What are the basic rules of craps?

It can be confusing, but if you understand the basic rules of craps, you will soon be on a roll!

The players take turn rolling two dice. The player that is rolling the dice is considered the shooter. The shooter MUST bet at least the table minimum on either the pass line or the don’t pass line.

The game is played in rounds consisting of two phases: come out and point.

Come Out – to start a round, the shooter makes a “come out” roll

If the come out roll is a 2, 3, or 12, then the round ends. The rules of craps state that the shooter is said to “crap out” and players lose their pass line bets.

If the come out roll is a 7 or 11, this results in a win for pass line bets.

The shooter continues to make come out rolls until he rolls 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. This number becomes the point and in turn the point phase begins.

Point – during this phase, if the shooter rolls a point number then it’s a win for the pass line bets. If the shooter rolls a seven, it’s a loss for the pass line bets and the round is over.

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