Craps is one of the most popular games in casinos, and it can be intimidating for newcomers. The rules and betting structure can seem overwhelming at first, but once you understand the basics, you’ll be ready to hit the tables. Here’s your beginner’s guide to playing craps:

Rules of the Game

The object of craps is to correctly predict the outcome of a series of dice rolls. Players place their bets on certain outcomes and then everyone takes turns rolling two dice. The person who rolls the dice is called the “shooter” and must place a minimum bet. The shooter can make any bet they choose before rolling; other players have the option to join in on any of these bets as well.

There are different types of bets that can be made, each with its own unique payouts depending on how many numbers you correctly guess. For example, there is a pass line bet where you win if 7 or 11 are rolled, or lose if 2, 3 or 12 rolls. If a 4, 5, 6, 8 9, or 10 come up on this pass line bet then that number becomes what’s known as ‘the point’ and will dictate how you play out this round (more on that later).

Types of Bets

In addition to the pass line bet there are a few more common types of bets that can be made in craps:

Come/Don’t Come: This bet works like a pass line except it needs to follow an established point number first before placing either a come or don’t come wager.

Place Bet: With this kind of wager you pick an individual number (4-10) and win if it’s rolled before 7 comes up (or lose if 7 does roll first). Payouts vary depending on which number was picked originally when making this type of wager.

Field Bet: A field bet wins if 2, 3 4 ,9 ,10 ,11 or 12 are rolled out and loses with all other numbers including 7 being produced by the dice rolls. There is no point established for these kinds of wagers.

Point Number Strategies

Once a point has been established (4-10) players have some special options available for betting against that particular established number – most notably Place and Buy Bets. A Place Bet works by predicting which specific number will show up again before 7 does while Buy Bets work similarly but offer better odds due to having to pay extra upfront when initiating this type of wager against an already established point number (for example paying 5$ upfront instead of just 4$ like when doing only a Place Bet).

Endgame Strategies

In addition to knowing what types of bets can be made during a round of craps, it’s also important at times in order to properly optimize each player’s chance at success during each game session – especially when taking into account endgame strategies such as hedging or going ‘all in’ against specific numbers before sevening out completely so as not lose everything for that particular game round altogether…

With time and practice anyone should become comfortable enough playing craps with all its various details involved so good luck hopefully at your next gaming session!