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This is a particular game that offers a diverse selection of betting options alongwith a table making it one of the most exciting table games both online and in the real-based counterpart. But then some of the complexities of this game at times can confuse the new player who is trying a hand at it may be for the first time. Once you are at par with the basics of playing craps you may use that acquired knowledge by playing a few of the free online versions of this game. For that you can download a few versions which are easily available.

Craps, at the first instance may appear a little restraining to the beginners. But then it can very easily be mastered once you know the strategies well. Some of the intricate elements of the game include,

Taking the Odds: In most U.S. casinos there are only two bets, the double-up feature on video poker games, and the "odds" in craps. Before going for the house edge, you have to make a pass line bet. After a point has been thrown, you may bet up to some multiple of your pass line bet, usually thrice to 5 times, on the "odds." To make an odds bet after a pass line bet just put the latter behind the pass line bet, outside the pass line area closer to you.

Don't Pass: The opposite of the pass line. If the come out roll is a 2/3 you win, if a 7/11 you lose. A 12 is a push, except in Reno and Lake Tahoe, where it is 2. The dice are rolled until either the point or a 7 is rolled. If the 7 comes first you win, if the point comes first you lose. All wins pay even money.

Pass Line: The most fundamental bet in craps; almost every player at the table bets on it. The pass line bet is put on the the pass line itself on a come out roll. You can tell the latter if there is a black laminated marker on the table that says "off". Don't make a pass line bet after the come out roll because its value is diminished. The pass line house edge is 1.41%, which is good compared to most other bets.

Laying the Odds: Opposite of taking odds, or betting that a 7 will be rolled before the point. To make an odds bet, after a don't pass line bet, you have to give a dealer the bet and tell him you want to lay odds on whatever the point is. Never hand the dealer a bet, but put it before him. The dealer puts it in the right place.

Place Bets: In craps 4,5,6,8,9, and 10 are the "place numbers." The player may bet on any of them, and if it is rolled before a 7, the bet wins. Place bets are like odds bets, though without a no pass line bet required, and with worse odds.

Buy Bets: Same as the place bet with a different payoff. The player may "buy" any of the points (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10), which means to bet that the number will be rolled before 7. You must pay a 5% commission and your bet will pay you fair odds if it wins.

 
 
 

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