Craps: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Craps is the Dos Equis of casino games.

If you don’t know what Dos Equis is it’s a beer that’s advertised by quite possibly the most interesting man in the world. He’s popular, he’s deep, and everyone wants to hang out with him – that’s Craps.

Unfortunately, the deep aspect of Craps is what tends to scare players away from the game. If you’re not a seasoned vet, or at least know the basics of the game, learning the rules and regulations is like learning Japanese.

The basics are fairly simple: just start with a bet on the “Pass Line”. Roll a 7 or 11 on the first roll and you win (if you bet on the “Don’t Pass Line” you lose). Roll a 2, 3 or 12 and you lose (if you bet on the Don’t Pass Line you win). If any other number is rolled, a “Point” is established and you must re-roll that Point before rolling a 7 to win.

In order to play your first game that’s all you need to know. If you’re looking to learn more we’ve dished out plenty of articles in the past that’ll give you everything you need.

Learn About Craps Etiquette
One of the main things new players fear about playing live Craps is some of the written and unwritten rules that come with the game. That’s why we’ve posted a piece on Etiquette At the Craps Table.

Learn the rules the “Shooter” (the guy who throws the dice) needs to follow. Learn if drinking is frowned upon, and find out what actions could get you scolded by the dealer or other players.

Learn Craps Terms and Lingo
Craps could fill a dictionary with the amount of terms and lingo it hast; the article called Craps Terms and Lingo will definitely define most of these words for you.

Learn definitions for terms like “Big Red”, Buffalo, “Snake Eyes”, and the “Come Out Roll”.

Learn About Dice Control
You think it’s impossible, but you’re wrong – there is a way to consistently roll the numbers you want. The Craps article Improve Your Play by Exercising Dice Control gives you tips on getting your tosses down for live casino play.

Learn About the History of Craps
If you’re curious about how people dreamed up a game where you toss a pair of dice for money then you need to read The History of Craps.

The article goes way back, before casinos were even born, to a time where the game was actually called Hazard. Understanding the game’s history may help you to understand the intricacies of the game itself.

Learn the Do’s and Don’t of Playing Craps
There are certain plays/actions in Craps that could turn an OK time into a great one or a great time into a bad one. The article The Do’s and Don’t of Playing Craps tells you how to ensure you’re always having a good time.