The rules of craps are relatively simple. One person places a bet, calls it, and if it is successful, that person wins the bet plus the bet amount (if applicable). The call option is used when betting on the “buy-in” or “raise” side of the craps table. If the bet is successful, the other person has to pay the difference – the winnings and the bet cost. If the bet is a loss, there will be no win or loss.
For the nuts and bolts of betting, a craps dealer stands on the line face-up, holding a stack of coins (called “picks”). The craps dealer may use a single coin or two; each stack represents a different betting option. Each player contributes a bet of a predetermined minimum to the pot. When asked to do this, they may also place certain bets as part of the designated bets of other players on their side of the table.
In basic terms, every round of craps begins with the “come out” roll. This is called the shooter. There are a few special rules of craps table play, but for the sake of simplicity, all bets are of the same size, value, and position in the craps table. Players are allowed to place bets into the pot, from the shooter, before, during, and after the come out roll. This is called the flop. Once all the bets in the flop have been made, the dealer then adds a number to the table called the “turn”.
All the different types of craps games have their own specific rules that distinguish them from each other and the overall game. However, there are similarities between all of the different types of craps games, each of which is played over a table with numbered pockets on the playing surface. These pockets are where bets are placed, with the amount in the pot based on the initial bet that was placed.
One of the differences between all of the different types of craps is that the first bet in a craps game is always a pass line bet. A pass line bet is not actually part of the craps strategy, but rather, it is a way for the house to win money off of the bets that people place onto the table. For instance, if someone has five bets on a table, and they call, then the dealer will place five coins on the table in hopes of getting those five people to bet again, thereby increasing the amount of money in the pot. The same thing can be done with the re-call, which is another legal move in craps.
When you are playing craps at a casino, the chances are that you will be able to figure out some of the more basic rules of craps without any help at all. However, most casinos will include a number of different rules into their basic strategy for craps. This includes the two basic bets that everyone places onto the table, the re-call, and the pass line. There are also odds that are put upon when a person bets, such as whether or not the shot that was made will come out high or low. For this reason, it is very important that anyone that is going to be playing craps on a casino floor come up with their own strategy for playing craps.