To be able to roll the dice the shooter must make a line bet (pass or don’t pass bet). The payout is even money. The shooter’s first roll is known as the ‘come out roll’.

How to play dice

If the come out roll is a 7 or 11 the pass line wins and the don’t pass loses. If the come out roll is a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 then that number is known as the shooters ‘point’.

The shooter will keep rolling until one of two things happen – if they roll the number that they had to set the point the pass line bets win and the don’t pass bets lose. If a 7 is rolled before the point number the pass line loses and the don’t pass wins. Either way, the round is over. A new round always begins with the same shooter until he ‘sevens out’.

The Big 6 & Big 8 bets . You are betting that 6 or 8 will be rolled before a 7. These win even money.

Field Bets

You’re betting that the next roll will be a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. These pay even money, except 2 or 12 pays 2 -1.

Place Bets

If your point number comes up before a 7 you win, if a 7 comes up first you lose.

Hardway Bets

Making a hardway means to make the total of two dice on doubles. Eg, if you wanted to hit a hard 6 you would need to roll two threes. The payouts on these vary.

One Roll Bets

Bets placed on ‘any craps’ covers numbers 2, 3 & 12. The payout is 7-1. Bets placed on 3 or 11 pay 15-1. Bets on 2 or 12 pay 30-1, any 7 pays 4-1.
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