Rules and Tips for Craps Players
When people think of gambling, Craps is one of the games that comes to mind. The player makes a bet and then throws the dice. If certain numbers come up (7, 11), he or she wins instantly. Other numbers lose instantly (2, 3, 12) and those numbers that are left (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) are the point and dictate what the player will have to score on throws yet to be made.
The shooter, the person with the dice, isn't the only player in the game. Other players can make bets on the action as well.
Every player at the table can make bets on what number will come up, what kind of number it is and how that number is generated. For instance, a player can bet that the shooter can "come" or make the point and if that number is an even number, the players can bet on how that number appears on the dice. For instance, a six can be made up several ways, but two 3s are "hard ways" and will generally pay 9-1 if someone bet that way.
Craps is a fast-paced, high-energy game that requires four people to run it. There is one person to keep track of the house's chips, makes change for the players and supervise the dealers - called a boxman. The stickman announces the results of the dice, handles bets in the middle of the board and passes the dice from player to player. Two other dealers do nothing but place bets for players and collect the casino's wins.