Online Craps Rules


Craps is a popular dice game at casinos. Unlike slots, which are played alone, the craps tables can draw a big crowd with lots of excitement and activity. To make the most of your craps game, you should understand the rules of craps.

Pass Line and Don't Pass Line

The Pass Line bet is one of the more common bets and is an important part of understanding craps rules. With the Pass Line bet, you win immediately with a come out roll of 7 or 11. You will also win if the come out roll is a point, and a subsequent roll is the point before the shooter rolls a 7. With a Don't Pass Line bet, you are working in the opposite direction. This bet wins (or in some cases ties) if the come out roll is a 12, 2 or 3, as well as with a point provided that the point is not rerolled before the shooter rolls a 7.

Come Bets

Come bets are another important bet to consider in the rules of craps. A come bet adheres to the same terms as a Pass Line bet. However, this bet is made after the come out roll. The Don't Come Bet is identical to the Don't Pass Line bet, but is also placed after the come out roll. These bets are useful as long as you remember that the rules of craps state that the wagers do not apply to a come out roll.

Place Bets

After familiarizing yourself with the general rules for playing craps in regards to the popular bets above, you can try adding additional bets to your game. Place bets are any bet on a point of your choosing. A Big Six or Big Eight bet is essentially a place bet on either of these numbers. Big Eight and Big Six bets have a lower pay off than place bets, however.

Review the casino craps rules before placing bets on any craps games. These may alter the bets slightly, as with the Don't Pass Line bet where either a 2 or 12 is typically a tie, depending on the casino.