The game of craps is a very interactive game that can really get a casino crowd invigorated and passionate about winning.  Everyone is loud, excited and betting against or for the players at the craps table.  Although it is an exciting game, it is also considered to be very terrifying because of its cumbersome betting structure.  However, as a beginner, just hang out in the crowd, and watch the others around you bet and roll the dice.  This is the best way to not only get over your learning curve, but to also build up confidence.

Basically, if you really want to win at the craps table, then learn how to master the game.  You need to know the betting structure, the payouts and the different terms that are used.  People who play craps use plenty of different terms while playing.  Learn how to spot these terms, and know how they are applied to the game.  Understand that you don’t have to know all odds, betting combinations or betting options.  Just learn a few, and stick with them.

Understanding the Rules

The rules for craps may seem a little bit hard to comprehend, but most people usually figure out the game just by watching others who play it.  It involves two dice and a table.  The rules are printed on each side of the table so that every player can see them.  The objective of the game is to bet on what the players will get each time that they roll the dice.  The crowds around the table will place their bets before each roll.

The first player rolls the dice.  The first roll is known as the “come out” roll.  If he gets either a 7 or 11 from the dice roll, then he wins.  If he gets a 2, 3, or 12 when rolling the dice, then he loses.  These numbers represent crap rolls, which are not good.

Other numbers or number combinations that are not 7, 11, 2, 3 or 12 are known as point numbers. When a player gets a point number, he has to roll this number again before getting another 7.  Unfortunately, if he gets a 7 before getting the point number again, this is a loss.  The bottom line is that he has to get the point number before getting another 7.

Placing Bets

How do people place bets in the game of craps?  Most usually bet that the player is going to win.  But the crowd has 40 different types of bets that they can place.  Some of the more popular ones are the Pass Line Bet, the Field Bet, the Come Bet, the Place Bet and Proposition Bets.

Some of the easiest bets to master are the Pass Line Bet and the Field Bet.  Some would even say that starting out with a Place Bet is even smarter to do.  A place bet wins if you get a 6 or 8 on the dice.

You will discover that proposition bets are some of the harder ones to master in the very beginning.  So, it is really isn’t wise to start out with these types of bets if you are still learning how to play the game.  If you are a beginner, placing proposition bets is one of the best ways to lose your money very quickly.  It is a very risky move.  Most people want to win high payouts in the very beginning and place riskier bets. But it is best to start out with the ones that have the lowest payouts because they are not as risky.

Yes, the game of craps is a very intimidating game.  There is so much to learn when it comes to betting and number combinations.  There are also a lot of mind games and strategies to learn about.  For instance, there are those who believe that there is a secret way to control and roll dice correctly.  However, it’s up to you if you want to believe or ignore this information.

All in all, there is so much to learn about of the game of craps; however, the best way to conquer this game is to learn a few basics, master them, don’t spend all of your money and have fun.