Place Bets – At any time, players can tell the dealer to place a bet on the 4,5,6,8,9 or 10. With place bets, the number on which the player wagered must come up before the shooter “craps out” or rolls a 7.

Craps Strategy

The above are the basic wagers in craps. There are other wagers such as the Hard 8, the Hard 6, the Big 6 or Big 8, 5 to 1 on 7, and 8 to 1 on any craps. 

If your new to the game, we suggest you stick with pass line, don’t pass line, come, don’t come, and place bets. You have plenty of time to understand the nuances of the riskier bets. Check out the Craps Wikipedia page for further information.

As far as a strategy is concerned, understand this: 7 comes up more often than any other combination of 2 rolled dice. The next two numbers that show up the most are 6, and 8.

No matter if you wager on the pass line or the don’t pass line, make sure to back up your Don’t Pass Line and Pass Line bets. Odds are above even money for the wagers behind the Don’t Pass Line and Pass Line. That’s why craps is so popular. Always place a secondary bet behind your pass line or don’t pass line wager.

An additional strategy is to make a place bet on the 6 and 8 once a non-6 or non-8 point is established. You make money every time a 6 or 8 is rolled. All pass line and place bets lose once the shooter rolls a 7.

Play craps in the SportsBetMVP Casino. Once you get the hang of it, you will find how easy it is to win.